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The Yale Shakespeare


 

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

 

EDITED BY
WILLIAM LYON PHELPS

 
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NEW HAVEN · YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
LONDON · OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

 

Copyright, 1923
By Yale University Press
Printed in the United States of America


First published, February, 1923
Second printing, March, 1938
Third printing, December, 1943
Fourth printing, March, 1946
Fifth printing, September, 1950
Sixth printing, January, 1954
Seventh printing, February, 1956
Eighth printing, November, 1957

 

 

The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe

and

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.

 

Your Marlowe's page I close, my Shakespeare's ope.
How welcome—after gong and cymbal's din—
The continuity, the long, slow slope,
And vast curves of the gradual violin!

William Watson.

 

The facsimile opposite represents the title-page of the Elizabethan Club copy of the genuine 1600 Quarto of 'The Merchant of Venice.'

The title page from the Quarto of 1600, including the title, author, and information about publication

 

THE YALE SHAKESPEARE

 

 

Edited by

Wilbur L. CrossTucker Brooke

 

 

Published under the Direction

of the

Department of English, Yale University,

on the Fund

Given to the Yale University Press in 1917

by the Members of the

Kingsley Trust Association

To Commemorate the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary

of the Founding of the Society


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1943, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.