The Man Shakespeare

Catharine Merrill


The Man Shakespeare - Catharine Merrill

Excerpt from The Man Shakespeare: And Other Essays

Catharine Merrill was born at Corydon, Indiana, on January 24, 1824. Her father, Samuel Merrill, was Treasurer of State, and a few months later, when he removed the treasury to the new capital, Indianapolis, he took with him to their new home in the wilderness his household, including his little daughter.

The father, Samuel Merrill, was a scholarly man, educated at Dartmouth College, and a classmate and friend of Thaddeus Stevens. He came of Vermont Puritan stock, and his marked Puritan traits of honesty and reverence for religion he transmitted to his daughter.

About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.