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present adoption, if primitive accuracy be preferable to modern variations--as in Spencer, where it is written, and explained in the Glossary, spere, a spear. In the mode of printing too, he hath ventured to depart from the common mode, by rejecting the long f in favour of the round one, as being less liable to error from the occasional imperfections of the letter f, and the frequent substitution of it for the long f; the regularity of the print is " by that means very much promoted, the lines

having the effect of being more open, without really being at any additional distance. ': How far the Editor, by what he hath done, may have accomplished his object, it becomes not him to determine. He, however, awaits the Sentence of the Public, with the less apprehension, from a consciousness of the assistance with which he hath been favoured. To those Gentlemen, who have not only corrected their Notes, as printed before, but increased the obligation, by fresh communications; he begs leaye to return his most grateful acknowledgments.

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Licenses to SHAKSPERE, &c. from Rymer's Fædera,
and his MSS.

234
Names of the original Actors in SHAKSPIRE's Plays. . 238
List of Editions of SHAKSPERE's Plays, both ancient and

modern, and of Plays altered from him. 240

List of detached Pieces of Criticism on SHAKSPERE,

his Editors, &c.

263

Entries of SHAKSPERE's Plays on the Books of the Sta-

tioners' Company.

271

Mr. STEEVENS’s Remarks on the Entries of the Stationers'

Company.

286

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COPPER-PLATE EMBELLISHMENTs for this Volume,

are,

A Portrait of His Royal Highness the Prince of WALES. , 1
The Dedication Plate.
Portrait of SHAKSPERE, from the Duke of Chandos's Pikture,

to front the printed Title.

Portrait of Pope.

SHAKSPERE's House at Stratford-upon-Avon.

· Portrait of Sir THOMAS HANMER.

of WARBURTON.
of Dr. Johnson.
of CAPEL,

247

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The Second Volume, entitled PROLEGOMENA,

contains
AN Attempt to ascertain the Chronological Order in

which the FLAYS of SHAKSPERE were written,
by EDMOND MALONE, Esq.

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In the following part of this Arrangement, the ANNOTA-'

tions are to be bound up at the end of each Play,
and the EMBELLISHMents in the situations to which
they immediately refer. .

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