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mentators, Managers, Actors and Actresses, of the United Kingdom :
Interspersed with numerous Original Anecdotes, Forming a Complete
Modern History of the English Stage. Second Edition, with considerable
Improvements and Jdditions. Illustrated by Twenty-two Elegant En-
gravings. . . . London: Cundee. [1 vol. duo.] 1805



2i8 S^ijnlvfspfare IHrmortnl ILihxmif i^irmmgijam.

5146. A Transcript by Thomas Fisher of the Stratford Bridge Book.

[Manuscript, i vol. fol., n.d., about i8o5.]

With two letters [from J. Lord to T. Fisher, and reply] respecting the Bridge.

5147. An Essay on the Character, Immoral, and Antichristian Ten-
dency of the Stage. By John Styles. Newport, Isle of Wight : Printed
for the Author. [i vol. duo.] 1806.

Disparaging notice of Shakespeare at p. 55.

5148. History and Antiquities of Stratford-upon-Avon : Comprising
a Description of the Collegiate Church, The Life of Shakspeare^ and Copies
of several Docu?tients relating to him and his Family^ never before printed ;
with a Biographical S ketch of other Eminent Characters^ Natives of or who have
resided in Stratford. To which is added, a particular Account of the
Jubilee, Celebrated at Stratford, in Honour of our immortal Bard. By
R. B. Wheler. Embellished with Eight Engravings. . . . Stratford-upon-
Avon: J. Ward. [1 vol. 8vo, n.d., about 1806.]

5149. Shakspeare. [An Account of the First and Second Editions
of his Works. 1623 and 1632.] 1807.

In Anecdotes of Literature and Scarce Books. By the Rev. William Beloe. . . London : Rivington.
[6 vols. 8vo] 1807-12. Vol. I, pp. 36-8.

This work contains also notices of the several private Collections of Scarce Books, including
some of the early Editions of the Works of Shakespeare.

5150. Memoirs of Richard Cumberland. Written by Himself.
Containing An Account of his Life and Writings, interspersed with
Anecdotes and Characters of several of the most distinguished Persons
of his Time, with whom he has had Intercourse and Connexion. London :
Lackington, etc. [2 vols. 8voJ 1807.

Contains a copious account of a Cento, compiled by Cumberland, in his twelfth year, entitled
Sbakespear in the Shades (pp. 56-64) ; and other references to Shakespeare and his works.

5151. Illustrations of Shakspeare, and of Ancient Manners : with
Dissertations on the Clowns and Fools of Shakspeare ; on the Collection
of Popular Tales entitled Gesta Romanorum ; and on the English Morris
Dance. By Francis Douce. The Engravings on Wood by J. Berry-
man. London: Longman. [2 vols. 8vo] 1807.

" I look upon this work as a sort of Hortus Shaksperianus, from which fruit of every hue and
flavour may be safely pluckt and eaten. The research and learning bestowed upon it are
immense. I once attempted, during the Hora subseci-va of a watering place, to make a
catalogue of the authors consulted in it : but my courage or patience failed," — Dibdin : The
Library Companion, 1825, vol. 2, p. 803.

5152. Original Drawings of the Gild Chapel, and of the Fresco
Paintings in the Chapel of the Trinity, Stratford on Avon ; Facsimiles of
Portions of the Register of the Gild, etc. By Thomas Fisher.

[1 vol. fol., N.D., about 1807.]



ISnglisi) £^!Jafefspra^ana. 219

5153. Critical Essays on the Performers of the London Theatres,
including General Observations on the Practise and Genius of the Stage.
By the Author of the Theatrical Criticisms in the Weekly Paper called
The News. [Leigh Hunt.] London : Uwnt. [i vol. duo.] 1807.

Contains references to Shakespeare,

5154. T}:e Mulberry -Tree. A Tale. 1807.

In The Poetical Works of Ed-ward Lo-vibond. Collated with the Best Editions : by Thomas
Park, Esq. . . . London : Sharpe. [i vol. duo.] 1807. Pp. 59-61.

