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THE HAMNET SHAKSPERE: PART IV.

THE

LIFE OF TIMON OF ATHENS:

ACCORDING TO THE FIRST FOLIO

(SPELLING MODERNISED).

WITH TABLES SHEWING THE NUMBER OF

EMPHASIS-CAPITALS LOST AND GAINED

BY EACH OF SHAKSPERE'S PLAYS,

UNDER EACH OF

THE SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH FOLIOS.

AND A FEW INTERIM REMARKS

UPON THE FACTS THESE TABLES PRESENT AND THE QUESTIONS

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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

FROM

THE BEQUEST OF
EVERT JANSEN WENDELI

1918

13486.136.20

(Fanmek filist milliam & habfpere

THE following Tables are the result of a Collation of the Four Folios, principally undertaken in connexion with Shakspere's EmphasisCapitals, but in whose course there was accumulated much various information as to the Text, which, as this Edition progresses, will gradually be brought forward in its appropriate place. In such an extensive survey, which aimed at the examination of every word,indeed, of every letter,—in Shakspere's Works, perfect accuracy cannot be expected, but these Tables may be accepted as approximately correct, and as forming reliable materials on which to found and build thought.

It will be observed in them, that of the 42,386 Emphasis-Capitals in the First Folio, about 7,469 were lost in the Course of its three Successors; the Second and Third Folios being about equal defaulters in this respect, and the Fourth losing only about one half of what each of these lost. And this may be the proper place for recording a fact which we have ascertained in our long journey through the Folios, viz., that when one of the original Emphasis-Capitals has been dropped by one of the After Folios, it is almost never taken up by any of its successors: it is abandoned in the march. We think, indeed, that all we have noticed, relinquished by one, and replaced by another of the old Editions, would not amount to twenty. This is a strange circumstance, and only to be accounted for by supposing, that, in its blind eagerness to recover such of Shakspere's Capitals as had been omitted by the Printers in 1623, each had entirely overlooked their own fallibility and the possibility of there being any since lost, of those which were actually in the Original Edition.

It will be seen, on the other hand, that to the number of the Capitals of this character found in the First, its three successors, among them, added as many as 17,527, the Fourth Folio contributing nearly 15,000 of these, and the whole number being thus brought up to about 60,000.

A.-EMPHASIS-CAPITALS LOST DURING COURSE OF THE THREE AFTER FOLIOS-1632, 1664 AND 1685.

PLAY.

The Tempest,

The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure,

The Comedy of Errors,

Much Ado about Nothing,
Love's Labour Lost,
Midsummer Night's Dream,
The Merchant of Venice,
As you Like it,

The Taming of the Shrew,
All is Well, that Ends Well,
Twelfth Night, or what you will,
The Winter's Tale,

The Life and Death of King John,
The Life and Death of Richard II.,
The First Part of King Henry IV.,
The Second Part of King Henry IV.,
The Life of King Henry V.,
The First Part of King Henry VI.,
The Second Part of King Henry VI.,
The Third Part of King Henry VI.,
The Life and Death of Richard III.,
The Life of King Henry VIII.,
The Tragedy of Troilus and Cressida, -
The Tragedy of Coriolanus,
Titus Andronicus,

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2333

2241

2661

750

2855 589 1849 306

2626 165

2833 750 25

2130 453

55

47

By Third

By Fourth

2+598 Folio.

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2655 387

2780 504 2644 281 2975 348 2468 371

19

8

3309 1834 105
2642 479 76
2742 1400
3058 1984
3257 2261

86

83
77

54
65

45
73

3276 2128
2739 1613
3186 1727
3043 1958
3696 2063
3239 1567
3524 838

178

111

77
123
61 128
41 20
102

3783 2142

69

37

41

2583 841
3068 1166 23 97
2494 1294 123 160
1286

2381
71 214
2385 1467 111 126
3834 1720 339 117
3181 1138 223 111
3593 1798 302 136

3475 1453 179 83 41 3682 2091 154 118

45

175

113

43 116 42

126

105

152

35

41

95

34

29

52

71

57

44

554

137 374 283

218

113 128

175

297

269

249

70

221

43

Total Number of Emphasis-Capitals in First Folio, 42,386.

Total Dropped by Second Folio,
Total Dropped by Third Folio,
Total Dropped by Fourth Folio,

Total Dropped by Three After Folios,

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60

Joint Loss by

94

142

22 29 231 50 287

312 516

84

540

387

526 303

317

142,386 2944 2930 1595 7469

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2,944 2,930

1,595

7,469

B.-EMPHASIS-CAPITALS GAINED DURING COURSE OF THE THREE AFTER FOLIOS-1632, 1664 AND 1685.

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As you Like it,

The Taming of the Shrew,
All is Well, that Ends Well,
Twelfth Night, or what you will,
The Winter's Tale,

The Life and Death of King John,
The Life and Death of Richard II.,
The First Part of King Henry IV.,
The Second Part of King Henry IV.,
The Life of King Henry V.,
The First Part of King Henry VI.,
The Second Part of King Henry VI.,
The Third Part of King Henry VI.,
The Life and Death of Richard III.,
The Life of Henry VIII.,

The Tragedy of Troilus and Cressida, The Tragedy of Coriolanus,

Titus Andronicus,

Romeo and Juliet,

Timon of Athens,

The Life and death of Julius Cæsar,

The Tragedy of Macbeth,

The Tragedy of Hamlet,
King Lear,

Othello, the Moor of Venice, Anthony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, King of Britain,

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Total New Emphasis-Capitals in Second Folio,
Total New Emphasis-Capitals in Third Folio,
Total New Emphasis-Capitals in Fourth Folio,

Total Amount of New Emphasis-Capitals in the Whole Plays,

18 679 698 2840

794

838

33 1161 1197 2038

1501 1569 2735

27 258 285 1579

Total Amount of Original and Added Emphasis-Capitals in the
Whole Plays,

20 154 177 1463

1467

10

13 112 135 1602

1720 39 45 134 218 1938 43 224 277 1415

1138 10 1798 39 1453 20

71 144 254 2052 28 157 205 1658 27 210 247 2338

2091

10

758 2015 14,754 17,527 59,913

758 2,015

14,754

17,527

59,913

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