Mr. Pickersgill is of opinion that the Q. Is the shortened actors' copy of the original work the F. The original work revised by some unknown hand, with occasional aid from Q3. Of course all make due allowance for error and corruption in both versions. My own conclusions, as brieﬂy stated, and with like allowance for corruption by transcribers, printers, players, stage-licenser, etc., are that the F. Represents the play as first set forth by Shakespeare; the Q. A shortened and revised copy of it.