5155. Comments on the Several Editions of Shakespeare's Plays,
extended to those of Malone and Steevens. By the Right Honorable
John Monck Mason. . . . Dublin : Graisberry and Campbell.

[i vol. 8vo] 1807.

5156. Comments on the Commentators on Shakespear. With
Preliminary Observations on his Genius and Writings ; and on the
Labors of those who have endeavoured to elucidate them. By Henry
James Pye. . . . London: Tipper and Richards. [i vol. 8vo] 1807.

" These Observations are made from the Edition of Mr. Nichols, in Eight Volumes, thick
i2mo. 1797 ; and which professes to be a frugal Selection from the Labors of all the Com-
mentators." — Introductory Note.

5157. Lecture on Shakespeare. 1807.

In Lectures on the Truly Eminent English Poets. By Percival Stockdale. . . London, Printed for
the Authour. [2 vols. 8vo] 1807, Vol, I, pp. 45-100.

Chronicles, . . . First Collected and Published by Raphaell HoUnsbed, JVilUam Harrison, and
others. [6 vols. 4to] 1 807-8. See No. 4652.

5158. The Works of John Dryden, now first collected. Illustrated
with Notes, ... by Walter Scott, Esq. London : Miller.

[18 vols. 8vo] i!



Contains All for Love (altered from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra) [vol, 5, pp. 285-411,]
Epistle, to Sir Godfrey Kneller, in reference to the Chandos Portrait of Shakespeare
[vol, II, pp. S4-90], etc.
See also No. -4848.

5159. An Examination of the Charges maintained by Messrs. Malone,
Chalmers, and others, of Ben Jonson's Enmity, &c. towards Shakspeare.
By Octavius Gilchrist, . . . London : Taylor and Hessey.

[I vol. 8vo] 1808.

5160, The Dramatic Mirror : containing the History of the Stage.,
from the earliest period to the present time ; including a Biographical and
Critical Account of all the Dramatic Writers, from 1660 ; and also of the
Most Distinguished Performers, from the Days of Shakspeare to 1807 :
and a History of the Country Theatres., in England, Ireland, and Scotland.



220 5)f)fliifspfare Hacmorial Eiftiaii), 13timtnof)am.

Embellished with Seventeen Elegant Engravings. By Thomas Gilliland.
. . . London: Chappie. [2 vols, duo.] 1808.

England's Mourning Garment, by Henry Chettle. Hailelan Miscellany, vol. 3. [l vol. 410] 1 808.
See No. 4736.

5161. Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, who lived About the
Time of Shalcspeare : with Notes. By Charles Lamb. London : Long-
man, [i vol. 8vo] 1808.

Another Edition.
London : Moxon. [2 vols, duo.] 1844.

5162. Critical Remarks on the Character of Falstaff. 1808.

In The Lounger, Nos. 68-9.— The Works of Henry Mackenzie. Edinburgh : Ballantyne.
[8 vols. 8vo] 1808. Vol. 6, pp. 148-70.

5163. Criticism on the Character and Tragedy of Hamlet. 1808.

In The Mirror, Nos. 99-100. The Works of Henry Mackenzie. Edinburgh : Ballantyne.

[8 vols. 8vo] 1808. Vol. 4, pp. 371-95.
For other Editions, see p. 1 98.

5164. An Account of the Incidents from which the Title and Part
of the Story of Shakspeare's Tempest were derived ; and its true Date
ascertained. By Edmond Malone. London: Baldwin, [i vol. 8vo] 1808.

Has the following inscription on the fly leaf: " To Doctor Laurence, from the Author. Not
published ; — only eighty copies having been printed. It is requested that this pamphlet may
not be inadvertently put into the hands of any person who may be likely to publish any part
of it." There are several MS. alterations in the pamphlet, apparently by the author.

