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May 2, 1594. Peter Shorte.] A pleasaunt conceyted hystorie • called the Tayminge of a Shrowe *. 306 b.
May 9, 1594. Mr. Harrison, sen.) A booke intituled the Ra. vyshement of Lucrece... B. 306 b.
January 16, 1625.
May 12, 1594.
tories of Henry the Fift, containing the ho.
306 b. May 14, 1594. Edw. White.] A booke entituled the famous
Chronicle Historye of Leire, King of Eng-
* I conceive it to be the play that furnished Shakspere with the materials which he afterwards worked up into another with the same title,
+ This might have been the very displeasing play mentioned in the epilogue to the second part of King Henry IV.
H I suppose this to be the play on the same subject as that of our author, but written before it.
s Query, if the Winter's Tale.
June 19, 1594.
die of Richard the Third, wherein is shown
July 20, 1594.
crine, the eldest Son of K. Brutus, discoursinge the Warres of the Britains, &c. 310 b.
Vol. C. Before the beginning of this volume are placed two leaves, containing irregular entries, prohibitions; notes, &c. Among these are the follow
1 Aug. 4. As You Like It, a book, Henry the Fift, a book t.
to be staied. Comedy of Much Ado about Nothing. )
The dates scattered over these pages are from 1596 to 1615.
* This could not have been the work of Shakspere, as the death of Jane Shore makes no part of his drama.
† Probably the play before that of Shakspere.
Dec. 1, 1595:
Third and the Black Prince, their Warres
Aug. 5, 1596.
. 12 b.
Aug. 15, 1597
second parts of the Widowe of Watling-
Aug. 29, 1597.
Oft. 20, 1597.
the Third, with the Deathe of the Duke
* This is ascribed to Shakspere by the compilers of ancient catalogues.
+ Quere, if Shakspere's play, the first edition of which appeared in 1597.
# Perhaps the songs on which the play with the same title was founded. It may, however, be the play itself. It was not uncommon to divide one dramatick piece, though designed for a single exhibition, into two parts. See the K. John before that of Shakspere.
Feb. 25, 1597.
Henry the Fourth, with his Battle at Shrews.
with the conceited Mirth of Sir John
July 22, 1598.
Venyse, otherwise called the Jewe of Ve-
Aug. 4. 1600. . . . .
Life of Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham.
Item, The Second Part of the History of
Aug. 23, 1600.
Oet. 8, 1600.
65 b. 027. 28, 1600. Tho. Heyes.] A booke called the Booke of the Merchaunt of Venyce.
66 Jan. :8, 1601. . John Busby. ] An excellent and pleasaunt conceit
ed Comedie of Sir John Faulstoff and the
Merry Wyves of Windsore. Arth. Johnston.) The preceding entered, as ass signed to him from John Busby.
ibid. April 19, 1602. . Tho. Pavyer.] A booke called Titus Andronicus. 80 b.
July 26, 1602.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke, as it was · lately acted by the Lord Chamberlain his servants.
84 b. Aug. 11, 1602. II’m. Cotton.] A booke called the Lyfe and Death .
of the Lord Cromwell, as yt was lately
85 b. Feb. 7. 1602. - . Mr. Roberts.] The booke of Troilus and Cres
sida, as it is acted by niy Lord Chamberlen's