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"Published 3'''' Feb. 1796." — Bohn's Lowndes, 1864, vol. 3, p. 2323.

5079. An Inquiry into the Authenticity of certain Miscellaneous
Papers and Legal Instruments, published Dec. 24, m. dcc xc v. and
attributed to Shakspeare, Queen Elizabeth, and Henry, Earl of South-
ampton : Illustrated by Fac-similes of the genuine Hand-writing of that
Nobleman, and of Her Majesty ; a new Fac-simile of the Hand-writing
of Shakspeare, never before exhibited ; and other authentick Documents :
in a Letter addressed to the Right Hon. James, Earl of Charlemont.
By Edmond Malone, Esq. . . . London : H. Baldwin, etc.

[i vol. 8vo] 1796.

" (Published 30th March). . . Previous to the publication of this volume, and the performance
of Vortigern and Rowena, Mr. Malone (who was then preparing an exposure of the fraud
under the title of ' An Inquiry, &c,' which was published the next day,) caused a hand-bill
to be distributed at the doors of the play-house, cautioning the public against the fraud, to
which Mr. Sam. Ireland caused a counter-paper to be delivered, requesting the audience to
lay aside all prejudices, &c." — Bohn's Lowndes, 1864, vol. 3, p. 2323.

5080. Vortigern under Consideration ; with General Remarks on
Mr. James Boaden's Letter to George Steevens, Efq. relative to the Manu-
scripts, Drawings, Seals, &c. ascribed to Shakespeare, and in the Posses-
sion of Samuel Ireland, Efq. London : H. Lowndes, [i vol. 8vo] 1796.

"This was by Wm. C. Oulton, & was published Feb. 15th 1796." — MS. Note.

5081. Free Reflections on Miscellaneous Papers and Legal Instru-
ments, Under the Hand and Seal of William Shakspeare, in the Possession
of Samuel Ireland, of Norfolk Street .... To which are added. Extracts
from an unpublished MS. Play, called The Virgin Queen. Written by.



iSnglisf) S'fjafefsprartana. 209

or in imitation of, Shakspeare [By F. G. Waldron.] London :

Printed for F. G. Waldron. [i vol. 8vo] 1796.

"(Published ist Feb.) In this tract the author, Francis Godolphin Waldron, was greatly
assisted by George Steevens." — Bohn's Lowndes, 1864, vol. 3, p. 2323.

5082. Shakspeare's Manuscripts, in the Possession of Mr. Ireland,
examined, respecting the internal and external Evidences of their Authen-
ticity. By Philalethes. [Col. F. Webb.] . . . London: Johnson.

[i vol. 8vo] 1796.

" Published 28"^ Jan." — Bohn's Lowndes, 1864, vol. 3, p. 2323.

5083. Original Letters, &c. of Sir John Falstaff and his Friends ;
now first made public by a Gentleman, a Descendant of Dame Quickly,
from Genuine Manuscripts which have been in the possession of the
Quickly Family near Four Hundred Years. London : Printed for the
Author. [ I vol. duo.] 1796.

"A humorous and ingenious satire, with a ' Dedicatione to Master Samuel Irelaunde,' and a
frontispiece. The author of these letters was James White, a friend of Charles Lamb, who
mentions him in his Praise of Chimney Sweepers, ist Series of Essays of Elia." — Bohn's
Lowndes, 1864, vol. 3, pp. 2323-4.

" White's Letters," said Lamb, in a letter to a friend about this time, " are near publica-
tion. His frontispiece is a good conceit ; Sir John learning to dance, to please Madame Page,
in dress of doublet, &c. from the upper half, and modern pantaloons, with shoes of the
eighteenth century, from the lower half, and the whole work is full of goodly quips and rare
fancies, 'all deftly masked like hoar antiquity' — much superior to Dr. Kenrick's' FalstafFs
Wedding.'" — Lamb : Works, 1865, p. 8.

Another Edition.
Second Edition. London : Robinson, [i vol. duo.] 1797.

