The five miniature-portraits of Shakspere, forming the frontispiece, are taken from the
following authorities:-top, left-The Chandos Picture, now in the possession of the
Earl of Ellesmere ;-top, right-Droeshout's Print, prefixed to the folio of 1623;-centre,
The Bust at Stratford, as drawn by the late Mr. Phillips, R.A., and engraved under the
direction of Mr. Britton;-bottom, left-Mr. Nicol's Picture, of which there is an
engraving;-bottom, right-An Ancient Picture (with the panel frame of the wainscot
in which it was inserted), in the possession of Mr. Knight.