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ñyse, otherwise called the Jewe of Venyse.
Jan. 9, 1598.
Life and Reign of King Henry the Fourthe,
Aug. 4, 1600.
of Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cobham.
Item, The Second Part of the History
Aug. 14, 1600.
Aug. 23, 1600.
Oct. 8, 1600.
Oct. 28, 1600.
comedie of Sir John Faulstoff and the Merry
Wyves of Windsore.
Henry 4. ift. Part.
July 26, 1602.
lett Prince of Denmarke, as it was lately
84 b. Aug. 11, 1602. W'm. Cotton.] A booke called the Lyfe and Death
of the Lord Cromwell, as yt was lately act-
Feb. 7, 1602.
June 25, 1603.
Feb. 12, 1604.
Enterlude of Henry 8, before he begin to
120 May 8, 1605. Simon Stafford.] A booke called the tragicall Histo
rie of King Leir and his three Daughters,
123 John Wright.) By assignment from Simon Stafford
and content of Mr. Leake, the tragical His-
Though it be uncertain whether this Enterlude was Shakefpeare's King Henry VIII. or not, yet we have never heard of any other play professedly written on the same subject; and have reason to think that our author's performance was produced during the reign of queen Elizabeth, on account of the compliment paid to her at the conclusion of it.
Nathaniel Butter was the publisher of Shakespeare's King Lear. The particular cautions shown concerning the licence to print the prefent dramatic piece, might lead us to suspect it to have been Shakespeare's, and that the fagacious Company of Stationers were of opinion that this compliment to the memory of the queen, might not. prove very pleasing to her inglorious successor.
mon Stafford shall have the printing of this
in Yorkshire, by a Gent. upon two of his
Jan. 22. 1606.
Love's Labour Loft.
Aug. 6, 1607.
Oct. 22, 1607.
Nov. 19, 1607.
The Taminge of a Shrewe.
speare, his Hystorie of King Lear, as it was
April 5, 1608.
* This is the King Lear before that of Shakespeare.
1 Perhaps this is Marston's comedy of What you will. I have a copy of it dated 1607. What you in, however, is the second title to Shakespeare's Tafil Night.
$ The Merry Devil of Edmonton is mentioned in the Blacke Booke by T. M. 1604. * Give him Icave to see the Merry Di. vel of Edmunton, or A Woman kill'd evith Kindneje.” [R2]
Life and Death of the Merry Devil of Ed.
May 2, 1608.
167 May 2, 1608. Edw. Blount.] The book of Pericles Prince of Tyre. 167 b. A book called Anthony and Cleopatra.
ibid. Jan. 28, 1608. Rich. Bonian and Hen. Whalley.) A booke called the History of Troylus and Cressida.
May 20, 1609. Tho. Thorpe.) A booke called Shakespeare's Sonnets. 183 b.
Oct. 16, 1609. Mr Weiby.] Edward the Third.
189 Dec. 16, 1611. John Browne.) A booke called the Lyfe and Death of the Lo. Cromwell, by W. S.
Nov. 29, 1614.
Faulconbridge, bastard Son to Richard Cor-
Feb. 16, 1616.
March 20, 1617
Sept. 17, 1618.
293 b. * Bound up in a volume of plays attributed to Shakespeare, and once belonging to King Charles I. but now in Mr. Garrick's collection. The initial letters at the end of this entry, sufficientky free Shakespeare from the charge of having been its author:
† Query, if this was Shakespeare's K. John, or some old romance like that of Richard Coeur de Lion.
Bound up in a volume of plays attributed to Shakespeare, and once belonging to King Charles the First. See Mr. Garrick's Collection.
July 8, 1619.
Nov. 8, 1623.
speare's Comedyes and Tragedyes, soe many
The Comedy of Errors.
As You Like it.
The Winter's Tale.
S The Third Part of Henry the Sixt.
Henry the Eight.
Dec. 14, 1624.
Widow of Watling Street.
Feb. 23, 1625.
April 3, 1626.
Aug. 4, 1626.