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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.
Francis Williams.] Lucrece by Shakspere. D. 112 b.

May 12, 1594.
Tho. Strode. ] A booke entituled the famous Vic-

tories of Henry the Fift, containing the ho.
norable Battel of Agincourt t.
Ace Of Agincourtt.

306 b. May 14, 1594. Edw. White.] A booke entituled the famous

Chronicle Historye of Leire, King of Eng-
land, and his three Daughters I.

307
May 22, 1594.
Edw.White.] A booke intituled a Winter Nyght's
Pastime s.

307 b.

* 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.

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June 19, 1594.
Tho. Creede. ] An enterlude entituled the Trage-

die of Richard the Third, wherein is shown
the Death of Edward the Fourthe, with the
Smotheringe of the twoo Princes in the
Tower, with the lamentable End of Shore's
Wife, and the Contention of the two
Horises of Lancaster and York*. 309 b.

July 20, 1594.
Tho. Creede.] The lamentable Tragedy of Lo ,

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

ing:

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,

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Dec. 1, 1595:
Cuthbert Burby.] A booke entituled Edward the .

Third and the Black Prince, their Warres
with King John of France *. ..

Aug. 5, 1596.
Edw. White.] A new ballad of Romeo and
Juliett f.

. 12 b.

22 b.

Aug. 15, 1597
Rich. Fones.] Two ballads, being the first and

second parts of the Widowe of Watling-
Street 1.

Aug. 29, 1597.
Andrew Wise.] The Tragedye of Richard the
Seconde.

Oft. 20, 1597.
Andrew Wise. ] The Tragedie of King Richard

the Third, with the Deathe of the Duke
of Clarence.

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* 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.

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12 b

Feb. 25, 1597.
3. Andrew Wise.] A booke entitled the Historie of

Henry the Fourth, with his Battle at Shrews.
bury against Henry Hottspurre of the North,

with the conceited Mirth of Sir John
: Falstoff.

July 22, 1598.
James Roberts. ] A booke of the Merchaunt of

Venyse, otherwise called the Jewe of Ve-
nyse. Provided that it be not prynted by
the said James Roberts, or any other what.
soever, without leave first had from the
ryght honourable the Lord Chamberlen. 39 b.
3.

Aug. 4. 1600. . . . .
Tho. Pavyer. ] First Part of the History of the

Life of Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham.

Item, The Second Part of the History of
Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, with his
Martyrdom.

63
Aug. 14, 1600.
Tho. Pavyer.] The Historye of Henry the Fifth,
with the Battel of Agincourt, &c.

Aug. 23, 1600.
And. Wise and Wm. Aspley.] Much Ado about
Nothing.

63 b.
Second Part of the History of King Hen.
ry the Fourth, with the. Humors of Sir John
Falstaff, written by Mr. SHAKSPERE... ibid.
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Oet. 8, 1600.
Tho. Fisher. ] A book called a Midsomer Nyghte
Dreame.

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.
James Roberts. ] A booke called the Revenge of

Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke, as it was · lately acted by the Lord Chamberlain his servants.

84 b. Aug. 11, 1602. IIm. Cotton.] A booke called the Lyfe and Death .

of the Lord Cromwell, as yt was lately
acted by the Lord Chamberleyn his ser.
vantes,

85 b. Feb. 7. 1602. - . Mr. Roberts.] The booke of Troilus and Cres

sida, as it is acted by niy Lord Chamberlen's
men,

91 b.

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