5084. Familiar Verses, from the Ghost of Willy Shakspeare to
Sammy Ireland. To which is added Prince Robert: An Auncient Ballad.
. . . London: White. [i vol. 8vo] 1796.

" By G. M. Woodward, the Caricaturist, or by — Orton." — Bohn's Lowndes, 1864, vol. 3,
p. 2323."

5085. Precious Relics ; or the Tragedy of Vortigern Rehearsed.
J Dramatic Piece. In Two Acts. Written in imitation of The Critic.
As performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane. . . . London : Debret.

[i vol. 8vo] 1796.

"Published 15th March." — Bohn's Lowndes, 1864, vol. 3, p. 2323.

5086. An Authentic Account of the Shaksperian Manuscripts, &c.
By W. H. Ireland. London: Debrett. [i vol. 8vo] 1796.

"(Published loth Dec.) . . . The original edition having become very scarce, selling for
upwards of i/. is. ; fifty copies were reprinted in imitation of it, by Barker of Russell Street,
which reached the same price." — Bohn's Lowndes, 1864, vol. 3, p. 2323.

5087. Mr. Ireland's Vindication of his CondudV, respecting the
Publication of the Suppofed Shakfpeare MSS. Being a Preface or Intro-



2IO S)tafefspcare iHcmonal ititjiarj), iSirmingljam.

duction to A Reply to the Critical Labors of Mr. Malone, in his " Enquiry
into the Authenticity of certain Papers, Sec. &c." London : Faulder, etc.

[i vol. 8vo] 1796.

" Published 6th Jan. 1797." — Bohn's Lowndes, 1864, vol. 3, p. 2324.

For later pub/iiations relating to the Ireland Forgeries, at their respecti've dates, see Index.

5088. Observations on Hamlet; and on the Motives which most
probably induced Shakspeare to fix upon the Story of Amleth, from the
Danish Chronicle of Saxo Grammaticus, for the Plot of that Tragedy :
being an Attempt to prove that he designed it as an indirect Censure on
Mary Oueen of Scots, by James Plumptre, M.A. . . . Cambridge, J.
Burges. [i vol. 8vo] 1796.

5089. An Appendix to Observations on Hamlet ; being an Attempt
to prove that Shakspeare designed that Tragedy as an Indirect Censure on
Mary Queen of Scots. Containing I. Some Observations on Dramas,
which professedly allude to the Occurrences and Chara6ters of the times
in which they were written, and an Answer to Obje6lions brought against
the Hypothesis. II. Some farther Arguments in support of it. And III.
An answer to the Obje£i:ions brought against Dr. Warburton's Hypo-
thesis respe6ting an Allusion to Mary Oueen of Scots in the celebrated
Passage in the Midsummer Night's Dream. By James Plumptre, A'l.A.
Cambridge, J. Burges. [i vol. 8vo] 1797.

5090. An Apology for The Believers in the Shakspeare-Papers,
which were exhibited in Norfolk-Street. [By George Chalmers.] . . .
London: T. Egerton. [i vol. 8vo] 1797.

5091. An Investigation of Mr. Malone's Claim to the Chara6ler of
Scholar, or Critic, Being an Examination of his Inquiry into the Authen-
ticity of the Shakfpeare Manufcripts, iafc. By Samuel Ireland. London :
R. Faulder, etc. [i vol. 8vo, n.d., about 1797.]

"Published Aug. 1797." — Bohn's Lowndes, 1864, vol. 3, p. 2324.

5092. Original Letters, &c. of Sir John Falstaff. . . . The Second
Edition. Dedicated to Majier Samuel Irelaunde. [By White.] London :
Robinson. [i vol. 8vo] 1797.

For Jirst Edition, see p. 209.

5093. The Enquirer. Refections on Education, Manners, and
Literature. In a Series of Essays. By William Godwin. . . . London :
Robinson. [i vol. 8vo] 1797.

Contains references to Shakespeare.

