A Letter On Shakspeare's Authorship Of The Two Noble Kinsmen; A Drama Commonly Ascribed To John…

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byWilliam Spalding

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1833 Excerpt: ... A LETTER ON SHAKSPEARE'S AUTHORSHIP or THE DRAMA ENTITLED THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN. My Dear L, We have met again, after an interval long enough to have made both of us graver than we were wont to be. A few of my rarely granted hours of leisure have lately been occupied in examining a question on which your taste and knowledge equally incline and qualify you to enter. Allow me to address to you the result of my inquiry, as a pledge of the gratification which has been afforded me by the renewal of our early intercourse. Proud as Shakspeabe's countrymen are of his name, it is singular, though not unaccountable, that at this day our common list of his works should remain open to correction. Every one knows that some plays printed in his volumes have weak claims to that distinction; but, while the exclusion even of works certainly not his would now be a rash exercise of prerogative in any editor, it is a question of more interest, whether there may not be dramas not yet admitted among his collected works, which have a right to be there, and might be inserted without the danger attending the dismissal of any already put upon the list. A claim for admission has been set up in favour of Malone's six plays, without any ground as to five of them, and Locrine--Sir John Oldcastlc--Lord Cromwell--The London Prodigal--The Puritan--The Yorkshire Tragedy. B with very little to support it even for the sixth. Ireland's impostures are an anomaly in literary history: even the spell and sway of temporary fashion and universal opinion are oauses scarcely adequate to account for the blindness of the eminent men who fell into the snare. The want of any external evidence in favour of the first fabrication, the Shakspeare papers, was overlooked; and the internal evidence, which was wh...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1833 Excerpt: ... A LETTER ON SHAKSPEARE'S AUTHORSHIP or THE DRAMA ENTITLED THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN. My Dear L, We have met again, after an interval...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217670431

ISBN - 13:9780217670432

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