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Photograph showing the Title-Page and the page opposite of the
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Plate I.



MR. WIUUIAM ARGOMB:
The

KEY

To

SHAKESPEARE

BY

The Anatomy of The Fig-ure

On the Title-Page of the FoHo of 1623 of the

Shakespeare Plays

WITH

Notes to Love's Labour Lost, and with Key and Notes to the

Sonnets, found in Two Old Volumes at the

Court of Navarre



Take this Key, give enlargement to the

swaine, bring him festinately hither: I

must employ him in a letter to my love.

L. L. L. III. 1. 5. Folio of 1628.



BY
TH. T. NAAE, B. S., M. D.



The Times Press, Graettinger, Iowa
1915



Copyright, 1915 by
TH. T. NAAE, B. S., M. D.

All rights reserved









To The IMemory

of




THE AUTHOR MASTER



Plate II.



CONTENTS

Page

Prologue 5

To the Reader 7

Chapter I.

A Visit to the Court of Navarre 9

Chapter II.

The Anatomy and Meaning of The Figure on the Title-
page of the Folio of 1623 15

Chapter III.

Notes to Love's Labour Lost 23

Chapter IV.

Key and Notes to the Sonnets 52

Chapter V.

Conclusion 93

Chapter VI.

'Greasy Jone' 96

Chapter VII.

Epilogue 99

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Facsimile of Title-page of Folio of 1623— Plate L

Frontispiece

Dedication — Plate II 2

The Introductory Poem — Plate III 4

Title-page of Folio— Plate IV 5

Meaning of the Introductory Poem — Plate V 14

Meaning of The Figure — Plate VI 15

The Master Schoolmaster — Plate VII 23

Facsimile of title-page De Augmentis — PlateVIII 43

The Mask removed— Plate Vll.-a 65

Facsimile of page 9 of Folio — Plate IX 103

The Mask (reduced 1/2)— Plate X 108

The Monogram (reduced 1/2)— Plate XI 109



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Photo-Facsimile of the Intvoductoi-y Poem on the page
opposite the title-page of the Folio of UVZ:] (reduced V2).



Plate III.



The Key To Shakespeare



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