Many books have assembled facts

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Many books have assembled facts, reasonable suppositions, traditions, and  speculations concerning the life and career of William Shakespeare. Taken as a whole,  these materials give a rather comprehensive picture of England's foremost dramatic  poet. Tradition and sober supposition are not necessarily false because they lack proved  bases for their existence. It is important, however, that persons interested in  Shakespeare should distinguish between  facts  and  beliefs  about his life. From one point of view, modern scholars are fortunate to know as much as they do  about a man of middle-class origin who left a small English country town and embarked  on a professional career in sixteenth-century London. From another point of view, they  know surprisingly little about the writer who has continued to influence the English  language and its drama and poetry for more than three hundred years. Sparse and 
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