He was sent to a preparatory seminary in his father's dominions until he was ten years old, and was then despatched, in charge of a trusty messenger, to a finishing school at Athens; and as there was no extra charge for remaining during the holidays, and no notice required previous to the removal of a pupil, there he remained for eight long years, at the expiration of which time, the king his father sent the lord chamberlain over, to settle the bill, and to bring him home; which, the lord chamberlain doing, was received with shouts, and pensioned immediately.
He knew not on whom to vent his grief and wrath, until fortunately bethinking himself of the lord chamberlain who had brought him home, he struck off his pension and his head together.
If on such a night we could remain behind in the Gardens, as the famous Maimie Mannering did, we might see delicious sights, hundreds of lovely fairies hastening to the ball, the married ones wearing their wedding-rings round their waists, the gentlemen, all in uniform, holding up the ladies' trains, and linkmen running in front carrying winter cherries, which are the fairy-lanterns, the cloakroom where they put on their silver slippers and get a ticket for their wraps, the flowers streaming up from the Baby Walk to look on, and always welcome because they can lend a pin, the suppertable, with Queen Mab at the head of it, and behind her chair the Lord Chamberlain, who carries a dandelion on which he blows when Her Majesty wants to know the time.
When the Queen sees them doing this she signs to the servants to wash up and put away, and then everybody adjourns to the dance, the Queen walking in front while the Lord Chamberlain walks behind her, carrying two little pots, one of which contains the juice of wall-flower and the other the juice of Solomon's Seals.
The Lord Chamberlain
gives them a certificate of virtue.
Brownie held out her arms to the Duke and he flung himself into them, the Queen leapt into the arms of the Lord Chamberlain
, and the ladies of the court leapt into the arms of her gentlemen, for it is etiquette to follow her example in everything.
On whom even the fine arts, attending in powder and walking backward like the Lord Chamberlain
, must array themselves in the milliners' and tailors' patterns of past generations and be particularly careful not to be in earnest or to receive any impress from the moving age.
They discuss the events in his life, the creation of documents that witness it, and the conditions under which these records were stored, including the 1596 neighbors' petition against the Blackfriars playhouse, his father's application for a coat of arms, the Quiney papers, indentures and chirographs used in property transactions, his will, the license for the company known as Lord Chamberlain
's Men, documents related to his interactions with playing companies, Audit Office records of court productions, the Replingham agreement, and the Blackfriars deed for the purchase of the Blackfriars Gatehouse.
It discusses his work as a freelance writer between 1589 and 1594, and then examines his writing when he was a member of Lord Chamberlain
's theater company.
Saved was originally refused a licence in its original form by the Lord Chamberlain
. After it was performed to a large audience, all those involved in its production were prosecuted and the result was the abolition of theatre censorship in 1968.
The Ambassador was taken by state coach to the Palace where he was received by the Lord Chamberlain
. He then inspected the Guard of Honour.