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Theatrical Anecdotes, Critical Remarks
on PLAYS, and Occafional Obfervations
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Quod verum atque decens
Curo & rogo, & omnis in hoc fum.

HOR.

LONDON:

Printed for R. GRIFFITHS, at the Dunciad, in
St. Paul's Church-yard. MDCCL.

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TO THE

MANAGERS

OF THE

TWO THEATRES.

GENTLEMEN,

A

N author unknown to you, and who fhall ever remain fo, takes the liberty of laying before you an effay on the rules and laws of a profeffion, which it is greatly your Intereft to be acquainted with in its utmoft latitude. That you are at prefent perfectly informed of the full ex-. tent of many of them, we have, during the course of the laft Seafon, had abundant proof; there are, however, fome more effential ones, which those who frequent the performances you exhibit, imagine have not fufficiently taken up your

attention.

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