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Jan 22, 1606.
Nich. Ling. ] Romeo and Juliett.

Love's Labour Loft.
Taming of a Shrewe.

147 Aug. 6, 1707. Geo. Elde. ] A booke called the Comedie of the Puritan Widowe.

157 b. Aug. 6, 1607. Tho. Thorpe. ) A comedy called What you Will.

ibid. O&t. 22, 1607. Arth. Johnson.) The Merry Devil of Edmonton.?

159 b. Nov. 19, 1607. John Smythwick.) A booke called Hamlett.

The Taminge of a Shrewe.
Romeo and Julett.
Love's Labour Loft.


Nov. 26, 1607.
Nath. Butter and John Busby. ] Mr. Wil-

liam Shakespeare, his Hystorie of
King Lear, as it was played before
the King's Majestie at Whitehall,

6 Perhaps this is Marston's comedy of What you will.

will. I have a copy of it dated 1607. What you will, however, is the second title to Shakspeare's Twelfth Night. STEEVENS.

This was certainly Marston's play, for it was printed in 1607, by G. Eld, for T. Thorpe. MALONE.

7 The Merry Devil of Edmonton is mentioned in the Blacke Booke by T. M. 1604: " Give him leave to fec The Merry Divel of Edmunton, or A Woman killd with Kindnese."


upon St. Stephen's night at Christ-
mas last, by his Majefties servants
playing usually at the Globe on
the Bank-fide.

161 b. April 5, 1608. Joseph Hunt and Tho. Archer. ] A book

called the Life and Death of the
Merry Devil of Edmonton, with
the pleasant Pranks of Smugg the
Smith, Sir John, and mine Hofte
of the George, about their stealing
of Venison. By T. B.S

165 b. May 2, 1908. Mr. Pavyer.] A booke called a Yorkshire

Tragedy, written by Wylliam

167 May 2, 1608. Edw. Blount.] The book of Pericles Prince of Tyre.

167 b. A book called Anthony and Cleopatra.

ibid. Jan. 28, 1608. Rich. Bonian and Hen. Whalley. ] A booke

called the History of Troylus and

May 20, 1609.
Tho. Thorpe.] A booke called Shakespeare's

183 b.

178 b.

& Bound up in a volume of plays attributed to Shakspeare, and once belonging to King Charles II. but now in Mr. Garrick's collection. The initial letters at the end of this entry, fufficiently free Shakspeare of the charge from having been its author. STEEVENS.

Oct. 16, 1609. Mr. Welby. ] Edward the Third.

189 Dec. 16, 1611. John Browne.] A booke called the Lyfe

and Death of the Lo. Cromwell,
by W. S.

Nov. 29, 1614.
John Beale. ] A booke called the Hystorie

of Lord Faulconbridge, bastard
Son to Richard Gordelion.' 256 b,

214 b,


Feb. 16, 1616.
Mr. Barrett.] Life and Death of Lord

279 March 20, 1617. Mr. Snodham.] Edward the Third, the


Sept. 17, 1618. John Wright.] The comedy called Macedorus.'

293 b. July 8, 1619. Nich. Okes.] A play called the Merchaunt of Venice.


Query, if this was Shakspeare's King John, or some old romance like that of Richard Coeur de Lion. STEEVENS.

It was undoubtedly The famous Historie of George Lord Fauconbridge, a prose romance. I have an edition of it now before me printed for 1. B. dated 1616. Malone.

9 Bound up in a volume of plays attributed to Shakspeare, and once belonging to King Charles the Second, See Mr. Garrick's Collection. STEEVENS.


Vol. D. Oct. 6, 1621. Tho. Walkely.] The tragedie of Othello

the Moore of Venice,

Nov. 8, 1623.
Mr. Blount and Isaak Jaggard.] Mr. Wil-

liam Shakespeare's Comedyes and
Tragedies, soe many of the said
Copies as are not formerly entered
to other men.

The Tempest.
Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Measure for Measure.
Comedyes. As You Like it.

The Comedy of Errors.
Alls Well that Ends Well..
Twelfe Night.

The Winter's Tale.

The Third Part of Henry the Sixt.
Henry the Eight.

Timon of Athens,

Julius Cæsar.
Anthonie and Cleopatra.

Dec. 14, 1624
Mr. Pavyer. ] Titus Andronicus.

Widow of Watling Street.

Feb. 23, 1625. Mr. Stansby. ] Edward the Third, the play. 115


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April 3, 1626.
Mr. Parker. ] Life and Death of Lord


Aug. 4, 1626.
Edw. Brewster. ] Mr. Pavyer's right, in
Rob. Birde. ] Shakespeare's plays, or

any of them.
Sir John Oldcastle, a play.
Titus Andronicus.
Hystorie of Hamblett.

Jan. 29, 1629.
Mr. Meighen. ] Merry Wives of Windsor.

Nov. 8, 1630.
Ric. Cotes. ] Henrye the Fift.

Sir John Oldcastle.
Tytus Andronicus.
Yorke and Lancaster.

Yorkshire Tragedy.
The fixteen plays in p. 69, were assigned by

Tho. Blount to Edward Allott, June 26,

Edward Allott was one of the publishers of the second folio, 1632.

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It has hitherto been usual to represent the ancient quartos of our author as by far more incorrect than those of his contemporaries ; but, I fear, that this representation has been continued by many of us, with a design to magnify our own

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