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Shakspeare. As performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden.
Printed under the Authority of the Managers from the Prompt Book.
With Remarks by Mrs. Inchbald. [InchbaWs British Theatre. Vol. i.]
London : Longman. [i vol. duo.] 1808.

1674. Shakspeare's King John, Jn Historical Play ; Revised by J.
P. Kemble ; and now published as it is performed at the Theatres Royal.
London : John Miller. [l vol. duo.] 1814.

1676. King John. A Historical Play ; By William Shakspeare.
IFith Prefatory Re?narks. As it is performed at the Theatres Royal.
[Oxberry's New English Drama, Vol. 7.] London : Simpkin, etc.

[i vol. duo.] 1819.

1683. King John, (with the benefit of the Act.) A Burlesque, In
One Act, by Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett, Esq. London : W. Strange.

[i vol. duo.] 1837.

1687. King John. A Tragedy in Five Acts. By William Shak-
speare. With the Stage Business, Cast of Characters, Costumes, Relative
Positions, &c. Also, a list of Authorities for Costumes, by Charles Kean,
Esq. As produced with great Splendour at the Park Theatre. [Edited
by Epes Sargent.] New York: Wm. Taylor. [i vol. duo.] 1846.

1695. King John. A Play, in Five Acts. By William Shakespeare.
T. H. Lacy, London. [i vol. duo., N.D., about 1865.]

1697. King John. A Tragedy, In Five Acts. By William Shak-
speare. With Remarks by D. — G. [George Daniel.] Cumberland's
British Theatre. T. H. Lacy, London, [i vol. duo., n.d., about 1870.]

1699. SIiakspeare''s King John. With Explanatory and Illustrative
Notes and numerous Extracts from the History on which the Play is
founded. By the Rev. John Hunter, M.A. London : Longmans.

I 1 vol. duo.] 187 1.



icuglisi) iSOitions of ti)t Separate |)laj}ft. 6i

iting 31 ear.

"The first edition of King Lear was published in 1608." Knight.

The True Chronicle History of King Leir, and His Three
Daughters, Gonorill, Ragan, and Cordelia. As it hath bene diuers and
fundry times lately ailed. London, Printed by Simon Stafford for lohn
J J Wight. 1605.

Stee-vens's Reprint, 1 766. See Selections, p. 38, No. 501.

Another Reprint of this edition luill be found in Nichols's ' Six Old Plays,' -vol 2. 1779. See Shake-
speariana.

"There was, indeed, an old anonymous play on the subject, an edition of which was put forth
in 1605, under the title of 'The True Chronicle History of King Leir,' etc., * * « mainly
in consequence it would seem of the great popularity of the present drama then ' running' at
the Globe theatre; the publishers probably trusting to foist the elder production upon the
public as Shakespeare's work ; but from this piece he appears to have derived nothing, unless,
perhaps, some hint for the character of Kent." Staunton.

1729. M. William Shake-fpeare, His True Chronicle Hiftory of
the life and death of King Lear^ and his three Daughters. JVith the
vnfortnnate life of Edgar, fonne and heire to the Earle of Glocejier.^ and
his fallen and ajfumed humour of Tom of Bedlam. As it ivas plaid before
the Kings Maiesty at White-Hall., vppon S. Stephens night., in Christmas
HolUdaies. By his iVIaiefties Seruants, playing vfually at the Globe on the
Banck-Side. Printed for Nathaniel Butter. 1608.

Facsimiled by Edmund William Ashbee. London: for Private Circulation only, [i vol. 4to]

1867.
Only fifty copies printed, of which nineteen were subsequently destroyed, thus reducing the actual

number in existence to thirty-one. This is number Thirty. Signed by E. W. Ashbee, John

Tuckett, and J. O. Halliwell.
Another reprint of this Edition ivill be found in Stee-vens''s Twenty Plays. See Selections, p. 37, No. 501.

1734. The Tragedie of King Lear. By Mr. WilUajn Shakespeare.

1623.

