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The Plays of William Shakespeare, In Eight Volumes, with the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators; To which are added Notes by Sam. Johnson.

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The Plays of William Shakespeare, In Eight Volumes, with the Corrections and Illustrations of Various Commentators; To which are added Notes by Sam. Johnson. (a.k.a. Johnson's Shakespeare)

By William Shakespeare


<span lang="EN-CA">Adam Smith, author of “The Wealth of Nations,” called this edition “the most manly piece of criticism that was ever published in any country. ” Johnson’s preface, moreover, has frequently been called one of the finest essays ever composed upon Shakespear…

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