The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke: A Study with the Text of the Folio of 1623

The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke: A Study with the Text of the Folio of 1623

by George MacDonald
     
 

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These are hardly the words of men who would take liberties, and liberties enormous, after ideas of their own, with the text of a friend thus honoured. But although they printed with intent altogether faithful, they did so certainly without any adequate jealousy of the printers--apparently without a suspicion of how they could blunder. Of blunders therefore in the… See more details below

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These are hardly the words of men who would take liberties, and liberties enormous, after ideas of their own, with the text of a friend thus honoured. But although they printed with intent altogether faithful, they did so certainly without any adequate jealousy of the printers--apparently without a suspicion of how they could blunder. Of blunders therefore in the Folio also there are many, some through mere following of blundered print, some in fresh corruption of the same, some through mistaking of the manuscript corrections, and some probably from the misprinting of mistakes, so that the corrections themselves are at times anything but correctly recorded. I assume also that the printers were not altogether above the mean passion, common to the day-labourers of Art, from Chaucer's Adam Scrivener down to the present carvers of marble, for modifying and improving the work of the master.

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ISBN-13:
2940013056251
Publisher:
New Century Books
Publication date:
08/29/2011
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