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TAMLIT.-The Furopean corresponuert of the Springfield Republican, writing from Elsinou:, Denmark, says:

Here is slowo Ismlot's grave, eridently of rat'ier modorn date. Or this & Gorman writer says: A mors alriking homage has probally nover been paid to tlo genius of a poet thaa when parti solar burial places are assignei eren to the creations ef his im. agination," whilo an Eoglich writer, who regards tho matter in a more historical point of view, says:

Any heap of stones with Runic inscriptions upon then, and said to be cote Hamlet's grave, will be in vain searched for hero, eren if they over existed. In fact, Tamlet's identification with this enchanting spol, is, ut beat, but a Shakepercan fiction. Hamlet's country was not Zeeland, bat Jutland. Ilore the name was pronounced Amlot, sigoifying madman.. According to the Daaisb history of old Saxo-Grammaticus, (he wrote about the commencement of the 18th contury,) Hamlet was not the son of a Danish king, but of a famous pirate chief, who was Govorn. or of Jatland in conjunction with his brother... Hamlet - Gather married to darg'atar of the Danish king, and the issue of this maria o was Lamlet.

Hamlet's fa hsr was subsequently murdered by his brother, wbo nizriei:ho widow and succooded to the 50'ernment of this whole of Jutland. As a a Pagan, it was Famlet's îrst du'y to avenge his fathor. The be ter to conceal his purpose he fuiga. ed madnors. His unclo suepartirg is to be feignod, sent him to Englar ], with a request to the king that he worú jut amlo: to doath. He was accompanied by two crestures of his uncle, whose letter to tho Woglih King was carred upon wood, according to the custom of that periud. "his. Il amlet, during the voyage, con rived to get possession of, ani o al. tered the charac:888 as to make it a request that his two companions should be lain, which was scoordingly done on their arrival in England.

Ho afterward, married the daughter of the Eag. lish king, but subsequeni'y returnoi to Jutland, and still loignicg wadness, contrived to surprise and slay his uncle, after upbraiding him with his various crimes. Hamlet then hoc me Govornor of Jutland, was married a second timto a Queen of Scotland, and was eventually killed ia battle. The whole his. tory of Ilamlet is carefully and minutely detailed: but those are the leading historical features upon which Shakepears founded his baautiful tragedy; and rude and disgusting at many of the iacidents of Hamlot's life were, the mode in which Shakspeare has treated them is one of the groatest proofs of his splendid genius. According to Saxo, Hamlet live i about four centuries before Christ."

SHAKSPEARE.--A document has been recently discovered at Stratford-on-Avon, relative to John Shakspeare, the father of the poet. In rummaging a file of old declarations of the court of record, a parchment came to light, which proved to be a writ concerning the sal of some property by John Shakspeare in 1579. In this document William Shakspeare, the son, is mentioned as the purchaser of a prayer-book. The fact as to the poverty of Shakspeare's father is confirmed by this discovery.

THEN YORK PUELIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX TILDEN FOUNDATIIS

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Å SKETCH OF HIS LIFE, AND AN ESTIMATE OF HIS WRITINGS ;

Newly Arranged and Edited.

BY CHARLES HENRY WHEELER.

QUIDQUID AGURT HOMIXES, VOTUM, TIMOR, IRA, VOLUPTAS,
GAUDIA, DISCURSUS—NOSTRI EST FARRAGO LIBELLI.

JUVENAL

LONDON:

FISHER, SON, & CO. 38, NEWGATE-STREET,

1832.

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