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affections, and taught by the force of feeling when to forego the forms of propriety for the essence of it.”

To embody such conceptions—to give to each exquisite creation a “local habitation" in the mind's eye--is the object of the present work. Artists of the highest reputation have been engaged to produce characteristic portraits of the great Shakspeare Heroines, to show them “not mere poetical abstractions, nor, as they have been termed, mere 'abstractions of the affections':

But common clay ta'en from the common earth,
Moulded by God, and tempered by the tears
Of angels to the perfect form of-woman."

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SUBJECT.

ARTIST.

PLAT MIRANDA . . . . . . . J. Hayter . . . . . . Tempest. JULIA . . . . . . . . A. Egg . . . . . . . Two Gentlemen. SILVIA . . . . . . . J. W. Wright . . . . . Two Gentlemen. Mrs. FORD. .... E. Corbould ..... Merry Wives. Mrs. PAGE .... J. W. Wright . .... Merry Wives. ANNE PAGE ...... J. W. Wright . .... Merry Wives. OLIVIA . ....... W. P. Frith ..... Twelfth Night. Maria . ....... A. Egg ...... :. Twelfth Night. VIOLA · · · · · · · · A. Egg. . . . . . . . Twelfth Night. ISABELLA ..

. . J. W. Wright. ... Measure for Measure. MARIANA . . . . . . . J. W. Wright . . . . . Measure for Measure. BEATRICE . . . . . . . J. W. Wright . . . . . Much Ado. HERO ........ J. W. Wright . .... Much Ado. Titania ....... K. Meadows ..... Mids. Night's Dream. PRINCESS OF FRANCE . . . J. W. Wright ..... Love's Labour. Jessica . ....... J. W. Wright . .... Merchant of Venice.

..... J. W. Wright ..... Merchant of Venice. ROSALIND) . . . . . . . K. Meadows . . . . . As You Like It. CELIA . . . . . . . . J. W. Wright . . . . . As You Like It. AUDREY .. .... W. P. Frith ..... As You Like It. HELENA .. ... J. W. Wright ..... All's Well. KATHERINE . . . . . . A. Egg . . . . . . . Taming of the Shrew. Mopsa . . . . . . . . A. Egg . . . . . . . Winter's Tale. PERDITA ....... J. Hayter ... ... Winter's Tale. LADY Macbeth . . . . . K. Meadows . . . . . Macbeth.

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ConstanCE ...... J. W. Wright. ... King John. Lady Percy . ..... J. W. Wright . ...King Henry IV. Princess KATHERINE . . . J. W. Wright ..... King Henry V. Joan of ARC....J. W. Wright . .... King Henry VI. MARGARET ...... J. W. Wright. ... King Henry VI. Queen MARGARET. ..J. W. Wright . ..... King Henry VI. LADY Grey . . . . . . J. W. Wright . . . . . King Henry VI. LADY ANNE : ..... J. W. Wright. ....

T. W. Wright . .... King Richard III. ANNE BULLEN ..... J. W. Wright ....King Henry VIII. QUEEN KATHERINE ... J. W. Wright ....King Henry VIII. CRESSIDA ....... K. Meadows ..... Troilus and Cressida. VIRGILIA ....... A. Johnston . ..... Coriolanus. Portia (wife of Brutus) . . J. W. Wright ..... Julius Cæsar. CLEOPATRA ...... K. Meadows ..... Antony and Cleopatra. IMOGEN . . . . . . . . J. W. Wright . . . . . Cyınbeline. LAVINIA . . ... J. W. Wright . .... Titus Andronicus. CORDELIA ....... A. Johnston. ..... King Lear. Juliet . ....... J. Hayter ...... Romeo and Juliet. OPHELIA . . . . . . . J. Hayter . . . . . . Hamlet. DESDEMONA . . . . . . A. Egg . . . . . . . Othello.

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