The Text from the Folio of 1623 ; With Notices of the knoivn Editions preuioufy iffued. London.
L. Booth, [i vol. 4to] 1864.

1742. The History of King Lear, Acted at the Queen's Theatre.
RevivM with Alterations, By N. Tate. London. Printed for R. Bentley.^
and M. Magnes. [i vol. 4to] 1689.

1744. The History of King Lear, A6led at the Queens Theatre.
Revived with Alterations, By A^. Tate. London., Printed by H. Hills., for
Rich. Wellington., at the Lute in St. Paul's Church-Tard., and E. Rumbold^
at the PoJ} Houfe., Covent Garden., and fold by Bern. Lintott., at the Crafs
Keyes in St. Martin's Lane. [i vol. 4to] 1699.

1756. The History of King Lear., A Tragedy : As it is now a6led
at the King's Theatres. Revived., with Alterations ., by N. Tate. London :
Printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, etc. [i vol. duo.] 1756.



62 SOiiftfspp'ifP fitemorial Htlirari?, Bivmtngfj.im.

1760. The History of King Lear. A Tragedy : As it is now aited
at the King"'s Theatres. Revived, with Alterations, by N, Tate. London:
Printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, etc. [i vol. duo.] 1760.

1761. The History of King Lear. Revived with Alterations. By
N. Tate. Cork: [i vol. duo.] 1761.

1769. King Z^,?r. A Tragedy. By William Shakespeare. Collated
with the Old and Modern Editions. [By C. Jennens.] London : Printed
by W. and J. Richardson. [i vol. 8vo] 1770.

Tragedye of Kynge Leare, by Wm. Shakfpeare. Miscellaneous
Papers, etc., published by S. Ireland. London : [i vol. 8vo] 1796.

1788. Shakspeare's King Lear, (with Nahum Tate's Alterations,)
A Tragedy, Revised by J. P. Kemble ; and now first published as it is
acted at The Theatre Royal in Covent Garden. London : Printed for
the Theatre. [i vol. 8voj 1808.

1790. King Lear : A Tragedy. By JVilUam Shakspere. Manchester.,
R. & W. Dean. [i vol. duo.] 1808.

1792. King Lear : A Tragedy, in Five Acts ; by William Shak-
speare. As performed at the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane and Covent
Garden. Printed under the Authority of the Managers from the Prompt
Book. With Remarks by Mrs. Inchbald. [Lichbald's British Theatre,
Vol. 4.] London : Longman. [i vol. duo.] 1808.

1795. King Lear, a Tragedy; altered from Shakspeare, By Nahum
Tate. IVith Prefatory Retnarks. As it is performed at the Theatres
Royal. [Oxberry^s New English Drama, Vol. 10.] London. Simpkin,
etc. [i vol. duo.] 1820.

1812. Shakespeare''s Tragedy of King Lear, Arranged for Represen-
tation at The Princess's Theatre, with Historical and Explanatory Notes,
by Charles Kean, F.S.A. London : J. K. Chapman, [i vol. 8vo] 1858.

1815. Shakspeare's Tragedy of King Lear. With Explanatory and
Illustrative Notes, Selected Criticisms on the Play, etc. By the Rev.
John Hunter, M.A. London: Longman. [i vol. duo.] 1865.

1817. King Lear. A Tragedy, in Five Acts, by William Shake-
speare. T. H. Lacy, London. [i vol. duo., n.d., about 1866.]

1822. King Lear. A Tragedy, in Five Acts. By William Shak-
speare. With Remarks by D. — G. [George Daniel.] Cumberland's
British Theatre. T. H. Lacy, London, [i vol. duo., n.d., about 1870.]

1824. Shakspere's Tragedy of King Lear. For the use of Rugby
School. Rugby: JV. BiUington. [i vol. 8voJ 187 1.



iSnglislj iiUitions of t\)t Separate |)lai?s. 63

3Lobe'» Haijour's Host.

