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Author: Catherine Lisak
Editor: Don Bailey
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Richard II: List of print anomalies in the Quarto text


This file contains information about printing irregularities in the Capell copy of Q1 of Richard II (British Library), compiled by Catherine Lisak and Don Bailey.

TLN: 9: Thomas
Irregularity: the top left side of the "o" of "our" is slightly damaged.
TLN: 10: Thomas
Irregularity: the capital "T" of "Thomas" is damaged.
TLN: 13: on
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "o" is only partially printed.
TLN: 23: rage,
Irregularity: the comma is raised.
TLN: 30: thanke
Irregularity: the "a" of "thanke" is damaged.
TLN: 34: Norffolke
Irregularity: the second "o" of "Norffolke" appears to be a turned "c".
TLN: 59: curbs
Irregularity: the "u" in "curbs" is mangled.
TLN: 67: ods,
Irregularity: the comma is possibly a blackletter period.
TLN: 82: I
Irregularity: the "I" is broken.
TLN: 82: worse
Irregularity: the "o" has a bar through the middle and appears to be a "theta". See tln n=315, 448, 805. 1096
TLN: 95: detaind
Irregularity: the "t" of "detaind" is broken.
TLN: 107: eonsequently
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "c" is an "e": "consequently" reads "eonsequently".
TLN: 107: taitour
Irregularity: in the previous word, there is a misspelling. The "r" in "traitor" is missing.
TLN: 112: n="112"/>And,
Irregularity: the mark after the word "And" is too straight in shape to be a comma. See Richard II in the Hinman facsimile, TLN 108.
TLN: 113: it,
Irregularity: the comma after the word "it" is raised.
TLN: 117: deafe.
Irregularity: the period after the word "deafe" might be a comma.
TLN: 120: eares,
Irregularity: the comma after the word "eares" is faintly printed.
TLN: 130: liest.
Irregularity: the period might be a comma.
TLN: 135: account:
Irregularity: the roman "colon" is bent.
TLN: 150: boldly
Irregularity: the first "l" of "boldly" is not clearly printed.
TLN: 166: sonne
Irregularity: , the first "n" of "sonne" is broken.
TLN: 172: self
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "f" is partly unclear because of faint printing.
TLN: 177: baffuld
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "a" is only partly printed.
TLN: 181: must
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "m" is turned.
TLN: 183: spots
Irregularity: the roman "colon" is bent.
TLN: 191: done
Irregularity: the roman "colon" is bent.
TLN: 197: fight
Irregularity: the "s" of "sight" is an "f " and the word reads "fight".
TLN: 215: allarmes
Amiguity: - "allarmes" may possibly be "all armes" run together.
TLN: 254: Gods
Amiguity: the "o" of "Gods" looks like a broken "e" and the word may read "Geds".
TLN: 259: Duch.
Irregularity: the period is faint.
TLN: 260: defence,
Irregularity: the comma may be a broken piece of type serving as a period.
TLN: 261: Duch.
Irregularity: the period is faint.
TLN: 266: carier
Irregularity: the first "r" of "carier" is broken.
TLN: 275: is
Compositor error: "is" instead of "it".
TLN: 280: this
Irregularity: the "i" of "this" is faintly printed.
TLN: 281: al
Irregularity: the "l" of "al" is bent.
TLN: 303: Champion,
Irregularity: the comma is possibly a period.
TLN: 315: loyalty
Irregularity: the "o" of "loyalty" has a bar through the middle and appears to be a "theta".
TLN: 349: all
Irregularity: the first "l" of "all" is bent.
TLN: 360: louing
Irregularity: the vowels "o" and "i" of "louing" are faintly printed.
TLN: 372: cote.
Amiguity: the period at the end of the line may possibly be a raised comma. See TLN 427.
TLN: 378: amaZing
Irregularity: the "z" of "amazing" is capitalized. See TLN 427.
TLN: 393: truth
Irregularity: the "r" of "truth" is only partly printed.
TLN: 394: Lord
Irregularity: in the previous word, the ascender of the "d" is bent to the left.
TLN: 395: Valour
Irregularity: the "o" of "Valour" is damaged and looks like a damaged "e" or even possibly a tilted "c".
