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John Jordan (1746–1809) related a story based on that of Shakespeare's crabtree adding that Shakespeare refused to return to Bidford to renew the drinking contest, saying he had drunk with Piping Pebworth, dancing Marston,Haunted Hillborough, hungry Grafton,Dadging Exhall, papist Wixford,Beggarly Broom, and drunken Bidford.

These are all villages close to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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