"This play was one of the fifteen published in Shakspere's life-time. The first edition appeared

in 1598." Knight.

1844. Loues Labour's Loft. By Mr. WiUiafn Shakespeare. 1623.

The Text from the Folio of 1623 ; iv'ith Notices of the knoivn Editions preuioujly ijfued. London.
L. Booth, [i vol. 4to] 1862.

Loues Labours Loft. A Wittie and Pleasant Comedie, As
it was a6led by his Maiefties Seruants at the Blacke-Fr'iers and the Globe.
Written by William Shakespeare. London : Printed by JV. S. for John
Smethivicke. ^^Z^'

Stee-vens's Reprint, 1766. See Selections, p. 37, No. 501.

1860. Love's Labour's Lost. A Comedy, In Five Acts, by
William Shakspeare. Printed from the acting Copy, with Remarks, bio-
graphical and critical, by D. — G. [George Daniel.] Cumberland's
British Theatre. London. [i vol. duo., n.d., about 1838.]

Holjc's Habour 2t£lon.

" Meres mentions a play under this title, as written by Shakespeare. It is, however, supposed to
be no other than All's well that ends well." Bohn's Lowndes.

I^acijfrtj.

'"The Tragedie of Macbeth ' was first published in the folio collection of 1623." Knight.

1885. Macbeth: A Tragedy. AcIqA 2X.t\\e Dvkes-Theatre. London.,
Printed for William Cademan at the Popes-Head in the New Exchange., in
the Strand. [i vol. 4to] 1673.

1889. Macbeth, A Tragedy : With all the Alterations, Amend-
ments, Additions, and New Songs. As it is now Acted at the Dukes
Theatre. London : Printed for J. Clark., and are to be fold by moft
Bookfellers, [1 vol. 4to] 1674.

1891. Macbeth, a Tragaedy. With all the Alterations, Amend-
ments, Additions, and New Songs, yfs ifs now A£led at the Dukes
Theatre. London., Printed for P. Chetwin., and are to be Sold by moft
Bookfellers, [i vol. 4to] 1674.

Though the same date, yet a different Edition from the one preceding. In that Edition the Play
occupies 32 leaves; in this, 35.

1895. Macbeth. A Tragedy. With all the Alterations, Amend-
ments., Additions, and New Songs. As it is now Ailed at the Queen's-
Theatre. London: Printed for y. Ton/on^ etc. [i vol. 4to] 1710.

1906. The Tragedy of Macbeth. Written by Mr. W. Shakespeare.
Collated with the Oldeft Copies, and Correfted ; with Notes Explanatory
and Critical, By Mr. Theobald. Dublin : Printed by M. Rhames, for J.
Smith, etc. [i vol. duo.] 1739.



64 5i)aUrsi)faie IWrmonal ^Liiiravi?, iiiimingijam.

1915. Macbeth : A Tragedy, by William Shalcespear. To which
are added all the Original Songs. London : Printed for Woodfall,
Rivington, etc. [i vol. duo.] 1768.

1916. Macbeth : A Tragedy. By William Shakespeare. To which
is added all the Original Songs, with the Life of the Author. [Written
by Mr Rowe.] Edinburgh : Martin & Wotherspoon.

[l vol. duo,] 1768.

In vol. I of "The Theatre : or, Select Works of the British Dramatic Poets." 1768.

1917. Macbeth ; A Tragedy, by Shalcespear. To which are added
all the Original Songs. As performed at the Theatres Royal in Drury-
Lane and Covent-Garden. London : Printed for J. Rivington, Strahan,
etc. [1 vol. duo.] 1770.

1919. Macbeth. A Tragedy. By William Shakespeare. Collated
with the Old and Modern Editions, [By C. Jennens.] London, Printed
by Bowyer and Nichols, [i vol, 8vo] 1773-

1923. Macbeth : a Tragedy, by Shakespear, To which are added
all the Original Songs. London : W. Oxlade. [i vol. duo.] 1776.

