Notes on Shakespeare; And Memorials of the Urban Club. Comprising a Succinct Account of the Life and Times of the Great Dramatist; Also a History of the Urban Club, and an Account of the Boar's Head Feast and Ceremonies Formerly Observed

Notes on Shakespeare; And Memorials of the Urban Club. Comprising a Succinct Account of the Life and Times of the Great Dramatist; Also a History of the Urban Club, and an Account of the Boar's Head Feast and Ceremonies Formerly Observed

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... them: This hath done both. For, so much were your L. L. likings of the seuerall parts, when they were acted, as before they were published, the Volume asked to be yours. We haue but collected them, and done an office to the dead, to procure his Orphanes, Guardians; without ambition either of felfe-profit, or fame: onely to keepe the memory of so worthy a Friend, & Fellow aliue, as was our Shakespeare, by humble offer of his playes, to your most noble patronage. Wherein, as we haue justly obserued, no man to come neere your L. L. but with a kind of religious addreffe; it hath bin the height of our care, who are the Presenters, to make the present worthy of your H. H. by the perfection. But, there we must also craue our abilities to be considered, my Lords. We cannot go beyond our owne powers. Country hands reach foorth milke, creame, smites, or what they haue: and many Nation (we haue heard) that had not gummes & incense, obtained their requests with a leauened Cake. It was no fault to approch their Gods, by what meanes they could: And the molt, though meanest, of things are made more precious, when they are dedicated to Temples. In that name, therefore, we most humbly consecrate to your H. H. these remaines of your seruant Shakespeare, that what delight is in them, may be euer your L. L. the reputation his, & the faults ours, if any be committed, by a payre so carefull to shew their gratitude both to the liuing and the dead, as is Your Lordshippes most bounden, Iohn Heminge. Henry Condell. Preface TO THE FIRST FOLIO EDITION PUBLISHED IN 1623. TO THE GREAT VARIETY OF READERS, ROM the most able, to him that can but spell: There you are number'd. We had rather you were weigh'd. Especially, when the fate of all Bookes depends...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774566
  • 9781236774569