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Item, I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Judith one-hundred-and-fifty pounds more, if she, or any issue of her body, be living at the end of three years next ensuing the day of the date of this my will; during which time, my executors to pay her consideration from my decease according to the rate aforesaid : and if she die within the said term without issue of her body, then my will is, and I do give and bequeath one hundred pounds thereof to my niece Elizabeth Hall, and the fifty pounds to be set forth by my executors during the life of my sister Joan Harte, and the use and proft thereof coming, shall be paid to my said sister Joan; and after her decease, the said fifty pounds shall remain amongst the children of my said sister, equally to be divided amongst them; but if my said daughter Judith be living at the end of the said three years, or any issue of her body, then my will is, and so I devise and bequeath the said hundred-and-fifty pounds to be set out by my executors and overseers for the best benefit of her and her issue, and the stock not to be paid unto her so long as she shall be married and covert baron; but my will is, that she shall have the consideration yearly paid unto her during her life, and after her decease the said stock and consideration to be paid to her children, if she have any, and if not, to her executors and assigns, she living the said term after my decease; provided that if such husband as she shall at the end of the said three years be married unto, or at and after, do sufficiently assure unto her, and the issue of her body, and answerable to the portion by this my will given unto her, and to be adjudged so by my executors and overseers, then

my will is, that the said hundred-and-fifty pounds shall be paid to such husband as shall make such assurance, to his own use.

Ilem, I give and bequeath unto my said sister Joan twenty pounds, and all my wearing apparel, to be paid and delivered within one year after my decease; and I do will and devise unto her the house, with the appurtenances, in Stratford, wherein she dwellethg for her natural life, under the yearly value of twelve-pence.

Item, I give and bequeath unto her three sons, William Hart, Hart, and Michael Hart, five pounds apiece, to be paid within one year after my decease.

Item, I give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth Hall all my plate that I now have, except my broad silver and gilt boxes, at the date of this my will.

Item, I give and bequeath unto the poor of Stratford aforesaid ten pounds; to Mr. Thomas Combe my sword; to Thomas Russel, csq. fíve pounds; and to Francis Collins of the borough of Warwick, in the county of Warwick, gent., thirteen pounds six shillings and eight-pence, to be paid within one year after my decease.

Item, 1 give and bequeath to Hamlet Sadler twentysix shillings eight-pence to buy him a ring; to William Reynolds, gent. twenty-six shillings eight-pence to buy him a ring; to my godson William Walker, twenty shillings in gold ; to Anthony Nash, gent. twenty-six shillings eight-pence; and to Mr. John Nash, twenty-six shillings eight-pence; and to my fellows John Hemynge, Richard Burbage, and Henry Cuadell, twenty-six shillings eight-pence a piece to buy them rings.

Item, I give, will, bequeath, and devise unto my daughter Susannah Hall, for the better enabling of her to perform this my will, and towards the performance thereof, all that capital messuage or tenement, with the appurtenances, in Stratford aforesaid, called The New Place, wherein I now dwell, and two messuages or tenements, with the appurtenances, situate, lying, and being in Henley-street, within the borough of Stratford aforesaid ; and all my barns, stables, orchards, gardens, lands, tenements, and hereditaments whatsoever, situate, lying, and being, or to be had, reserved, preserved, or taken within the towns, hamlets, villages, fields, and grounds of Stratford upon Avon, Old Stratford, Bushaxton, and Welcome, or in any of them, in the said county of Warwick; and also all that messuage or tenement, with the appurtenances, wherein one John Robinson dwelleth, situate, lying, and being in the Black-Frieren London near the Wardrobe; and all other my lands, tenements, and hereditaments whatsoever; to bave and to hold all and singular the said premises, with their ap


partchances, unto the said Susannah Hall, for and during the term of her natural life; and after her decease, to the first son of her body lawfully issning, and to the heirs males of the body of the said first son lawfully issuing; and for default of such issue, to the second son of her body lawfully issuing, and to the heirs males of the body of the said second son lawfully issuing; and for default of such heirs, to the third son of the body of the said Susannah lawfully issuing, and of the heirs males of the body of the said third son lawfully issuing; and for default of such issue, the same to be and remain to the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh sons of her body, lawfully issuing one after another, and to the heirs males of the bodies of the said fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh sons lawfully issuing, in such manner as it is before limited to be, and remain to the first, second, and third sons of her body, and to their heirs males; and for default of such issue, the said premises to be and remain to my said niece Hall, and the heirs males of ber body lawfully issuing; and for default of such issue, to my daughter Judith, and the heirs males of her body lawfully issuing; and for default of such issue, to the right heirs of me the said William Shakspeare for ever.

Item, I give unto my wife my brown best bed with the furniture.

Item, I give and bequeath to my said daughter Judith my broad silver gilt bole. All the rest of my goods, chattels, leases, plate, jewels, and household stuff whatsoever, after my debts and legacies paid, and my funeral cxpences discharged, I give, devise, and bequeath to my son-in-law, John Hall, gent. and my daughter Susannah his wife, whom I ordain and make exccutors of this my last Win and Testament. And I do intreat and appoint the said Thomas Russel, esq. and Francis Collins, gent. to be overseers hereof. And, I do revoke all former wills, and publish this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand, the day and year first above-written, by me

William Shakspeare. Witness to the publishing hereof,

HAMLET Sadler,

Probatum coram Magistro William Byrde, Legum Doctore Commissario, &c.

vicesimo-secundo die mensis Junii, Anno Domini 1616. Juramento Johannis Hall unius er. et cui, &c. de bene el Jurat' reservata potestate et Susanne Hall alt. ex. &c. cui tendit, &c. petitur.


