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Jan 22, 1606.
Love's Labour Loft.
Aug. 6, 1707.
157 b. Aug. 6, 1607. Tho. Thorpe. ) A comedy called What you Will. 6
ibid. O&t. 22, 1607. Arth. Johnson.) The Merry Devil'of Edmonton.?
159 b. Nov. 19, 1607. John Smythwick.) A booke called Hamlett.
The Taminge of a Shrewe.
161 Nov. 26, 1607. Nath. Butter and John Busby. ] Mr. Wil
liam Shakespeare, his Hystorie of
6 Perhaps this is Marston's comedy of What you will.
will. I have a copy of it dated 1607. What you will, however, is the fecond title to Shakfpeare's Twelfth Night. STEEVENS.
This was certainly Marston's play, for it was printed in 1607, by G. Eld, for T. Thorpe. MALONE.
7 The Merry Devil of Edmonton is mentioned in the Blacke Booke by T. M. 1604: " Give him leave to fec The Merry Divel of Edmunton, or A Woman killd with Kindnese."
upon St. Stephen's night at Christ-
161 b. April 5, 1608. Joseph Hunt and Tho. Archer. ] A book
called the Life and Death of the
165 b. May 2, 1908. Mr. Pavyer.] A booke called a Yorkshire
Tragedy, written by Wylliam
167 May 2, 1608. Edw. Blount.] The book of Pericles Prince of Tyre.
167 b. A book called Anthony and Cleopatra.
ibid. Jan. 28, 1608. Rich. Bonian and Hen. Whalley. ] A booke
called the History of Troylus and
May 20, 1609.
& Bound up in a volume of plays attributed to Shakspeare, and once belonging to King Charles II. but now in Mr. Garrick's collection. The initial letters at the end of this entry, fufficiently free Shakspeare of the charge from having been its author. STEEVENS.
Oct. 16, 1609. Mr. Welby. ] Edward the Third.
189 Dec. 16, 1611. John Browne.] A booke called the Lyfe
and Death of the Lo. Cromwell,
Nov. 29, 1614.
of Lord Faulconbridge, bastard
Feb. 16, 1616.
279 March 20, 1617. Mr. Snodham.] Edward the Third, the
Sept. 17, 1618. John Wright.] The comedy called Macedorus.'
293 b. July 8, 1619. Nich. Okes.] A play called the Merchaunt of Venice.
Query, if this was Shakspeare's King John, or some old romance like that of Richard Coeur de Lion. STEEVENS.
It was undoubtedly The famous Historie of George Lord Fauconbridge, a prose romance. I have an edition of it now before me printed for 1. B. dated 1616. Malone.
9 Bound up in a volume of plays attributed to Shakspeare, and once belonging to King Charles the Second, See Mr. Garrick's Collection. STEEVENS.
Vol. D. Oct. 6, 1621. Tho. Walkely.] The tragedie of Othello
the Moore of Venice,
Nov. 8, 1623.
liam Shakespeare's Comedyes and
Measure for Measure.
The Comedy of Errors.
The Winter's Tale.
The Third Part of Henry the Sixt.
Timon of Athens,
Dec. 14, 1624
Widow of Watling Street.
Feb. 23, 1625. Mr. Stansby. ] Edward the Third, the play. 115
April 3, 1626.
Aug. 4, 1626.
any of them.
Jan. 29, 1629.
Nov. 8, 1630.
Sir John Oldcastle.
Tho. Blount to Edward Allott, June 26,
Edward Allott was one of the publishers of the second folio, 1632.
It has hitherto been usual to represent the ancient quartos of our author as by far more incorrect than those of his contemporaries ; but, I fear, that this representation has been continued by many of us, with a design to magnify our own