" But Shakefpear for the moft part is great only, when great pafTions are to be exprefTed.
In the calmer and lefs turbid fcenes of life his genius Teems in a great degree to forfake him.
His wit is generally far fetched, trivial and cold. His tranquil ftyle is perplexed, pedantical,
and greatly disfigured with conceits." — p. 389.



iSngltsi) Stafecsprariana. 211

5094. Essays on some of Shakespeare's Dramatic Characters. To
which is added, An Essay on the Faults of Shakespeare. The Fifth
Edition. By JVilUam Richardson. . . . London : J. Murray, etc.

[i vol. 8vo] 1797.

A second issue of this Fifth Edition bears the date 1798. For other Editions, see f. 194.

5095. The Virgin Queen, a Drama in Five Jets ; attempted as a
Sequel to Shakspeare's Tempest. [By F. G. Waldron.] . . . London.
Printed for the Author. [i vol. 8vo] 1797.

5096. The Shakspeare Gallery. I797-

/« Tributes of Affection : with the Slave; and other Poems. By a Lady ; and hei .rother.
London: Baldwin, [i vol. 8vo] 1797. Pp. 1 12-8.

5097. The Dramatic Works of David Garrick, Esq. To which is
prefixed J Life of the Author. . . . London : A. Millar. [3 vols. 8vo] 1798.

Contains altered versions of several of Shakespeare's Plays.

5098. Comments on the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher^ with an
Appendix, containing some further Observations on Shakespeare, ex-
tended to the late Editions of Malone and Steevens. By the Right Hon-
ourable J. Monck Mason. London: Harding. [i vol. 8vo] 1798.

5099. Essays on some of Shakespeare's Dramatic Characters. To
which is added. An Essay on the Faults of Shakespeare. The Fifth Edi-
tion. By JFillia>n Richardson., M.A. . . . London : Murray, etc.

[i vol. 8vo] 1798.

" This volume contains a reprint of the Author's Essays published in 1774, I784> and 17S9.

It was afterwards reprinted in 1812, with an Illustration of Shakspeare's Representations of

National Characters, in that of Fluellen; with two Original Letters to the Author fi-om Mr.

Burke, consisting of Observations on Shakspeare, &c., never before printed."— Bohn's

LowNPES, 1864, vol. 3, p. 2325.
For other Editions, see ff. 193-4.

5100. EriEA riTEPOENTA. Or, the Diversions of Purley. By
John Home Tooke, A.M. . . . Second Edition. London: Printed for the
Author. [2 vols. 4to] 1 798- 1 805.

Contains references to Shakespeare.

5101. Essays, On Shakespeare; and On Dramatic Poetry. 1799.

In Essays Philosophical and Moral, Historical and Literary. By W. Belsham. . . . London :
Robinson. [2 vols. 8vo] 1799. V°'- ^' PP- 464-8 ij 545-6o-

5102. Miscellaneous Dissertations Hijiorical^ Critical, and Moral.,
On the Origin and Antiquity of Masquerades, Plays, Poetry, l^c. With
an Enquiry into the Antiquity of Free Masonry, and feveral other old
Heathenifti Cuftoms. As also. Whether Plays conduce more to the Im-
provement or Corruption of Morals : Which is moft excellent, A Poem
in Rhyme or in Blank Verfe ; and finally, what Spirit Introduc'd Maf-



212 SJjakfspfarf ittmoiial Hibiaix), litrmingfjam.

querades originally into the World. With feveral other curious Enquires.
By J. Betson, O.A.M.... London : Meighan.

[i vol. 8vo, N.D., about 1799.]

Contains references to Shakespeare.

5103. The Wreath ; composed of Selections from Sapphoy Theo-
critus, Bion, and Moschus. . . . To which are added Remarks on Shake-
spere, Sic. ... By Edward Du Bois. . . . London ; Printed by Bens ley.

[i vol. 8vo] 1799.

Contains "Coincidences and Imitations. Shakespere." Pp. 59-84.

