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THOMAS EWING
The PLAYS of
SHAKESPEARE,

From the TEXT of o
Dr. S. JOHNSON.

With the Prefaces, Notes,&t.of
ROWE, POPE, THEOBALD, HANMER,

WARBURTON, JOHNSON,
And felet Notes from many other

CRITICS.
Also, the Introduction of the laft Editor

MR.CAPELL;
And a Table Jhewing bis Various Readings.

Vol. I. PART.I.
DUBLIN, 1774.

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BODL. LIBR

26. MAR. 1917 OXFORD

ADVERTISE MEN T.

THE Reader will be enabled to judge of this Edi-

tion of Shakespear, by comparing the following
Table of Contents, with that of any other hitherto pub-
lished,

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1. The Text is printed from Dr. Johnson's, except in a
few places mentioned in the Notes.

2. The Prefaces of all the Editors, ending with Mr.
Capell, are given entire,

3. All the Notes on each Play, by Mr. Rowe, Mr. Pope,
Mr. Theobald, Sir Thomas Hanmer, Dr. Warburton, and
Dr. Johnson, are here collected together, and printed in
proper order at the end of the Volume,
of Mr. Theobald's only excepted, wherein he tediously
records the restoration of an obviously right reading, from
some of the old editions.

A very few

4. All the Notes and Observations, in the following
books, which the labours of the fore-mention's Editors
did not include, are, with much trouble, collected and
diftributed throughout the Notes. (The Capitals at the
end of the Lines, express the Marks in the Notes,) viz.

The Canons of Criticism, by Mr. Edwards, and the
Supplement by Mr. Roderick.

Can.
The Revisal of Shakespear's Text.

Revis.
Mr. Farmer's Etay on the Learning of Shakespear.

FARK.

Observations and Conjectures on several passages of
Shakespear, printed by Prince at Oxford.

OBS. & Con.
Mr. Seward's Notes on Beaumont and Fletcher. Sewa.
Mr. Kenrick’s Remarks on Dr. Johnson's edition of
Shakespear.

KENRICK
The Anonymous Criticisms in the Magazines and publick

Papers; and a few under the fame Signature, which
fome Friends have communicated.

ANON,

5. A Table is added at the end of each Volume; shew-
ing the Variations, of any importance, between the Texts of
Dr. Johnson and the last laborious Editor, Mr. Capell.

6. The Poems, which are unquestionably Shakespear's,
and which have very unreasonably been omitted in almost
all the editions of his Works, are hereunto added.

7. At the top of the first page of the Tempest, is given an
engraving of Shakespeare in miniature, executed by Mr. Picot
of London, from a Drawing by Mr. Reilly of this City,
after a Picture now in the poffeffion of David Garrick, Esq;
and which formerly belonged to Sir William D'Avenant,

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