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COPYRIGHT, 1904,

BY SIBLEY & COMPANY.

PUBLISHERS' NOTE.

THE subject matter of this little volume comprises all the material upon Shakespeare contained in Moulton's Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors (8 vols.).

We have been so strongly impressed with its great value to students of Shakespeare that we have secured the right to issue, in handy form, this portion of the above named work.

Right here is gathered and furnished in accessible form the most complete and satisfactory collection of literary appreciations of Shakespeare and his works extant. Three hundred seven writers are represented, including the most eminent in all periods since the time of the Great Bard. All shades of opinion have a place, and through the whole is given a most interesting and instructive view of the world's opinion of Shakespeare.

We have printed the matter exactly as it was prepared by Mr. Moulton. Substantially all the articles have been collated with the original texts.

The reader will quickly note, that the order of arrangement throughout is chronological; that each article is dated and located; that the opinions are arranged in four divisions (Personal, Upon Each Work, Authorship Controversy, General); that the whole is made readily accessible for reference by an excellent index.

We believe this volume will prove of great interest and service to readers of Shakespeare.

July, 1904.

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SIBLEY & COMPANY.

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