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John Ward, vicar of Stratford-upon-Avon and physician, collected extensive notes on religion, medicine, and literature alongside miscellaneous gossip.
November 1665
As in another notebook, John Ward, vicar of Stratford-upon-Avon, here notes, and wonders why, Peter Heylyn did not include Shakespeare among the dramatic poets in his Cosmographie in 4 bookes (London, 1652).  
1666- ca. 1669
As in an earlier notebook, John Ward again notes that Peter Heylyn did not include Shakespeare among the dramtic poets in his Cosmographie in 4 bookes (London, 1652).
ca. 1677
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Gesta Grayorum is the published account of entertainments performed at Gray’s Inn over the 1594–5 Christmas season, including a performance of The Comedy of Errors on December 28.