Charles Lamb's Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, Vol. 1

Charles Lamb's Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, Vol. 1
Charles Lamb's Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, Vol. 1
Excerpt from Charles Lamb's Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, Vol. 1: Who Lived About the Time of Shakespeare, Including the Extracts From the Garrick PlaysLamb's Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, who lived about the time of Shakspeare, with Notes, was published by Longman in the year 1808, and again, with merely a new title-page, by Bumpus, some five years later. In the 1818 edition of his works, Lamb included a few passages from the Notes, ' a few desultory criticisms... which would best stand by themselves, as requiring least immediate reference to the play or passage by which they were suggested.' In 1827, Lamb generously contributed to Hone's 'Table Book' a long series of Extracts from the Collection of plays bequeathed to the British Museum by Garrick; these Extracts he described in his letter to Hone as mere 'after-gleanings,' supplementary to the 'Specimens,' only comprising a larger period; they range in fact from Lyly to Crownc and D'Urfey. 'You must be content,' he wrote, ' with sometimes a scene, sometimes a song; a speech, or passage, or a poetical image, as they happen to strike me. I read without order of time; I am a poor hand at dates; and for any biography of the Dramatists, I must refer to writers who are more skilful in such matters. My business is with their poetry only.' In addition to the Extracts there appeared also in the last numbers of the Table Book a series of 'Garrick Fragments,' comprising twenty-four 'Faceti?' and forty-four 'Serious Fragments.' The 'Garrick Extracts' are to be found in most reprints of the 'Specimens'; by some strange chance the 'Fragments' have not been included in recent editions.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.