5104. Memoirs of the Life of Charles Macklin, Esq. Principally
Compiled from his own Papers and Memorandums : w^hich contain his
Criticisms on and Characters and Anecdotes of Betterton, Booth, Wilks,
Cibber, Garrick, Barry, Mossop, Sheridan, Foote, Quin, and most of his
Contemporaries ; Together with his Valuable Obfervations on the Drama,
on the Science of A6ting, and on various other Subje6ts : the w^hole form-
ing A Comprehensive but Succinct History of the Stage; Which includes
a Period of One Hundred Years. By James Thomas Kirkman ....
London: Lackington, etc. [2 vols. 8vo] 1799.

Contains notices of representations of Shakespearian characters.

5105. Shakespeares Seven Ages of Man Illustrated. Draw^n by
Thos. Stothard, Esq. R.A. Engraved by Willm. Bromley. Hammer-
smith. Bromley. [i vol. fol.] 1799.

5106. A Supplemental Apology for the Believers in the Shakspeare-
Papers : Being a Reply to Mr. Malone^s Answer, which was early an-
nounced, but never published : with a Dedication to George Steevens,
F.R.S.S.J. and a Postscript to T. J. Mathias, F.R.S.S.A. the Author of
the Pursuits of Literature. By George Chalmers, F.R.S.S.A. London:
T. Egerton. [i vol. Svo] 1799.

5107. An Appendix to the Supplemental Apology for the Believers in
the Supposititious Shakspeare-Papers : Being the Documents for the Opi-
nion that Hugh McAuley Boyd wrote funius's Letters. By George
Chalmers, F.R.S.S.A. London: T. Egerton. [i vol. Svo] 1800.

5108. Chalmeriana : or A Collection of Papers Literary and Poli-
tical, entitled., Letters, Verses, &c. occasioned by Reading a late heavy
Supplemental Apology for the Believers in the Shakespeare Papers by
George Chalmers, F.R.S.S.A. Arranged and Published By Mr. Owen
Junior, of Paper Buildings, Inner Temple j assisted by his Friend and






Clerk, Mr. Jasper Hargrave. Reprinted from the Morning Chronicle, in
which they first appeared. . . . Collection the First. London : T. Becket.

[i vol. 8vo] 1800.

"This infamous attack on one of the most worthy of men, was written by George Hardlnge."
Bohn's Lowndes, 1864, vol. 3, p. 2324.

5109. Theatrum Poetarum Anglicanorum. Containing the Names
and Characters of all the English Poets, from the Reign of Henry III. to
the Close of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. By Edward Phillips, the
Nephew of Milton. First Published in 1675, and now enlarged by addi-
tions to every article from subsequent Biographers and Critics. [By Sir
S. E. Brydges.] Canterbury: Simmons and Kirkby, [i vol. 8vo] 1800.

Contains biographical notices of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

"The 'Theatrum Poetarum,' which bears the name of his nephew Edward Phillips, is held
to have received many touches from Milton's pen." — Knight: Studies of Shakipere, 1851,
p. 507.

5110. An Essay on the Learning of Shakspeare. By Richard
Farmer. . . . A New Edition. Basil: Tourneisen. [i vol. 8vo] 1800.

For other Editions, see p. 190.

5111. Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of the English
Stage, and of the Economy and Usages of the Ancient Theatres in Eng-
land ; By Edmund Malone. Basil: Tourneisen. [i vol. 8vo] 1800.

5112. Antenor's Letter to George Chalmers, Esq. F.R.S.S.A. . . .
Reprinted, May, 1800. [i vol. 8vo.] 1800.

" This Letter is taken from No. IX. of a Colleftion of Papers, Literary and Political, entitled,
Chalmeriana." — Note to Title.

5113. Letters Refpedting the Performances at the Theatre Royal,
Edinburgh, Originally Addressed to the Editor of the Scots Chronicle,
under the Signature of Timothy Plain. . . . Edinburgh, Gray.

[i vol. duo.] 1800.

Contains references to Shakespeare.

