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AN INQUIRY TOUCHING

PLAYERS, PLAYHOUSES, AND PLAY-WRITERS

IN THE DAYS OF ELIZABETH.

BY

WILLIAM HENRY SMITH, ESQ.

TO WHICH IS APPENDED AN ABSTRACT OF A MS. RESPECTING

TOBIE MATTHEW.

LONDON:

JOHN RUSSELL SMITH,

36, SOHO SQUARE.

M.DCCC.LVII.

LONDON : F. PICKTON, PRINTER, PERRY'S PLACE, 29, OXFORD STREET.

TO HIS READERS AND REVIEWERS.

By the Scotch Review, which bears the outward

semblance of Buchanan, we have been reviled as a

“ Caviller” and a “Smith.” The editor might

have reflected that our names and lineaments we

inherit, whilst our words and actions are our own.

If his pages were as full of wisdom as ours are

free from cavil, the visage without his book, would not be regarded as a mask, whose brains we vainly

seek within ; and the Review might yet hope to

attain a fame coextensive with our name-a name

which some wise, and many worthy men, have

borne--which, though not unique, is perfectly gen

teel-and which has, of late years, become such a

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