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W. Wilson, Printer, 4, Greville-Street, London.

THE

PLAYS

OF

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE,

Accurately printed from

THE TEXT OF THE CORRECTED COPY LEFT BY THE LATE

GEORGE STEEVENS, Esq.

WITH

Glossarial Notes.

To which are prefixed,

An Account of the Life and Writings of Shakspeare,

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DR. JOHNSON'S CELEBRATED PREFACE TO HIS EDITION

OF SHAKSPEARE, PRINTED IN 1765.

IN TEN VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

London:

PRINTED FOR OTRIDGE & RACKHAM, STRAND;

SAMS, BOOKSELLER TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF YORK,

PALL-MALL ; BULT, BAKER-STREET, PORTMAN-SQUARE ; HAILES,
MUSEUM, PICCADILLY ; CRAWFORD, CHEAPSIDE ; ANDERSON,
PICCADILLY ; SETCHELL, KING-STREET, COVENT-GARDEN ; AND
JOHN BUMPUS, HOLBORN.

MDCCCXXIV.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

FROM
THE BEQUEST OF
EVERT JANSEN WENDELL

1918

MERCHANT OF VENICE.

VOL. III.

B

PERSONS REPRESENTED.

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Duke of Venice.
Prince of Morocco,
Prince of Arragon,

} suitors to Portia.
Antonio, the merchant of Venice.
Bassanio, his friend.
Salanio,
Salarino, friends to Antonio and Bassanio.
Gratiano,
Lorenzo, in love with Jessica.
Shylock, a Jew.
Tubal, a Jew, his friend.
Launcelot Gobbo, a clown, serdant to Shylock.
Old Gobbo, father to Launcelot.
Salerio, a messenger from Venice.
Leonardo, servant to Bassanio.
Balthazar,
Stephano,

} servants to Portia.
Portia, a rich heiress.
Nerissa, her waiting-maid.
Jessica, daughter to Shylock.
Magnificoes of Venice, officers of the court of Justice, jailor,

servants, and other attendants.

Scene, partly at Venice, and partly at Belmont, the seat of

Portia, on the continent,

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