Excerpt from Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet This edition of Romeo and first published in 1879, is w thoroughly revised on the same general plan as its predecessors in the new series. While I have omitted most of the tes on textual variations, I have retained a sufficient number to illus trate the curious and significant differences between the first and second quartos. Among the many new tes are some calling attention to portions of the early draft of the play - some of them very bad - which Shakespeare left unchanged when he revised it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy 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.