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The Yale Shakespeare


 

THE TEMPEST

 

EDITED BY
CHAUNCEY B. TINKER

 
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NEW HAVEN · YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
LONDON · HUMPHREY MILFORD
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS · MCMXXII

 

Copyright, 1918
By Yale University Press


First published, August, 1918
Second printing, February, 1922

 

The facsimile opposite represents the title-page of the 1623 Folio edition of Shakespeare’s plays, in which 'The Tempest' occupies first place. The photograph is made from the Elizabethan Club copy. On the page facing the title the Folio has the following note, signed with Ben Jonson's initials:—

 

'To the Reader.
This Figure, that thou here seest put,
It was for gentle Shakespeare cut:
Wherein the Grauer had a strife
with Nature, to out-doo the life:
O, could he but haue drawne his wit
As well in brasse, as he hath hit
His face, the Print would then surpasse
All, that was euer writ in brasse.
But, since he cannot, Reader, looke
Not on his Picture, but his Booke.

B. I.'

 
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THE YALE SHAKESPEARE

 

 

Edited by

Wilbur L. CrossTucker Brooke

Willard Higley Durham

 

 

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 1963, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 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.