5165. A Philosophical Ahalysis and Illustration of some of Shake-
speare's Remarkable Characters : To which is added, An Essay on the
Faults of Shakespeare. By W. Richardson, Esq. . . . Boston: Munroe,
Francis, and Parker. [i vol. duo.] 1808.

For other Editions, see p. 1 94.

5166. Jane Shore ; A Tragedy, in Five Acts ; By Nicholas Rowe,
Esq. As performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. Printed
under the Authority of the Managers from the Prompt Book. With
Remarks by Mrs. Inchbald. [Inchbald's British Theatre, vol. lo.] Lon-
don : Longman. [i vol. duo.] 1808.

" Written in Imitation of Shakefpear's Style."
For earlier Edition, see No. 4872.

5167. Edward the Black Prince ; or, the Battle of Poictiers ; an
Historical Tragedy, in Five Acts ; by William Shirley, Esq. As performed
at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Printed under the Authority of the
Managers from the Prompt Book. With Remarks by Mrs. Inchbald.
[Inchbald's British Theatre, vol. 14.] London : Longman.

[i vol. duo.] 1808.

" This Tragedy was acted at Drury Lane. It is said to be attempted! after the manner of
Shakspeare, and is founded on a very glorious circumstance of the English History. It is,
however, poorly executed ; and consequently, although strongly supported by the performance,
met with very indiflcrent success." — Baker : Biographia Dramatiea, 1812, vol. 2, p. 186.
Was fust publishcl in 1750.



ISnglisfj 5)t)afeeis})fannna. 221

5168. Short Notes on Shakspeare, by Way of Supplement to
Johnson, Steevens, Malone, and Douce. By Stephen Weston. . . .
London i Baldwin. [i vol. 8vo] 1808.

"Privately printed." — Bohn's Lowndes, 1864, vol. 3, p. 2326.

5169. Remarks on some of the Characters of Shakspeare. By
Thomas Whately, Esq. . . . The Second Edition. Oxford, Parker.

[i vol. sm. 8vo.] 1808.

For earlier Edition, see p. 200.

5170. Antiquity, a Farce, in Two Jets. . . . London : Chappie.

[i vol. 8vo] 1808.

A satire on Shakespearian Antiquarians.
" It is a lively jeu d'esprit ; the object of which is, to detach, by ridicule, a young man from
the folly of despising everything that is modern, and of apeing the manners and customs of
the 15 th century. A scene in which, in the character of Falstaff, the hero meets his friends
at a supper at the Boar's Head tavern, is by no means destitute of humour. The passion for
old English literature is also ridiculed with some ingenuity." — Baker : Biographia Dramatica,
1812, vol. 2, p. 31.

5171. lago Display'd. How Cassio accufed lago of Corruption. The
various Ways by which lago endeavour'd to deftroy Cassio. How lago
publifh'd a Libel againft Cassio without a Name, . . . etc. London :
Moore. [i vol. 8vo, N.D., about 1808.]

"This is in no respect a Shakesperian pamphlet. It is a libellous allegation of certain mal-
versions in the War Office, the adoption of the names of lago, Cassio, and Roderigo, to the
parties concerned, being the only apparent connection with the tragedy of Othello." — Bohn's
Lowndes, 1864, vol. 3, p. 2326. See Notes and Slueries, vol. 8, 1859, p. 56.

5172. A Translation of the Register or Leger of the Gilde of Holy
Cross, of Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire [By Thomas Fisher.
Manuscript. i vol, fol., n.d., about 1808-34.]

"This Record was lent to me by the Corporation in the year 1808, and returned to them in
year 1834 as per annexed receipt of the Town Clerk. Thos. Fisher." — MS, Note.

5173. Thoughts upon the present Condition of the Stage, and upon
the Construction of a New Theatre. . . . London : Clarke.

[i vol. 8vo] 1808.

Another Edition.

5174. A New Edition, with Additions. London: Clarke.

[1 vol. 8vo] 1809.

5175. Tales from Shakespear.^ designed for the use of Young Per-
sons. ^Y Charles Lamb. The Second Edition. London : M. J, Godwin.

