Twenty of the Plays of Shakespeare: A midsommer nights dreame. 1600. A pleasant comedy of the merry wiues of Windsor. 1619. The merry wiues of Windsor. 1630. Much adoe about nothing. 1600. The comicall history of the merchant of Venice. 1600. Loues labour's lost. 1631
J. and R. Tonson, 1766
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Page 8 - They declare, that all the other editions were stolen and surreptitious, and affirm theirs to be purged from the errors of the former. This is true as to the literal errors, and no other ; for in all respects else it is far worse than the quartos.
Page 8 - Hamlet, where he wishes that those who play the Clowns would speak no more than is set down for them. (Act iii. Sc. iv.) But as a proof that he could not escape it, in the old editions of Romeo and Juliet there is no hint of a great number of the mean conceits and ribaldries now to be found there.