The Tragedy of Coriolanus was first printed in the Folio collection of 1623. It is entered in the Stationers' Registers of that year by the publishers of the folio as one of the copies ‘not formerly entered to other men.’ In this Folio edition it stands the first of the tragedies in the order of paging; but this arrangement, as in every other case, was, in all likelihood, an arbitrary one. The text is divided into acts and scenes, according to the modern editions; and the stage directions are very full and precise. [After the first caption, Actus Primus, Scœna Prima, there are no scene divisions throughout the play.— Ed.] With the exception of a few obvious typographical errors, such as invari- ably occur even under the eye of an author when a book is printed from manu- script, the text is wonderfully accurate.

Knight (Introd., p. 147) 1

1 The Variorum does not indicate whether this citation comes from Knight's William Shakespeare: A Biography, his Studies of Shakespeare, or another work.

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