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23. Beaux Stratagem. Archer Wrench: Scrub = Dowton: Mrs. Sullen - Miss Duncan.

25. Never acted, Britain's Jubilee-MathewsDowton-Miss Kelly. -this Musical Entertainment is attributed to Arnold-it was written to celebrate the entrance of the King on the 50th year of his reign. (Oulton.)

26. Wrench acted Marplot.

27. Poor Gentleman. Frederick Wrench: Ollapod - Mathews.

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28. Jew. Sheva - Dowton: Jabal Mathews. 30. Wheel of Fortune. Penruddock Raymond. Nov. 1. Rivals. Capt. Absolute = Wrench. 2. Dramatist. Vapid = Melvin from York, 1st app. there: Lord Scratch Penson-with No Song no Supper. Robin Melvin.

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4. Ranger Melvin Clarinda Miss Duncan. 6. Benedick Wrench: Beatrice Mrs. Edwin. 8. Charles Surface = Melvin : Lady Teazle=Mrs. Edwin.

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9. Melvin acted George Barnwell and Lenitive. 11. Midnight Hour. Nicholas Mathews: Flora Mrs. Edwin.

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13. Man and Wife.

Wrench Helen Worrett

14. Matrimony.

Charles Austencourt =

Mrs. Edwin.

Delaval = Wrench: Clara =

Mrs. Edwin.

15. Belle's Stratagem. Doricourt Melvin. 20. Man and Wife, with, never acted, Not at Home. Spectre = Mathews: Lovell Melvin : Fitzalban (in love with Emily) = De Camp: Lord Sedley = Holland: Cuffee (a black-servant to

Lovell) Oxberry: Mrs. Lovell Mrs. Orger : Emily Melvil (in love with Fitzalban) = Mrs. Mathews-acted about 10 times-Lovell is jealous of his wife-not that he has any reason to doubt her honour, but because he is fearful that the artifices which he had formerly practised against other women, should now be practised against his wifeLovell is Not at Home to any of his friends, except Spectre, who is so ugly that he is not afraid of him -Spectre's ugliness is however rather artificial than natural-Oulton says, that Mathews wore a false tooth in front, and, by tying a string across his nose to flatten it, rendered himself most ludicrously ugly -Spectre has a design on Mrs. Lovell-she makes her husband privy to it-he is cured of his jealousy -there is an insipid underplot--Lord Sedley attempts to carry off Emily-she is rescued by Fitzalban-Lovell is a good character-that of Spectre extends not only to the utmost verge of broad Farce (as Dallas acknowledges in his preface) but beyond it-in the hands of such an actor as Mathews it might please in representation—the underplot seems to have been omitted on the 12th of Dec.

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23. Bold Stroke for a Wife. Feignwell Melvin. 25. Cabinet. Peter Melvin: Floretta Miss

Kelly.

28. Young Mirabel Melvin: Bisarre Mrs. Edwin.

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12. Not at Home, reduced to one act.

19. Never acted, Sudden Arrivals, or Too Busy by Half. Transient Dowton: George Transient = Mathews: Torringham Raymond: Alford = Wroughton Hnr y Torringham Wrench: Lord John Bauble = R. Palmer: Ballimoony = Johnstone : Countess de Rosalba Mrs. Edwin: Amelia Miss Ray-acted 7 times this C. is attributed to Cobb, and is not printed-it was a poor thing on the whole-but George Transient was a good character -there was a strange number of short unimportant

scenes.

Jan. 4. Mathews acted Touchstone, 1st time. 6. Child of Nature. Amanthis Mrs. Edwin. 8. Adelgitha. Guiscard Eyre Lothair = De Camp.

9. Love in a Village. Justice Woodcock Dowton: Madge Miss Kelly, 1st time.

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12. Confederacy. Brass Melvin, 1st time : Dick R. Palmer: Moneytrap-Dowton, 1st time : Gripe Mathews, 1st time: Clarissa Miss Duncan, 1st time: Flippanta = Mrs. Orger, 1st time: Corinna = Mrs. Edwin, 1st time: Mrs. Amlet - Mrs. Sparks. 13. Beggars' Opera. Lucy Miss Kelly, 1st time. 16. Mountaineers—20. Ways and Means. 23. Not acted 10 years, (acted April 16 1804) Hypocrite. Dr. Cantwell Dowton: Darnley= Holland Col. Lambert Wrench: Maw-worm = Mathews Seyward = De Camp: Charlotte Mrs. Mrs. Orger: Old Lady

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Edwin Lady Lambert
Lambert Mrs. Sparks.

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Feb. 1. Up all Night. Admiral Blunt = Dowton : Juliana Mrs. Mountain-with Who's the Dupe?

Doiley Dowton Gradus Mathews, 1st time :
-Up all Night, or the Smugglers' Cave, is a tole-
rable Opera, attributed to Arnold-it came out at
the Lyceum in the Summer, when the cast was—
Admiral Blunt = Dowton: Harry Blunt = Miller :
Heartwell Marshall: Young Heartwell Philipps:
Meddle Horn: Peter Smith: Juliana Mrs.
Mountain Flora Mrs. Bishop: Madge
Madge = Mrs.
Orger-songs only printed.

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2. Ella Rosenberg. Storm = Wrench: Ella = Mrs. Edwin.

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3. First time-Riches, or the Wife and Brother, founded on Massinger's City Madam. Luke Raymond Sir John Traffic Powell: Sir Maurice Lacey Holland: Edward Lacey Wrench: Heartwell De Camp: Holdfast Penson: Lady Traffic = Mrs. Edwin: Maria Miss Ray: Eliza = Mrs. Orger Furbish Mrs. Scott:-acted 14 timesSir James Bland Burges in his preface says-that the City Madam was a strange mixture of exalted sentiment and gross obscenity-that its characters were ill supported-that to adapt such a Comedy for a modern audience was impossible-and that the only way was to write a new play, in which might be incorporated those passages of the City Madam, which were considered as deserving of preservation -all this is calculated to mislead the readerabove half of Riches is copied from the City Madam -all the characters are sufficiently well supported by Massinger, and that of Luke is a masterpieceone scene only is exceptionable on the score of indecency-that might have been omitted or softened,

and the whole play might have been fitted for representation by a process much less violent-see City Madam D. L. April 29 1783-Burges has with propriety omitted the pretended Indians-in most other points his alteration is very inferiour to the original play—his additional scenes are merely tolerated for the sake of the old ones-he has from mere caprice turned Lady Traffic into the mother in law, instead of the mother, of Maria and Eliza-he has made many unnecessary changes in the dialogue, and has with peculiar absurdity introduced two modern expressions - Massinger in the 1st scene makes one of the apprentices speak of Mistress Anne and Mistress Mary-but Burges calls them Miss Maria and Miss Eliza-the appellation of Miss was not applied to a young woman till about 1728— it was formerly given to a girl, who was not considered as old enough to rank as a woman-(see Don Quixote part 3d D. L. 1696)—or else it meant a kept Mistress-thus in the Prologue to Wit without Money, revived in 1707—

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"How Miss endeavours to undo her Cully,
"And then's both stript and ruin'd by her Bully."

In Tom Essence, Mrs. "better to be a Miss to

Essence says "it were such a one, than to be coupled as I am". In the Town Fop, Sir Timothy says “fie, fie, a wench-no, a Miss, that's "the word."

The Epilogue to Massaniello was spoken by Miss Campion, who was at that time quite a girl-she tells the audience that she had just been addressed by a gay town spark

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