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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 M8. RESPECTING

TOBIE MATTHEW.

LONDON:
JOHN RUSSELL SMITH,

36, SOHO SQUARE.

M.DCCC.LVII.

PARDC

VARA!

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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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