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ABBREVIATIONS; EDITIONS USED.
Century = The Century Dictionary.
D. O. E. P. E. H. = Dodsley's Old English Plays, Editio
Folio. Used with reference to Shakespeare's works, “F.” always denotes the first Folio of 1623. References to any of the later Folios are in every case expressly marked as such in the text.
Murray A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles, edited by Dr. James A. H. Murray.
Q Quarto; by which always the first Quarto is meant, to the exclusion of the surreptitious Quartos. (Thus, in the case of Hamlet, for instance, Q. denotes the second Quarto of the year 1604).
2. S. = Surreptitious Quarto, by which are meant the first Quartos of II H6., III H 6., R. & J., H 5., Wives, and Ham.
R. A. = Arber's Reprint.
The references to Ben Jonson are to a copy of his first Folio of 1615 in the Royal Library at the Hague, this volume being indicated by i; or to a copy of the second volume of the second Folio, also at the Hague. Since the volume last mentioned has no continuous paging, quotations from it in our text are always accompanied by the title of the play or the work cited from.