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WILL. SHAK SPERE,
With the Notes of all the various Commentators ;
PRINTED COMPLETE FROM THE BEST EDITIONS OF
SAM, JOHNSON and GEO. STEEV ENS.
Uolume the Fourteenth.
KING HENRY VI, Part 3.
H E N R Y VI.
Printed Complete from the TEXT of
SAM. JOHNSON and GEO. STEEVENS,
And revised from the last Editions.
When Learning's triumph o'er her barb'rous focs
DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON.
for, and under the direction of, John Bell, British Library, Strand, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the PRINCE OF WALESI
e. a Latnes. 2.49.41
ON THE Fable and composition of THĘ
THIRD PART OF
H E N R Y
HB action of this play (which was at first printed under this title, The true Tragedy of Richard Duke of York, and the good King Henry the Sixth; or, The Second Part of the Cone tention of York and Lancaster.) opens just after the first battle at Saint Alban's, wherein the York faction carried the day; and closes with the murder of king Henry VI. and the birth of prince Edward, afterwards king Edward V. So that this history takes in the space of fuld sixteen years.
THEOBALD. The present historical drama was altered by Crowne, and brought on the stage in the year 1680, under the title of The Miseries of Civil War. Surely, the works of Shakspere could have been little read at that period; for Crowne in his prologue, declares the play to be entirely his own composition :
“ For by his feeble skill 'tis built alone,