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two or more persons joining in the composition of the same play (the noble practice of those times), that of most of the writers contained in these selections it may be strictly said, that they were contemporaries. The whole period, from the middle of Elizabeth's reign to the close of the reign of Charles I., comprises a space of little more than half a century, within which time nearly all that we have of excellence in serious dramatic composition was produced, if we except the Samson Agonistes of Milton.

1808.

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CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE.
Lust's Dominion
First Part of Tamburlaine
Edward II.
The Rich Jew of Malta
Doctor Faustus

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ROBERT TAILOR. The Hog hath lost his Pearl

45

ANTHONY BREWER.

Lingua

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William Rowley, Thomas DECKER, John FORD, &c. The Witch of Edmonton

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