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The only works bearing dedications by Shakespeare are Venus and Adonis (1593) and The Rape of Lucrece (1594), both addressed to Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton. The Sonnets bear a publisher's dedication to Mr W. H. The First Folio is dedicated by Heminges and Condell to William and Philip Herbert, Earls of Pembroke and Montgomery.

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