TLN: 396: triall
Irregularity: the first "l" of "triall" is bent.
TLN: 398: God
Irregularity: the ascender of the "d" of "God" is bent to the left.
TLN: 402: himselfe
Irregularity: the "i" of "himselfe" is only partly printed.
TLN: 414: Mart.
Irregularity: there appears to be a piece of type, possibly a small italic "p.".
TLN: 422: done:
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "colon" is not aligned but slightly raised.
TLN: 427: rouZde
Irregularity: the "z" of "rouzde" is capitalized. See TLN "378".
TLN: 437: this
Irregularity: the "s" is broken.
TLN: 437: comfort
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "m" is broken: "comfort" might even possibly read "coinfort".
TLN: 443: houres
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "o" is broken.
TLN: 448: your
Irregularity: the "o" of "your" has a bar through the middle and appears to be a "theta". See TLN 315.
TLN: 452: yeeres,.
Irregularity: the comma after "yeeres" is immediately followed by a period.
TLN: 494: Bullingbrooke
Irregularity: the first "o" of "Bullingbrooke" is not aligned but partially raised.
TLN: 539: presence
Irregularity: the s of "presence" is only partly printed.
TLN: 554: inforced
Irregularity: the "r" of "inforced" is only partly printed.
TLN: 557.2: remcmber
Irregularity: the second "e" of "remember" looks like a "c" .
TLN: 557.4: apprentishood
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "h" is oddly shaped. See TLN "592", QLN "620".
TLN: 583: n="611"/>Awakt
Irregularity: the "t" of "Awakt" is badly damaged.
TLN: 584: parting
Irregularity: the "r" of "parting" is faintly printed.
TLN: 592: should
Irregularity: in the previous word, the ascender of the "h" is oddly shaped. See TLN "557+4", QLN "563".
TLN: 613: n="641"/>Expedient
Irregularity: the "t" of "Expedient" is damaged.
TLN: 617: for
Irregularity: the "f" of "for" is only partly printed.
TLN: 652: markt
Irregularity: the "f" of "for" is only partly printed.
TLN: 639: n="666"/>Pray
Irregularity: the "P" of "Pray" is set to the left of the column.
TLN: 639: n=10/>Amen
Irregularity: the "m" of "Amen" is broken, or written using the letters "in", with the "i" having lost its dot.
TLN: 652: markt
Irregularity: the "r" of "markt" is damaged or is possibly a "t".
TLN: 656: Richard
Irregularity: the capital "R" of "Richard" is of a smaller font.
TLN: 661: aIwayes
Irregularity: the "l" of "alwayes" looks like a capital "I".
TLN: 670: chuse,
Amiguity: the comma might possibly be a period.
TLN: 675: burne
Irregularity: the "n" of "burne" is broken.
TLN: 677: tires
Irregularity: the top part of the letter "s" in "tires" is faint.
TLN: 682: of
Irregularity: the top part of the letter "o" of "of" is partly broken.
TLN: 695: [no lemma]
Note that there is no catch-word for this page.
TLN: 703: backe
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "a" is only partly printed.
TLN: 705: inckie
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "c" is only partly printed.
TLN: 707: conquest
Irregularity: the "u" of "conquest" is partly obscured.
TLN: 710: and
Irregularity: the "d" of "and" is partly obscured.
TLN: 717: Gaunt
Irregularity: the "n" of "Gaunt" is faintly printed.
TLN: 719: from
Irregularity: the "o" of "from" is completely obscured.
TLN: 723: my
Irregularity: the "y" of "my" is faintly printed.
TLN: 731: flatter
Irregularity: the first "t" of "flatter" is only partly printed.
TLN: 735: ill.
Amiguity: the period at the end of this line is possibly a comma.
TLN: 749: Iaid
Irregularity: the "l" of "laid" is printed "I".
TLN: 751: to
Irregularity: the "o" of "to" is mangled.
TLN: 765: brother
Irregularity: the "t" of "brother" is slightly mangled.
TLN: 784: become
Irregularity: the "m" of "become" is only partly printed.
TLN: 798: next
the t is partly obscured
TLN: 805: onely
Irregularity: the "o" has a bar through the middle and appears to be a "theta".
