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INTRODUCTION.

M R . Pope, in the preface to his edition

IV of Shakespear, sets out by declaring, that, of all English poets, this tragedian offers the fullest and fairest subject for criticism, Animated by an opinion of fuch authority, some of the most learned and ingenious of our critics have made correct editions of his works, and enriched them with notes. The fuperiority of talents and learning, which I acknowledge in these editors, leaves me no room to entertain the vain presumption of attempt ing to correct any passages of this celebrated author ; but the whole, as corrected and elucidated by them, lies open to a thorough enquiry into the genius of our great English classic. Unprejudiced and candid judgment will be the surelt ba is of

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