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OF

David Garrick, Esq.

INTERSPERSED WITH

Characters and anecdotes

08

HIS THEATRICAL CONTEMPORARIES.

THE WHOLE

Forming a History of the STAGE,

WHICH INCLUDES

A PERIOD OF THIRTY-SIX YEARS.

By THOMAS DAVIES.

- Quem populus Romanus meliorem virum quam histrionem esse
arbitratur, qui ita dignissimus est scena propter artificium, ut dignissimus
sit curia propter abstinentiam.

Cicero pro Q. Roscio Comado.

FROM THE LAST LONDON EDITION.

Vol. I.

BOSTON :

PUBLISHED BY WELLS AND LILLY.

1818.

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TO

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Esq.

SIR,

In the following sheets I have endeavoured to do justice, as far as my abilities would permit, to the memory of your predecessor in the management of the stage ; a man universally acknowledged to have been superiour to all competition in his profession as an actor, and justly esteemed in his private life a shining ornament of society.

The propriety of addressing these volumes to you, will not, I believe,

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