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June 19, 1594.
Tho. Creede.) An enterlude entitled the

Tragedie of Richard the Third,
wherein is shown the Death of
Edward the Fourthe, with the
Smotheringe of the tivoo Princes
in the Tower, with the lament-
able End of Shore's Wife, and the
Contention of the two Houses of
Lancaster and York.6

30g b. July 20, 1594 Tho. Creede.] The lamentable Tragedie

of Locrine, the eldest Son of K.
Brutus, discoursinge the Warres
of the Britains, &c.

810 b.

Vol. C. Before the beginning of this volume are placed two leaves containing irregular entries, prohibitions, notes, &c. Among these are the following.

Aug. 4th.
As You like it, a book.
Henry the Fift, a book."

to be staied. Comedy of Much Ado about

Nothing

6 This could not have been the work of Shakspeare, as the death of Jane Shore makes no part of his drama. STEEVENS.

7 Probably the play before that of Shakspeare. STEEVENS.

Surely this must have been Shakspeare's Henry V. which, as well as Much Ado about Nothing, was printed in 1600, what this entry appears to have been made. See the Essay on the chronological order of Shakspeare's plays; article, As you like it. MALONE.

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The dates scattered over these pages are from 1595 to 1615.

Dec. 1, 1595.
Cuthbert Burby;] A booke entituled Ed-

ward the Third and the Black
Prince, their warres with King
John of France.

Aug, 5, 1596.
Edw. White.] A new ballad of Romeo and
Juliett.

Aug. 15, 1597.
Rich. Jones. ] Two ballads, being the first

and second parts of the Widowe
of Watling-strect.*

Aug. 29, 1597.
Andrew Wife.] The tragedye of Richard

the Seconde.

O&t. 20, 1597.
Andrew Wise.) The tragedie of King Ri-

chard the Third, with the Deathe
of the Duke of Clarence.

Feb. 25, 1597.
Andrew Wise!) A booke entitled the Hif-

22 b.

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25

$ This is afcribed to Shakspeare by the compilers of ancient catalogues. STEEVENS.

Query, if Shakspeare's play, the firft edition of which appeared in 1597. STÉEVENS.

Perhaps the songs on which the play with the same title was founded. It may, however, be the play itself. It was not uncommon to divide one dramatick piece, though designed for a single exhibition, into two parts. See the King John before that of Shakspeare. STIEVENS.

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torie of Henry the Fourth, with
his Battle at Shrewsbury against
Henry Hottspurre of the North,
with the conceipted Mirth of Sir
John Falstoff.

July 22, 1598.
James Roberts.) A booke of the Merchaunt

of Venyse, otherwise called the
Jewe of Venyse. Provided that it
be not prynted by the said James
Roberts or any other whatsoever,
without leave first had from the
ryght honourable the Lord Cham-
berlen.

Aug. 4, 1600.
Tho. Pavyer. ] First Part of the History of

the Life of Sir John Oldcastle
Lord Cobham.

Item, The Second Part of the
History of Sir John Oldcastle Lord
Cobham, with his Martyrdom.

Aug. 14, 1600.
Tho. Pavyer.] The History of Henry the

Fifth, with the Battel of Agin-
court, &c.

Aug. 23, 1600.
And. Wife, and Wm. Aspley. ] Much Ado

about Nothing.

Second Part of the History of
King Henry the Fourth, with the
Humours of Sir John Falstaff,
written by Mr. SHAKESPERĘ.

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Oct. 8, 1600.
Tho Fisher, ] A booke called a Midsomer
Nyghte Dreamc.

65 b. O&. 28, 1600. Tho. Heyes.] A booke called the Book of the Merchaunt of Venyce.

66 Jan. 18, 1601. John Busby. ] An excellent and pleasaunt

conceited comedie of Sir John
Faulstoff and the Merry Wyves of

Windsore.
Arth. Johnson.] The preceding entered as

assigned to him from John Busby. ibid.

April 19, 1602. Tho. Pavyer. ] A booke called Titus Andropicus.

So b.
July 26, 1602.
James Roberts.] A booke called the Re-

venge of Hamlett prince of Den-
marke, as it was lately acted by
the Lord Chamberlain his fer-

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vants.

84 b.

Aug. 11, 1602.
Wm. Cotton. ) A booke called the Lyfe

and Death of the Lord Cromwell,
as yt was lately acied by the Lord
Chamberleyne his fervantes.

Feb. 7, 1602.
Mr. Roberts.] The booke of Troilus and

Cressida, as it is acted by my Lo.
Chamberlen's men.

85 b.

91 b.

98

120

June 25, 1603.
Matt. Law.] Richard 3.
Richard 2.

all kings.
Henry 4. i ft. Part.

Feb. 12, 1604.
Nath. Butter. ] That he get good allowance

for the Enterlude of Henry 8,
before he begin to print it; and
then procure the warden's hand to
it for the entrance of yt, he is to
have the same for his copy.

May 8, 1605.
Simon Stafford.] A booke' called the tragi-

call Historie of King Leir and his
three Daughters, as it was lately

acted.
John Wright. ] By assignment from Simon

Stafford and consent of Mr. Leake,
the tragical History of King Lear,
&c. provided that Simon Stafford
shall have the printing of this
book.“

July 3, 1605.
Tho. Pavyer.] A ballad of à lamentable

Murder done in Yorkshire, by a
Gent. upon two of his owne Chil-
dren, sore wounding his Wife and
Nurse,' &c.

123

ibid.

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3 This was a play entitled, When you see me you know me, or the famous chronicle Historie of King Henrie the Eight, &c. by Samuel Rowley. Printed for N. Butter, 1605. MALONE. * This is the King Lear before that of Shakipeare.

STLEVENS. Query, if the play. STEEVENS.

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