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Mr. Johnson's Preface To his Edition of Shakespear's Plays.

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Mr. Johnson's Preface To his Edition of Shakespear's Plays.

By Samuel Johnson


“SAMUEL JOHNSON’S PREFACE TO ‘THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’ has long been considered a classic document of English literary criticism. In it Johnson sets forth his editorial principles and gives an appreciative analysis of the “excellences” and “defects” of the work of the great …

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