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To the Reader.

This Figure, that thou here seest put,

It was for gentle Shakespeare cut; Wherein the Grauer had a strife

with Nature, to out-doo the life. O, could he but haue drawne his vvit

As well in brasse, as he hath hit His face; the Print vvould then surpafse

All, that vvas ever vvrit in Brasse. But, since he cannot, Reader, looke Not on his Picture, but his Booke.

B. I.

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WILLIAM Earle of Pembroke, &c., Lord Chamberlaine to

the Kings mof Excellent Maiesty.

AND

PHILIP, Earle of Montgomery, &c., Gentleman of his Maiesties Bed-Chamber. Both Knights of the most Noble Order of the Garter, and our singular good

LORDS.

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Right Honourable,
Hilft we ftudie to be thankful in our particular,

for the many fauors we haue receiued from your L.L we are falne upon the ill fortune , to mingle two the most diuerse things that can bee , feare, and rashnesse; rash

nelle in the enterprize, and feare of the fuccefle For, when we valew the places your H.H. Sustaine, we cannot but know their dignity greater, then to defcend to the reading of these trifles : and, vvhile we name them trifles, we haue depriu'd our selues of the defence of our Dedication. But since your L.L. haue heene pleas'd to thinke these trifles fome-thing, heeretofore; and

haue

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