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Feb. 25, 1597.
Henry the Fourth, with his Battle at Shrews.
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. 14, 1600.
Aug. 23, 1600.
Oct. 8, 1600.
65 b. 02. 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
78 Arth. Fohnston.] The preceding entered, as assigned 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
84 b. Aug. 11, 1602. Ilm. 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 my Lord Chamberlen's
June 25, 1603.
King Richard II.
Feb. 12, 1604.
the Enterlude of Henry VIII. before he
May 8, 2605.
Historie of King Leir and his three Daugh-
* Though it be uncertain whether this Interlude was Shakspere's King Henry VIII. or not, yet we have never heard of any other play, professedly written on the same subject; and have reason to think that our author's performance was produced during the reign of queen Elizabeth, on account of the compliment paid to her at the conclusion of it.
Nathaniel Butter was the publisher of Shakspere's King Lear. The particular cautions shown concerning the licence to print the present dramatick piece, might lead us to suspect it to have been Shakspere's, and that the sagacious Company of Stationers were of opinion that this compliment to the memory of the queen, might not prove very pleasing to her inglorious successor.
John Wright.] By assignment from Simon Staf.
ford, and consent of Mr. Leake, the tragical
ibid. July 3, 1605. Tho. Pavyer.) A ballad of a lamentable Murder
done in Yorkshire, by a Gentleman upon
Jan. 22, 1606.
Love's Labour Lost.
Aug. 6, 1607. Tko. Thorpe. ] A comedy called What You Will f. ibid.
Oet, 22, 1607. Arth. Fohnson.] The Merry Devil of Edmontong. 159 b.
* This is the King Lear before that of Shakspere. + Query, if the play.
# Perhaps this is Marston's comedy of What You Will. I have a copy of it dated 1607. What You Will, however, is the second title to Shakspere's Twelfth Night.
§ The Merry Devil of Edmonton is mentioned in the Blacke Booke by T. M. 1604. “ Give me leave to see the Merry Diyil of Edmunton, or A Woman kill'd with Kindnesse."
Νου. 19, 16ο7.
The Taminge of a Shrewe.
Shakspere, his Hystorie of King Lear, as
Life and Death of the Merry Devil of
gedy, written by William Shakspere. 167
* Bound up in a volume of plays attributed to Shak. spere, and once belonging to King Charles I. but now in Mr. Garrick's collection. The initial letters at the end of this entry, sufficiently free Shakspere from the charge of having been its author. Aaiij