1930. Macbeth : J Tragedy. Written by William Shakspeare.
With Notes and Efnendations^ by Harry Rowe, Trumpet-Major to the
High Sheriffs of Yorkshire j and Master of a Puppet-Show. The Second
Edition. York : Wilson, etc., and sold by Vernor and Hood, London.

[i vol. 8vo] 1799.

"The real editor was Dr. Andrew Hunter of York, who published it for the purpose of assisting
Harry Rowe in his long sickness and poverty." Catalogue of Manchester Reference Library,
1864, p. 638.

1932, Macbeth, A Tragedy, Written by William Shakespeare,
As it is performed at the Theatres Royal Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden,
London : H, Whitworth, [i vol, duo,, n,d,, about 1800.]

1937, Macbeth ; a Tragedy, by William Shakspeare, Printed from
the Text of Samuel Johnson and George Steevens, as last revised by Isaac
Reed. With selected and original Anecdotes and Annotations, Biogra-
phical^ Explanatory^ Critical and Drainatic. London, Mathews and Leigh.

[i vol. 8vo] 1807.

1939. Macbeth; a Tragedy, in Five Acts ; by William Shakspeare.
As performed at the Theatres Royal, Covent Garden and Drury Lane.
Printed under the Authority of the Managers from the Prompt Book.
With Remarks by Mrs, Inchbald, [Inchbald's British Theatre, vol, 4,]
London : Longman. [i vol, duo.] 1808,



iSnglisf) iSDittons of tfjc Separate |)Iai)s. 65

1947. Macbeth. A 'Tragedy ; by William Shakspcare. frith Pre-
fatory Remarks, [Signed G. Soane.] As it is performed at the Theatres
Royal. [Oxberry's New English Drama, vol. 14.] London: Simpkin, etc.

[l vol. duo. J 1821.

1961. Macbet : a Trajedi, by Wilyam sacsper. Fonetic Famili
Edifun^ with bref Ecsplanaturi Nots, bi Alecs. J. Elis, B.A. Lundun :
Pitman. [i vol. duo.] 1849.

1962. Macbeth Travestie. A. Burlesque. In Two Acts. As
Performed at Henley on the day of the Regatta, June 17, 1847. Third
Edition. Oxford : E. T. Spiers. [i vol. duo.] 1850.

1963. Macbeth : a Tragedy, by Shakespeare. Norwich : Muskett.

[i vol. 4to] 1853.

Shakespeare Restored. A work consisting of Macbeth, with Introduction and Notes. [By
Hastings Elwin.]

1966. Macbeth, Somewhat removed from the Text of Shakespeare.
In Two Acts. By Francis Talfourd. Fourth Edition. Copious Altera-
tions and Introductions. T. H. Lacy, London.

[i vol. duo., N.D., about 1853.]

1974. Shakespeare's Macbeth : with the Chapters of Holliiished's
" Historic of Scotland " on which the Play is based. With Notes, etc.
By Walter Scott Dalgleish. Second Edition. London : Nelson and Sons.

[i vol. 8vo] 1866.

1977. Shakespeare's Macbeth. Arranged for Dramatic Reading,
with short Sketches of some of the Omitted Scenes. By Lin Rayne.
Bosworth, London. [i vol. duo.] 1868.

1981. Macbeth, King of Scotland. A Tragedy, in Five Acts. By
.William Shakespeare. T. H. Lacy, London.

[i vol. duo., N.D., about 1869.]

1983. Shakespeare Select Plays Macbeth Edited by W. G.
Clark, M.A. and W. A. Wright, M.A. Oxford At the Clarendon Press

[l vol. 8vo] 1869.

1985. Macbeth. A Tragedy, in Five Acts, by Shakespeare. With
Remarks by D — G. [George Daniel.] Cumberland's British Theatre.
T. H. Lacy, London. [i vol. duo., n.d., about 1870.]

1987. Shakspeare's Tragedy of Macbeth. With Explanatory and
Illustrative Notes ; Selected Criticisms on the Play ; and numerous
Extracts from the History on which the Play is founded. By the Rev.
John Hunter, M.A. New Edition. London : Longmans.

