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Singer, Samuel Weller 1783-1858

Works: 292 works in 726 publications in 1 language and 5,495 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Anecdotes  Humor  History  Interviews  Quotations  Biography  Sayings  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, edc, wst, Honoree, Dedicatee, Arranger, Illustrator
Classifications: PR2751, 822.33
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Anecdotes, observations and characters of books and men collected from the conversation of Mr. Pope and other eminent persons of his time by Joseph Spence( Book )

41 editions published between 1820 and 1964 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table talk of John Selden by John Selden( Book )

43 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lawyer, politician and antiquarian John Selden (1584-1654) made his name as an expert on the ancient laws of England, though he was equally at home with classical and Judaic studies: Grotius described him as 'the glory of the English nation', and his advice was sought on all manner of legal and moral problems from tithes to cross-dressing. This collection of his remarks on many topics was compiled by his amanuensis Richard Milward and first published in 1689. Reissued here is a version annotated and with a biographical preface by the literary scholar Samuel Weller Singer (1783-1858) and published in 1847. The topics of Selden's discourse are arranged alphabetically, from 'abbies' to 'zelots', via Christmas, juggling, marriage, and witches. As Singer says of the book, 'it is impossible to open it without finding some important fact or discussion, something practically useful and applicable to the business of life'
The life of Sir Thomas More by William Roper( Book )

18 editions published between 1817 and 1926 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscript on paper, in a secretary hand, of Roper's biography of Thomas More
The text of Shakespeare vindicated from the interpolations and corruptions advocated by John Payne Collier, esq., in his notes and emendations by Samuel Weller Singer( Book )

9 editions published between 1853 and 1981 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of William Shakspeare : illustrated : embracing a life of the poet, and notes, original and selected by William Shakespeare( Book )

20 editions published between 1836 and 2000 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish( Book )

19 editions published between 1825 and 1827 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The table-talk of John Selden, esq by John Selden( Book )

8 editions published between 1847 and 1989 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satires by Joseph Hall( Book )

6 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cupid and Psyche : a legend by Shackerley Marmion( Book )

5 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researches into the history of playing cards; with illustrations of the origin of printing and engraving on wood by Samuel Weller Singer( Book )

14 editions published between 1816 and 2016 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly illustrated 1816 work, originially published in a run of only 250 copies, was praised for its quality by Thomas Frognall Dibdin. In it, Singer argues that the increasing sophistication sought by the buyers of playing cards led to increasing improvements in the art of wood engraving, and that the study of these humble and rarely surviving artefacts can give insights into the achievements of the greatest Renaissance carvers.--Provided by publisher
The club, or, A grey cap for a green head. Containing maxims, advice & cautions, being a dialogue between a father & son by James Puckle( Book )

10 editions published between 1833 and 1978 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works and poems of William Shakspeare : with notes, original and selected, and introductory remarks to each play by William Shakespeare( Book )

21 editions published between 1837 and 1995 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakspeare's jest book by SHAKESPEARE'S JEST BOOK( Book )

7 editions published between 1814 and 1971 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hesperides : or the works both humane and divine of Robert Herrick by Robert Herrick( Book )

2 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayland Smith. : a dissertation on a tradition of the middle ages. by G.-B Depping( Book )

3 editions published in 1847 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharonnida : an heroic poem in five books by William Chamberlayne( Book )

2 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glaucus and Silla. With other lyrical and pastoral poems by Thomas Lodge( Book )

7 editions published in 1819 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish( Book )

4 editions published in 1825 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories & tragedies : a facsimile edition by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1632 and 1982 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamburlaine the Great - I and II, Dr Faustus (A Text and B Text) The Jew of Malta, Edward II, The Massacre at Paris, Dido Queen of Carthage. With Introductions by Emma Smith. If Shakespeare had died at the age Marlowe died, there would have been no question that Marlowe was the leading figure in English Renaissance drama. This edition of all his plays shows why. The plays give us a clear picture of Marlowe as a radical theatrical poet of great linguistic and dramatic daring, whose characters constantly strive to break out of the social, religious and rhetorical bonds within which they are confined. Accused during his lifetime of blasphemy and homosexuality, Marlowe still has the power to challenge our assumptions about conventional morality, through his innovative theatricality. By placing less-known plays such as The Massacre at Paris and Dido Queen of Carthage alongside the acknowledged masterpieces Edward II and Dr Faustus, this edition gives a full picture of Marlowe's distinctive and provocative talent
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Alternative Names
S., S. W. 1783-1858

S., S. W. (Samuel Weller Singer), 1783-1858

S. W. S.

S. W. S 1783-1858

S. W. S. (Samuel Weller Singer), 1783-1858

Samuel Weller Singer British Shakespearean scholar

Singer, S. W.

Singer S. W. 1783-1858

Singer, S. W. (Samuel Weller), 1783-1858

Singer, Sam. Weller.

Singer, Samuel W. 1783-1858

Weller Singer, Samuel

Weller Singer Samuel 1783-1858

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