[2 vols, duo.] 1809.

" This work was in part the composition of Charles Lamb's sister, Mary Ann Lamb, a fact dis-
closed in a copyright suit of Messrs. Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, against the late Charles
Tilt, for an infringement." — Bohn's Lowndes, 1S64, vol. 3, p. 2326.

"In the former impression they [the proprietors], gave twenty prints, illustrative of the
twenty tales which compose these volumes, for they knew that it was a grievous thing and a



tnkfspcarc iiftcmorlal Utlirarj?, ^i3mningijam.



disappointment to a child, to find some tales without the recommendation of a print, which
the others possessed. The prints were therefore made from spirited designs, but did not
pretend to high finishing in the execution. To this edition they have annexed merely a
beautiful head of our immortal Dramatist, from a much-admired painting by Zoust." — Extract
from " Ad-verthement to the Second Edition.''^

Other Editions.

Fifth Edition. With Engravings, from Designs by Harvey. London : Baldwin, [i vol.
8vo] 1 83 1.

London : Bell and Daldy. [i vol. sm. 8vo] 1861.

With Illustrations by John Gilbert. London: Routledge. [i vol. 8vo] 1869.

The Praise of King Richard the Third. By Cornnvallis. Somers Tracts, ■vol. 3. [l "vol. 4^0] 1 809.
See No. 4781.

5176. Four Discourses on Subjects relating to the Amusement of
the Stage : Preached at Great St. Mary s Church., Cambridge.^ on Sunday
September 25, and Sunday October 2, 1 808 ; with copious Supplementary
Notes. By James Plumptre, B.D. . . . Cambridge : Hodson.

[i vol. 8vo] 1809.

5177. Broad Hints at Retirement, An Ode to A Tragedy King,
addressed to J. P. Kemb/e, Esq. Author of The Row, and Principal
Manager of the Revels at Covent-Garden. By a Theatrical Rebel. ....
London : Bailey. [i vol. 8vo, n. d., about i8og.]

Contains parodies of, and references to, Shakespeare.

5178. An Epistle addressed to Sir Thomas Hanmer, on his Edition
of Shakespeare's Works. 1 8 1 0.

In The Poems of William Collins. The Works of the English Poets, . . . With Prefaces. . .
by Dr. Samuel Johnson : and . . . Alexander Chalmers, F.S.A. . . . London : Johnson, etc.
[21 vols. 8vo] 1810. Vol. 13, pp. 204-5.

5179. Annotations on Plays of Shakespear. (Johnson and Stevens's
Edition^) [By John Croft.] York: W. Blanchard. [i vol. 8vo] 18 10.

" ' This pamphlet,' observes Mr. Hunter, ' consists of twenty-four closely printed pages, and I
venture to say contains more valuable remark than is to be found in the volumes of Zachary
Jackson and Andrew Becket, or even in those of John Lord Chedworth and Henry James
Fye.' This little book being very rare and difficult to meet with, I may mention that a
copy is in the Library of the Society of Antiquaries." — Halliwell : " Shaksperiana^'' 1 841,
p. 34.

5180. An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakspeare. . . .
The Sixth Edition, Corrected. By Mrs. Montagu. . . . London : Priestley.

[i vol. 8voJ 1810.

For other Editions, seep. 191.

5181. Defence of the Profession of an Actor ; Being an Historical
Detail and View of the Honors bestowed upon Actors and Actresses from
the remotest Period to the Decline of the Professional Character in Eng-
land. . . . London: Roe. [i vol. 8vo] 1810.

Contains references to Shakespeare.



i



ISitQlisfj ^ijakcspcanana. 223

5182. Third Theatre. The Argument of Randle Jackson., Esq. before
the Lords of the Privy Council, on behalf of the Trustees, new Renters,
and other Parties interested in the late Theatre Royal., Drury Lane{z.% taken
in Short Hand) with Copies of the Petition to His Majesty for a Charter
to erect a Third Theatre in the Metropolis., and of the Petition presented by
the Trustees and new Renters of the late Theatre, against the granting
the same. Published by the Order of the Committee of New Renters.
London: Cawthorn. [i vol. 8vo] 1810.

