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That this tragedy has some merit, it were vain to deny; but that it is the entire composition of Shakspeare, is more than can be hastily granted. I shall not venture, with Dr. Farmer, to determine that the hand of our great poet is only visible in the last act, for I think it appears in several passages dispersed over each of these divisions. I find it difficult, how ever, to persuade myself that he was the original fa bricator of the plot, or the author of every dialogue, chorus, &c. STEEVENS.
The story is of great antiquity; and is related by va rious aucient authors in Latin, French, and English.
END OF VOL. VII.
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