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a good critical apparatus for the study of the drama as a work of art and as an historic product. To this end, the Introduction discusses the different aspects of the drama, and the Notes deal largely with suggestions for comparative study and with extracts from the best criticisms on the poem. Mythological and historic allusions to be found in ordinary reference-books are not explained.

The text followed is that of Forman's edition, except in two or three instances where a different reading has been adopted. Such instances are always mentioned in the Notes.

Much help has of course been derived from the critics and interpreters of Shelley, especially from Todhunter, Rossetti, James Thomson, Dowden, and Symonds. For the

Suggestions towards a Comparison of the Prometheus Unbound of Shelley with the Prometheus Bound of Æschylus," I am indebted to the work of my friend, Miss Lucy H Smith, A.B.

VIDA D. SCUDDER. WELLESLEY COLLEGE,

August, 1892.

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INTRODUCTION.

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