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THE

COMEDIES, HISTORIES, TRAGEDIES,

AND POEMS

OF

WILLIAM SHAKSPERE.

EDITED BY

CHARLES KNIGHT.

“ It is a thing scarcely believable how much, and how boldly, as well the
common writers that from time to time have copied out his works, as also
certain that have thought themselves liable to control and emend all men's
doings, have taken upon them in this author; who ought with all reverence
to have been handled of them, and with all fear to have been preserved from
altering, depraving, or corrupting.”

Udall's Preface to Erasmus's Apophthegms (applied there to Plutarch).

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