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SHAKSPEARE, HIS EDITORS, &c.

A short View of Tragedy; its original, excellency, and corruption. With some Reflections on Shakspeare and other Practitioners for the Stage. By Mr. Rymer, Servant to their.Majesties. Small Svo. 1693.

Some Reflections on Mr. Rymer's Short View of Tragedy, and an Attempt at a Vindication of Shakspeare, in an Essay directed to John Dryden, Esq. By Charles Gildon. _ This tract is found only in Gildon's Miscellaneous Letters and Esays on several subjeëls, small 8vo. 1694.

Remarks on the Plays of Shakspeare, By C. Gildon, 8vo. Printed at the end of the seventh volume of Rowe's edition. '1710.

An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Shakspeare, with some Letters of Criticism to the Spectator. By Mr. Dennis. Svo. 1712.

Shakspeare restored: ora Specimen of the many Errors as well committed as unamended, by Mr. Pope in his late Edition of this Poet. Designed not only to correct the said Edition, but to restore the true Reading of Shakspeare in all the Editions ever yet published. By Mr. Theobald. 4to. 1726.

An Answer to Mr. Pope's Preface to Shakspeare, in a Letter to a Friend, being a Vindication of the

old Actors who were the publishers and performers of that Author's Plays. Whereby the Errors of their Edition are further accounted for, and some Memoirs of Shakspeare and the Stage Hislory of his Time are inserted, which were never before collected and published. By a strolling Player. [John Roberts. ] 8vo. 1729.

Some Remarks on the Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark, written by William Shakspeare. Printed for W. Wilkins in Lombard Street. 8vo.

1736.

Explanatory and Critical Notes on divers Passages of 'Shakspeare's Plays, by Francis Peck. Printed with his “ New Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Mr. John Milton.” 4to: 1740.

An Essay towards fixing the true Standards of Witand Humour, Raillery, Satire, and Ridicule: to which is added an Analysis of the Characters of an Humourist, Sir John Falstaff, Sir Roger de Coverley, and Don Quixote. [By Corbyn Morris, Esq.] 8vo. 1744.

Miscellaneous Observations on the Tragedy of Macbeth: with Remarks on Sir Thomas Hanmer's Edition of Shakspeare. To which is affixed — Proposals for a new Edition of Shakspeare, with a Specimen. [By Dr. Samuel Johnson.) 12 mo, 1745.

A Word or two of Advice to William Warburton, a Dealer in many words. By a Friend. Dr. Grey:] With an Appendix containing a talle of William's spirit of railing. Svo. 1746.

Critical Observations on Shakspeare: by John Upton, Prebendary of Rochester. 8vo. First Edition, 1746. Second Edition, 1748.

Esay on English Tragedy, with Remarks on the Abbé Le Blanc's Observations on the English Stage. By William Guthrie, Esq. Svo, no date, but printed

in 1747

An Enquiry into the Learning of Shakspeare, with Remarks on several Pafsages of his Plays. In a Conversation between Eugenius and Neander. By Peter Whalley, A. B. Fellow of St. John's College Oxford. Svo. 1748.

An Answer to certain Passages in Mr. W------'s Preface to his Edition of Shakspeare, together with fome Remarks on the Errors and many false Criticisms in the Work itself. 8vo. 1748.

Remarks upon a late Edition of Shakspeare: with a long string of Emendations borrowed by the celebrated Editor from the Oxford Edition, without acknowledgement. To which is prefixed a Defence of the late Sir Thomas Hanmer, Bart. Addreffed to the Rev. Mr. Warburton, Preacher of Lincoln's Inn, &c. Svo. No date.

The Canons of Criticism and Glossary, being a Supplement to Mr. Warburton's Edition of Shak{peare. Collected from the Notes in that celebrated Work, and proper to be bound up with it. By the other Gentleman of Lincoln's Inn. [Mr. Edwards. ] First Edition. 8vo. 1748. Seventh Edition, with Additions. Svo. 1765.

Remarks on Shakspeare by Mr. Roderick, are printed at the end of this last Edition.

An Attempte to rescue that aunciente English Poet and Play-wrighte Maiser Williame Shakspeare from the many errours faulsely charged on him by certaine new-fangled Wittes; and to let him speak for himselfe, as right well he wotteth, when freede

from the many careless mistakings of the heedless first Imprinters of his Workes. By a Gentleman formerly of Gray's Inn. [Mr. Holt.] 8vo. 1749.

[May 1, 1750, Mr. Holt issued out Proposals for publishing by subscription, both in octavo and twelves, an edition of our author's plays. ]

Miscellaneous Observations on the Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: with a Preface containing some general Remarks on the Writings of Shakspeare. 8vo. 1752.

The Beauties of Shakspeare: regularly selected from each Play: with a general Index digesting them under proper Heads. Illustrated with explanatory Notes, and similar Passages from ancient and modern Authors. By William Dodd, B. A. late of Clare Hall, Cambridge. 2 Vols. 1 2mo. First Edition, 1752. Second Edition, 1757. Third Edition in 3 Vols. 1780.

Shakspeare illustrated: or the Novels and Histories on which the Plays of Shakspeare are founded, collected and translated from the original Authors, with critical Remarks. In two Volumes. [By Mrs. Lenox. ] 12mo. 1753.

À third Volume with the same Title, 1754.

The Novel from which the Play of the Merchant of Venice written by Shakspeare, is taken, translated from the Italian. To which is added, a Translation of a Novel from the Decamerone of Boccaccio. 8vo. 1755.

Critical, Historical, and Explanatory Notes on Shakspeare, with Emendations of the Text and Metre: by Zachary Grey, LL.D. 2 Vols. 8vo. 1755.

The Castrated Letter of Sir Thomas Hanmer, in the Sixth Volume of BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA, wherein is discovered the first rise of the present Bishop of Gloucester's quarrel with that Baronet, about his edition of Shakspeare's plays: to which is added an impartial account of the extraordinary means used to fuppress this remarkable letter. By a Proprietor of that work. [Philip Nichols. ] 4to. 1763.

A Revisal of Shakspeare's Text, wherein the Alterations introduced into it by the more modern Editors and Criticks are particularly considered. [ By Mr. Heath.] 8vo. 1765.

A Review of Dr. Johnson's New Edition of Shakspeare; in which the Ignorance or Inattention of that Editor is exposed, and the Poet defended from the Persecution of his Commentators. W. Kenrick. 8vo. 1765.

An Examination of Mr. Kenrick's Review of Mr. Johnson's Edition of Shakspeare. [By Mr. Barclay. ] 8vo. 1766.

A Defence of Mr. Kenrick's Review of Dr. Johnson's Shakspeare, containing a number of curious and ludicrous Anecdotes of Literary Biography. By a Friend. [i. e. W. Kenrick.] Svo. 1766.

Observations and Conjectures on some Passages of Shakfpeare. [By Tho. Tyrwhitt, Esq.] Svo. 1766.

An Essay on the Learning of Shakspeare, addressed to Jofeph Cradock, Esq. By the Rev. Dr. Richard Farmer. 8vo. 1767. Second Edition, crown. 8vo. 1767. Third Edition; crown octavo, 1789. VOL. II.

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