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charter was granted to the Company of Stationers on the 4th of May, 1556, (third and fourth of Philip and Mary,) and was confirmed by Queen Elizabeth in 1560.

The first volume of these Entries has been either loft or destroyed, as the earliest now to be found is lettered B.) The hall was burnt down in the fire of London. The entries begin July 17, 1576.

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pryntinge of the tragicall History
of the Romeus and Juliett with
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A. fol. 86. a. ]

N. B. The terms book and ballad were anciently used to signify dramatick works, as well as any other forms of composition ; while irage ly and comedy were titles very often bestowed on novels of the serious and the lighter' kind.

STEEVENS. s Since this was written, the first volume, marked A, has been found. MALONE.

6 This article,' within crotchets, is from Vol. I. which (as Mr. Malone obferves) has since been discovered. STEEVENS, VOL. II.

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