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  • Title: The Phoenix and Turtle (Quarto, 1601)
  • Editor: Hardy M. Cook
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-411-0

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Hardy M. Cook
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    The Phoenix and Turtle (Quarto, 1601)




    Allegorically shadowing the truth of Loue,
    in the constant Fate of the Ph{œ}nix
    and Turtle.

    A Poeme enterlaced with much varietie and raritie;
    now first translated out of the venerable Italian Torquato
    Cæliano, by ROBERT CHESTER.

    With the true legend of famous King Arthur, the last of the nine
    Worthies, being the first Essay of the new Brytish Poet: collected
    out of diuerse Authenticall Records.

    To these are added some new comositions, of seuerall moderne Writers
    whose names are subscribed as their seuerall workes, upon the
    first Sujiect: viz. the Ph{œ}nix and

    Mar:---------- Mutare dominum non potest liber notus


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