5114. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Portraits, 47, Leicester Square,
comprising ... an Original Miniature Portrait of Shakspeare, The pro-
perty of the late Dog 'Jennings., oi Antiquarian celebrity ., by who?n it was traced
to have descended from the fajuily of Lord Southampton. . . . London: J.
Haddon. [i vol. 4to, n.d., about 1800.]

5115. A Brief Account of Stratford-upon-Avon, with a particular
Description and Survey of the Collegiate Church, the Mausoleum of
Shakspeare ; Containing all the Armorial Bearings, and Monumental
Inscriptions therein : To zvhich is addcd^ by way of Appendix ., some Account

z



214 S^ijafecspeare iHcmorlal Uifirari), l^trminnfjnm.

of the Lives of the three Eminent Prelates, who derive their Sirnames from
Stratford, the place of their Nativity. Stratford, Printed by E. Walford.

[i vol. duo., N.D., about 1800.]

"The first Guide to the Town." — Russell Smith : Catalogue, 1871, p. 16.

5116. The Essence of Malone, or, 77;^ " 5^^«^/Vi " of that Fasci-
nating Writer, extracted from his immortal Work, in Five Hundred,
Sixty-nine Pages, and a Quarter, just published, and (With his accuftomed
felicity) entitled, " Some Account of the Life and Writings of John Dry-
den ! !" [By G. Hardinge] London: T. Becket. [i vol. 8vo] 1800.

Another Edition.

5117. Second Edition, enlarged. London : T. Becket.

[i vol. 8vo] 1800.

5118. Another Essence of Malone, or, The " Beauties " of Shak-
speare's Editor. [By George Hardinge.] London: Becket.

[i vol. 8vo] 1801.

The bastard-title reads as follows : "Volume the First, in Two Di-visions, but with no Second
Volume to come ; a Hint, borroived from Edny.nd, and, as it is hoped, with an Improve-
ment." At the end, " Here Ends the First Volume of the First Volum.e. [Hibernico-

Malonke.''^

5119. Ballads in Imitation of the Antient. By W. H. Ireland.
London: Longman, etc. [i vol. 8vo] 1801.

Contains references to Shakespeare.

5120. The Life of David Garrick, Esq. By Arthur Murphy^ Esq.
. . . London: Wright. [2 vols. 8 vo] 180 1.

Contains references to Shakespeare, and notices of Garrick's representations of Shakespearian
characters.

5121. A Catalogue of the Books, Paintings y . . . the Property of the
late Samuel Ireland, Esq. . . . The Books are Curious And alfo contain
the w^hole of the Shakefperian Library, and the entire Collection of Shake-
fpearian Papers of Lear, Hamlet, Vortigern, &c. [For Auction.] London.
Leigh, Sotheby, and Son. [i vol. 8vo] 1801.

Has prices and names of purchasers.

5122. The Second Edition — Revised and Corrected.^ of Remarks on
the Character of Richard the Tliird ; as played by Cooke and Kemble.
London: Parsons and Son. [i vol. 8vo, n.d., about 1801.]

With additional leaf, pp. 55-6.

5123. Kemble k. Cooke : or, a Critical Review of a Pamphlet pub-
lished under the Title of Remarks on the Character of Richard the Third,
as played by Cooke & Kemble. With other Critical Remarks on the Per-
formances of these two Gentlemen, . . . London : Printed for the Author,
by J. Bonsor. [i vol. 8vo, n.d., about 1801.]



iSnoliisfj 5)fjnftfspcannnn. 215

5124. Parallel between Kemble and Cooke in the Character of King
Richard III. l8o2.

In The Detector of Rackety; or, Analyser of Medical, Philosophical, Political, Dramatic, and
Literary Imposture. ... By John Corry. . . , The Second Edition. London : Crosby. '
[i vol. duo.] 1802. Pp. 138-40.

5125. An Attempt to Illustrate a Few Passages in Shakespeare's
Works. By J. T. Finegan. . . . Bath: Cruttwell. [i vol. 8vo] 1802.

