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THE MOOR OF VENICE.
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.
THE OLD AND MODERN EDITIONS.
PRINTED BY W. BOWYER AND J. NICHOLS:
AND SOLD BY W. OWEN, BETWEEN THE TEMPLE-GATES, FLEET-STREET.
As it hath
and at the Written
Black-Friers, by his Majefties Servants. William Shakespeare. London, Printed by N. O. for Thomas Walkley, and are to be fold at his Shop,' at the Eagle and Child, in Brittans Burffe, 1622 *.
2d Quarto. The title-page wanting.
The four Folios and other Editions as in Hamlet.
This Edition hath the following Preface."
The S ationer to the Reader.
TO set forth a booke without an Epistle, were like to the old English prouerbe, A blew coat without a badge. The Author being dead, I thought good to take that piece of worke upon mee: To commend it, I will not, for that which is good, I hope every man will commend, without intreaty: and I am the bolder, because the Author's name is fufficient to vent his worke. Thus leaving every one to the liberty of iudgement, I have ventered to print this Play, and leave it to the generall cenfure,