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The Standard Book of Shakespeare Quota- tions. Compiled and arranged

by Burton Stevenson. (Mayflower 42s.) SIIAKESPEARE, the old crack says, is full of quotations. Well, here are 600 pages of them listed under subjects, which range (alphabetically) from Abraham's Bosom to . Youth and Age, and each quotation is identified and coupled with the name of its speaker. The 150-page index is virtually a word index of the quotations, so that the context of a phrase like 'honey-heavy dew of slumber' can be pinned down from any of its three key words. An ideal reference book for those with a 'not quite' memory.