TLN: 826: friends:
Irregularity: the "colon" is very slightly bent backward.
TLN: 831: Richard:
Irregularity: the top dot of the "colon" is partly faint.
TLN: 846: ait
Irregularity: the "r" of "art" is in fact an "I" without the dot.
TLN: 882: boldly
Irregularity: the "l" of "boldly" is faintly printed.
TLN: 885: n="909"/>Vnlesse
Irregularity: the "e" of "Vnlesse" is very faintly printed and looks like an italicized "colon".
TLN: 938: [no lemma]
NOTE: in the Capell copy, words in the two preceeding lines are not visible because of a hole in the page.
TLN: 939: departing
Irregularity: in the previous word, the ascender of the "d" is bent to the left.
TLN: 953: too
Irregularity: the "o" of "too" is slightly raised.
TLN: 961: Richard
Irregularity: the second "r" of "Richard" is faintly printed.
TLN: 963: comming
Irregularity: the "i" of "comming" is faintly printed.
TLN: 973: vpon
Irregularity: the "o" of "vpon" is badly damaged.
TLN: 976: [no lemma]
NOTE: in the Capell copy, a hole in the page affect the reading of several letters.
TLN: 982: but
Irregularity: the ascender of the "b" in "but" is bent to the right.
TLN: 987: mine
Irregularity: the "i" of "mine" is faintly printed.
TLN: 1019: sorow
Irregularity: the "r" of "sorow" is faintly printed.
TLN: 1030: lookes
Irregularity: the "s" of "lookes" is faintly printed.
TLN: 1053: woes
Irregularity: the "s" of "woes" is partly raised.
TLN: 1054: [no lemma]
NOTE: in the Capell copy, letters are misaligned in the two preceeding lines because of a hole in the page.
TLN: 1069: kinsman
Irregularity: the "s" of "kinsman" is broken.
TLN: 1069: whom
Irregularity: the "o" of "whom" is slightly raised.
TLN: 1078: enemy
Irregularity: the "n" of "enemy" is either turned or may be broken.
TLN: 1083: fils
Irregularity: the "l" of "fils" is broken.
TLN: 1089: little
Irregularity: the "i" of "little" is only partly printed.
TLN: 1095: part
Irregularity: the "r" of "part" is faintly printed.
TLN: 1096: part
Irregularity: the "o" has a bar through the middle and appears to be a "theta".
TLN: 1117: tediousnesse
Irregularity: in the previous word, the ascender of the "d" is bent to the left.
TLN: 1117: trauell
Irregularity: the "t" of "trauell" is mangled.
TLN: 1152: [no lemma]
Note that the text on this page runs one line further down than usual. The last line of dialogue is on the same line as the catch-word.
TLN: 1203: n="1216"/>But
Irregularity: the "B" in "But" is only partly printed.
TLN: 1204: bosome
Irregularity: the "m" of "bosome" is only partly printed.
TLN: 1235: granted
Irregularity: the "r" of "granted" is faintly printed.
TLN: 1272: repose
Irregularity: the "o" of "repose" is only partly printed.
TLN: 1274: to
Irregularity: the "o" of "to" is only partly printed.
TLN: 1301: assured
Irregularity: the "r" of "assured" is only partly printed.
TLN: 1303: Fall
Irregularity: in the catchword, the second "l" has slipped slightly down.
TLN: 1317: your
Irregularity: the "r" of "your" is partly obscured.
TLN: 1325: n="1335"/>Broke
Irregularity: "o" of "Broke" is partly mangled.
TLN: 1327: by
Irregularity: the "b" of "by" has a partly broken off ascender.
TLN: 1329: bloud
Irregularity: the "l" of "bloud" is bent.
TLN: 1349: intreated
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "t" is only partly printed.
TLN: 1375: theyr
Irregularity: the "e" in "theyr" is partially broken.
TLN: 1398: tops
Irregularity: the first two letters in "tops", have slipped slightly.
TLN: 1417: fall
Irregularity: the "f" of "fall" is only partly printed.
TLN: 1428: state,
Amiguity: the final comma is possibly a period.
TLN: 1441: coward
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "d" is slanted to the left.
