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Shakespeare, William
The Works of William Shakespeare

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Title

Shakespeare, William
The Works of William Shakespeare

Subject

Shakespeare, William

Description

The first of seven volumes. Includes a portrait of Shakespeare that is dated to 1783. Many passages are ticked, with one annotation on Vol. VI, p.472. Quarter red morocco gilt. In Ramsden's Edith Wharton's Library, he notes the anecdote:

On one of her last days, as she was being wheeled around the garden at Pavillion Colombe, EW remarked to Elisina Tyler, 'I think that Shakespeare never wrote a more beautiful line than: 'I am dying, Egypt, dying''. 

This passage is from Anthony and Cleopatra, Act IV, scene xv. It is marked. 

Publisher

Tauchnitz (Leipzig)

Date

1868

Language

English

Identifier

2005_047_1280_1

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Citation

“Shakespeare, William The Works of William Shakespeare,” EWL, accessed February 25, 2024, http://edithwhartonslibrary.org/ewl/items/show/1747.