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London: C. J. CLAY AND SONS, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS WAREHOUSE,
AVE MARIA LANE.
Leipzig: F. A. BROCKHAUS.
Bombay: E. SEYMOUR HALE.
KING HENRY V
WITH INTRODUCTION, NOTES, GLOSSARY,
APPENDIX AND INDEXES
SOMETIME SCHOLAR OF TRINITY COLLEGE; EDITOR OF THE CAMBRIDGE MILTON FOR SCHOOLS.'
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AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
I HAVE the pleasure to acknowledge my great obligations to previous editions of Henry V, and various standard works, such as Schmidt's inestimable Lexicon and Mr Stone's edition of the parts of Holinshed that illustrate Shakespeare. To the latter work and to the same scholar's fine introduction to the play I owe most of the historical information given in the present volume.
The metrical “Hints” aim at giving in a small compass the gist of what is commonly agreed upon as to the development and variations of Shakespeare's blank verse. It is almost superfluous to mention my obligations to Dr Abbott's Shakespearian Grammar, which deals more or less with the subject-matter of each of the sections of the “Hints.” I also owe something to other writers, and must thank two friends who kindly read the proof-sheets of the excursus, and made various suggestions as to its arrangement and scope, and on points of detail.
In this volume, as in its predecessors, the Appendix is designed for the use of senior students.
The Indexes were compiled for me.
A. W. V.
K. H. v.