5126. Remarks on Mr. John Kemble's Performance of Hamlet and
Richard the Third. By the Author of Helen of Glenross. [H. Martin.]
London: Robinson. [i vol. 8vo] 1802.

5127. A Catalogue of the Pictures, iJc. in the Shakspeare Gallery^
Pall-Mali. London: Bulmer. [i vol. 8vo] 1802.

For other Editions^ see p. 202.

5128. The Shakspearean Miscellany : containing a Collection of
Scarce and Valuable Tracts ; Biographical Anecdotes of Theatrical Per-
formers ; With Portraits of Ancient and Modern Actors : (of many of

whom there are no prints extant) Scarce and Original Poetry ; and Curious
Remains of Antiquity ; . . • Printed chiefly from Manufcripts, in the
Possession of, and with occasional Notes by, F. G. Waldron. . . . Lon-
don : Lackington. [i vol. 4to] 1802.

5129. A Collection of Prints, from Pictures painted for the Purpose
of Illustrating The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare, by the Artists of
Great Britain. London : Boydell. [2 vols, fol] 1803.

" There should be loo plates exclusive of Shakespeare Nursed by Tragedy and Comedy.'
... In 1804, the year of his death, Boydell estimated his expenditures on these great works at
j^3 50,000, which ruined him. . . . Mr. Tassie was more fortunate : he drew the Boydell
Gallery with a guinea lottery-ticket, and profited by it, it is said, to the extent of more than
^10,000. Dr. Spooner, of the city of New York, only a few years since restored the plates,
and reissued engravings, loo in number, at $I each." — Allibone : Dictionary of British and
American Authors, 1 870, vol. 2, p. 201 8.

5130. The Pursuits of Literature. A Satirical Poem in Four Dia-
logues. With Notes. [By Thomas James Mathias.] . . . The Twelfth
Edition with the Citations Translated. London : Becket.

[i vol. 8vo] 1803.

Contains references to Shakespeare.

5131. Fisher's [T.] Miscellaneous Extracts from the Stratford Gild
Book. [Manuscript : with copies of Seals, etc.

I vol. fol., N.D., about 1803-6.]

5132. Abstracts of Deeds, &c. belonging to the Stratford Gild.
[Manuscript, byT. Fisher. With Engravings and Drawings of the Seals,
Engraved Facsimiles, etc. i vol. fol, n.d., about 1803-7.]



2i6 SJjafefspfare iBfmorial Eifirarp, ISIrminn^nm.

5133. Critical Essays on the Dramatic Excellencies of the Young
Roscius, by Gentlemen of distinguished Literary Talents and Theatrical
Amateurs, opposed to the Hypercriticisms of anonymous Writers, Who
assume the Signatures of Justus, Ennius, & Crito. Interspersed with
Authentic and Interesting Anecdotes of this wonderful Phenomenon, Who
so brightly Illumines the Theatric Hemisphere ; containing also an Account
of his Irish, Scotch, and English Provincial and Metropolitan Engage-
ments, is'c. &c. Faithfully compiled by J. Bisset, Museum, Birming-
ham. . . . Birmingham : Knott and Lloyd.

[i vol. 8vo, N.D., about 1804.]

Contains notices of his representations of Shakespearian characters.

5134. The Beauties of Shakespeare, Selected from the Works of
this admirable Author. ... By Alexander Campbell, M.A. London :
Tegg and Castleman. [i vol. duo.] 1804.

5135. Almahide and Hamet, A Tragedy. By Benjamin Heath
Malkin, Esq. M.A. London: Longman. [i vol. 8vo] 1804.

Contains references to Shakespeare, in the Essay on the Drama (57 pages), which is prefixed
to the Tragedy.

5136. On Shakespeare. [A Poem.] 1805.

In Sonnets, and other Poems, by the Reverend Wm. Lisle Bowles, A.M. . . . Ninth
Edition. . . . London : Cadell, etc. [i vol. 8vo] 1805. Pp. 73-6.

