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A general history of the stage; with pieces of poetry never before published [T88608]

DMI number:
964
Publication Date:
1749
Volume Number:
1 of 1
ESTC number:
T88608
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW115776968
Shelfmark:
BOD Harding M 243
Full Title:
A General HISTORY | OF THE | STAGE; | (More Particularly the | IRISH THEATRE)| From its Origin in GREECE down | to the present TIME. | WITH THE | MEMOIRS of most of the principal | PERFORMERS that have appeared on | the [i]DUBLIN[/i] STAGE, for these last | FIFTY YEARS. | WITH | Notes, Antient, Modern, Foreign, Domestic, Serious, | Comic, Moral, Merry, Historical, and Geographical, | containing many Theatrical Anecdotes ; also several | Pieces of Poetry, never before published. | | [rule] | Collected and Digested by | [i]W. R. CHETWOOD[/i], | Twenty Years Prompter to his Majesty’s Company of | Comedians at the Theatre Royal in |[i]Drury-Lane, London[/i]. | [rule] | [rule] | [i]All the World’s a Stage, | And ev’ry Man and | Woman, merely Actors[/i]. SHAKESPEAR. | [rule] | [i]DUBLIN[/i]: | Printed for E. RIDER in [i]George’s lane[/i], for the AU- |THOR, and sold by Messieurs [i]Ewing[/i], [i]Wilson[/i], [i]Es- | dall[/i], [i]James[/i], Booksellers in [i]Dublin[/i], and Mr. [i]Sul- | livan[/i] in Cork. M DCC XLIX.
Epigraph:
All the World's a Stage, and ev'ry Man, and | Woman, merely Actors. Shakespeare.
Place of Publication:
Dublin
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Collection including drama and Subscription Miscellany
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Duodecimo
Pagination:
[16],259,[1]p.
Comments:
CONTENTS: Two engraved plates; Title-page; Dedicatory epistle [3p,]; Preface [3p.]; Subscribers names [8p.]; prose essay containing dramatic and non-dramatic verse [1-259]; Advertisement [1p.]. Footnotes throughout.
Other matter:
PREFATORY MATTER: Dedicatory epistle [3p.]; 'The Preface' [3p.]; Subscribers Names [8p.] END MATTER: Advertisement for publication by Subscription [1p.]
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A general history of the stage; with pieces of poetry never before published [T88607]
Publication Date:
1749
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T88607
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First Line:
Say fair content loved goddess say
Page No:
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'from a Friend'
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Thespis the first that did surprise the age
Page No:
pp.2-3
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Creech.
Attributed To:
Thomas Creech
First Line:
What power was fit I did on all bestow
Page No:
p.9
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Hear Theseus Pitheus Daughter's son
Page No:
p.10
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Duke.
Attributed To:
Richard Duke
First Line:
If the successful troublers of mankind
Page No:
p.16
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'as sweet-tongu'd Waller writes' [p.16]
Attributed To:
Edmund Waller
First Line:
Unerring nature still divinely bright
Page No:
p.33
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Pope [p.33]
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
Like a player
Page No:
p.35
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
as Shakespeare says, [p.35]
Attributed To:
William Shakespeare
First Line:
As in a theatre the eyes of men
Page No:
p.36
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
as out [i.e., our] immortal Poet writes [i.e., Shakespeare] [p.36]
Attributed To:
William Shakespeare
First Line:
Of all the causes which conspire to blind
Page No:
p.36
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Pope.
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
Think timely think on the last dreadful day
Page No:
pp.38-39
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'in the Spanish Fryar' [p.38]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
O I am most miserable
Page No:
p.39
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'In Rule a Wife we have another' [...] [p.39]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
As cheats to play with those still aim
Page No:
p.44
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Hud. [i.e., Samuel Butler's Hudibras]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The world in my opinion is a stage
Page No:
p.46
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'as Boileau has said long ago', [p.45]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The hissing serpent eager for his prey
Page No:
p.48
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'The Irish History informs us [...] The Irish is thus elegantly translated by a native Bard'. [Dermot O'Connor?].