[i vol. duo.] 1871.



66 ^ijaftfspravf i*lcmonal Hibraii?, Btvmmgi)«im.

iiWcasuiT for f^leasuvc.

"Tliis comedy was first printed in the folio collection of 1623." Knight.

The Right Excellent and Famous Historye of Promos and
Cassandra : Divided into Commical Discourses. In the Fyrfte Parte is
fliowne, The unfufFerable Abufe of a lewde Magistrate The Vertuous
Behaviours of a chafle Ladye : The uncontrowled Leawdenes of a
favoured Curtisan : And the undeferved Eftimation of a pernicious
Parasyte. In the Second Parte is difcourfed, The perfe6l Magnanimitye
of a noble Kinge, in checking Vice and favouringe Vertue : Wherein is
ihov/ne, The Ruyne and Overthrow^e of difhoneft Praclifes : with the
Advauncement of upright Dealing. The Worke of George Whetstones
Gent. Formes nulla Fides. I57°"

Reprint, in Nicliolis 'Six Old Plays,'' 'vol. 1. 1779. "The Promos and Cassandra of George
Whetstone, printed in 1578, but not acted, was, there can be no doubt, the foundation
upon which Shakspere built his Measure for Measure." Knight.

2017. Meafure for Meafure, or Beauty the Beft Advocate. As it
is Acted at the Theatre in Lincolns-Inn- Fields. Written Originally by
Mr. Shakefpear : And now very much Altered ; [by C. Gildon.] With
Additions of feveral Entertainments of Musick. London : Printed for D.
Brown., and R. Parker. [i vol. 4to.] 1 700.

Collation : title and preliminary, 4 leaves ; pp. i - 48. Pp. 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 47, and 48
are misprinted 38, 39, 37, 36, 34, 35, 39, and 84.

2023. Measure for Measure. A Comedy. Written by Shakespear.
As it is Acted at the Theatres of London and Dublin. Dublin : Sarah
Cotter. [i vol. duo.] 1761.

2032. Shakspeare's Measure for Measure, a Comedy, revised by
J. P. Kemble ; and now first published as it is acted at The Theatre Royal
in Covent Garden. London: J. Ridgway. [1 vol. 8vo] 1803.

2036. Measure for Measure ; a Comedy, in Five Acts ; as performed
at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. By William Shakspeare. Printed
under the Authority of the Managers from the Prompt Book. With
Remarks by Mrs. Inchbald. [Inchbald's British Theatre, vol. 3.]
London: Longman. [i vol. duo.] 1808.

2042. Measure for Measure, A Comedy; By W. Shakspeare.
With Prefatory Remarks. [Oxberry's New English Drama, vol. 16.]
London. Simpkin, etc. [i vol. duo.] 1822.

2054. Measure for Measure. A Comedy, In Five Acts. By
William Shakspeare. With Remarks by D. — G. [George Daniel.]
Cumberland's Biitish Theatre. T. H. Lacy, London.

[i vol. duo., N.D., about 1870.]



iHnglis!) iiUitions of tfjc *rparatc piam, 67

STije Ulcrcijant of Vntife.

"The Merchant of Venice . . . was first printed in 1600." Knight.

The Excellent History of the Merchant of Venice, with
the Extreme Cruelty of Shylocke the lew towards the faide Merchant,
in cutting a iuft Pound of his Flefh. And the obtaining of Portia, by the
Choyfe of Three Cajkets. Written by W. Shakespeare. Printed by
J. Roberts. 1600.

Stee-vens's Reprint, 1766. See Selections, p. 37, No. 501.

2077. The Merchant of Venice. By Mr. William Shakespeare.

1623.

The Text from the Folio of 1623 ; ivith Notices of the knotun Editions preuioujly ijfued. London.
L. Booth, [i vol. 4to] 1862.

