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Page xxxix - decisive,' the testimony is worthless, since the whole entry is evidently a forgery, written in clumsy imitation of Henslowe's hand. The forger, however, has shown some skill in his treatment of a narrow blot or smudge which intersects the upper part of the
Page xliii - ... usually filled the parts of clowns in the theatres. A work by Singer in verse, printed in 1600, is extant, of which no notice has ever been taken. 2 It is just possible that this may have been a play on the same story as Measure for Measure, near the end of which this line occurs— Like doth quit like, and Measure still for Measure.
Page xlv - 1 day" is interlined, perhaps, in order to give the information of its original production, but it escaped Malone's notice : ne is also in the margin, but Malone did not ascertain the meaning of that note.
Page 211 - Mownt to paye at Shraftid ij capones Thomas towne, to paye at Shraftid j capon Goodman pigat to paye at Shraftid j capon Goodman Hunte to pay at crystmas ij capones. Thes be my tenantes belonging^ to the Bores head, one the other syde of the Leaffe, as foloweth, begynynge at crystmas last, 1604, al one rence. 1 Simon Luttrell xx
Page xl - This double story is strangely interwoven. 1 This, and the preceding entry, are in the handwriting of John Day; but the first is signed by Haughton. 2 Of course the same dramatist whose name is usually spelt Haughton, as, indeed, he writes it himself. > Lent the 14 may 1597, to Jubie...
Page xli - Haneballe and > x8 hermes, the some of J 1 This entry might look as if scenery had been employed; but it was payment for a portrait used in the course of a play: in another hand, in the margin, we read
Page xxxviii - ... yt knowen unto all men by thes presentes, that I John grigges, cyttezin and Butcher of London, do owe unto Phillipe Hinchley, cyttezin and Dyer of London, the some of fyveten poundes of good and lawfull money of England, to be payd unto the sayd Phillipe Hinchley, his ex. adm. and assignes, the 1 An entry omitted to be noticed by Malone. It relates to a play founded, doubtless, upon the recently-discovered poem by John Drout, entitled "The pityfull Historic of two loving Italians, Gaulfrido and...