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The Chronicle History of the Life and Death ⁠of King Lear and His Three Daughters  (1917) 
William Shakespeare, edited by William Lyon Phelps

The Yale Shakespeare


THE CHRONICLE HISTORY OF
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF
KING LEAR
AND HIS THREE DAUGHTERS

EDITED BY
WILLIAM LYON PHELPS

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NEW HAVEN • YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
LONDON • HUMPHREY MILFORD
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS • MCMXVII

Copyright, 1917
By Yale University Press


First published, October, 1917

Here Love the slain with Love the slayer lies;

Deep drowned are both in the same sunless pool.

Up from its depths that mirror thundering skies

Bubbles the wan mirth of the mirthless Fool.

William Watson

The facsimile opposite represents the title-page of the Elizabethan Club copy of the spurious "1608" quarto. Though purporting to belong to that year, this edition is now known to be an interesting forgery, executed about 1619. A discussion of the relation between this and the genuine 1608 quarto, together with the imprint of the latter, will be found on p. 143. Of the spurious edition, some twenty-eight copies, are known to survive; of the genuine, ten.

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THE YALE SHAKESPEARE


Edited by

Wilbur L. CrossTucker Brooke

Willard Higley Durham


Published under the Direction

of the

Department of English, Yale University,

on the Fund

Given to the Yale University Press in 1917

by the Members of the

Kingsley Trust Association

To Commemorate the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary

of the Founding of the Society


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1943, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.