2086. The Jew of Venice. A Comedy. As it is Adled at the
Theatre in Little-Lincolns-Inn-Fields.^ by His Majefty's Servants. [By
George Granville, Lord Lansdowne.] London^ Printed for Ber. Lintott.

[i vol. 4to] 1701.

"The 'Jew of Venice,' by Lord Landsdown, is an alteration of this play, and was acted in 1701.
The noble author made some emendations in the work, but having made the Jew a comic
character, as such he caused more laughter than detestation, which wholly destroyed the
moral designed by the original author." Mrs. Inchbald.

2090. The Jew of Venice. A Comedy. Written Originaly By WLx.
Wm. Shakespear. Now altered & very much improved, By the Hon.
M. Granville. Printed for T. Johnson, at the Hague.

[i vol. sm. 8vo] 1711.

2101. The Merchant of Venice. A Comedy. As it is Aded at
the Theatres-Royal in Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden. By Shakespeare.
London: J. Wenman. [i vol. 8vo] 1777.

2111. The Merchant of Venice, a Comedy, Altered fro7n Shakespeare.
[by Dr. R. Valpy,] as it was Acted at Reading School. Reading : Smart,
etc. [i vol, 8vo] 1802.

2113. The Comedy of the Merchant of Venice. By William Shak-
speare. With the Notes and Illustrations of Various Commentators,
and Remarks by the Editor. [A. Eccles.] Dublin : Jones.

[1 vol. 8vo] 1805.

2114. Merchant of Venice : a Comedy. By JViUiam Shakspere.
Accurately printed from the Text of Johnson & Steevens' last Edition.
Manchester, R. & W. Dean. [i vol. duo.] 1806.



68 Sljaftfspcare iitemorial Hilirarg, Birmtngijam.

2115. The Merchant of Venice ; a Comedy, in Five Acts ; by
William Shakspeare. 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. 2.]
London: Longman. [i vol. duo.] i8o8.

2117. Shakspeare's Merchant of Venice, a Comedy, revised by J. P.
Kemble ; and now first published as it is acted at The Theatre Royal in
Covent Garden. London: Printed for the Theatre, [i vol. 8vo] iBiO.

2124. The Merchant of Venice, a Comedy ; By William Shakspeare.
IFith Prefatory Re?narks. As it is performed at the Theatres Royal.
[Oxberry's New English Drama, vol. lo.] London. Simpkin, etc.

[i vol. duo.] 1820.

2133. The Merchant of Venice Travestie, A Burlesque. In One
Act. By the Author of " Macbeth Travestie," etc. Oxford: E. T.
Spiers. [i vol. duo.] 1849.

2137. Shakespeare's Play of the Merchant of Venice, arranged for
Representation at the Princess's Theatre, with Historical and Explanatory
Notes, by Charles Kean, F.S.A. Second Edition. Entered at Stationers'
Hall. London: J. K. Chapman, etc. [1 vol. 8vo] 1858.

2140. The tnost excellent Historie of the Merchant of Venice
Written by William Shakspeare. New York : D. Appleton and Co.

[i vol. 4to] i860.

Printed by Clay, London; illustrated by Birket Foster, G. H Thomas, H. Brandling, etc. Being
intended for the use of families, a few lines, thought to be objectionable, are omitted.

2144. The most excellent Historie of the Merchant of Venice.
With the extreame crueltie of Shylocke the lewe towards the sayd
Merchant, in cutting a iust pound of his flesh : and the obtayning of Portia
by the choyse of three chests. Written by William Shakespeare. 1600.
Abbreviated and adapted for social Reading in Parts by the Swanswick
Shakespeare Circle and Edited by John Earle, M.A. Bath: Printed by
R. E. Peach. London : Longman. [l vol. 8vo] 1862.

2147, The Merchant of Venice, as produced at the Winter Garden
Theatre of New York, January, 1867, by Edwin Booth. A New Adapt-
ation to the Stage. With Notes, original and selected, and Introductory
Articles, by Henry L. Hinton. New York: Printed by C. A. Alvord.

