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75. ’ . 76. Harold Bloom, Ruin the Sacred Truths: Poetry and Belief from the Bible to the Present (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989), p. 84; Holderness, Shakespeare Recycled, pp. 130–77. 77. John Upton, Critical Observations on Shakespeare (London: G. Hawkins, 1748), p. 58. 78. See David Scott Kastan, ‘Introduction’, in King Henry IV, Part One, ed. David Scott Kastan (London: Arden Shakespeare, Thomson Learning, 2002), pp. 1–132 (p. 19). 79. See Kastan, ‘Introduction’, p. 19; Harold Jenkins ‘The Structural Problem in Shakespeare’s Henry IV’, in Shakespeare: Henry IV Parts I and II: A Casebook, ed.

1986), pp. 7–8 (p. 7). 3. For example, Mark Van Doren, ‘Shakespeare’ (1939), in Henry the Fourth Parts I and II: Critical Essays, ed. , 1986), pp. 99–116 (p. 99). 4. For an excellent analysis of early responses to the play see Charles Whitney, Early Responses to Renaissance Drama (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), pp. 70–112. 5. Meres, Palladis Tamia, p. 282. 6. Cited in Whitney, Early Responses, pp. 94–101. 7. See George Thorn-Drury, Some Seventeenth-Century Allusions to Shakespeare and his Works (London: P.

1986), pp. 9–14 (p. 11). 31. Montagu, ‘Essay’, p. 11. 32. Henry Mackenzie, ‘The Lounger’ (1786), in William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, 1774–1801 (Volume 6), ed. Brian Vickers (London: Routledge, 1981), pp. 440–46 (p. 441). 33. Charlotte Lennox, Shakespear Illustrated: Or, the Novels and Histories, on which the Plays of Shakespear are Founded, Collected and Translated from the Original Authors (London: A. Millar, 1754), Volume 3, p. 125. 34. Thomas Davies, Dramatic Micellanies: Consisting of Critical Observations on Several Plays of Shakespeare (London: Thomas Davies, 1783), Volume 1, pp.

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