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THE

P L A Y S

OF

SHAKSPEARE.

VOL. IV.

When lightning fires
The arch of heaven, and thunders rock the ground:
When furious whirlwinds rend the howling air,
And Ocean, groaning from his lowest bed,
Heaves his tempestuous billows to the sky ;-
Amid the mighty uproar, while below
The nations tremble, Shakspeare looks abroad
Froin some high cliff superior, and enjoys
The elemental war.

AKENSIDE.

Were understanding, acuteness, and profoundness of thought, (in so far as these are necessary for the characterizing of human life,) to be considered as the first qualities of a poet, there is none worthy to be compared with Shakspeare. Other poets have endeavoured to transport us, at least for a few moments, into another and an ideal condition of mankind ; but Shakspeare is the master of reality.

SCHLEGEL.

PLAYS

of

S H A K S P E A R E.

IN FOURTEEN VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.

TWELFTH NIGHT.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.

AS YOU LIKE IT.

LONDON:
L. A. LEWIS, 125, FLEET STREET.

MDCCCXLI.

LONDON : Printed by Maurice and Co., Howford Buildings,

Fenchurch-street.

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