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David Garrick, Esq.
Characters and anecdotes
HIS THEATRICAL CONTEMPORARIES.
Forming a History of the STAGE,
A PERIOD OF THIRTY-SIX YEARS.
By THOMAS DAVIES.
- Quem populus Romanus meliorem virum quam histrionem esse
Cicero pro Q. Roscio Comado.
FROM THE LAST LONDON EDITION.
PUBLISHED BY WELLS AND LILLY.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Esq.
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,