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ENGLISH DRAMA

BEING A SPECIMEN OF

SELECT PLAYS,

PREFACES AND NOTES.

BY JAMES PLUMPTRE, B. D.

FELLOW OF CLARE-HALL, CAMBRIDGE.

It is very possible, that Plays might be so framed, and governed by such rules,

as not only to be innocently diverting, but instructing and useful, to put

some vices and follies out of countenance, wbich cannot, perhaps, be so

decently reproved, nor so effectually exposed and corrected any other way,

See Archbp. Tillotson's Sermon on The Evil of Corrupt Communication.

VOL. III.

CONTAINING

LIONEL AND CLARISSA,

THE KING AND MILLER.

THE BLIND BETISAR.

THE TOY-SHOP.

BARATARIA.

SIR JOHN COCKLE.

ROSINA.

APPENDIX AND INDEX.

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CAMBRIDGE, PRINTED BY F. HODSON:
And Sold by F. C. and J. RIVINGTON, No. 62, St. Paul's CHURCH-YARD, and
J. HATCHARD, No. 190, PICCADILLY, LONDON; and J. DEIGHTON, and

J NICHOLSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE.

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