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THE

LONDON THEATRE.

A COLLECTION OF THE

Most celebrated Dramatic Pieces.

CORRECTLY GIVEN, FROM COPIES USED IN THE THEATRES,

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LONDON:
RINTED FOR WHITTINGHAM AND ARLISS,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

1815.

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THE

MOURNING BRIDE.

A Tragedy.
BY WILLIAM CONGREVE.

CORRECTLY GIVEN, FROM COPIES USED IN THE THEATRES,

BY

THOMAS DIBDIN,

Author of several Dramatic Pieces : and
PROMPTER OF THE THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE.

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Printed at the hiswick Press,

BY C. WHITTINGHAM; FOR WHITTINGHAM AND ARLISS, PATERNOSTER

ROW, LONDON.

MAY 1 8 2005

THE MOURNING BRIDE,

First acted at Lincolo's-inn Fields Theatre in 1697, is the only tragedy produced by Mr. Congreve; and, though the most successful of his works, has been deemed “inferior to the very worst” of his other dramatic essays. The speech of Almeria, however, in the second act, beginning

“No, all is hush'd," &c.

has been selected by Dr. Johnson, as the most poetical paragraph in the whole mass of English poetry." This tragedy is still considered an attractive stock play.

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