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Nicholas Rowe and the Glossing of Shakespeare

  • N. E. Osselton

Abstract

In 1709 the poet and playwright Nicholas Rowe produced what has commonly been regarded as the earliest edited version of Shakespeare’s works, and this contained (in the supplementary volume of the second edition in 1714) the first attempt at a Shakespeare glossary.1

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Eighteenth Century Supplementary Volume Literate Reader Paradise Lost Difficult Word 
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Notes

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