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With Explanations of the Legal Terms used in the Plays,
the Criminal Types Presented.
ALSO A FULL DISCUSSION OF THE
EDW. J. WHITE
“Third Edition Tiedeman on Real Property,” etc.
What folly I commit, I dedicate to you."
Troilus and Cressida, Act III., Scene II.
TO MARY A. WADSWORTH,
of Columbia, Missouri,
a most profound student of Shakespeare, Shakespearian lecturer and author of “Shakespeare and Prayer,” whose friendship and encouragement prompted the collaboration of these Commentaries, the work is respectfully inscribed, with the Author's admiration and
PLAN OF THE WORK.
The plan followed in presenting the law of the various plays is to quote the verse containing the law presented, under an appropriate heading, reference to which, in the index, will give ready access to the verse containing the law referred to. As the various plays and the law in each is also presented in the regular order, by reference to the body of the work, the various propositions of law contained in each play, can be found. To avoid the useless repetition of various law terms presented in the different plays, under each heading will be found, in the foot notes, the different references to the same law term or proposition, occurring in the different plays. Thus the law of the plays will be found by either of these cross references, i. e, by referring to the plays in the order of their publication, or by reference to the index and table of contents for the law term or proposition desired. This is the only practical method of presenting the subject, so that it can be readily handled by both laymen and lawyers, and it is hoped that the method followed will be found convenient.
E. J. W. Kansas City, Mo., 1913.