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[DEDICATION OF THE SECOND EDITION.]
TO) TIIE MEMORY OF HIS FRIEND
FRANCIS DOUCE, ESQ.
WHOSE PROFOUND ANTIQUARIAN LEARNING SO
HAPPILY ILLUSTRATED THESE DRAMAS,
IS GRATEFULLY AND AFFECTIONATELY
BY THE EDITOR.
In issuing a Third Edition of this work, the publishers have taken the opportunity of incorporating various emendations left by the late Mr. Singer. The preliminary “Life” also has been improved by the excision of certain references to unauthentic documents which had inadvertently been left in the Second Edition, and a few pages have been devoted to the results of recent criticism on the order of the Plays