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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.

Of Original
Emphasis-Capitals

Dropped.

PLAY.

Its Number of Lines.
Its No. of
Emphasis-Capitals
in First Folio.
By Second

By Third

Joint Loss by

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43 42 27 58 10 14 43 16 10 23 30 20 11 230 13 13 25 28

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,
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,

2333 722 2241 512 2661 750 2855 589 1849 306 2626 165 2833 750 2130 453 2655 387 2780

504 2644 281 2975

348 2468 371 3309 1834 2642 479 2742

1400 3058 1984 3257 2261 3276 2128 2739 | 1613 3186 1727 3043 1958 3696 2063 3239 1567 3521 838 3783 2142 2583 841 3068 1166 2494 1291 2381 1286 2385 1467 3834 1720 3181 1138 3593

16
11
19

8
105
76
86
83
77
48
54
65
77
123
61
41
102
37

116 126 105 152 35 41 95 34 29 52 71 57 44 554 137 374 283 218 113 128 175 297 269 249

70 221

94 142 312 516 287 540 387 526 303 317

13 30 18 25 219

48 275 175 113 47 45 73 178 111 128 20 69 41 97 160 214 126 117 111 136

37 42

123

16 22 29 231 50 84 53 88 41 45

1798 3475 | 1453 3682 2091

83 118

71 111 339 223 302 179 154

|42,386 2944

2930

1595 | 7469

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,

2,944
2,930
1,595

Total Dropped by Three After Folios,

7,469

B.-EMPHASIS-CAPITALS GAINED DURING COURSE OF THE

THREE AFTER FOLIOS–1632, 1664 AND 1685.

New
Emphasis-Capitals

Found,

PLAY.

Its No. of
C Emphasis-Capitals

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Joint amount of New
Emphasis-Capitals
in each Play.

Joint Number of Origi-
z nal and Added Empha-

sis-Caps. to each Play.

14 58 100 82 26 31 84 7 7 7

64

7 48 13

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 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,

722 512 750 589 306 165 750 453 387 504 281 348 371 1834

479 1400 1984 2261 2128 1613 1727 1958 2063 1567

62 31 73 24 58 50 45 56 161

61 122 65 28 77 183 66 51 45 31 67 35 40 90 74 32 18 33 63 27 20 13 45 43 71 28 27

110 361 239 215 117

73 277 278 283 137 168 170 167

95 1518 1124 608 388 373 278 814 457 468 316 986 679 1161 1501 258 154 112 134 224 144 157 210

186 908 150 962 412 1162 321 910 201 507 154 319 406 1156 341

794 451 838 205 709 299 580 244 592 259 630 179 2013 1749 2228 1203 2603 665 2649 435 2696 408 2536 347 1960 858 2585 504 2462 564 2627 401 1968 1023 1861

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841 1166 1294 1286 1467 1720 1138 1798 1453 2091

698 2840 1197 2038 1569 2735 285 1579 177 1463 135 1602 218 1938 277 1415 254 2052 205 1658 247 2338

0 3 10 39 10 39 20 10

758 | 2015 (14,754 17,527 59,913

Total New Emphasis-Capitals in Second Folio,

758 Total New Emphasis-Capitals in Third Folio,

2,015 Total New Emphasis-Capitals in Fourth Folio,

14,754 Total Amount of New Emphasis-Capitals in the Whole Plays, o 17,527

Total Amount of Original and Added Emphasis-Capitals in the

Whole Plays,

59,913

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