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Those expressions are omitted which can not with propriety be read aloud in the family. ---->>>

I acknowledge Shakespeare to be the world's greatest dramatic poet, but regret that no parent could place the uncorrected book in the hands of his daughter, and therefore I have prepared the Family Shakespeare. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: July 11, 1754
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset
Die: February 24, 1825
Occupation: Scientist

Thomas Bowdler, LRCP, FRS (; 11 July 1754 – 24 February 1825) was an English physician best known for publishing The Family Shakspeare, an expurgated edition of William Shakespeare's work. The work, edited by his sister Henrietta Maria Bowdler, was intended to provide a version of Shakespeare that was more appropriate for 19th century women and children than the original (wikipedia)