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Act I, Scene 5
Ghost
With witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts,--
O wicked wit and gifts, that have the power
So to seduce!

"Wit and gifts" might refer to Bishop Whitgift, the man who instigated the crack-down on recusants which perhaps caused the decline in fortunes of Shakespeare's father. Also, Whitgift signed Shakespeare's marriage license (when he married an older woman) and later he signed the license for the publication of Shakespeare's "Venus and Adonis," a poem about a boy seduced by a goddess. "

Wiki publication is easier. You won't need a signature from Whitgift.

Ray Eston Smith Jr 00:09, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

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