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From each of the dramatic scenes of Shakspeare that inspired Retzsch with the subjects of his graphic illustrations, we have considered it would be highly useful to give extracts , for the purpose of explaining the artist's idea.

The publication of Hamlet will be followed by that of Macbeth, King Lear, 'Othello, Romeo and Juliet , and other works of the english Æschylus. Each series will contain the illustrations of one of Shakspeare's plays, and may be had separately.

Retzsch, a german draughtsman, published some years since a collection of 26 drawings, representing the principal scenes in Goethe's drama of Faust.

These drawings, where spirit is blended with grace and expression, established his reputation throughout Europe; they have been copied in France and in England. From this artist, who engraved his own designs, we possess also a collection in which he has put in action Schiller's ballad of the Dragon, and another on Fridolin, which are pearly ready for publication.

PARIS. - PRINTED BY RIGNOUX, No 8, FRANC CITIZENS STREET.

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