[i vol. 8vo] 1867.

2151. Shakespeare Select Plays The Merchant of Venice Edited
by W. G. Clark, M.A. and W. A. Wright, M.A. Third Edition Oxford
Clarendon Press [\ vol. 8vo] 1869.



iEnglisf) iEtiittottS of ti)t Separate IJIars. 69

2153. Shak,speare''s Comedy of The Merchant of Venice : with
Introductory Remarks ; copious Interpretation of the Text ; and numerous
Critical and Grammatical Notes. By the Rev. John Hunter, M.A.
New Edition. London : Longmans. [i vol. duo.] 1869.

2155. 1 he Merchant of Venice. A Comedy. By William Shake-
speare. T. H. Lacy, London. [i vol. duo., n.d., about 1870.]

2157. The Merchant of Venice A Comedy, in Five Acts, by
Shakespeare. With Remarks by D — G. [George Daniel] Cumberland's
British Theatre. T. H. Lacy, London, [i vol. duo., n.d., about 1870.]

2159. Shakespeare's Comedy of The Merchant of Venice. Edited,
with Notes, by William J. Rolfe. A.M. ff^ith Engravings. New Tork :
Harper: [i vol. Svo] 1871.

2160. The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakspere. Arranged
for Representation at the Prince's Theatre, Manchester, by Charles
Calvert. Manchester: A. Ireland and Co. [i vol. Svo] 1871.

STije IWerri? ffiBibes of ffiSaintisor.

"The first edition of this play was published in 1602." Knight.

A Most pleasaunt and excellent conceited Comedie, of Syr
lohn Fahtaffe^ and the merrie Wiues of Windsor. Entermixed with
sundrie variable and pleasing humors, of Syr Hugh the Welch Knight,
lustice Shallow., and his wise Cousin M. Slender. With the swaggering
vaine of A undent Pistoll., and Corporall Nym. By JVilUam Shakespeare.
As it hath bene diuers times Acted by the right Honourable My Lord
Chamberlaines seruants. Both before her Maiestie, and else-where.
London Printed by T.C. for Arthur lohnson, and are to be sold at his
shop in Powles Church-yard, at the signe of the Flower de Leuse and
the Crowne. 1602.

The First Sketch of Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor. Edited by James Orchard
Halliwell. Shakespeare Society Publications. Vol. 14. 1842.

A Most Pleafant and Excellent Conceited Comedy, of Sir
lohn Falstaffe, and the Merry Wiues of Windfor. With the Swaggering
Vaine of Ancient Pistoll, and Corporall Nym. Written by W. Shake-
speare. Printed for Arthur Johnson. 1619.

Stee'vens's Reprint. See Selections^ p. 37, No. 501.

2190. The Merry Wiues of Windfor. By Mr. JViUiam Shake-
speare. 1623.

The Text from the Folio of 1623 ; ivith Notices of the knoivn Editions preiiioujly ijjiied. London.
L Booth, [i vol. 4to] 1862.



70 Si)afee»pea« iWemorial ILifjrarp, iJirmingljam.

The Merry Wives of Wlndfor. With the Humours of Sir
lohn FalstafFe, as also, The Swaggering Vaine of Ancient Pistoll, and
Corporal! Nym. Written by William Shake-speare. Newly Corrected.
London: Printed by T. H. for R. Meighen. 1630.

Stee-veni's Reprint. See Selections, p. 37, No. 501.

2201. The Cortiical Gallant : or the Amours of Sir John Faljiaffe.
A Comedy. As it is Ailed at the Theatre Royal in Drury-lane. By his
Majefty's Servants. ^^^ Mr Dennis. London^ Printed, and Sold by
A. Baldwin. [i vol. 4to] 1702.

The Dedication of this alteration of the Merry Wives of Windsor contains a Notice of the tradition
relating to Queen Elizabeth and this play. According to Mr. Halliwell, this is the earliest
mention we have of this tradition. ^See the Introduction to the " First Sketch of the Merry fVii



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