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The life and death of David Garrick, Esq. the celebrated English Roscius. In which his great powers both in tragedy and comedy are considered, and Messrs. Alleyn, Mohun, Hart, Nokes, Leigh, Betterton, Wilks, Cibber, and Barry, compared with Mr. Garrick. Also Churchill's beautiful Character of Mr. Garrick. Lines from Sheridan's Monody on the Death of Mr. Garrick, as spoken by Mrs. Yates, at Drury-Lane Theatre. Prize Monody on the Death of Mr. Garrick, for the Vase at Bath Easton, by Miss Seward. Extract from Thespis; or a Critical Examination into the Merits of the Performers of Drury-Lane Theatre. Mr. Garrick's celebrated Speech on retiring from the Stage, in 1776. The Procession and Ceremony at his Funeral. Substance of his Will. His best Prologues and Epilogues. Part of the Ode and Songs written by Mr. Garrick for the Jubilee at Stratford upon Avon. Epitaph written by Mr. Garrick at his Friend Mr. Henry Hoare's, of Stourhead, Wilts. Anecdote of Mrs. Garrick and Lady Burlington. Also anecdotes Bon Mots, &c. Of Garrick, Quin, Foote, Mrs. Woffing. Ton, and many other Theatrical Performers. To which is added, The life of Edward Alleyn, The celebrated Comedian in the Reigns of Q. Elizabeth and James the First, Founder of Dulwich College, and who was called the Roscius of his Time. Also a curious Anecdote of Alleyn, Shakespeare, and Ben Jonson. By an old comedian.

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London : printed: and sold by J. Pridden, Bookseller, Fleet-Street; S. Bladon, Pater-Noster-Row; J. Mathews, near Hungerford-Market, Strand; and all Boosellers in Town and Country, 1779.

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Second edition. With considerable additions.

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