‘small Latine and lesse Greeke’, according to his
contemporary, Ben Jonson. This famous judgment can be misleading
to those living more than four centuries later. Discover more
about Shakespeare’s early education in these two remarkable
volumes by T. W. Baldwin, originally published in 1944 by the
University of Illinois Press, and available on the Web for the
first time as a fully searchable, open-access electronic archive.
was an eminent Shakespeare scholar. His immense collection of
Elizabethan literature, over 5800 volumes, is preserved by the
University of Illinois Rare Book and Special Collections Library.