5183. The Ancient British Drama. London : Miller.

[3 vols. 8vo3 1810.

" Sir Walter Scott is said to have been the editor."— Bohn's Lowndes, 1864, vol. i, p. 670.

5184. The Beauties of Shakespeare Stereotype Edition.

London, Wilson. [i vol. duo.] 18 10.

Another Edition.

5185. London: Wilson. [i. vol. duo.] 181 1.

For other Editions, see p. igg.

5186. Of the Tragedies of Shakespeare. . 1811.

In A Treatise on Ancient and Modern Literature. By Madame De Stael-Holstein. . . . London :
Colburn [2 vols. 8vo] 18 11. Vol. I, pp. 295-314.

5187. Life of William Shakespeare. 181 1.

In The History of the Worthies of England : endeavoured by Thomas Fuller, D. D. First
Printed in 1662. A New Edition, with a few Explanatory Notes, by John Nichols, F.A.S.
London : Rivington, etc. [2 vols. 4to] 181 1. Vol. 2, pp. 414-5-

5188. Avon, a Poem. By The Rev. John Huckell, A. B

Stratford-upon-Avon: Ward. [i vol. 8vo] 1811.

For earlier Edition, see p. 188.

5189. The Reflector, a Quarterly Magazine, on Subjects of
Philosophy, Politics, and the Liberal Arts. Conducted by the Editor of The
Examiner. [Leigh Hunt.] . . . London: John Hunt. [2 vols. 8vo] 1811.

Contains the following articles relating to Shakespeare :

Fol. I. Shakspeare Sermons, pp. 29-35. Greek and English Tragedy, pp. 62-72 ; Medea, Clytem-
nestra, and Lady Macbeth, />/>. 27 3-8 3 . On the Origin of Shakspeare' s Tempest, by 0. Gilchrist,
pp. 100-107.
yol. 2. Greel; and English Tragedy : (Edipus, King Lear, pp. 127-39. On Garnck, and Acting;
and the Plays of Shakspeare, considered -with reference to their fitness for Stage Representation,
pp. 298-313.

5190. A Tour in quest of Genealogy., through several parts of Wales,
Somersetshire, and Wiltshire. . . . Interspersed with a Description of Stour-
head.and Stonehenge; ... and Curious Fragments from a Manuscript
Collection ascribed to Shakespeare. By A Barrister. London : Sher-
wood, Neely, and Jones. [i vol. 8vo] 181 1.

The " fragments" consist of a Poem to Anne Hathaway, " from W. S." ; a letter inscribed to
" Mistress Judith Hatheway" from "William Shakspere j " pp. 189-92. " A few items



2 24 Stafefspratc IHemorial UitJinq,), UinninQliam.




master William Benson" by " W.S.", pp. 233-6. " To the Peerlesse Anna, the magnette
of mie affectionnes ; " pp. 250-5 1.

5191. The whole Historical Dramas of William Shakspeare Illus-
trated, by an Assemblage of Portraits of the Royal, Noble, and other
Persons mentioned ; together with those of Editors, Commentators, and
Actors, and Views of Castles, Towns, &c. of the respective Places
referred to ; with short Biographical and Topographical Accounts. Lon-
don : JefFery. [2 vols. 4to] 18 11.

Large paper copy, with a few additional Portraits.

TAe fVorks of Beaumont and Fletcher, [14 vols. 8vo] 1812. See No. 4745.

The GulFs Hornbook. . . . By T. Decker, [i -vol. 4/0] 1812. See No. 4759.



5192. Life of Shakspeare, with a List of his Plays.



1812.



In Biographia Dramatica ; or, a Companion to the Playhouse : . . .By David Erslcine
Baker, . . . Isaac Reed, and . . . Stephen Jones. London : Longman. [3 vols. 8vo]
1812. Vol. I, part 2, pp. 645-9.

