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Illustrations of the Fairy Mythology of a Midsummer Night's Dream
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ams Pr Inc
Publication date June 1, 1945
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780404030582
ISBN-10 0404030580
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Original list price $25.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VI. LIFE OF ROBIN GOODFELLOW. This most important, indeed the most valuable illustration we have of the Midsummer's Night's Dream, is reprinted from a black-letter tract of the utmost rarity, published at London in 1628, under the title of "Robin Goodfellow; his mad prankes, and merry Jests, full of honest mirth, and is a fit medicine for melancholy." Mr. Collier has previously made an excellent reprint of this curious production for the Percy Society, but he has kindly permitted me to include it in this collection. Mr. Collier's preface, and the bibliographical particulars there mentioned, are here omitted; the latter purposely, that the members of the Percy Society might not have to complain that one of their publications had suffered in value. The commentators on Shakespeare were unacquainted with it, and not more than two copies, and these with different dates, are known to exist. One of them is in the possession of Lord Francis Egerton, the other in the library of Mr. Daniel, of Islington. The tract is dated 1628, but it is in all probability a much earlier production, and although we have no proof of the fact, had most likely been seen by Shakespeaje in some form or other. Not omitting that antient forme of beginning tales, Once upon a time, it was my chance to travaile into that noble county of Kent. The weather beeing wet, and my two-leg'd horse being almost tyred (for indeede my owne leggs were all the supporters that my body had), I went dropping into an alehouse: there found I, first a kinde wellcome, next good lyquor, then kinde strangers (which made good company), then an honest hoast, whose love to good liquor was written in red characters both in his nose, cheekes and forehead: an hoastesse I found there too, a woman of very good carriage; and tho...

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from Kessinger Pub Co (July 30, 2007); titled "Illustrations of the Fairy Mythology of a Midsummer Nights Dream"
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