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thakespeare

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CONCORDANCE

то

SHAKESPEARE:

SUITED TO ALL THE EDITIONS,

IN WHICH

THE DISTINGUISHED AND PARALLEL PASSAGES
IN THE PLAYS OF THAT JUSTLY ADMIRED
WRITER ARE METHODICALLY

ARRANGED.

TO WHICH ARE AD D E Dj

THREE HUNDRED NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS,

ENTIRELY NEW.

[By Andrew Bicket 7

LONDON:

RINTED FOR G. G. J. AND J. ROBINSON,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

M.DCC.LXXXVII.

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BIBLIOTHECA)
REGIA
MONACENSIS

ADVERTISEMENT.

is defervedly placed at

the head of our Dramatic Writers. There is not, however, at this time, any neceffity for inquiring into his feveral merits and excellencies: they have been already particularly pointed out by his very numerous commentators. The defign of the present publication, is to bring into one view the parallel paffages of the poet, fo as to form a kind of Concordance to his works. The utility of such a compilation must be obvious, and indeed especially fo, when it is confidered, as is obferved by Dr. Johnson,-" that the plays "of Shakespeare are filled with practical ax"ioms and domeftic wisdom; and that a fyf❝tem of civil and economical prudence may "be collected from them." The Editor is therefore in hope, as it has been his study, in the following selection, to make choice of fuch particular paffages of his author, as might serve to confirm the juftness and propriety of the

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