TLN: 1441: sleepest
Compositor error: "sleepest" has been spelt "sseepest"; the type is damaged in the case of the second "s".
TLN: 1495: sowrest
Irregularity: the "w" of "sowrest" is faintly printed.
TLN: 1545: Aum.
in the Capell copy, between TLN 1545 and TLN 1554 the type has begun to collapse, with the lines shifting. Note "hath" at TLN 1545 and "make" at TLN 1545.
TLN: 1564: foorth
Irregularity: the second "t" of "foorth" is only partly printed.
TLN: 1613: Scroope
Irregularity: the "r" of "Scroope" is faintly printed.
TLN: 1638: thinkes
Irregularity: the "s" of "thinkes" is faintly printed.
TLN: 1642: Ile
Irregularity: the "l" of "Ile" is faintly printed.
TLN: 1658: n="1661"/>That
Irregularity: the capital "T" of "That" is broken.
TLN: 1658: n="1661"/>ofbloeding
Irregularity: the first "e" of "bleeding" is damaged and looks like an "o".
TLN: 1687: English
Irregularity: the "i" of "English" is faintly printed.
TLN: 1713: commends.
Irregularity: the second "m" of "commends" is damaged.
TLN: 1731: must
Irregularity: the "u" of "must" is partly obscured.
TLN: 1751: land
Irregularity: the "d" of "land" is damaged.
TLN: 1779: faire
Irregularity: the compositor has omitted to capitalize the "f" of the first word "faire".
TLN: 1788: yours
Irregularity: the "o" of "yours" is only partially printed.
TLN: 1820: girle:
Irregularity: the "colon" might be mangled or else a damaged "semi-colon".
TLN: 1830: weepe;
Irregularity: there are two "commas" in place of a "semi-colon".
TLN: 1855: ruinde
Irregularity: the "i" of "ruinde" is faintly printed.
TLN: 1856: disordered,
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "punctuation" is too straight to be a comma: possibly a blank space showing.
TLN: 1859: htah
Irregularity: the "t" and the "a" of "hath" are in reverse order.
TLN: 1885: to
Irregularity: the "o" of "to" is only partly printed.
TLN: 1919: weeping
Irregularity: the last two letters of "wepping" have slipped down.
TLN: 1949: matkes
Irregularity: the "r" of "markes" is a "t".
TLN: 1959: heard
Irregularity: in the previous word, the ascender of the "d" is bent to the left.
TLN: 1959: thce
Irregularity: the first "e" of "thee" is a "c".
TLN: 1974.3: may
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "a" is only partly printed.
TLN: 1980: with
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "t" is slightly mangled.
TLN: 2030: royaIl
Irregularity: the first "l" of "royall" looks like a capital "I".
TLN: 2048: infetiour
Irregularity: the first "r" of "inferiour" is a "t".
TLN: 2065: yon
Irregularity: the "u" of "you" is upside down.
TLN: 2263: wohse
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "o" and the "h" are inverted, so that "whose" reads "wohse".
TLN: 2264: [no lemma]
Irregularity: the capital "T" of "The" is either badly mangled or a slightly damaged "Y".
TLN: 2266: resting
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "r" is only partly printed.
TLN: 2277: RICHARD
Irregularity: the "i" of "Rich." is either smeared or a badly damaged "t".
TLN: 2277: ioyne">Rich.
Irregularity: the compositor has omitted to capitalize the first letter of "ioyne".
TLN: 2284: cloister
Irregularity: the "i" of " cloister" is bent to the left.
TLN: 2287: what
Irregularity: the compositor has omitted to capitalize the first letter in "what".
TLN: 2293: mildly
Irregularity: the "m" of "mildly" is damaged or made-up.
TLN: 2296: a
Irregularity: the compositor has omitted to capitalize the "a".
TLN: 2302: n="2127"/>with
Irregularity: the compositor has omitted to capitalize the first letter of "with".
TLN: 2309: n="2134"/>And
Irregularity: in the previous word, the ascender of the "d" is bent to the left.
TLN: 2325: plant
Irregularity: the "l" of "plant" is faintly printed.
TLN: 2332: part
Irregularity: the "t" of "part" is faintly printed.
TLN: 2342: Hollowmas
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "s" is partly broken.
