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ADVERTISEMEN T.
In bringing forth a handsome and a cheap edition of that illustrious British poet,
there needs not any apology on the motives of such a task at present, as it has
lately been considered a real want by Shakspeare's numerous admirers on
the continent, whose wishes will be answered herewith most satisfactorily.

The correctness and integrity of the text (a thing not seldom neglected
by German editors of foreign literature) has been aimed at as a principal object,
and every competent critick will readily allow, that the care bestowed upon
this topic is visible throughout the work. Besides those editions mentioned
on the title it was not omitted to consult several other sources, and to com-

pare the difference of reading and writing, in order to try every expedient
for doing justice to our duty. At the same time it will be acknowledged that

the clearness of the characters and the fineness of the paper, stands not behind
any of the smaller original editions, and even ranks above some of them on
account of its legibility. The size chosen, offered the only means to reduce
the rich contents to this very number of sheets and to render the unparalleled
cheapness of the price ever practicable.
By many of the proprietors of this present volume it will be learned
that the undersigned is just preparing for publication an

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