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· Notes and Various Readings on Shakspere, Part the First, &c. with a General Glossary. By Edward Capell, 4to. 1775.
A Letter to George Hardinge, Esq. on the subject of a Passage in Mr. Steevens's Preface to his Impression of Shakspere. (By the Rev. Mr. Collins.) 4to. 1777. (Dr. Johnson observed of this performance, that it was " a great gun without powder or ball”). On the title-page of a copy of it, presented by Mr. Capell, together with his Shaksperiana, to
Trinity-College, Cambridge, is the following MS.
Discours sur Shakspere et sur Monsieur de Vol. taire, par Joseph Baretti, Secretaire pour la Correspondence etrangère de l'Academie RoyaleBritannique, 8vo. 1777.
An Essay on the Dramatick Character of Sir John Falstaff. 8vo. 1777.
A Letter from Monsieur de Voltaire to the French Academy, Translated from the original Edition just published at Paris. 8vo. 1777.
Notes and Various Readings to Shakspere, by Ed... ward Capell. 3 vols. 4to.
Remarks, Critical and Illustrative, on the Text and Notes of the last Edition of Shakspere. 8vo. 1783.
A Familiar Address to the Curious in English Poetry, more particularly to the Readers of Shakspere. By Thirsites Literarius. 8vo. 1784.
· A Second Appendix to Mr. Malone's Supplement to the last Edition of the Plays of Shakspere; con. taining additional Observations, by the Editor of the Supplement. 8vo. 1783. · The Beauties of Shakspere, selected from his Works. To which are added, the principal Scenes in the same Author. 12mo. 1784. Printed for Kearsley. - Essays on Shakspere's Dramatick Characters of Richard the Third, King Lear, and Timon of Athens. To which are added, an Essay on the Faults of Shakspere, and additional Observations on the Character of Hamlet. By Mr. Richardson, 12mo. 1784. · Dramatick Miscellanies: consisting of Critical Ob. servations on the Plays of Shakspere, &c. By Thomas Davies, 3 vols. 8vo. 1784.
Comments on the last Edition of Shakspere's Plays, By John Monck Mason, 8vo. 1785.
A CHARTER was granted to the Company of Sta. tioners, on the 4th of May 1556 (third and fourth of Philip and Mary), and was confirmed by Queen Elizabeth in 1560.
The first volume of these Entries has been either lost or destroyed, as the earliest now to be found is, lettered B. The hall was burnt in the Fire of Lon: don. The entries begin July 17, 1576. Feb, 18, 1582.
Vol.B. M. Tottell.] Romeo and Juletta *.
N. B. The terms book and ballad were anciently used to signify dramatick works, as well as any other forms of composition; while tragedy and comedy were titles very often bestowed on novels of the serious and the lighter kind.
* Perhaps the original work on which Shakspere found ed his play of Romeo and Juliet.
April 3, 1592. Edw. White.] The Tragedie of Arden of Fever. sham and Black Will*.
286 April 18, 1593. Rich. Field.] A booke entitled Venus and Adonis t.
297 b. Afterwards entered by Harrison, sen. June 23, 1594 : by W. Leake, June 23, 1596: by W. Barret, Feb. 16, 1616: by John Barker, March 8, 1619: and by J. Har. rison and J. Wright, May 7, 1626.
* This play was reprinted in 1770, at Feversham, with a preface attributing it to Shakspere. The collection of parallel passages which the editor has brought forward to justify his supposition, is such as will make the reader smile. The following is a specimen. Arden of Feversham, p. 74.
“ Fling down Endymion, and snatch him up." Merchant of Venice, Act V. Sc. i.
“ Peace! how the moon sleeps with Endymion!" Arden of Feversham, p. 87.
“Let my death make amends for all my sin." Much Ado about Nothing. A& IV. Sc. ii.
“ Death is the fairest cover for her shame."
+ The last stanza of a poem entitled, “ Mirrha, the « Mother of Adonis; or Lustes Prodegies, by William " Barksted," 1607, has the following praise of Shak spere's Venus and Adonis,
o&. 19, 1593. Symon Waterson.] A booke entitled the Tragedie i of Cleopatra *.
Feb. 6, 1593.
History of Titus Andronicus. . 304 b.
Entered also unto him by warrant from
March 12, 1593.
Part of the Contention of the twoo famous
• But stay, my Muse, in thy own confines keepe; ." And wage not warr with so deere lov'd a neighbor; “ But having sung thy day-song, rest and sleepe,
« Preserve thy small fame and his greater favor. “ His song was worthie merit (Shakspere hee) • Sung the fair blossome, thou the withered tree; “ Laurel is due to him ; his art and wit
Hath purchas'd it; cypres thy brow will fit.” * I suppose this to be Daniel's tragedy of Cleopatra. Simon Waterson was one of the printers of his other works.