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as have hitherto been met with by his different
Those marked with Asterisks are in no former Tables; and
those which are printed in the Italic character I have never seen.
$1. Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shake-
ri. Merry Wives of Windsor, William Shakespeare,
3. Do. William Shakespeare, 1630, T. H. for R. ç Meighen.
Much Ado about Nothing, William Shakespeare,
1600, V. S. For Andrew Wife and William L Afpley.
whant of Thomas Heyes. Roberts 1. Shakespeare, emeare, 1637.
1. Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare, 1600.
J. R. for Thomas Heyes. 2. W. Shakespeare, 1600, J. Roberts. 3. D°. William Shakespeare, 1637, M. P. for Lau:
rence Hayes 14. Do. William Shakespeare, 1652, for William
(1. Love's Labour Loft, William Shakespeare, 1598,
1. Taming of the Shrew, 1607,V.S. for Nich. Ling. VI. 12. D'. Will. Shakespeare, 1631, W. S. for John
ri. King Lear, William Shakespeare, 1608, for Na
thaniel Butter. 2. D°. William Shakespeare, 1608, for Do. 13. D°. William Shakespeare, 1655, Jane Bell.
Pi. King John, 2 Parts, 1591, for Sampson Clarke.
2. Do. W. Sh. 1611, Valentine Simmes, for John 3 Helme. 3. Do. W. Shakespeare, 1622, Aug. Matthewes,
for Thomas Dewe. pl. Richard II. 1597, Valentine Simmes for An
drew Wife. 2. Richard II. William Shakespeare, 1598, Valen
tine Simmes, for Andrew Wife. 13. Do. W. Shakespeare, 1608, W.W. for Matthew
Law. 4.Do.William Shakespeare, 1615,for MatthewLaw. 15. D°. William Shakespeare, 1634, John Norton. s. Henry IV. First Part, 1598, P. S. for Andrew
Wise. 2. Do. W. Shakespeare, 1599, S. S. for Do. 3. Do. 1604. 4. Do. 1608, for Matthew Law. 5. Do. W. Shakespeare, 1613, W. W. for Do. 6. D°. William Shakespeare, 1622, T. P. fold
by Do. 17. D°. William Shakespeare, 1632, John Norton, I sold by William Sheares. 18. D°. William Shakespeare, 1639, John Norton, I sold by Hugh Perry.
[ 1. Henry IV. Second Part, William Shakespeare,
2. D. 160o. Do.
of These three are only copies of the spurious play.
ps. Henry V. 1600. Tho. Creede, for T. Mil-
(1. Henry VI. William Shakespeare, 1600,
Val. Simmes, for Tho. Millington. 2. D°. William Shakespeare, W. W. for T. Li. Millington, 1600. 13. D'. William Shakespeare, T. P.
( 1. Richard III. 1597, Valentine Simmes, for
Andrew Wile. 2. D°. William Shakespeare, 1598, Thomas
Creede, for Do. 3. Do. William Shakespeare, 1602, Thomas
Creede, for Do 4. Do. William Shakespeare, 1612, Thomas
Creede, sold by Matthew Lawe. 5. D°. William Shakespeare, 1622, Thomas
Purfoot, sold by Do. 6. Do. William Shakespeare, 1629, John
Norton, fold by Do. 17. D'. William Shakespeare, 1634, John - Norton.
Titus Andronicus, 1611, for Edward White.
Pi. Troilus and Crellida, William Shake
fpicare, 1609, G. Eld, for R. Bonian
and H. Whalley, with a Preface.
1. Romeo and Juliet, 1597, John Danter.
3. D". ;609, for John Smethwicke.
Smethwicke. l. D'. William Shakespeare, 16372. R.
Young for Do.
51. Hamlet, William Shakespeare, J. R. for N.
L. 1604. 1.2. Hamlet, William Shakespeare, 1605, I. R. I for N. L. 3. Do. William Shakespeare, 1611, for John
Smethwicke 4. Do. William Shakespeare, no Date, W.S.
for Do. 5. D°. William Shakespeare, 1637, R. Young, 6. Do. R. Bentley, 1695.
(1. Othello, William Shakespeare, no Date, Thomas
Waikely. 2. D'. William Shakespeare, 1622, N. O. for
Thomas Walkely. 3. Do William Shakespeare, 1630, A. M. for
Richard Hawkins. 14. Do. William Shakespeare, 1655, for William
Of all the remaining plays the most authentic edition is the folio 1623; yet that of 1632 is not without value; for though it be in fome places mere incorrectly printed than the preceding one, it has likewise the advantage of va-, rious readings, which are not merely such as reiteration of copies will naturally produce. The curious examiner of Shakespeare's text, who poffefes the first of these, ought not to be unfurnished with the second. As to the third and fourth impreslions, (which include the seven rejected plays) they are little better than waste paper, for they differ only from the preceding ones by a larger accumulation of errors. I had inadvertently given a similar character of the folio 1632; but take this opportunity of confessing a mistake ilito which I was led by too implicit a reliance on the asser. tions of others.
FOLIO EDITION S. 1. Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true original Copies. 162 Fol. Ifaac Jaggard and Ed. Blount.
1. to. 768 odol. Tho. Cotes, for Rob. Allot. IILD.1664. Fol. for P.C.
IV. Do. 1685. Fol. for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley.
'MODERN EDITION S. Octavo, Rowe's, London, 1709. 7 Vols. - Quarto, Pope's, Ditto, 1723. 6 Do.
"Duodecimo, Pope's, Ditto, 1728. 10 Do. Porto Octavo, Theobald's, Ditto, 173;. 7 Do.
Duodecimo, Theobald's Ditio, 1740, 8 Do.. . Quarto, Hanmer's, Oxford, 1744, 6 Do.
Octavo, Warburton's, London, 1747, 8 D'.
The reader may not be displeased to know the exact sums paid to the different Editors of Shakespeare. The following account is taken from the books of the late Mr. Tonson. To Mr. Rowe
£ 36 10 O
217 120,... Mr. Fentont
12 o o .
3000 o Of these editions fome have passed several times through the press; but only such as vary from each other are here enumerated.
To this list might be added several spurious and mutilated impressions; but as they appear to have been executed without
• For correcting the press and making an index to Mr. Rowe's ] 2ino edition.
* For asistance to Mr. Pope in correcting the press, “..9" .
. iu i Of Mr. Theobald's edition no less than 1136o have been printed.