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Ει δε τι παρωπται, η ουκ ακριβως ανειληπται, μηδεις ημας γραφετω μεμψεως,

εννοων ως πεπλανημένην ιστοριαν συνελεξαμεν.--EVAGRIUs, p. 473.

IF

ANY THING BE OVERLOOKED, OR NOT ACCURATELY INSERTED, LET
NO ONE FIND FAULT, BUT TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THAT THIS

HISTORY IS COMPILED FROM ALL QUARTERS.

VOL V.

BATH:

PRINTED BY H. E. CARRINGTON.

SOLD BY THOMAS RODD, GREAT NEWPORT STREET, LONDON.

Entered at Stationers' Hall. CONTENTS.

SOME ACCOUNT

OF THE

English Stage from the Restoration

IN 1660 TO 1830.

D. L. 1762-1763.

GARRICK and Lacy effected a most material stage reformation-which was afterwards adopted at C. G.

- Wilkinson and Davies say that this was done in 1762.

The theatres formerly were not large enough for the benefit night of a favourite performer—therefore the following advertisement was usually added on this occasion; “ Part of the Pit will be railed into “the Boxes, and the Stage will be formed into an

Amphitheatre where servants will be allowed to keep places”* -- see Mrs. Clive's bt. D. L. March 20 1738.

* Tho' this amphitheatre seems in the first instance to have been meant for box company, yet it was not unusual in the case of an overflow, to admit persons at a lower rate-Mrs. Bellamy,

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