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The New Shakspere Society," but which have not received the final corrections of their author.
In seeing this volume through the press, I received valuable suggestions and corrections from Mr Harold Littledale, the editor for “The New Shakspere Society” of “The Two Noble Kinsmen,” for which I thank him.
I have to thank the Director of "The New Shakspere Society,” Mr F. J. Furnivall, for permission to print the “Trial Table of the order of Shakspere's Plays," which appears
in his introduction to the new edition of Shakespeare Commentaries by Gervinus.
TRIAL TABLE OF THE ORDER OF SHAKSPERE'S PLAYS.
[This, like all other tables, must be lookt on as merely tentative, and open to
modification for any good reasons. But if only it comes near the truth, then reading the plays in its order will the sooner enable the student to find out its mistakes. (M. stands for “mentioned by Francis Meres in
his Palladis Tumia, 1598.")] In his Introductory Essays to Shakespeare's Dramatische Werke (German
Shakespoare Society) Prof. Hertzberg dates Titus 1587-9, Love's Labour's Lost, 1592, Comedy of Errors about New Year's Day 1591, Two Gentlemen, 1592, All's Well 1603, Troilus and Cressida 1603, and Cymbeline 1611.
1585-7 (?) 1588
1593 [(?) 1594] 1600 1598 (amended)
[Love's Labour's Wonne
( two dates) Two Gentlemen of Verona (?) 1 Henry VI. toucht up (?) Troilns and Cressida, begun (?) Lucrece Romeo and Juliet : (?) A Lover's Complaint Richard II. Richard III.
2 & 3 Henry VI. re-cast © John
? 1595 M