The chief arguments on this question may be found in Furness's variorum Hamlet, vol.
The Prologue is printed in full by Malone, variorum, iii, 79.
However, his text is simply reprinted from Burman's variorum edition.
See some admirable discussion on this passage, in the variorum Shakspeare.
His final conclusions on the subject are to be found in the preliminary volumes of the 1821 variorum.
A variorum edition of his Thtre complet was published by MM.
The ‘Second variorum’ edition, which was mainly a reprint of the first, was published in twenty-one volumes in 1813.
He thought more of his variorum Shakespeare than he did of his medical practice.
This was followed in the variorum Editions of 1803 and 1813.
And it's my favorite time too for costume-mending and reading the variorum and other books, and for just plain way-out dreaming.
1728, Latin, genitive masculine plural of varius (see vary), in phrase editio cum notis variorum "an edition (especially of the complete works of a classical author) with notes of various commentators or editors." Use with reference to an edition of an author's works containing variant readings (1955) is "deplored by some scholars" [OED].