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So is deservedly placed at the head of our Dramatic Writers. There is not, however, at this time, any necessity for inquiring into his several merits and excellencies: they have been already particu

larly pointed out by his very numerous commentators. The design of the present publication, is to bring into one view the parallel passages of the poet, so as to form a kind of

Concordance to his works. The utility of such a compilation must be obvious, and indeed especially so, when it is confidered, as is observed by Dr. Johnson, “that the plays “ of Shakespeare are filled with pračtical ax“ioms and domestic wisdom; and that a sys“tem of civil and economical prudence may “ be colle&ted from them.” The Editor is

therefore in hope, as it has been his study, in

the following selection, to make choice of such particular passages of his author, as might serve to confirm the justness and propriety of a 2. the

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