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MERCHANT of VENICE.

B Y

WILL. SHAKSPERE:

Printed Complete from the TEXT of

SAM. JOHNSON and GEO. STEEVENS,

And revised from the last Editions,

When Learning's triumph o'er her barb'rous foes
First rear'd the Stage, immortal SH.JKSPERE rose;
Each change of many-colour'd life he drew,
Exhausted worlds, and then imagin'd new :
Existcnce saw him spurn her bounded reign,
And panting Time toild after him in vain :
His pow'rful strokes presiding Truth confessid,
And unresisted Passion storin'd the breast,

DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON

LONDON:

Printed

for, and under the direction of, JOHN Berl, Fritish Library, STRAND.

MDCCLXXXV.

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