In Commemoration of the First Folio Tercentenary: A Resetting of the Preliminary Matter of the First Folio, with a Catalogue of Shakespeariana Exhibited in the Hall of the Worshipful Company of Stationers

In Commemoration of the First Folio Tercentenary: A Resetting of the Preliminary Matter of the First Folio, with a Catalogue of Shakespeariana Exhibited in the Hall of the Worshipful Company of Stationers

In Commemoration of the First Folio Tercentenary: A Resetting of the Preliminary Matter of the First Folio, with a Catalogue of Shakespeariana Exhibited in the Hall of the Worshipful Company of Stationers

In Commemoration of the First Folio Tercentenary: A Resetting of the Preliminary Matter of the First Folio, with a Catalogue of Shakespeariana Exhibited in the Hall of the Worshipful Company of Stationers

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WILLIAM Earle of Pembroke, & c. Lord Chamberlaine to the Kings moft Excellent Maiefty .

AND

PHILIP Earle of Montgomery, & c. Gentleman of his Maiefties Bed-Chamber. Both Knights of the moft Noble Order of the Garter, and our fingular good LORDS

Right Honourable,

WHilft we ftudie to be thankful in our particular, for the many favors we have received from your L.L we are falne upon the ill fortune, to mingle two the moft diverfe things that can bee, feare, and rasfhneffe ; rafhneffe in the enterprize, and feare of the fucceffe. For, when we valew the places your H.H. fuftaine, we cannot but know their dignity greater, then to defcend to the reading of thefe trifles:and, while we name them trifles, we have depriv'd our felves of the defence of our Dedication. But fince your L.L. have beene pleas'd to thinke thefe trifles fome-thing, heeretofore; and have profequuted both them, and their Authour living, with fo much favour : we hope,that(they out-living him,and he not having the fate, common with fome, to be exequutor to his owne writings) you will ufe the like indulgence toward them, you have done A2 unto . . .

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