Mr. J. Payne Colliers̓ reply to Mr. N.E.S.A. Hamiltons̓ "Inquiry" into the imputed Shakespeare forgeries (Google eBook)

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Bell and Daldy, 1860 - Literary forgeries and mystifications - 72 pages
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Page 72 - The Publishers have been induced, by the scarcity and increasing value of this admired Series of the Poets, to prepare a New Edition, very carefully corrected, and improved by such additions as recent literary research has placed within their reach. The general principle of Editing which has been adopted is to...
Page 74 - THE BOOK OF ANCIENT BALLAD POETRY OF GREAT BRITAIN, Historical, Traditional, and Romantic : with Modern Imitations, Translations, Notes, and Glossary, &c.
Page 73 - I cannot think any parent or instructor justified in neglecting to put this little treatise into the hands of a boy about the time when the reasoning faculties become developed.
Page 8 - Shakespeare, with an abundance of manuscript notes in the margins. He observed to me that it was of little value to collectors as a copy, and that the price was thirty shillings, I should have taken it myself; but, as he stated that he had put it by for another customer, I did not continue to examine it; nor did I think any more about it, until I heard afterwards that it had been found to possess great literary curiosity and value.
Page 73 - Preserving all the piety of George Herbert, they have less of his quaint and fantastic turns, with a much larger infusion of poetic feeling and expression.
Page 14 - ... but I failed to meet with Mr. Parry at home. I therefore paid a third visit to that gentleman, again carrying the book with me. I met him coming from his house, and I informed him that I had the corrected folio of 1632 under my arm, and that I was sorry he could not then examine it, as I wished. He replied -'If you will let me see it now, I shall be able to state at once whether it was ever my book.
Page 46 - Chaloner, who would have borrowed x" to have bought things for and said he was known unto you, and Mr. Shakespeare of the Globe, who came .... said he knewe hym not, onely he herde of hym that he was a roge so he was glade we did not lend him the monney Richard Johnes [went] to seeke and inquire after the fellow, and said he had lent hym a horse. I feare me he gulled hym, thoughe he gulled not us. The youthe was a prety youthe, and hansome in appayrell : we knowe not what became of hym.
Page 72 - Each author will be placed in the hands of a competent editor specially acquainted with the literature and bibliography of the period. Externally this new edition will resemble the former, but with some improvements. It will be elegantly printed by Whittingham, on toned paper manufactured expressly for it ; and a highlyfinished portrait of each author will be given. The Volumes will be issued at short intervals. The...
Page 44 - Inquiry," (p. 215), Malone observes : " From a paper now before me, which formerly belonged to Edward Alleyn, the player, our poet (Shakespeare) appears to have lived in Southwark, near the Bear Garden, in 1596. Another curious document in my possession, which will be produced in the History of his Life, affords the strongest presumptive evidence that he continued to reside in Southwark to the year 1608.

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