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William Shakespeare: Triumph Through His Tragedies

Image of Shakespeare from His Book of Poems

Source: Horace Howard Furness Shakespeare Library at http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/sceti/furness/index.cfm

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Book in the public domain written by Thomas Campbell and published in 1863.
The Horace Howard Furness Shakespeare Library offers images of many primary and secondary source documents from Shakespeare's time. To search the library go to http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/sceti/furness/index.cfm

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