Excerpt from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Vol. 3 of 9: As You Like It; The Taming of the Shrew; All's Well That Ends Well; Twelfth-Night, or What You Will; The Winter's Tale The pastoral heroic romance of Lodge is a bright piece of Renaissance decorative work; but it could hardly claimr the attention of readers of the present day did itfnot come 'thus into close connexion with Shakespeare's exquisite comedy. The writer, .fof Rosalynde had' not'quite reachedr.mid-manhood when amid the tumbling seaswhe wrote his tale of Arden forest Afterwards he grew into a serious, elderly physiclan, translated Seneca' s moral and scientific writings, was learned in the treatment of the plague, and seems to have dabbled in intrigue on behalf of his Roman Catholic fellows in'days when they were hardly dealt with in'england.
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