Shakespearean Shake*spear"e*an, a. Of, pertaining to, or in the style of, Shakespeare or his works. [Written also {Shakespearian}, {Shakspearean}, {Shakspearian}, {Shaksperean}, {Shaksperian}.etc.] [1913 Webster]

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