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ADVERTISEMENT. 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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The First Volume, entitled PROLEGOMENA,
contains

Page.
DEDICATION to his Royal Highness the PRINCE !

OF WALES

ADVERTISEMENT of the present PUBLISHER.

CONTENTS.

PREFACE by HEMINGE and CONDELL to their Edition

in folio, 1623.

3

PREFACE by Pope.

6

by THEOBALD.

27

by HANMER.

66

by WARBURTON.

71

Advertisement prefixed to Mr. STEEVENS's Twenty

Plays, &c.

93

Preface by Dr. Johnson.

Advertisement prefixed to the Second Edition by Mr.

STEEVENS.

179

Essay on the Origin of the English Stage.

204

Addition to the Essay on the Origin of the English Stage. 225

The Globe Theatre, from the long Antwerp View of London. 233

3

Licenses

11ο

Page.

A Listol

238

Licenses to SHAXSPERE, &c. from RYMER's Federa,
and his MSS.

234
Names of the original Actors in SHAKSPERE's Plays.
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 SHAKS PERE'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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A Portrait of His Royal Highness the PRINCE OF WALES.

The Dedication Plate.
Portrait of SHAKSPERE, from the Duke of Chandos's Pikture,

to front the printed Title.

Portrait of POPE.

6

SHAKSPERE's House at Stratford-upon-Avon.

39

Portrait of Sir THOMAS HANMER.

66

of WARBURTON.

71

of Dr. JOHNSON
of CAPEL.

247

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which the PLAYS of SHAKSPERE were written,

by EDMOND MALONE, Esq.

297

A List

1

448

456

486

Page.

A List of Ancient Translations from Classic Authors. 416

Appendix to Mr. COLMAN's Translation of Terence.

442

Extract from Dr. FARMER's Essay on the learning of

SHAKSPERE.

Rowe's Life of SHAKSPERE.
Anecdotes of SHAXSPERE.
Registers of SHAKSPERE's Family.

497
Monumental Inscriptions in Stratford Church.

501
Portraits of SHAKSPERE, described from Granger's Bio-
graphy.

504

SHAKSPERE's Will.

514

Dedication of HEMINGE and CONDELL to the folio Edition

521

Commendatory Verses on SHAKSPERE.

524

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