Mr. Macready as Benedick

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Caption: ‘BENE: I do much wonder, that one man seeing how much another man is a fool when he dedicates his behaviours to love, will after he hath laughed at such shallow follies in others, become the argument of his own scorn; by falling in love: And such a man is Claudio.’ MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Act 2, Sc 3.

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Illustrator: Engraved from an Original Painting by Tracey in the possession of the Publishers

Original Illustration Size: 238 x 160mm / 9″12 x 6″8

Illustration Number: 9/21

Source Text: The complete works of Shakspere : revised from the original editions / with historical and analytical introductions to each play, also notes explanatory and critical, and a life of the poet by J.O. Halliwell … and other eminent commentators ; elegantly and appropriately illustrated by portraits engraved on steel, from daguerreotypes of the greatest and most intellectual actors of the age ; taken in the embodiment of the varied and life-like characters of our great national poet / Comedies.

Published: London; New York: Printed and published by John Tallis and company [1850].

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