5193. Aphorisms from Shakespeare ; Arranged according to the
Plays, &c. With a Preface and Notes; Numerical References to each
Subject ; and a Copious Index. [By Capel Loft't.] Bury : Gedge and
Barker. [l vol. duo.] 1 8 12.

With Portrait, from the Droeshout, engraved by G. Quinton.

5194. The Aphorisms of William Shakspeare selected from his
Works and Alphabetically arranged, consisting of many thousand choice
sentences illustrative of His Wisdom & Genius, and applicable to a Vast
Variety of Subjects. A New P^dition, Amended and Enlarged. [Jiy
Capel Lofft. i vol. 4to, n.d., about 1812.]

Consists of the printed matter of the first edition, cut up and rearranged alphabetically accord-
ing to the subjects, with considerable additions and corrections in MSS.

6195, Essays on Shakespeare's Dramatic Characters : with an Illus-
tration of Shakespeare's Representation of National Characters., in that
of Fluellen. The Sixth Edition. By William Richardson, M.A. . . .
London: Bagster. [i vol. 8vo] 1812.

For other Editions, sec p. 194.

Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry. By Tusser, [l -vol. 8 to] 181 2. See A'b. 4645.

5196. Theatrical Biography — Cuttings from Periodicals [chiefly
from La Belle Assemblee.] 1812 to 1820. With occasional MS. Ad-
ditions, [i vol. 4to, N.D., about 1812-20.J

Contains notices of Shakespearian representations.



iSngllst Stafecsprariana. 225

5197. An Essay on the Character of Henry the Fifth when Prince
of Wales. By Alexander Luders, Esq. London : T. Cadell.

•^ [I vol. 8vo] 1813.

Contradicts the " wanton and dissolute character" ascribed to him by Shakespeare.
The Plays of Philip Massinger. [4 -vols. 2-vo] 1 81 3. See No. 4788.

Uisio JVilli de Petro Plouhman. . . . Or the Vision of fVilliam concerning Piers Plouhman. [l -vol.
^to] 181 3. See No. 4601.

5198. Life of William Shakespear. 1814.

In General Biography; or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most Eminent Persons of all
Ages, Countries, Conditions, and Professions . . . Composed by John Ailcin, M.D. and Mr.
WilUam Johnston . . . London : Stockdale. [lo vols. 410] 1814. Vol. 9, pp. 121-3.

5199. The Drama Recorded ; or, Barker's List of Plays., Alpha-
betically Arranged, exhibiting at one View, The Title, Size, Date, and
Author, with their various Alterations., from the earliest Period, to 1814;
to which are added, Notitia Dramatica, or, a Chronological Account of
Events relative to the English Stage. London : J. Barker.

[i vol. duo.] 18 14.

5200. Remarks on the Life and Writings of William Shakspeare.
With a List of Essays and Dissertations on his Dramatic Writings, &c.
Byjohn Britton, F.S.A. London : Whittingham. [i vol. 8vo] 1814.

./Another Edition.
Revised and much Enlarged. London : Whittingham. [i vol. 8vo] i8l8.

5201. Account of Stratford-on-Avon, with Biographical Notice of
Shakspeare, Account of Garrick's Jubilee, Charlecote, etc. 18 14.

In The Beauties of England and Wales. ... By J, Britton, J. Norris Brewer, Rev. J.
Hodgson, F. C. Laird . . . London: Harris, Longman, etc. [i8 vols. 8vo] 1814. Vol. 15,
part I, pp. 223-63.

5202. Account of the Droeshout and Marshall Portraits of Shake-
speare. 1 8 14.

In Cakographiana : The Printsellers Chronicle and Collectors Guide to the Knowledge and
Value of Engraved British Portraits. By James Caulfield. London: Smeeton. [i vol. 8vo]
1814. P. 100.

