A Quote by John Aubrey on exercise, fatherhood, men, neighbors, speech, style, and trade

Mr. William Shakespeare was born at Stratford upon Avon in the county of Warwick. His father was a butcher, and I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbors, that when he was a boy he exercised his father's trade, but when he killed a calf he would do it in a high style and make a speech. Ben Jonson and he did gather humors of men daily wherever they came.

John Aubrey (1626 - 1697)

Source: Brief Lives, edited 1898

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