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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.
Of each Volume of Bell's Edition of"
The-First Volume, entitled PROLEGOMENA;
Licenses to SHAKSPERE, &c. from Rymer's Fædera,
modern, and of Plays altered from him. 240
A Portrait of His Royal Highness the Prince of WALES. , 1
to front the printed Title.
· Portrait of Sir THOMAS HANMER.
The Second Volume, entitled PROLEGOMENA,
which the FLAYS of SHAKSPERE were written,
Registers of SHAKSPERE's Family.
Portrait of Mr. MALONE, to front the Title-page.
· Portrait of SHAKSPERE, from an Engraving by Martin
· Portrait of SHAKSPERE, from that by Marshall, prefixed
In the following part of this Arrangement, the ANNOTA-'
tions are to be bound up at the end of each Play,
And a Character print. 8.
Vignette Scene print. 90%
And a Character print. 79 -