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The praise of hemp-seed.
1620

STC 23788, title page

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Creator: John Taylor
Title: The praise of hemp-seed. With the voyage of Mr. Roger Bird and the writer hereof, in a boat of brown-paper, from London to Quinborough in Kent. As also, a farewell to the matchlesse deceased Mr. Thomas Coriat. Concluding with the commendations of the famous riuer of Thames. By Iohn Taylor. The contents of the booke are in the next leafe before the preamble. The profits arising by hemp-seed are cloathing, food, fishing, shipping, pleasure, profit, iustice, whipping.
Date: Printed at London : [By Edward Allde] for H. Gosson, and are to be sold [by E. Wright?] at Christ-Church gate, 1620.
Repository: Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, USA
Call number and opening: STC 23788, title page and sigs. E3v-E4r
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John Taylor
Item Title
The praise of hemp-seed. With the voyage of Mr. Roger Bird and the writer hereof, in a boat of brown-paper, from London to Quinborough in Kent. As also, a farewell to the matchlesse deceased Mr. Thomas Coriat. Concluding with the commendations of [...]
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Printed at London : [By Edward Allde] for H. Gosson, and are to be sold [by E. Wright?] at Christ-Church gate, 1620.
Repository
Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, USA
Call Number
STC 23788, title page

STC 23788, signatures E3 verso and E4 recto

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Creator: John Taylor
Title: The praise of hemp-seed. With the voyage of Mr. Roger Bird and the writer hereof, in a boat of brown-paper, from London to Quinborough in Kent. As also, a farewell to the matchlesse deceased Mr. Thomas Coriat. Concluding with the commendations of the famous riuer of Thames. By Iohn Taylor. The contents of the booke are in the next leafe before the preamble. The profits arising by hemp-seed are cloathing, food, fishing, shipping, pleasure, profit, iustice, whipping.
Date: Printed at London : [By Edward Allde] for H. Gosson, and are to be sold [by E. Wright?] at Christ-Church gate, 1620.
Repository: Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, USA
Call number and opening: STC 23788, title page and sigs. E3v-E4r
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Item Creator
John Taylor
Item Title
The praise of hemp-seed. With the voyage of Mr. Roger Bird and the writer hereof, in a boat of brown-paper, from London to Quinborough in Kent. As also, a farewell to the matchlesse deceased Mr. Thomas Coriat. Concluding with the commendations of [...]
Item Date
Printed at London : [By Edward Allde] for H. Gosson, and are to be sold [by E. Wright?] at Christ-Church gate, 1620.
Repository
Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, USA
Call Number
STC 23788, sigs. E3v-E4r

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Images that are under Folger copyright are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This allows you to use our images without additional permission provided that you cite the Folger Shakespeare Library as the source and you license anything you create using the images under the same or equivalent license. For more information, including permissions beyond the scope of this license, see Permissions. The Folger waives permission fees for non-commercial publication by registered non-profits, including university presses, regardless of the license they use. For images copyrighted by an entity other than the Folger, please contact the copyright holder for permission information.

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Creator: John Taylor
Title: The praise of hemp-seed. With the voyage of Mr. Roger Bird and the writer hereof, in a boat of brown-paper, from London to Quinborough in Kent. As also, a farewell to the matchlesse deceased Mr. Thomas Coriat. Concluding with the commendations of the famous riuer of Thames. By Iohn Taylor. The contents of the booke are in the next leafe before the preamble. The profits arising by hemp-seed are cloathing, food, fishing, shipping, pleasure, profit, iustice, whipping.
Date: Printed at London : [By Edward Allde] for H. Gosson, and are to be sold [by E. Wright?] at Christ-Church gate, 1620.
Repository: Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, USA
Call number and opening: STC 23788, title page and sigs. E3v-E4r
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John Tyler’s The Praise of Hemp-Seed was first published in 1620 by Edward Allde for H. Gosson. The poem includes an early remembrance of Shakespeare four years after his death, praising paper for keeping his art alive (image 2):
 

In paper, many a Poet now suruiues
Of else their lines had perish’d with their liues,
Old Chaucer, Gower, and Sir Thomas More,
Sir Philip Sidney, who the Lawrell wore,
Spencer, and Shakespeare did in Art excell,
Sir Edward Dywer, Greene, Nash, Daniell.
Siluester, Beumont, Sir Iohn Harrington,
Forgetfulnesse their workes would ouerrun,
But that in paper they immortally
Do liue in spight of death, and cannot die.

Written by Folger Shakespeare Library staff

Sources

E. K. Chambers, William Shakespeare: A Study of Facts and Problems (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1930): 2:226-27.

F.J. Furnivall, C.M. Ingleby, and L. Toulmin Smith, comps., The Shakspere Allusion-Book: A Collection of Allusions to Shakspere from 1591 to 1700. Edited by John Munro. (London: Oxford University Press, 1932): 1: 278.

David Kathman, “Shakespeare's Eulogies.” <http://shakespeareauthorship.com/eulogies.html>.

Last updated May 25, 2017