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This 17th century artifact made the nerds on 'Antiques Roadshow' absolutely 'tremble.'

This 17th century artifact made the nerds on 'Antiques Roadshow' absolutely 'tremble.'

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If you wanted to see what a "manuscripts expert" having an orgasm looks like, today's your day.

On Sunday's episode of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, old-book-lover Matthew Haley came across a notebook of "scientific scholarly notes" about William Shakespeare written by a contemporary. He could barely contain his delicate British excitement.

"My goodness, is this a good thing."

A man brought the notebook to Haley, which had been passed down in his family for generations. If he values it at all, he might think twice about leaving it alone with the expert, who might joyfully throw up on it at any second.

"Flicking through this, it is a 17th century hand. This is somebody making notes in the same century as Shakespeare. Anything, really, from the same century as him, about him, is of huge interest."

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