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Item, I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Judith one-hundred-and-fifty pounds more, if she, or any issue of her body, be living at the end of three years next ensuing the day of the date of this my will; during which time, my executors to pay her consideration from my decease according to the rate aforesaid: and if she die within the said term without issue of her body, then my will is, and I do give and bequeath one hundred pounds thereof to my niece Elizabeth Hall, and the fifty pounds to be set forth by my executors during the life of my sister Joan Harte, and the use and profit thereof coming, shall be paid to my said sister Joan; and after her decease, the said fifty pounds shall remain amongst the children of my said sister, equally to be divided amongst them; but if my said daughter Judith be living at the end of the said three years, or any issue of her body, then my will is, and so I devise and bequeath the said hundred-and-fifty pounds to be set out by my executors and overseers for the best benefit of her and her issue, and the stock not to be paid unto her so long as she shall be married and covert baron; but my will is, that she shall have the consideration yearly paid unto her during her life, and after her decease the said stock and consideration to be paid to her children, if she have any, and if not, to her executors and assigns, she living the said term after my decease; provided that if such husband as she shall at the end of the said three years be married unto, or at and after, do sufficiently assure unto her, and the issue of her body, and answerable to the portion by this my will given unto her, and to be adjudged so by my executors and overseers, then my will is, that the said hundred-and-fifty pounds shall be paid to such husband as shall make such assurance, to his own use.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my said sister Joan twenty pounds, and all my wearing apparel, to be paid and delivered within one year after my decease; and I do will and devise unto her the house, with the appurtenances, in Stratford, wherein she dwelleth, for her natural life, under the yearly value of twelve-pence. Item, I give and bequeath unto her three sons, William Hart, Hart, and Michael Hart, five pounds apiece, to be paid within one year after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth Hall all my plate that I now have, except my broad silver and gilt boxes, at the date of this my will.
Item, I give and bequeath unto the poor of Stratford aforesaid ten pounds; to Mr. Thomas Combe my sword; to Thomas Russel, esq. five pounds; and to Francis Collins of the borough of Warwick, in the county of Warwick, gent., thirteen pounds six shillings and eight-pence, to be paid within one year after my decease.
Item, I give and bequeath to Hamlet Sadler twenty-six shillings eight-pence to buy him a ring; to William Reynolds, gent. twenty-six shillings eight-pence to buy him a ring; to my godson William Walker, twenty shillings in gold; to Anthony Nash, gent. twenty-six shillings eight-pence; and to Mr. John Nash, twenty-six shillings eight-pence; and to my fellows John Hemynge, Richard Burbage, and Henry Cun dell, twenty-six shillings eight-pence apiece to buy them rings.
Item, I give, will, bequeath, and devise unto my daughter Susannah Hall, for the better enabling of her to perform this my will, and towards the performance thereof, all that capital messuage or tenement, with the appurtenances, in Stratford aforesaid, called The New Place, wherein I now dwell, and two messuages or tenements, with the appurtenances, situate, lying, and being in Henley-street, within the borough of Stratford aforesaid; and all my barns, stables, orchards, gardens, lands, tenements, and hereditaments whatsoever, situate, lying, and being, or to be had, reserved, preserved, or taken within the towns, hamlets, villages, fields, and grounds of Stratford upon Avon, Old Stratford, Bushaxton, and Welcome, or in any of them, in the said county of Warwick; and also all that messuage or tenement, with the appurtenances, wherein one John Robinson dwelleth, situate, lying, and being in the Black-Friern London near the Wardrobe; and all other my lands, tenements, and hereditaments whatsoever; to have and to hold all and singular the said premises, with their ap
purtenances, unto the said Susannah Hall, for and during the term of her naturallife; and after her decease, to the first son of her body lawfully issuing, and to the heirs males of the body of the said first son lawfully issuing; and for default of such issue, to the second son of her body lawfully issuing, and to the heirs males of the body of the said second son lawfully issuing; and for default of such heirs, to the third son of the body of the said Susannah lawfully issuing, and of the heirs males of the body of the said third son lawfully issuing; and for default of such issue, the same to be and remain to the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh sons of her body, lawfully issuing one after another, and to the heirs males of the bodies of the said fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh sons lawfully issuing, in such manner as it is before limited to be, and remain to the first, second, and third sons of her body, and to their heirs males; and for default of such issue, the said premises to be and remain to my said niece Hall, and the heirs males of her body lawfully issuing; and for default of such issue, to my daughter Judith, and the heirs males of her body lawfully issuing; and for default of such issue, to the right heirs of me the said William Shakspeare for ever.
