Hamlet, and as You Like It: A Specimen of An; Edition of Shakespeare
Excerpt from Hamlet, and as You Like It: A Specimen of An; Edition of Shakespeare
For it is • thyng uneth belereable bow mac hr and how bolddy u wdl the commen writers that from trine totyme hare copied oot the bookes of Plutarchus, as also certain that hare thought theimsdres liable to controlle and emend all mennes dooynges, have taken upon theim in tills an tour, who ought with all reverence to bare been handleed of tbdm, and with all feare to hare been preferred from altreyng depravyng or corruptyng. For nerer hath there been emonge the greke writers anr one mure holy tnen Plutarchui, or better worthie of all menne to bee read, dot the reraye same thyng hath proroked persons desirous of glorie, and of locre, to depmre and corrupt this autour, to putte in more then he wrote, and also to leave out of that be wrote, which ought moate of all to hare feared them from soo doyng. For ererie wrvter the better accepted and sette by that be u, and the greater name that be hath emoog learned menne, so louche the rather shall be for locre and arauntage bee corrupted.- JVefhce to Ensmufi Apepphihegmet, by Nie. UiaU, 18am. Mi, p. 9.
Now, what thanke sucbe persona are worthie to hare whicbe dooe in this Wyie ihbre and defyle the Dookes of famous aatores, I will not at this type reason, hot troely me thytiketb it • reraye sacrilsege.
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