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Text: William Shakespeare, ‘The seven ages of man’ in several compilations

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Lectures for the magic lantern and pleasant readings for leisure hours (London: Millikin & Lawley, 1872), p. 15

Miscellaneous tales: no. 3 (London: York & Son, n.d.), p. 185

Scott's notes by the way for the lantern: the reciter's companion (Kingston-upon-Hull and Leeds: James Scott and R. Scott, n.d.), p. 185

Popular lantern readings: volume I (Birmingham: Alfred Pumphrey, 1880s), p. 284

Lantern readings original and selected: volume I (5th edition) (Birmingham: Alfred Pumphrey, c.1874), p. 332


author: SHAKESPEARE, William  (1564-1616)

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The verse is slightly abridged from As you like it, Act 2 Scene 7 -- the 'All the world's a stage' speech spoken by Jaques.
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Associated slide sets

reading for The seven ages of man: seven comic pictures (recitation: York & Son, 7 slides, in/before 1888)

reading for Seven ages of man (recitation: Alfred Pumphrey, 8 slides, in/before 1888)


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Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 28 October 2012

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