Dirt and loose locking of the type are sometimes responsible for apparent spaces where none are required; wherever possible the printer has been given the benefit of the doubt. Such word-divisions as `a side', `it selfe', `in deede', 'to night', and so on, common in texts of this period, are not recorded below.

Because of a shortage of some italic capitals (Q throughout, and T particularly in gatherings E and F), the initial letters of many speech-prefixes are in roman. Also indicative of a shortage of type are the italic colons, exclamation marks, and question marks in the text. Both groups have been regularized in this reprint.

In the quarto lower-case `e' sometimes appears to have traces of a bar or diaeresis over it (21 battailes, 35 force, 63 true, 134 done, &c.). It is frequently impossible to distinguish one mark from the other, or either from dirt on the type, and since they seem to have no significance no attempt has been made to reproduce them in this reprint.

No notice is taken in this list of erroneous or anomalous punctuation, but it may be noted that there is no mark of punctuation of any kind in any of the copies examined (a) after the speeches which end at 625, 781, 830) 1554, 1596; (b) after the speech-prefixes at 390, 689, 1338, 1626, and the speech-prefix catch-word on D4v; (c) after the stage-directions at 1285 and 1600. The only turned punctuation marks are the full points after the speech-prefixes at 271, 353, 701, and 1788.

Entrances and exits have been indicated in this list where they are absent in the quarto.

t.p. 6 ducit.] point doubtful.
Dram. Pers. 14 Roxona] read Roxano
Text. 15vith
89 are are
130 sadnesses]? read sadnesse
133 Ihave
134Arma.] speech probably belongs to Amorpho
247 Counttey
281a side] space doubtful.


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