Excerpt from The Works of John Webster, Vol. 4 of 4
The Malcontent. By John Marston, 1604. Printed at London, by V.S., for William Aspley, and are to be solde at his shop, in Paides Church-yard.
The Malcontent. Augmented by John Marston. IVith the Additions played by the Kings Maiesties servants. Written by Ikon Webster.1604. At Lotidon Printed by V.S., for William Aspley, and are to be sold at his shop in Paules Church-yard.
Both Marston and Webster, it appears from the last title-page, made additions to this play. It is impossible to distinguish the portions which the latter contributed; but he is generally supposed to have written the Induction. What is not found in the first 4to, I have marked by inverted commas: other variations of the two editions, I have given in the notes.
I have had occasion several times in the course of these volumes to observe, that different copies of the same editions of old plays often presented various readings: I have just found that my copy of the second 4 to of the Malcontent does not altogether agree with that in the Garriclc collection.
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