5137. Censura Literaria. Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions
of Old English Books, with Original Disquisitions, Articles of Biography,
and other Literary Antiquities. [By Sir S. E. Brydges.] London : Long-
man, etc. [vol. I, 8vo] 1805.

Contains references to Shakespeare.

5138. Notes upon some of the Obscure Passages in Shakespeare's
Plays; with Remarks upon the Explanations and Amendments of the
Commentators in the Editions of 1785, 1790, 1793. By the late Right
Hon. John [Howe] Lord Chedworth. London : Bulmer and Co.

[i vol. 8vo] 1805.

Privately Printed. " To amend or enlarge his Lordship's obscr-vatlons falls not ivlthin my pro-vince
or ability ; but as I ha-ve strong reason to suppose that a part of these Notes ivill be offered to the
•world in a different ivay, and less perfect form, I fee/ it a duty, ivhich I oive to the memory of his
Lordship, to edite them entire, in order to distribute copies to our respective friends, and to those
readers of taste in similar studies, ivho may not deem such a trifle uniuorthy of their acceptance.
T. Penrice." — Extract from Introductory Note.

5139. The Confessions of William-Henry Ireland. Containing the
Particulars of his Fabrication of the Shakspeare Manuscripts ; together
with Anecdotes and Opinions (Hitherto unpublished) of many Distin-
guished Persons in the Literary, Political, and Theatrical World. . . .
London : EUerton and Byworth. [i vol. 8vo] 1805.



iSngltsf) S^ljafefspcaiinna. 217

5140. Remarks, Critical, Conjectural, and Explanatory, upon the
Plays of Shakspeare ; resulting from a Collation of the early Copies,
with that of Johnson and Steevens, Edited by Isaac Reed, Esq. Together
with some valuable Extracts from the MSS. of the late Right Honourable
John, Lord Chedworth. Dedicated to Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Esq.
By E. H. Seymour. London: Lackington, etc. [2 vols. 8vo] 1805.

5141. A Complete Verbal Index to the Plays of Shakspeare ; Adapted
to all the Editions. Comprehending every Substantive, Adjective, Verb,
Participle, and Adverb, used by Shakspeare ; with a distinct Reference
to every individual Passage in which each word occurs. By Erancis Twiss,
Esq. . . . London: Bensley. [2 vols. 8vo] 1805.

"Of an impression of 750 Copies — 542 were destroyed by the fire at Bensley's the printer in
1807." — Thimm : Sbakspearianj, 1865, p. 46.

5142. A Catalogue of That Magnificent and Truly Valuable Collec-
tion of Pictures, (with The Prices they sold for, and Names of the Purchasers^)
being the Productions of the Greatest Artists of the British School,
known as the Collection of The Shakspeare Gallery, Formed under
the spirited Directions, and with unbounded Expence, by those dis-
tinguished Promoters of the Fine Arts, the Messrs. Boydells. . . . The
Whole were Sold by Auction, By Mr. Christie . . . May 17, . . . 18,
. . , 20, 1805. London: Beckett. [i vol. 4to] 1805.

The amount realised by the sale of this famous Gallery of Pictures was ^^6,1 8 1 i%s. 6 J.

5143. Familiar Epistles to Frederick E. Jones, Esq. on the Present
State of the Irish Stage. Fourth Edition, with considerable Additions.
[By T. C. D.] . . . Dublin: Graisberry. [i vol. duo.] 1805.

Contains references to Shakespeare.

5144. Original Auction Hand-Bill of Shakespeare's Birth-Place.
[Broadside.] 1805.

" Extremely rare. No mention of Shakespeare, so little auction value had he in those days."
— Halliwell : MS. Note on Jiy leaf.

5145. The Thespian Dictionary; or. Dramatic Biography of the
present Age; containing Sketches of the Lives, Lists of the Productions.^
various Merits., i^c. iffc. of all the principal Dramatists, Composers, Com-



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