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The Earl of Ellesmere.

The Earl of Clarendon, G C.B. The Earl Howe,
The Earl of Powis, K.G. Rt. Hon. Lord Braybrooke.
The Earl of Glengall.

Rt. Hon. Lord Leigh.
COUNCIL, 1847.



Thomas Amyot, Esq., F.R.S.
William Ayrton, Esq., F.R.S.
Bayle Bernard, Esq.
The Right Hon Vice Chancellor


The Rev. W. Harness.
James Heywood, Esq., F.R.S.
Sir E Bulwer Lytton, Bart.
William C. Macready, Esg.
J. H. Markland, Esq., F.R.S.
John Oxenford, Esq.
T. J. Pettigrew, Esq., F.R.S.
J. R. Planché, Esq., F.S.A.
Mr. Serj. Talfourd, D.C.L.
W.J. Thoms, Esq., F.S.A,
F.G. Tomlins, Esq., Secretary.
Thomas Wright, Esq., F.S.A.

Knight Bruce, F.R.S., F.S.A.
J. Payne Collier, Esqu, F.S.A.

Bolton Corney, Esq.
Peter Cunningham, Esq., Trea.

John Forster, Esq.
J. O. Halliwell, Esq., F.R.S.



TAE OBJECT of the Shakespeare Society is to print and distribute to the Subscribers books illustrative of Shakespeare and of the Literature of his time.

The Advantages derived from the Society are the procuring valuable and interesting works at cost price, which, if published in the usual mode, could not be purchased for three times the amount; and also the preserving and circulating rare works, which, being thus printed, are preserved from total destruction or oblivion. It will be perceived, therefore, that members of this and similar societies receive back more than the pecuniary value of their Subscription. The books are only procurable of the Society by Members.

Admission to the Society, of any respectable person, is made by application to the Agent.

The SUBSCRIPTION is £l per annum, due on the First of January in each year in advance, on payment of which the Member is entitled to a copy of every book printed by the Society for the year for which the Subscription is made. The Subscription is payable to the London Agent, by cash or through the Country Agent, and must be made for the current year. The Subscribing for any or all of the previous years is optional.

The Affairs of the Society are managed by a Council, consisting of the President, six Vice-Presidents, and twenty-one Members: five of the latter retire every year, and the vacancies are filled up, on the recommendation of the Council, from the general body of the Subscribers, at the Annual General Meeting.

The Council meet on the second Tuesday in every month, to select and superintend the works printed by the Society; and the General Members once a-year, on the 26th of April, to receive a report of the proceedings, and elect the new Councillors.

The Editors and the Council render their services gratuitously to the Society; and every means are adopted to expend as nearly as possible the whole amount of the Subscriptions in producing books; by which course alone so many are rendered for the Subscription.

The DeLIVERY OF THE Books is made by the London Agent, to whom all communications on the subject should be made. As it is the constant object of the Council to prevent as much as possible useless expenditure, Members are requested to make a clear and permanent arrangement with Mr. Rodd, for the delivery of the books; and it is desirable that, in towns where there is not a Country Agent, a party in London be appointed to receive the publications for the Country Subscribers. The Society deliver gratis to Members within three miles of the Agent's residence, and it is a rule most strictly adhered to, that No book shall be delivered until the Subscription is paid.

CONTRIBUTIONS to “ The Shakespeare Society's Papers” are solicited by the Council-it having been deemed desirable to issue occasional volumes thus formed and entitled, in order to create a medium for preserving and distributing illustrations of the literature, which is the peculiar object of the Society.

FOR 1841.
Memoirs of Edward Alleyn, Founder of Dulwich College. By J. P. Collier.
Gosson's School of Abuse. With Introduction, &c.
Thomas Heywood's Apology for Actors. With Introduction, &c.
The Coventry Mysteries. Edited by J. O. Halliwell, with Introduction and Notes.
Thynn's Pride and Lowliness. With Introduction, Notes, &c.
Patient Grissell. A Comedy, by Dekker, Chettle, and Haughton. With Introduction and Notes,
by J. P. Collier.

