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M EMOIRS

OF

A MANAGER;

OR,

Life's Stage with New Scenery

BRIEFLY SKETCHED

BY HENRY LEE,

AUTHOR OF

Caleb Quotem"_" Echoism(a Poem)" Gay's Chair,” fe.

VOL. II.

TAUNTON:
PRINTED BY W. BRAGG, SOLD BY HIM; BY SIMPKIN
AND MARSHALL LONDON; AND MAY BE OBTAINED

THROUGH ANY BOOKSELLER IN THE KINGDOM,

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CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

PAGE

Utility of the Stage-London and Country Theatres-Dibden-
O'Keefe-Drama and Melo-Dramatics-Prejudices removed

- Plays in Portugal, Egypt, France and America-Doctor

Franklin's Whistle Love and Matrimony-A Reverend

Friend

Christmas Theatricals-Bedfordshire, near Ampthill - Lord

Ossory-Lord Holland-Good Acting-Wooborn Abbey“
Stowe Gardens—The Temple of Worthies—Abington, Berk.
shire-New Farce-- Almost Married-Sobriety the best babit
- Mechanics-Wonders already done-Mind will triomph

over Matter-Solomon's Song

Chevy Chace-Mr. Addison-Salisbury-Mr. Grant-The

Widow Shatford (story) Give a good tooth for pulling ont a
bad one-Gay's Chair-Gay's Friends and Relative Gaiety-
Solicitor in a proper set to,-beats a Peer and his bottle-
holders-Scene changes to Batlı-Mistake-Chair Sold-
Hononralile offer by the Purchaser; but unluckily Parties
gone-King of Holland-Pope and Poetry—Marianne-Man
a Monster!--Candour; or Love L'Allegro

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Licencing of Theatres_Lord Radnor and William Hussey, Esq.

Copyright of Plays, &c.-Philip Astley, Esq,- Bristol Chan.

nel-Wales- Beef-steak Club-Mr. Jekyl-Mr. Sheridan-

Brighton Theatre-Puuping---Doctor Johnson-- Vales of

Belvoir and Taunton Deanem.Bon Mots of Actors & Singers

and other remarkable Persons - Niss Foote, Conclusion, &c. 178

1

MEMOIRS

OF

A MANAGER.

CHAPTER VI.

Having it is presumed in the preceding volume removed every shadow of doubt, wherever any doubt existed, respecting the morality of the Drama, as well as enforced its policy and importance in a national view; a few words remain to be added on what somo people may think the first consideration; namely, tho expenses attending it.

In the opinion of many, every shilling spent on the Drama is an unnecessary expenditure, aad consequently to use their own language, so much money thrown“ am way! To those people who are advocates for only what is necessary, it may not be improper to observe, and to ask-Do they never wear useless articles of apparel ? or eat and drink what are unnecessary? When they vol. ii.

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