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Written by the late THOMAS WHINCOP, Esq.
To which are added
A LIST of all the DRAMATIC AUTHORS,
with some Account of their Lives ; and of all
L O N D ON:
M DCC XLVII.
To the RIGHT HONOURABLE
The Earl of Middlesex.
S the Piece to which I here take the Liberty to beg
your LORDSHIP's Patronage, was both Fatherless and Distreffed, it has long struggled to make its Way into the
World; but having at last found Countenance from fome Persons of high Rank and distinguished Merit, if it should also meet with the Approbation of one of your LORDSHIP's most admired Tafte in every thing that is esteemed polite, I should think no higher Honour could be done to that, or to,
PREF A C E.
T may not be improper to take notice, that there have already appeared two Plays, of which Scanderbeg was the
Hero ; but, as there was very little Merit in either of them, they met with no Regard from the Town, and therefore need not prevent the Publication of a third, which we believe deserves a better Fate.
The Hero of the first of these Plays, which was wrote by an Astor, has nothing to new him to be Scanderbeg but his Name. His other, and real Name of Castriot, is not once mentioned throughout the whole Play ; nothing is said of bis Family, nor the unbappy Fortunes of all bis Brothers ; no Reason is given for his being at the Court of the Grand Signor ; none for the Grand Signor's Kindness to