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PART I. Preratory Essay: Explanatory of the Plan of the Work, and containing an Inquiry into the Merits of Shakspeare's Principal Editors, Commentators, and Critics . . 3
Memorials of Shakspeare; or Sketches of his Character and Genius.
On the Characteristics of Shakspeare.-Coleridge. 73
On the Universality of the Genius of Shakspeare, and on his Irregularities in relation to Dramatic Unity.-Campbell. 87
On the Genius of Shakspeare, and on his Four Dramas, Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet, and Lear.-BLACKWOOD's EDINBURGH Magazine. . . . . . . 93
On the Character and Feelings of Shakspeare.- Frederick' SCHLEGEL. . . . . . . . 105
On the Influence of Shakspeare over the Human Mind.RETROSPECTIVE Review. . . . . . . 110
On Shakspeare, and on the Character of his Tragedies.MADAME DE STAEL Holstein. . . . . . 113
On Shakspeare, and on the Character of his Comedies.GREGORY. . . . . . . . . 128
On the Fame and Acquirements of Shakspeare. -AUGUSTUS WILLIAM SCHLEGEL. . . . . . . 131
• MEMORIALS :
SH A KS PEARE;
HIS CHARACTER AND GENIUS,
BY VARIOUS WRITERS,
NOW FIRST COLLECTED :
A PREFATORY AND CONCLUDING ESSAY,
BY NATHAN DRAKE, M.D. H.A.L.
AUTHOR OF SHAKSPEARE AND HIS TIMES,”
FORMING A VALUABLE ACCOMPANIMENT TO
EVERY EDITION OF THE POET.