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June 19, 1594.
Tho. Creede.] An enterlude entitled the Tragedie of Richard the Third, wherein is fhown the Death of Edward the Fourthe, with the Smotheringe of the twoo Princes in the Tower, with the lamentable End of Shore's Wife, and the Contention of the two Houfes of Lancafter and York."
July 20, 1594.
Tho. Creede.] The lamentable Tragedie of Locrine, the eldest Son of K. Brutus, difcourfinge the Warres of the Britains, &c.
Before the beginning of this volume are placed two leaves containing irregular entries, prohibitions, notes, &c. Among these are the following.
As You like it, a book.
310. b. Vol. C.
to be ftaied.
6 This could not have been the work of Shakspeare, as the death of Jane Shore makes no part of his drama. STEEVENS.
7 Probably the play before that of Shakfpeare. STEEVENS. Surely this muft have been Shakspeare's Henry V. which, as well as Much Ado about Nothing, was printed in 1600, when this entry appears to have been made. See the Effay on the chronological order of Shakspeare's plays; article, As you like tt. MALONE.
The dates fcattered over these pages are from 1595 to 1615.
Dec. 1, 1595.
Cuthbert Burby.] A booke entituled Ed-
Aug, 5, 1596.
Edw. White.] A new ballad of Romeo and
Aug. 15, 1597. Rich. Jones.] Two ballads, being the firft and fecond parts of the Widowe of Watling-ftrect.*
Aug. 29, 1597. Andrew Wife.] The tragedye of Richard the Seconde.
Oct. 20, 1597.
Andrew Wife.] The tragedie of King Richard the Third, with the Deathe of the Duke of Clarence.
Feb. 25, 1597.
Andrew Wife.] A booke entitled the Hif
s This is afcribed to Shakspeare by the compilers of ancient catalogues. STEEVENS.
Query, if Shakspeare's play, the firft edition of which appeared in 1597. STEEVENS.
Perhaps the fongs on which the play with the fame title was founded. It may, however, be the play itfelf. It was not uncommon to divide one dramatick piece, though defigned for a fingle exhibition, into two parts. See the King John before that of Shakspeare. STIEVENS.
torie of Henry the Fourth, with his Battle at Shrewsbury against Henry Hottspurre of the North, with the conceipted Mirth of Sir John Falstoff.
July 22, 1598.
James Roberts.] A booke of the Merchaunt of Venyfe, otherwife called the Jewe of Venyle. Provided that it be not prynted by the faid James Roberts or any other whatsoever, without leave firft had from the ryght honourable the Lord Chamberlen.
Aug. 4, 1600.
Tho. Pavyer.] First Part of the Hiftory of
Item, The Second Part of the
Tho. Pavyer.] The Hiftory of Henry the
Aug. 23, 1600.
And. Wife, and Wm. Afpley.] Much Ado about Nothing.
Second Part of the Hiftory of
Oct. 8, 1600.
Tho Fisher,] A booke called a Midfomer
Oct. 28, 1600.
Tho. Heyes.] A booke called the Book of the Merchaunt of Venyce.
Jan. 18, 1601.
John Bufby.] An excellent and pleasaunt
July 26, 1602. James Roberts.] A booke called the Revenge of Hamlett prince of Denmarke, as it was lately acted by the Lord Chamberlain his fer
Aug. 11, 1602.
A booke called the Lyfe and Death of the Lord Cromwell, as yt was lately acted by the Lord Chamberleyne his fervantes.
Arth. Johnfon.] The preceding entered as affigned to him from John Busby. ibid. April 19, 1602.
Tho. Pavyer. ] A booke called Titus Andro
Feb. 7, 1602.
June 25, 1603.
Matt. Law.] Richard 3.
Nath. Butter.] That he get good allowance
Simon Stafford.] A booke called the tragicall Hiftorie of King Leir and his three Daughters, as it was lately acted.
John Wright.] By affignment from Simon. Stafford and confent of Mr. Leake, the tragical Hiftory of King Lear, &c. provided that Simon Stafford fhall have the printing of this
July 3, 1605.
Tho. Pavyer.] A ballad of a lamentable
3 This was a play entitled, When you fee me you know me, or the famous chronicle Hiftorie of King Henrie the Eight, &c. by Samuel Rowley. Printed for N. Butter, 1605. MALONE.
* This is the King Lear before that of Shakspeare.
Query, if the play. STEEVENS.