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HAMLET,

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AS YOU LIKE IT.

A SPECIMEN

OF

A NEW EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE.

LONDON: PRINTED BY T. DAVISON, WHITEFRIARS.

AND

AS YOU LIKE IT. nin qese onts.

A SPECIMEN

OF

A NEW EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE.

BY THOMAS CALDECOTT, ESQ. "

Φασι δε και Αρατον πυθισθαι αυτου, [Τιμωνος] πως την Ομηρου ποίησιν ασφαλως
χτησαιτο τον δε ειπειν, Ει τοις αρχαιοις αντιγραφοις εντυγχανοι, και μη τοις ηδη
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, Diog. Laertii Timon. Amst. 4to. 1698, p. 600.
" And surely, if men, by the lielp of that blessed art of correcting old copies,
proceed to amend, and upon private fancie doe presumne thus to alter publike
records, shortly wee shall bave just cause generally to esteeme those copies most
correct, which least have been corrected."— Explication of a place in Polybius, at
the end of Sir H. Savile's Tacitus, 1622, p. 224, John Bill.

Quæ in veteribus libris reperta mutare imperiti solent, dum Librariorum in.
sectari inscitiam volunt, suam confitentur.- Quint. L. ir. c. iv.

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