Item, I give unto my wife my brown best bed with the furniture.
Item, I give and bequeath to my said daughter Judith my broad silver gilt bole. All the rest of my goods, chattels, leases, plate, jewels, and household stuff whatsoever, after my debts and legacies paid, and my funeral expences discharged, I give, devise, and bequeath to my son-in-law, John Hall, gent. and my daughter Susannah his wife, whom I ordain and make exccutors of this my last Will and Testament. And I do intreat and appoint the said Thomas Russel, esq. and Francis Collins, gent. to be overseers hereof. And, I do revoke all former wills, and publish this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand, the day and year first above-written, by me
Witness to the publishing hereof,
Probatum coram Magistro William Byrde, Legum Doctore Commissario, &c.
A LIST of the Thirty-six DRAMAS of SHAKSPEARE, which are published in the fol-
20. KING HENRY THE FIFTH-1600. 4to.-1602. 4to.-1608. 4to.
32. CYMBELINE.-In the folio of 1623.
25. KING HENRY THE EIGHTH.-In the folio of 1623.
26. CORIOLANUS.-In the folio of 1623.
27. JULIUS CÆSAR.-In the folio of 1623.
28. ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.-In the folio of 1623.
29. TIMON OF ATHENS.-In the folio of 1623.
30. TITUS ANDRONICUS.-1611. 4to.
31. TROILUS AND CRESSIDA.-1609. 4to.
33. KING LEAR.-1608. 4to.
34. ROMEO AND JULIET.—1597. 4to.-1599. 4to.-1609. 4to.
ALONSO, king of Naples.
PROSPERO, the rightful duke of Milan.
CALIBAN, a savage and deformed slave.
Other spirits attending on Prospero.
SCENE, the sea, with a ship; afterwards an uninhabited islan!.
Boats. Heigh, my hearts; cheerly, cheerly, my hearts; yare, yare: Take in the top-sail; Tend to the master's whistle; Blow, till thou burst thy wind, if room enough!
your cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it o hap.-Cheerly, good hearts-Out of our way, I say. [Exit. Gon. I have great comfort from this fellow; 5 methinks, he hath no drowning mark upon him : his complexion is perfect gallows. Standiast, good fate, to his hanging; make the rope of his destiny our cable, for our own doth little advantage: If hebe not born to be hang'd, our case is miserable. [Excunt.
Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Anthonio, Ferdinand, 15
Alon. Good Boatswain, have care. Where's the master? Play the meu.
Boats. I pray, now, keep below.
Re-enter Boatswain. Boats. Down with the top-mast; yare, lower, lower; bring her to try with main-course. [A cry within.] A plague upon this howling! they are louder than the weather, or our office. Re-enter Sebastian, Anthonio, and Gonzalo. Yet again? What do you here? Shall we give o'er, and drown? Have you a mind to sink? Seb. A pox o' your throat! you bawling, blasphemous, uncharitable dog!
Boats. Work you then.
Ant. Hang, cur, hang! you whoreson, insolent noisemaker! we are less afraid to be drown'd, Ithau thou art.
Bouts. When the sea is. Hence! What care these roarers for the name of king? To cabin: 25 silence: trouble us not. [aboard. Gon. Good; yet remember whom thou hast Boats. None that I more love than myself. You are a counsellor; if you can command these elements to silence, and work the peace of the 30 present, we will not handle a rope more; use your authority. If you cannot, give thanks you have liv'd so long, and make yourself ready in ! Readily, nimbly. Of the present instant, the poet probably means. 3 Incontinent.
Gon. I'll warrant him from drowning; though the ship were no stronger than a nut-shell, and as leaky as an unstaunch'd' wench.
Bouts. Lay her a-hold, a-hold; set her two courses; off to sea again, lay her off. Enter Mariners wet. Mar. All lost! to prayers, to prayers! all lost! [Exeunt. Bouts. What, must our mouths be cold?