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1608
Gervase Markham and Lewis Machin’s play The Dumbe Knight, first printed in 1608, both refers to and quotes from Shakespeare’s popular poem Venus and Adonis on folio F1r.
June 19, 1609
Edward Alleyn (1566-1626), the famous Elizabethan actor and wealthy Jacobean gentleman, purchased a copy of Shake-speares Sonnets, published in 1609, recording his acquisition under “Howshowld stuff”:
1612
In An Apology for Actors, published in 1612, Thomas Heywood, a poet and playwright contemporary to Shakespeare, complains about William Jaggard’s The Passionate Pilgrim and appears to imply Shakespeare’s grievances as well.
ca. 1613
In 1613 Leonard Digges penned a note onto the fly-leaf of a copy of the third edition of Rimas de Lope de Vega Carpio, printed in Madrid the same year; the inscribed copy survives in the library of Balliol College, Oxford.
1614
William Camden, one of England’s most respected antiquaries, published the second edition of Remaines of a greater work in 1614.
1614
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ca. 1614
Epigram 57 in Thomas Porter's collection of epigrams honors the delightful poet (poetam lepidum) William Shakespeare:  Quot lepŏres in Atho tot habet tua Musa lepôresIngenii vena diuite metra tua
1615
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ca. 1615
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ca. 1616
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