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PREFACES, &c.
The TEMPEST.
The TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA,
The MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.

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REVISED AND AUGMENTED BY THE EDITOR OF. DODSLEY's COLLECTION OF OLD' PLAYS:

, THE PYLENE SPAMMATETZ HN, TON KAAAMON, ANOFPEXIN E'S NDX;

Vei. Muer.caput Sundin MULTA DIES, VARIUSQUE LABOR MUTABILIS ÆVI RETULIT IN MELIUS, MULTOS ALTERNA REVISENS LUZIT, ET IN SOLIDO RURSUS FORTUNA LOCAYIT,

Virgil,

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LONDON, Printed for C. BATHURST, J. RIVINGTON and SONS,

T. PAYNE and Son, L. DAVIS, W.Owen, B. WHITE and Son, T. LONGMAN, B. LAW, T. Bowi.ES, J. JOHNSON, C. DILLY, J. ROBSON, 'G. G. J. and J. ROBINSON, T. CADELL, H. L. GARDNER, J. NICHOLS, J. BEW, W. STUART, R. BALDWIN, J. MURRAY, A. STRAHA X, T. VERNOR, J. BARKER, W. LOENDES, S, HAYES, G, and T. WILKIE, SCATCH FRD and WHITAKER, T.and J. EGERTON, W. Fox, and E. NEWBERY.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

T

HE Works of SHAKSPEARE, during the last twenty years, have been the

objects of publick attention more than at any former period. In that time the various editions of his performances have been examined, his obfcurities illuminated, his defects pointed out, and his beauties displayed, so fully, so accurately, and in so satisfactory a manner, that it might reasonably be presumed little would remain to be done by either new Editors or new Commentators : yet though the diligence and fagacity of those gentlemen who contributed towards the last Edition of this Author

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seem to have almost exhausted the subject, the fame train of enquiry has brought to light new discoveries, and accident will probably continue to produce further illustrations, which may render fome alterations necessary in every succeeding republication.

Since the last Edition of this work in 1778, the zeal for elucidating Shakspeare, which арpeared in most of the gentlemen whose names

Vol. I.

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