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MERCHANT OF VENICE.

of

BY

WILL, SHAKSPERE:

Printed Complete from the TEXT of

SAM. JOHNSON and GEO. STEEVENS,

And revised from the last Editions.

When Learning's triumph o'er her barb'rous foes
First rear'd the Stage, immortal SH.KSPERE rose;
Each change of many-colour'd life he drew,
Exhausted worlds, and then imagin'd new :
Existence saw him spurn her bounded reign,
And panting Time toil'd after him in vain :
His pow'rful strokes presiding Truth confess'd,
And unresisted Passion storin'd the breast,

DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON.

LONDON:

Printed for, and under the direction of,
John Bell, British-Library, STRAND.

MDCCLXXXV.

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