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June 19, 1594.
Tragedie of Richard the Third,
30g b. July 20, 1594 Tho. Creede.] The lamentable Tragedie
of Locrine, the eldest Son of K.
Vol. C. Before the beginning of this volume are placed two leaves containing irregular entries, prohibitions, notes, &c. Among these are the following.
to be staied. Comedy of Much Ado about
6 This could not have been the work of Shakspeare, as the death of Jane Shore makes no part of his drama. STEEVENS.
7 Probably the play before that of Shakspeare. STEEVENS.
Surely this must have been Shakspeare's Henry V. which, as well as Much Ado about Nothing, was printed in 1600, what this entry appears to have been made. See the Essay on the chronological order of Shakspeare's plays; article, As you like it. MALONE.
The dates scattered over these pages are
Dec. 1, 1595.
ward the Third and the Black
Aug, 5, 1596.
Aug. 15, 1597.
and second parts of the Widowe
Aug. 29, 1597.
O&t. 20, 1597.
chard the Third, with the Deathe
Feb. 25, 1597.
$ This is afcribed to Shakspeare by the compilers of ancient catalogues. STEEVENS.
Query, if Shakspeare's play, the first edition of which appeared in 1597. STÉEVENS.
Perhaps the songs on which the play with the same title was founded. It may, however, be the play itself. It was not uncommon to divide one dramatick piece, though designed for a single exhibition, into two parts. See the King John before that of Shakspeare. STIEVENS.
torie of Henry the Fourth, with
July 22, 1598.
of Venyse, otherwise called the
Aug. 4, 1600.
the Life of Sir John Oldcastle
Item, The Second Part of the
Aug. 14, 1600.
Fifth, with the Battel of Agin-
Aug. 23, 1600.
Second Part of the History of
Oct. 8, 1600.
65 b. O&. 28, 1600. Tho. Heyes.] A booke called the Book of the Merchaunt of Venyce.
66 Jan. 18, 1601. John Busby. ] An excellent and pleasaunt
conceited comedie of Sir John
assigned to him from John Busby. ibid.
April :19, 1602. Tho. Pavyer. ] A booke called Titus Andronicus.
so b. July 26, 1602. James Roberts.] A booke called the Re
venge of Hamlett prince of Den-
84 b. Aug. 11, 1602. Wm. Cotton. ) A booke called the Lyfe
and Death of the Lord Cromwell,
Feb. 7, 1602.
Crellida, as it is acted by my Lo.
June 25, 1603.
Feb. 12, 1604.
for the Enterlude of Henry 8,
May 8, 1605.
call Historie of King Leir and his
Stafford and consent of Mr. Leake,
July 3, 1605.
Murder done in Yorkshire, by a
3 This was a play entitled, When you see me you know me, or the famous chronicle Historie of King Henrie the Eight, &c. by Samuel Rowley. Printed for N. Butter, 1605. MALONE. * This is the King Lear before that of Shakipeare.
STLEVENS. Query, if the play. STEEVENS.