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Jan 22, 1606.
Nich. Ling.] Romeo and Juliett.
Aug. 6, 1707.
Geo. Elde.] A booke called the Comedie of the Puritan Widowe.
Aug. 6, 1607.
Tho. Thorpe.] A comedy called What you
O&. 22, 1607.
Arth, Johnfon.] The Merry Devil of Edmonton.7
Nov. 19, 1607.
John Smythwick.] A booke called Hamlett.
Love's Labour Loft.
Nov. 26, 1607.
Nath. Butter and John Busby.] Mr. William Shakespeare, his Hyftorie of King Lear, as it was played before the King's Majeftie at Whitehall,
6 Perhaps this is Marfton's comedy of What you 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 Marfton'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 fee The Merry Divel of Edmunton, or A Woman kill'd with Kin dneffe."
upon St. Stephen's night at Christ-
April 5, 1608.
Jofeph 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 Venifon. By T. B.
May 2, 1608.
Mr. Pavyer.] A booke called a Yorkshire
May 2, 1608.
Edw. Blount.] The book of Pericles Prince
A book called Anthony and Cleo-
Jan. 28, 1608.
Rich. Bonian and Hen. Whalley.] A booke called the Hiftory of Troylus and Creffida.
May 20, 1609.
Tho. Thorpe.] A booke called Shakespeare's
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.
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 Hyftorie of Lord Faulconbridge, baftard Son to Richard Cordelion."
Feb. 16, 1616.
Mr. Barrett.] Life and Death of Lord
March 20, 1617.
Mr. Snodham.] Edward the Third, the play.
Sept. 17, 1618.
July 8, 1619.
Query, if this was Shakspeare's King John, or fome old romance like that of Richard Coeur de Lion. STEEVENS.
It was undoubtedly The famous Hiftorie of George Lord Fauconbridge, a profe romance. I have an edition of it now before me printed for I. B. dated 1616. MALONE.
Bound up in a volume of plays attributed to Shakspeare, and once belonging to King Charles the Second, See Mr. Garrick's Collection. STEEVENS.
Oct. 6, 1621.
Tho. Walkely.] The tragedie of Othello the Moore of Venice.
Nov. 8, 1623.
Mr. Blount and Ifaak Jaggard.] Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedyes and Tragedies, foe many of the faid Copies as are not formerly entered to other men.
Comedyes. As You Like it.
Two Gentlemen of Verona,
Alls Well that Ends Well..
The Winter's Tale.
Dec. 14, 1624.
Mr. Pavyer.] Titus Andronicus.
Widow of Watling Street.
Feb. 23, 1625. Mr. Stanfby.] Edward the Third, the play. 115
April 3, 1626.
Mr. Parker.] Life and Death of Lord
Aug. 4, 1626.
Edw. Brewfter.] Mr. Pavyer's right, in
Sir John Oldcastle, a play.
Jan. 29, 1629.
Mr. Meighen.] Merry Wives of Windfor.
Nov. 8, 1630.
The fixteen plays in p. 69, were affigned by Tho. Blount to Edward Allott, June 26, 1632.
Edward Allott was one of the publishers of the fecond folio, 1632.
It has hitherto been ufual to reprefent the ancient quartos of our author as by far more incorrect than thofe of his contemporaries; but, I fear, that this representation has been continued by many of us, with a defign to magnify our own