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many of our early comedies were, like the ancients, stained with gross indecency, he has endeavoured to avoid admitting into this volume whatever might be strictly detrimental to good morals. Since the Restoration, a distinguished amendmeut has taken place in this particular; indeed a new species of drama has been introduced, called Sentimental Comedy, directly the reverse of the licentious style that formerly prevailed. The Editor has not, however; pushed the principle of omission so far as the censors of the Portuguese stage, who rejected a translation of the Suspicious Husband, on account of the supposed immoral tendency of the character of Ranger. Furthermore, he conceived an advantage would be derived, by a chronological arrangement, and new classification, of plays. The dramatic collections, hitherto made, have too much resembled a cabinet in confusion; where shells and fossils, metals and gems, have been jumbled together without discrimination. The Editor has endeavoured to retrieve the theatrical cabinet from this disorder, and has distributed its various productions into the three classes of Tragedy, Comedy, and Farce, forming three separate volumes. Each volume may be considered as a whole to persons, exclusively attached to one particular line of reading, while the general scholar will find, in the entire work, a complete, though select, British DRAMA.

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COMEDIES.

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JONSON

• 1598
· Ditto ..

1610
MASSINGER

1633
Ditto.

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BEAUMONT & FLETCHER 1640
· WYCHERLY

1677
CONGREVE ....

1694
VANBRUGH

1697
·CIBBER

· 1700
• CONGREVE

1700 -
..CONGREVE

•1695
FARQUHAR............ 1700
Ditto

• 1702
- CIBBER

· 1703
Ditto

1704
Ditto

· 1707
...... FARQUHAR............1707
DITTO

• 1707
CentLIVRE

• 1708
Diтто

• 1714
ADDISON

· 1715
CENTLIVRE .....1717

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Every Man in his Humour..
The Alchymist .......
A New way to Pay old Debts
The Great Duke of Florence
Rule a Wife and have a Wife
The Plain Dealer
The Double Dealer
The Provoked Wife
Love makes a Man
The Way of the World
Love for Love
The Constant Couple ..
The Inconstant
She wou'd and She wou'd not
The Careless Husband
The Double Gallant
The Recruiting Officer
The Beaur Stratagem
The Busy Body
The IV onder
The Drummer
A Bold Stroke for a life

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The Conscious Lovers
The Provoked Husband .
The Suspicious Husbund
The Way to keep him
All in the Wrong
The Jealous Wife....
The School for Lovers
The Clandestine Marriage....
The English Merchant
The Brothers ..
The West Indian
She Stoops to Conquer
The School for Wites
The Rivals
The Choleric Man..

Year.
STEELE .... .....1721
VANBRUGH & CIBBER 1727
HOADLY

• 1747
MURPHY

• 1760 -
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COLMAN

1761
WHITEHEAD

· 1762
. COLMAN & GARRICK 1766
· COLMAN

.. 1767
...CUMBERLAND

1769
Ditto

1771
GOLDSMITH

1773
.. KELLY

· 1774
SHERIDAN

1775
CUMBERLAND

• 1775

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THE

BRITISH DRAMA.

EVERY MAN IN HIS HUMOUR.

BY

JONSON

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.

Kno'well,

MEN.

ROGER FORMAL, his clerk. Kitely, a merchant.

Master MATTHEW, the town gull. CAPTAIN BOBADIL, u blustering coward.

Cash, Kitaly's man. an old gentleman.

Cob, a water-bearer.
ED. Kno'well, his son.

WOMEN.
Brain-worm, the father's man.
Master Stephen, a country gull.

DAME KITELY.
DOWNRIGHT, a plain squire.

Mrs BRIDGET, sister to Kitely. WELL-BRED, his half brother.

TIB, Cob's wife. JUSTICE CLEMENT,"un old merry magistrate.

Scene-London.

ACT I.

SCENE I.- A court-yard before KNO'WELL'S Brain. Well, sir.

[Erit. house.

Kno. How happy, yet, should I esteem myself,

Could I, by any practice, wean the boy Enter KNO'WELL and BRAINWORM.

From one vain course of study he affects. Kno. A GOODLY day toward! and a fresh He is a scholar, if a man may trust morning! Brain-worm,

The liberal voice of fame in her report, up young master. Bid him rise, sir. Of good account in both our universities; Tell him, I have some business to employ him. Either of which have favoured him with graces. Brain. I will, sir, presently.

But their indulgence must not spring in me Kno. But hear you, sirrah!

A fond opinion that he cannot err. If he be at his book, disturb him not.

Myself was once a student; and, indeed, Vol. II.

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