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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

Oétavo, 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, ditto, 1765.
Ditto, Steevens's, dicto, 1766.
Capel's, without date.

N. B. As Steevens publishes from the quartos, for brevity's sake, 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 so or so, that s include him with them, if he is not mentioned.

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A&. Sc. 2. AQ II. Sc. 3, 4. A& III. Sc. 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10. Ad V.

Claudius, King of Denmark,

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· Fortinbras, Prince of Norway,{Aa Iv. Sc. 4. AA V. Sc. 6.
Hamlet, Son to the foriner, A& I. Sc. 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9. A& II, Sc.

5, 6, 7, 8. Act II. 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.

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

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

Ad 1. Sc. 1, 4, 7, 9. Act IIT. Sc. 6, Horatio, Friend to Hamlet, 7, 8. Act IV. Sc. 5. 8. Act V. Sc.

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

AC I. Sc. 2, 5, 6. AA IV. Sc. 6, 7, 9, Laertes, Son to Polonius,

AA V. So. 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, 7• A& III. Sc. 1, 4, 6,

7, 8, 9, AG IV. Sc, 1, 2, 3, 4. Rosencraus,

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

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

AQ V.
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Act V. Sc. 4, 5, 6.
Marcellus, an Officer, {aai.

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

AA I. Sc. I. 4.
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Francisco,
Reynaldo, Servant to Polonius, 3 AA II, Sc. I.

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Soldiers, {Ad 1. sc. .

a The qu's spell this name, Fortinbrasle and Fortenbrafe.

First and 2d qu's, Valtemand; 3d qi and 12 f. Voltemord. c The ift f. spells, Rofincrane, Rofincran, and Rofincrance. The 2d, 3d and 4th 4. Rofincros ; R. and P, Rojencraus in the Dram. Per. but Rosincrofle in the body of the Play. T.-W. and J, Rosencrantz in the Drane. Per. but Rafincranx in the body of the Play. H. Rosincroße.

The qu's, Gwyldensterne; the pit f. Guilderhers and Gwildensterne; the other fo's, Guildenstar and Guilderjare. • The qu's and fo's, Barnarde.

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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.

A SKETCH

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