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14. Mrs. Didier's bt. Deserted Daughter. Mordent Egerton: Cheveril Wrench: Joanna Miss Fisher: Lady Ann Mordent = Miss Smith :—with Old Maid. Capt. Cape (for that night only) = Blisset: Old Maid Mrs. Didier.

16. For bt. of Charlton, Deputy Manager. Barbarossa. Achmet W. Charlton, his 1st attempt: Zaphira Miss Smith.

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19. Egerton's bt. Pizarro. Rolla = Egerton : Elvira Miss Smith: Cora Miss Fisher: -with Lie of the Day. Aircourt Wrench: Alibi=Lovegrove. 21. Lovegrove's bt. She wou'd and she wou'd not. Trappanti = Lovegrove: Hypolita = Miss Smith. 23. Sedley's bt. Cure for the Heart-Ache. Old Rapid Blisset: Young Rapid = Wrench :- with Edgar and Emmeline by Sedley and Miss Smith. 26. Wrench acted the Deaf Lover.

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30. Miss Jameson's bt. Belle's Stratagem. Doricourt Wrench, 1st time: Letitia Hardy Miss Jameson Mrs. Racket (for that night only) = Miss Smith.

April 2. Mallinson's bt. Young Quaker. Young Sadboy Wrench: Clod Mallinson: Dinah Primrose Miss Smith.

4. For bt. of Bartley Box book-keeper. Douglas. Norval = Bartley, from D. L.: Lady Randolph = Miss Smith.

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16. Honey Moon. Duke Aranza Egerton: Rolardo Wrench: Lampedo Gattie: Jaquez Lovegrove: Juliana Miss Smith.

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18. Gomery's bt. Rivals. Sir Anthony Absolute Lovegrove: Faulkland Egerton: Acres =

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Gomery, his 1st attempt in any dramatic character: Lydia Miss Smith: Julia Miss Fisher.

25. Blisset acted Sir F. Wronghead, and Doiley. 30. To Marry or not to Marry. Sir Oswin Mortland Egerton Hester Miss Jameson: Lady Susan Courtly Miss Fisher: Mrs. Sarah Mortland = Mrs. Didier.

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May 9. Blisset acted Sir Harry Sycamore-and Miss Smith, Kitty in Ways and Means.

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11. Gattie's bt. Every one has his Fault. Sir Robert Ramble Wrench: Harmony Gattie: Solus Lovegrove: Miss Wooburn Miss Fisher: Lady Eleanor Irwin Miss Smith.

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16. For bt. of Evans. Matrimony. Delaval = Lovegrove: Clara Miss Fisher-with Point of Honour. Durimel Egerton : Mrs. Melfort = Miss Smith Bertha Miss Fisher:-and Hob in the Well. Hob Evans :-Evans had a considerable degree of low humour, and played some parts, particularly old men, very well-but to please the gallery, he frequently inserted so much nonsense in his parts, that his acting was abominable.

18. Blisset acted Falstaff and Fribble.

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21. School for Wives. Belville Egerton: Torrington Lovegrove: Mrs. Belville Miss Smith. 25. Which is the Man? Beauchamp Wrench : Lady Bell Miss Smith: Sophy Pendragon Miss Fisher.

30. Venetian Outlaw. Vivaldi sara Miss Smith:-with Sultan.

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June 5. John Bull. Job Thornberry Wrench : Lady Caroline Miss Smith.

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6. School of Reform. Tyke Mallinson: General Tarragon = Lovegrove: Mrs. Ferment

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Smith Mrs. Nicely Mrs. Didier :—with Raising the Wind. Diddler Wrench.

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15. Who wants a Guinea? Solomon Gundy Mallinson Jonathan Oldskirt = Lovegrove.

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29. Three Weeks after Marriage. Sir Charles and Lady Racket Wrench and Miss Smith: Drugget = Lovegrove.

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July 13. Last night of ever performing in the old theatre. Venice Preserved. Jaffier Wrench: Belvidera Miss Smith, her last app. in Bath.

Miss Smith, deeply sensible how much her talents (such as they are) have been drawn forth and improved by the kind approbation of the Public of this City, could not take her departure without venturing to express her warm sense of gratitude for their very many favours she has received an offer of a principal situation at C. G., which the liberality of her present employers has enabled her to accept-an engagement she should enter upon with fear and trembling, but for the example, that whenever a Performer has obtained the applause of this discriminating audience, it has generally been confirmed by the indulgence and generosity of the Metropolis.

MASSINGER.

Gifford in 1805 published Massinger's works-his edition is generally considered as much more correct than those which preceded it.

Introduction-Gifford says-" Philip says-"Philip Massinger "was born in 1584 ** a close and repeated peru"sal of his works has convinced me that he was "a Catholick-the Virgin Martyr, the Renegado, "the Maid of Honour, exhibit innumerable proofs "of it * * he died in 1640."

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Massinger wrote about 9 plays, which no longer "exist-English literature has seldom sustained a greater loss than by the strange conduct of War"burton, (Somerset Herald) who, after carefully "collecting above 50 manuscript plays, lodged them "in the hands of an ignorant servant-and when "after a lapse of years he revisited his hoards, he "found that his cook had applied them to the cover

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ing of his pies-he came however in time to pre"serve 3 dramas from the general wreck-The Se"cond Maid's Tragedy, the Bugbears, and the

Queen of Corsica-these are said to exist in ma"nuscript without any advantage to the public"when it is considered at how trifling an expense "a manuscript play may be placed beyond the "reach of accident, the withholding it from the

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press will be allowed to prove a strange indiffe"rence to the ancient literature of the country--the

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"fact however seems to be, that these treasures are "made subservient to the gratification of a spurious rage for notoriety-it is not that any benefit can "accrue from them either to the proprietors or others, that manuscripts are now hoarded, but "that A. or B. may be celebrated for possessing "what no other letter of the alphabet can hope to "acquire-nor is this all-the hateful passion of literary avarice (a compound of vanity and envy) " is becoming epidemick, and branching out in every "direction-it has many of the worst symptoms of "that madness which once raged among the Dutch "for the possession of tulips-here, as well as in "Holland, an artificial rarity is first created, and "then made a plea for extortion, or a ground for "low-minded and selfish exultation * * here an old

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'manuscript is brought forward, and after a few

copies are printed, the press is broken up, that "there may be a pretence for selling them at a price "which none but a collector can reach

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"are now purchased at extravagant rates, not be"cause they are good, but because they are scarce."

Vol. 1.

1. Virgin Martyr-this T. was revived at T. R. in 1668-see Feb. 27 Dioclesian orders the Christians to be persecuted Theophilus is a most zealous persecutor of them-he directs his 2 daughters to convert Dorothea to Paganism she converts them to Christianity-Theophilus kills them -in the 4th act, Dorothea suffers Martyrdom ---An

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