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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.
The First Volume, entitled PROLEGOMENA,
ADVERTISEMENT of the present PUBLISHER.
PREFACE by HEMINGE and CONDELL to their Edition
in folio, 1623.
PREFACE by Pope.
Advertisement prefixed to Mr. STEEVENS's Twenty
Preface by Dr. Johnson.
Advertisement prefixed to the Second Edition by Mr.
Essay on the Origin of the English Stage.
Addition to the Essay on the Origin of the English Stage. 225
The Globe Theatre, from the long Antwerp View of London. 233
Licenses to SHAXSPERE, &c. from RYMER's Federa,
The Dedication Plate.
to front the printed Title.
of Dr. JOHNSON
which the PLAYS of SHAKSPERE were written,
by EDMOND MALONE, Esq.
Rowe's Life of SHAKSPERE.
Commendatory Verses on SHAKSPERE.
SHAKSPERE's Monument at Stratford-upon-Avon.
Vol. 3. THE TEMPEST, with A Vignette Scene print. sg.
Vignette Scene print:
And a Character print. 79
Vol. 8. TAMING OF THE SHREW. Vignette.