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The Works of George Peele: now first collected. With some account of his writings, and notes: By the Rev. Alexander Dyce, A.B., 2 vols., were published in 1828. A "Second edition with additions" (the title-page slightly varied) appeared during the next year; and a third volume in 1839.
The Dramatic Works of Robert Greene, to which are added his Poems. With some account of tin author, and Notes: By the Rev. Alexander Dyce, B.A., 2 vols., were published in 1831.
To the latter collection was prefixed a Dedication which I now subjoin, because I am unwilling that it should be forgotten;—
SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART,
THIS WORK IS INSCRIBED,
AS A SLIGnT HARK OF ADMIRATION FOR II IS GENII'S,
AND RESPECT FOR HIS CHARACTER,
BY HIS OBEDIENT SERVANT,
At that period I had the honour of occasionally corresponding with Sir Walter: aud in his Life by Lockhart (vol. vii. p. 272) is a letter addressed to me which shows that he intended to make my editions of Greene, Webster, <fec, the subject of an article for the Quarterly Review; but his kind intentions were frustrated by the fatal malady from which he vainly sought relief in a foreign land.
The present volume contains the whole of the above-mentioned editions of Peele and Greene; nor is it a rncro reprint, important alterations, corrections, and additions having been made throughout.