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dour and benevolence of the world : and wish every one that peruses it, may feel the satisfaction I have frequently felt in composing it, and receive such instructions and advantages from it, at it is well calculated and well able to bestow. For my own part, better and more important things henceforth demand my attention, and I here, with no smail pleasure, take leave of Shakspeare and the critics ; as this work was begun and finished, before I entered upon the sacred function, in which I am now happily employed, let me trust, this juvenile performance will prove no objection, since graver, and some very eminent members of the church, have thought it no improper employ, to comment, explain, and publish the works of their own country poets.

W. DODD.

THE

BEAUTIES OF SHAKSPEARE.

Part the First.

COMEDIES

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