5203. Chalcographimania ; or, the Portrait-Collector and Print-
seller's Chronicle, with Infatuations of every Description. A Humorous
Poem. In Four Books. With copious Notes explanatory. By Satiricus
Sculptor ., Esq. . . . London : Kirby. [i vol. 8vo] 1814.

"Written by W. H. Ireland from information mostly furnished by T. Coram." — Bohn's
Lowndes, 1864, vol. i, p. 402.

5204. Free Thoughts upon Methodists, Actors., and the Influence of

the Stage ; with an Introductory Letter to Mrs. , of Castle,

Glamorganshire., Upon the Origin of the Drama, &c. By Robert Mansel-



2 26 ^fjafefsprnre i^Hcmonal Hibrarj?, 13ivminQf)am.

Likewise, a Discourse on the Lawfulness and Unlawfulness of Plays ;
written by the Learned Father Caffaro. . . . Hull : Printed for the
Author, etc. [i vol. large duo.] 1814.

Contains references to Shakespeare.

5205. A Guide to Stratford-upon-Avon. By R. B. Wheler. . . .
Stratford-upon-Avon: J. Ward. [i vol. 8vo] 1814.

Other Editions.
Coventry : Merridew. [i vol. 8vo, n.d., about 1825.]
New Edition. Coventry: Merridew. [i vol. sm. 8vo, n.d., about 1826.]

Philomela . . . By Robert Greene . . . [i "vol. 4ro] 18 14. See No. 4775.

5206. The Life & Exploits of that Extraordinary Character^ Sir John
FalstafF, the hero of Shakespear, And Companion of Henry, Prince of Wales ;
with an Account of the Numerous Robberies &' Offences committed by
them ; Particulars of his Amorous Adventures and Gallantries at Windsor,
with Mrs. Ford & Mrs. Page ; His Conduct as a Captain at the Battle of
Shrewsbury, between Percy and Hotspur; A Humorous Description of
his Soldiers ; Trial and Conviction at Maidstone, &c. London: W.
Mason. [i vol. 8vo, n.d., about 1814.]

with Portrait of Falstaff "Engraved from an Original Painting, 200 Years Old."

5207. Explanations and Emendations of some Passages in the Text
of Shakespeare and of Beaumont and Fletcher. By Martinus Scriblerus.
Edinburgh: Constable. [i vol. 8vo] 1814.

5208. Shakspeare's Himself Again : or The Language of the Poet
Asserted : being a full but dispassionate Examen of the Readings and
Interpretations of the several Editors. The whole comprised in a series
of Notes, sixteen hundred in number, and further illustrative of the more
difficult Passages in his Plays, — to the various Editions of which the pre-
sent volumes form a complete and necessary Supplement, ^y Andrew
Becket. . . . London: Valpy. [2 vols. 8vo] 1815.

5209. Another Account of the Incidents, from which The Title,
and a Part of the Story of Shakspeare's Tempest, were derived ; and
the true Era of it ascertained ; evincing the Original Connexion of the
Royal Family with the Poet's Drama. By George Chalmers, F.R.S.S.A.
London : only 40 copies printed by R. and A. Taylor, but, not published,
nor intended to be. [1 vol. 8vo] 1815.

"Of great rarity for a modern book, so much so that one Editor pleasantly observes it costs
as much as a MS. before the invention of printing. This is a little pardonable exaggeration."
— Halliwell : Garland of Shakespeariana, 1 854, p. 4.

5210. Bibliotheca Anglo-Poetica ; or, a Descriptive Catalogue of
a Rare and Rich Collection of Early English Poetry \ in the possession



iSnQlisfj ^^^afecspcnrtann. 227

of Longman, Hurst, etc. Illustrated by Occasional Extracts and Re-
marks, Critical and Biographical. [By A. F. G.] London : Printed by
Davison. [i vol. 8vo] 18 15.

Contains notices of Shakespeare's Sonnets, 1609; Poems, 1640 ; Rape of Lucrecc, 1655, etc.



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