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Monument of Shakespere in the Parish Church, Stratford-on-
Avon

Frontispiece.
Ancient House at Stratford-on-Avon
Shakespere's House, Stratford-on-Avon; from Henley Street
Shakespere's House, showing the Window of the Room in which

he was born
Living Room in Shakespere's House
Interior of the Room in which Shakespere was born
Shakespere's House, from the Garden. The Garden Seat, a carved

stone removed from New Place
Grammar School and Tower of the Guild Chapel, Stratford-on-

Avon
Ann Hathaway's Cottage, Shottery
Charlecote Hall, near Stratford-on-Avon : the Seat of Sir Thomas

Lucy (Justice Shallow)
Ruins of New Place, Stratford-on-Avon : the House in which

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Porch of Parish Church, Stratford-on-Avon
Weft end of the Parith Church, Stratford-on-Avon
Ancient Font in the Parish Church of Stratford-on-Avon, in which

it is believed Shakespere was baptised .
Monument of Shakespere, in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey.

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CHAPTER I.

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Many are the changes which have passed over England since Edward the Third was king; and amongst them not the least characteristic is that which observed in the objects, the manner, and the seasons of our pilgrimages. The men of the fourteenth century sought forgetfulness of the evils under which they groaned by adoring at the shrine of the bold priest who, by passive resistance, withstood the will of the fierce Norman Conqueror; we try to elevate our minds above the common drudgery of life by seeking Nature where she may be worshipped in her grandest forms, , or by treading the ground which has been consecrated by Genius. They rode from every shire's end of England to kneel at the shrine of Beckett, “the holy, blissful martyr,” and to kiss his blood-stained vestments ; we take the express train to Warwick, and thence

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