FOR 1842.
Extracts from the Accounts of the Revels at Court in Elizabeth and James's Reigns. With Intro-

duction and Notes by Peter Cunningham.
Ben Jonson's Conversations with Drummond. Introduction, &c. by David Laing.
First Sketch of the Merry Wives of Windsor. The Novels on which it is founded, and an Intro-

duction and Notes by J.0. Halliwell.
Pools and Jesters; with Armin's Nest of Ninnies, &c. Introduction, &c. by J. P.Collier.
The Old Play of Timon. Now first printed. Edited by Rev. A. Dyce.
Nash's Pierce Pennilesse. With Introduction, &c. by J. P. Collier.
Heywood's Edward the Fourth, a Play, in Two Parts. With Introduction and Notes by Barron

FOR 1843.
Northbrooke's Treatise. With an Introduction, &c. by J. P. Collier.
The First Sketches of the Second and Third Parts of Henry the Sixth. With Introduction and

Notes by J. O. Halliwell.
Oberon's Vision Illustrated. By the Rev. A.J. Halpiu.
The Chester Whitsun Plays - Part I. With Introduction and Notes by Thomas Wright.
The Alleyn Papers, illustrative of the Early English Stage. With Introduction by J.P. Collier.
Inedited Tracis by John Porde the Dramatist. With Introduction by J.P. Collier.

FOR 1844.
Tarlton's Jests and Tarlton's Newes out of Purgatory. With a Life, &c. by J. 0. Halliwell.
The True Tragedie of Richard the Third, from a unique Copy, and The Latin Play of Richardus

Tertius, from a Manuscript. Edited by Barron Field.
The Ghost of Richard the Third. A Poem. Edited by J. P. Collier.
Sir Thomas More. A Play. Edited by the Rev. A. Dyce.
VOL. I. of “THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY'S PAPERS," being a Miscellany of Contributions Illustra-

tive of the Objects of the Society.
The Taming of a Shrew. To which is added, the Woman lapped in Morrel Skin. Edited by
Thomas Amyot.

FOR 1845.
Illustratious of the Fairy Mythology of Shakespeare. By J. O. Halliwell.
First Part and a portion of the Second Part of Shakespeare's Henry the IVth. From a Unique

Contemporary Manuscript. Edited by J.O. Halliwell.
Diary of Philip Henslowe, from 1591 to 1609. From the Original at Dulwich College. Edited

by J. P. Collier.
Vol. II. of “TheSHAKESPEARE SOCIETY'S PAPERS.” Consisting of Miscellaneous Contributions.

FOR 1846.
The Fair Maid of The Exchange, A Comedy, by Thomas Heywood : and Fortune by Land and

Sea, a Tragi-Comedy, by Thomas Heywood and William Rowley. Edited by Barron Field.
The Marriage of Wit and Wisdom. An Ancient Interlude. From the original Manuscript re-

cently discovered.
Memoirs of the Principal Actors in Shakespeare's. By J. Payne Collier.
Rich's Farewell to Military Profession. From the unique Copy of the first edition of 1581.

FOR 1847.
Ralph Roister Doyster, a Comedy, by Nicholas Udall, and the Tragedie of Gorboduc, by Thomas

Norton and Thomas Sackville. Edited by W. Durrant Cooper.
Part II. of The Chester Whitsuu Plays. Edited by Thomas Wright.
Vol. Ill. of “THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY'S PAPERS.” Consisting of Miscellaneous Contributions.

Inigo Jones' original designs for Masques at Court. Edited by J. R. Planché, and J. Payne Col-
lier. With a new Life of Inigo Jones, by Peter Cunningham.

A Selection from Oldys's MS. Notes to Langbaiue's Dramatic Poets. By Peter Cunningham.
Funebriæ Floræ. By Thomas Hall. Editing by W. B. D. D. Turnbull.

See also Report of Annual Meeting at the end of The Chester Plays, Vol. II.
October, 1847.

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