A List of the Thirty-six Drauas of Suakspears, which are published in the fol-

lowing Pages ; with the Dales of the earliest Editions of each : Whence it ap-
pears, that twenty of them were first printed in the Folio of 1623.



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1. THE TEMPEST.—In the folio of 1623.

2. THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA.- In the folio of 1623.

3. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.-1602. 4to.-1619. 4to.

4. MEASURE FOR MEASURE.-In the folio of 1623.

5. THE COMEDY OF ERRORS.- In the folio of 1623.


7. LOVE's LABOUR 's LOST.-1598. 4to.-1631. 4to.


9. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.-1600. 4to.-1637. 4to.

10. AS YOU LIKE IT.- In the folio of 1623.

11. TAMING OF THE SHREW.-In the folio of 1623.

19. ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL.-In the folio of 1623.

13. TWELFTH NIGHT.-In the folio of 1623.

14. THE WINTER's TALE.-In the folio of 1623.

15. MACBETH.-In the folio of 1623.

16. KING JOHN.-In the folio of 1623.

17. KING RICHARD THE SECOND.-1597. 4to.-1598. 4to.- 1608. 4to.

18. KING HENRY THE FOURTH, PART I.—1598. 4to.—1599. 4to.—1604. 4to.


PART II.-1600. 4to.

20. KING HENRY THE FIFTH-1600. 4to.-1602. 4to.--1608. 4to.

21. KING HENRY THE SIXTH, PART I.-In the folio of 1623.

PART II.-In the folio of 1623.


PART III.-In the folio of 1623.

24. KING RICHARD THE THIRD._1597. 4to.-1598. 4to.-1602. 4to.

25. KING HENRY THE EIGHTH.-In the folio of 1623.

26. CORIOLANUS.- In the folio of 1623.

27. JULIUS CÆSAR.-In the folio of 1623.

28. ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. In the folio of 1623.

29. TIMON OF ATHENS. - In the folio of 1623. .

30. TITUS ANDRONICUS.-1611. 4to.

31. TROILUS AND CRESSIDA.—1609. 4to.

32. CYMBELINE.-In the folio of 1623.

33. KING LEAR. – 1608. 4to.

34. ROMEO AND JULIET.-1597. 4to.- 1599. 40.-1609. 4to.

35. HAMLET.-1604. 4to.-1605. 4to.-1611. 4to.

36. OTHELLO.-1622. 4to.-1630. 4to.














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Alonso, king of Naples.

(STEPHANO, a drun'cen butlor. SEBASTIAN, his brother.

Master of a ship, bontsuain, and mariners. PROSPERO, the rightful duke of Milan. ANTHONIO, his brother, the usurping duke of MIRANDA, daughter to Prospero. FERDINAND, son to the king of Naples. [Milan. Ariel, an airy spirit. Gonzalo, an honest old counsellor of Naples.



CALIBAN, a savage and deformed slave.
TRINCULO, a jester.

Other spirits attending on Prospero.
SCENE, the sea, with a ship; afterwards an uninhabited islan!.

FRANCISCO, ; lords.


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your cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it On a Ship at Sea.

jo hap.-Cheerly, good hearts_Out of our way, A tempestrous Noise of Thunder and Ligbtning beard. say.

[Eait. Enter a Ship-master and a Boatswain. Gon. I have great comfort from this fellow; Mast. BRATS WAIN!

5 methinks, he hath no drowning mark upon bim: Boats, Here, master : What cheer? bis complexion is perfect gailows. Standfat, good Mast. Good : Speak to the mariners :--fall tate, to his hanging; make the rope of his destiny to't 'yarely, or we run ourselves aground: be- our cable, for our own doth little advantage: If stir, bestir

[Exit. hebe not born to be hang'd, our case is miserable. Enter Mariners. 10

[Excunt. Boats. Heigh, my hearts; cheerly, cheerly,

Re-enter Boatswain. my hearts; yare, yare : Take in the top-sail ; Boats. Down with the top-ma-t; yare, lower, Tend to the master's whistle; Blow, till thou lower; bring her to try with main-course. [A burst thy wind, if room enough!

cry within.]

A plague upon this howling! Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Anthonio, Ferdinand, 15 they are louder than the weather, or our ofiice. Gonzalo, and others.

Re-enter Sebastian, Anthonin, and Gonzalo. Alon. Good Boatswain, have care. Where's Yet again? What do you here? Shall we give the master? Play the men.

o'er, and drown? Have you a mind to sink? Boats. I pray, now, keep below.

Seb. A pox o’your throat! you bawling, blasAnt. Where's the master, boatswain? 20 phemous, uncharitable dog !

Boats. Do you not hear him? You mar our la- Boats. Work you then. bour: Keep your cabins: you do assist the storm. Ant. Hang, cur, hang! you whoreson, insoGon. Nay, good, be patient.

lent noisemaker! we are less afraid to be drown'd, Boats. When the sea is. Hence! What care than thou art. these roarers for the name of king? To cabin :25 Gon. I'll warrant him from drowning; though silence: trouble us not.

[aboard. the ship were no stronger than a nut-shell, and Gon. Good; yet remember whom thou hast as leaky as an unstaunch'd' wench. Boats. None that I more love than myself. Bouts. Lay her a-hold, a-hold; set her two You are a counsellor ; if you can command these courses; off to sea again, lay her off. elements to silence, and work the peace of the 30

Enter Mariners wet. present', we will not handle a rope more; use Mar. All lost! to prayers, to prayers! all lost! your authority. If you cannot, give thanks you

[Ereunt. have liv'd so long, and inake yourself ready in Bouts. What, must our mouths be cold? : Readily, nimbly. ? Of the present instant, the poet probably means. Incontinent. B


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