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TWO VOLUMES of this work are now completed, containing the following Plays, for which the Titles and Tables of Contents are given in the first and ninth Numbers :
Number of Plates.
Besides these, the following have also been published, comprising, with the above, twelve Numbers :
HAMLET . . . . . . . 12
*** This Work will not extend beyond Twenty-five Numbers.
Each Number will appear every Two Months.
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The universal horror excited by the incidents of this dreadful tragedy has induced a hope among the admirers of Shakspeare, that it did not really come from his pen; but there are so many marks of transcendent power in the writing, that the doubt cannot be cherished. And there is another merit of the highest quality in the present subject, which ought to obtain for it a more patient and favourable examination. Paradoxical as it may appear, it is, perhaps, the most moral of all the dramas attributed to our great poet. The misfortunes of each party, dreadful or disgusting as they may be deemed, are all the consequence of their own misconduct. The cruelty of Titus and his sons, in sacrificing ALARBUS, excited the enmity of Tamora. Titus's disregard of the betrothal of LAVINIA to Bassianus furnished the pretext for SATURNINUS's persecution of him. Lavinia would have escaped her dreadful fate had she not, with BASSIANUS, vented her taunts and reproaches upon Tamora. Tamora,