TLN: 2342: shortst
Irregularity: the first ligature in what should read shortst is in fact an ft.
TLN: 2368: you
Irregularity: there is a stray mark before the "you", most probably a raised piece of "blank type".
TLN: 2380: [no lemma]
Note that the text on this page runs one line further down than usual. The last line of dialogue is on the same line as the catch-word.
TLN: 2401: had
Irregularity: in the previous word, the ascender of the "h" is slightly bent to the right.
TLN: 2423: you
Irregularity: the compositor has failed to capitalize the first letter of "you".
TLN: 2426: n="2248"/>yea
Irregularity: the compositor has failed to capitalize the first letter of "yea".
TLN: 2442: it.
Amiguity: the period is possibly a "colon".
TLN: 2446: for
Irregularity: the compositor has mistakenly used an "s" instead of an "f" in "for".
TLN: 2458: yor
Irregularity: in "yor", the "y" is not capitalized.
TLN: 2480: rhy
Amiguity: the "t" of "thy" is an "r".
TLN: 2507.2508: dissolute
Irregularity: in the previous word, the "l" is bent to the right, possibly italicized.
TLN: 2510: tould
Irregularity: the "l" of "tould" is faint.
TLN: 2512: stews
Irregularity: the "s" of "stews" is broken.
TLN: 2527: ouer
Irregularity: the "e" of "euer" is printed "o".
TLN: 2528: mouth
Amiguity: the "t" of "mouth" is damaged and even looks like an "r", so that "mouth" may read "mourh".
TLN: 2529: I
Amiguity: in the previous word, the "I" is damaged.
TLN: 2546: n="2365"/>TeIl
Irregularity: the first "l" of "Tell" is a capital "I".
TLN: 2548: writtng
Irregularity: in the previous word, the second "i" to "writing" has spelled "t".
TLN: 2550: remember
Irregularity: the compositor ha somitted to capitalize the first letter of "remember".
TLN: 2569: Tragedie o
Amiguity: the "f" of "of" is completely missing.
TLN: 2571: life
Amiguity: there is a "blank space" showing up after "life".
TLN: 2572: to
Amiguity: the word "to" seems to be followed by an "apostrophe": this may be a blank space showing up as there is a dot below the next line, indicating the continuation of the space.
TLN: 2584: forgiuenes
Irregularity: the "r" of "forgiuenes" is faintly printed.
TLN: 2600: yorke
Irregularity: the compositor has omitted to capitalize the first letter of "yorke".
TLN: 2603: month
Irregularity: the "u" of "mouth" is upside down.
TLN: 2609: n="2427"/>Ours
Irregularity: the "s" of "Ours" is only partly printed.
TLN: 2621: yorke
Irregularity: the compositor has omitted to capitalize the first letter of "yorke".
TLN: 2680: and
Irregularity: in the previous word, the ascender of the "d" is bent to the left.
TLN: 2703: vnkingd
Irregularity: a stray mark appears after this word, most probably a raised piece of "blank type".
TLN: 2720: from
Irregularity: the "f" of "from" is damaged.
TLN: 2757: prond
Irregularity: the "u" of "proud" is upside down.
TLN: 2771: lately
Irregularity: the "t" of "lately" is faintly printed.
TLN: 2787: diuell
Irregularity: the second "l" of "diuell" is bent, possibly italicized.
TLN: 2800: North
Irregularity: the "o" of "North" is partly obscured.
TLN: 2812: king
Irregularity: in the previous word, the first letter has not been capitalized.
TLN: 2812: not
Irregularity: in the previous word, th "t" is broken and reads like an "r", so that "not" might read "nor".
TLN: 2814: H
Irregularity: the period after "H" is missing due to inking.
TLN: 2820: king
Irregularity: the compositor has failed to capitalize the first letter of "king".
TLN: 2827: co{ffi}n
Irregularity: the first "f" of "co{ffi}n" is very faintly printed.
TLN: 2831: king
Irregularity: the compositor has omitted to capitalize the first letter of "king".
TLN: 2833: famous
Irregularity: the "o" of "famous" might be partly obscured or it might be a "c" printed the wrong way round.
TLN: 2844: la
the a is partly obscured