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An Abraham Bosse etching titled "Les Vierges Sages" circa 1640 depicts a French ladies' book circle, how women of quality got together while husbands were away. (Folger Shakespeare Library)

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The 1611 King James Bible is the subject of "Manifold Greatness," a new exhibit at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Seen here is a page of Genesis. Translation began in 1604 at the order of England's King James I. (Folger Shakespeare Library)

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The 1611 King James Bible is the subject of "Manifold Greatness," a new exhibit at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Seen here are the Genealogies of the Scriptures. Translation began in 1604 at the order of England's King James I. (Folger Shakespeare Library)

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The 1611 King James Bible is the subject of "Manifold Greatness," a new exhibit at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Seen here is the title page. Translation began in 1604 at the order of England's King James I. (Folger Shakespeare Library)

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Lark Goodson,7, of the District, gets help from volunteer Heidi Keller as she puts on a Renaissance era "ruff" she made during an open house for Shakespeare's Birthday at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 17, 2011. Ruffs were popular in the 1580s to 1590s. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Katie Murphy, 5, of Arlington, tries on Renaissance era clothing with the help of Folger Senior Docent Grace Schiraldi during an open house for Shakespeare's Birthday at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 17, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Anais Buron, 7 of Bethesda, tries on a Renaissance era dress during an open house for Shakespeare's Birthday at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 17, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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People tour the reading rooms at the Folger Shakespeare Library during an open house for Shakespeare's Birthday, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 17, 2011. The rooms are open to the public only once a year. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Christopher Hart, 8, of the District, holds a spinning plate as jester and entertainer Nick Newlin looks on during an open house for Shakespeare's Birthday at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 17, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Renaissance era jester and entertainer Nick Newlin juggles for the crowd during an open house for Shakespeare's Birthday at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 17, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Members of the group "The Party That Never Ends" came to the open house open house for Shakespeare's Birthday dressed in Renaissance era clothing at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 17, 2011. The group dresses up and travels around to various festivals around the country. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)