Philaster: Or, Love Lies A-Bleeding

Philaster: Or, Love Lies A-Bleeding

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Philaster: Or, Love Lies A-Bleeding

Philaster: Or, Love Lies A-Bleeding

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Early Editions. In the Stationers' Register, under the date 10 January, 1619-20, we find the entry:--

Thomas Walkley

Entred for his copie vnder the handes of Master Tauernor and Master Jaggard warden vj A Play Called Philaster.

The edition here referred to is the Quarto of 1620, with the title: Philaster; or, Love lyes a Bleeding. Acted at the Globe by his Maiesties Servants.

Printed at London for Thomas Walkley, and are to be sold at his shop at the Eagle and Child in Brittaines Bursse, 1620, 4°. On the title-page there is also a small woodcut representing 'The Princes,' 'A Cuntrie Gentellman,' and 'Philaster,' and illustrating a situation in Act iv. Scene 3 of the play. This edition begins and ends in an entirely different manner from all its successors. Its text up to line 117 in Act i. and from line 38 in Act v. Scene 4 is manifestly spurious, and it is corrupt in other places. But in certain passages it preserves what appears . . .

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