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The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition]

Introduction and Publisher's Advertising

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Published: 1863
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,666 / 61 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 4,537
Added to site: 2007.10.27
mnybks.net#: 18728
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction

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s been continued. Rowe's few changes of F4 are almost all in the same direction, and the work may be said to have been completed by Hanmer. It is to be feared that a result of two centuries of such a practice has been to bring about an idea of Shakespearian versification very different from Shakespeare's. But we feel a hope that the number of Shakespeare's students who can appreciate the true nature of the English versification in our elder poets is increasing, and will increase more as the opportunity is furnished them of studying Shakespeare himself.

Of course we do not mean to give here an essay on Shakespearian versification. Those who would study it may best be referred to Capell, in spite of the erroneous taste of his day, to Sidney Walker, and especially, if they are earnest students, to Dr Guest's History of English Rhythms.

We will only state some of the differences between Shakespearian versification and that which has now become our normal prosody; namely, such as have excite

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Average Rating of 3 from 2 reviews: ***
2010.02.11
Karl
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Don't waste your time. It's not the collected works of Shakespeare. It's just a preface talking about the editorial choices Cambridge made in their nonexistent text.

this is what we can call it GREATNESS AND CANNON


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