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TRAGEDY OF HAMLET,

PRINCE OF DENMARK.

EDITIONS COLLATED.

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THE Tragicall Historie of Hamlet,

Prince of Denmarke. By William Shakespeare. Newly imprinted and enlarged to almost as much againe as it was, according to the true and perfect Coppie. At London, Printed by J. R. for N. L. and are to be sold at his shoppe vnder Saint Dunston's Church in Fleet-street, 1604 *.

2d Quarto. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke. By William Shakespeare. Newly imprinted and enlarged to almost as much againe as it was, according to the true and perfect Coppy. At London, Printed for John Smethwicke, and are to be sold at his Thoppe in Saint Dunston's Church Yeard in Fleetstreet. Vnder the Diall. 1611.

3d Quarto. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. Newly imprinted and inlarged, according to the true and perfect Copy last Printed. By William Shakespeare. London, Printed by R. Young

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* No Copy so old as this seems to have been known by my of the modern Editors or Commentators; they mention none older

than 1605.

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for John Smethwicke, and are to be sold at his Shop in Saint Dunstan's Church-yard in Fleet-street, under the Diall. 1637.

ist Folio. Heminge and Candell, Editors. London, Printed by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. 1623.

2d Folio. The same Editors. London, Printed by Thomas Cotes and John Smethwicke, 1632.

3d Folio. The same Editors. London, Printed for Philip Cherwinde, 1664.

4th Folio. The same Editors. London, Printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster and R. Bentley, 1685.

Octavo, Row's, London, 1709. Duodecimo, Rowe's, ditto, 1714. Large Quarto, Pope's, ditto, 1723. Duodecimo, Pope's, ditto, 1728. Octavo, Theobald's, ditto, 1733. Duodecimo, Theobald's, ditto, 1740. Large Quarto, Hanmer's, Oxford, 1744. Octavo, Warburton's, London, 1747. Ditto, Johnson's, dicto, 1765. Ditto, Steevens's, ditto, 1766. Capel's, without date. • N. B. As Steevens publishes from the quartos, for brevity's fake, I take no notice of him but when he omits giving the various readings of those quarto editions he professes to collate: and it is to be understood, when I say the quartos read fo or so, that include him with them, if he is not mentioned.

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Claudius, King of Denmark, {

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Fortinbras, Prince of Norway, A& IV. Sc. 4. AA V. Sc. 6. Hamlet, Son to the former, A& I, Sc. 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9. A& II, Sc.

5, 6, 7, 8. Ac ni. Sc. 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and Nephew to the present

8, 10, 11. Act IV. Sc. 2, 3, 4. Ad King.

V. Sc. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

SAA 1. Sc. 2,6. A& II. Sc. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Polonius, Lord Chamberlain,

7. A& III. Sc. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11.

A& I. Sc. 1, 4, 7, 9. Act II. Sc, 5, 6, Horatio, Friend to Hamlet, 7, 8. Act IV. Sc. 5. 8. Act V. Sc.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

SAA I. Sc. 2, 5, 6. AA IV, Șe. 6, 79,9, Laertes, Son to Polonius,

10. AA V. Sc. 2, 5. Voltimand,

A&t. I. Sc, 2. Act II. Sc. 4.

Act 1. Sc. 2. Act. II. Sc. 4. Corneelius,

Courtiers,

Act II. Sc. 3, 6, Act III. Sc. 1, 4, 6, Rosencraus,

7, 8, 9, Act IV. Sc. 1, 2, 3, 4.

A. II. Sc. 3,6,7. Ad III, Sc. 1, 4, 6, Guildenstern,

.7, 8, 9. Act IV. Sc. 1, 2, 3. Ofrick, a Fop,

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A& V. Sc. 4, 5, 6. Marcellus, an Officer, {

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Act I. Sc, 1, 4, 7, 9. e Bernardo,

Act I, Sc. I. 4.
Francisco,
Reynaldo, Servant to Polonius, 3 A& II, Sc. 1.

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two Soldiers, {Ad i. Sc. t.

a The qu's spell this name, Fortinbrase and Fortenbrale.

First and 2d qu's, Valtemand; 3d qi and 1 f. Voltemond. c The ift f. spells, Rofincrane, Rofincran, and Rofincrance. The 2d, 3d and 4th f. Rosincros; R. and P, Rojencraus in the Dram. Per. but Rosincrole in the body of the Play. T.-W. and J, Rosencrantz in the Dram. Per. but Rofincrants in the body of the Play. H. Rosincrosse.

a The qu's, Gwyldensterne; the ist f. Guilderßern and Guildensterne; the other fo's, Guildenftar and Guilder.fiare. • The qu's and" fo’s, Barnarde.

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A Captain

A Captain under Fortinbras, {AA IV. Sc. 4.
Ghost of Hamlet's Father, {A&I. Sc. 1,7,8. A& III. Sc. 11.
Gertrude, Q. of Denmark, AQ I. Sc. 2. A& II. Sc. 3,4. AQ 111.
and Mother to Hamlet,

{ Sc. 1, 6, 7, 11. A& IV. Sc. 1, 5, 6,

7,10. A& V. Sc.2, 5. Ophelia, Daughter to Polonius, { sc. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7. AA IV. Sc. 5, 7.

SA& 1. Sc. 5, 6. Ad II. Sc. 2. AA III. Ladies attending on the Queen. Players,

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A& II. Sc. 7. A& III. Sc. 4, 7, 8. Gravemakers,

A& V. Sc. 1. Sailors,

{Aa IV. Sc. 8. Messengers, and other Attendants.

SCENE, ELSINOO R. This Story is taken from the Danish History, written by

Saxo Grammaticus. H.

The qu's, Gertrard and Gertrad. The qu’s and fo’s read I for Ay thro' the whole Play; and frequently eben for iban.

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