The Family Shakspeare: In Ten Volumes; in which Nothing is Added to the Original Text; But Those Words and Expressions are Omitted which Cannot with Propriety be Read Aloud in a Family, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818
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