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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
The Works of Shakespear. London: J. Tonson, 1728. 10 Volumes.
Call Number: (SPL)(SHAK) PR 2752 .P7 1728
Special Collections, Golda Meir Library

This set is the second edition of Shakespeare's works edited by Alexander Pope. In the first edition, completed in 1725, Pope's extremely liberal emendations to the Works elicited Lewis Theobald's reprimand in Shakespeare Restored: or, a Specimen of the Many Errors. . .by Mr. Pope in his Late Edition (1726). Pope acknowledged Theobald's correctness by quietly incorporating many of the "restorations" in this second edition, but publicly making Theobald the King of Dullness in his Dunciad.


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