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The holy prophet was inspired to see
Page No:
pp.48-49
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'translated by the same elegant hand'. [preceding poem unattributed]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Once in three years the great convention sat
Page No:
pp.49-50
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'the following Lines translated from the original Irish by the same Hand'. [preceding poem unattributed]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
A poet to applaud or boldly blame
Page No:
p.50
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'A few more lines of the same Author, and same Translator'. [preceding poem unattributed]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Well by this time your eyes have ached with gazing
Page No:
pp.66-69
Poem Title:
A Prologue spoke at Ransford-street Playhouse, on the Revival of The Royal Merchant, or The Beggars Bush; which was acted with the Mock Coronation, on the playing King Henry the VIIIth and Coronation in Aungier-street Playhouse.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Dear ladies may I perish but I'm proud
Page No:
pp.69-70
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'spoke by Mrs. Bellamy in Boy's Cloaths', [p.69]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
As some poor squire to country quarters sent
Page No:
pp.70-71
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'the Poet drew his Pen in their Defence, and furnished forth the following Prologue, spoke by Miss Mackay' [p.70]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
As distant thunder in a rolling cloud
Page No:
pp.87-88
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Can then a look create a thought
Page No:
pp.98-99
Poem Title:
The First Song.
Attribution:
'a Couple of Songs as a Specimen of his [i.e., Barton Booth's] Taste in English Poetry' [p.98]
Attributed To:
Barton Booth
First Line:
Sweet are the charms of her I love
Page No:
pp.99-101
Poem Title:
The Second Song.
Attribution:
'a Couple of Songs as a Specimen of his [i.e., Barton Booth's] Taste in English Poetry' [p.98]
Attributed To:
Barton Booth
First Line:
Such beauty as great strength thinks no disgrace
Page No:
p.105
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'the Poet' [p.105]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The maid in action just in judgment strong
Page No:
pp.114-115
Poem Title:
'[...] a few lines from a Poem on Bellamy; the Motto from Milton'. [p.113]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The aged mother to her daughter spake
Page No:
p.119
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'as a German Author writes of the Nestorian Lady Malburges of that Country' [p.119]. Translation unattributed.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Now I suppose you'll find your work is done
Page No:
pp.121-122
Poem Title:
Epilogue, Spoken by the Author, and his Wife.
Attribution:
'he [a 'Gentleman'] wrote an Epilogue that was spoke by Mr. Theo.' [p.120]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The French however Mercurial they may seem
Page No:
pp.123-125
Poem Title:
Spoke by Mr. Cibber.
Attribution:
'a Prologue wrote by the Laureat' [i.e., Colley Cibber] [p.123]
Attributed To:
Colley Cibber
First Line:
Thus when our stated time of life is come
Page No:
p.137
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Thou best of actors here interred
Page No:
p.138
Poem Title:
Epitaph. On Thomas Elrington, Esq;
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Soft thrilling notes swelled out with art
Page No:
p.144
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
There is a tall long sided dame
Page No:
pp.149-150
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'as Hudibras tells us' [i.e., Samuel Butler] [p.149].
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The pliant soul of erring youth
Page No:
p.151
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'I took the lines of Verse from the Mouth of Mr. Wilks. [p.151]
Attributed To:
Mr. Wilks
First Line:
Thou mimic of Cibber of Garrick thou ape
Page No:
pp.157-158
Poem Title:
On a Pseudo Player.
Attribution:
'this Poet', 'this angry Author' [p.158]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Nature for ages made her dark abode
Page No:
pp.161-162
Poem Title:
Verses on Mr. Garrick, June 19, 1742.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
In Roman days once Cato the severe
Page No:
p.163
Poem Title:
On Mr. Garrick.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
If truth can fix thy wavering heart
Page No:
p.164
Poem Title:
To Sylvia.
Attribution:
This great Actor is Author of [...] several well writ Prologues, Epilogues, Songs and Poems' [p.163]
Attributed To:
David Garrick
First Line:
Tom Dogget the greatest sly drole in his parts
Page No:
p.171
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'A humorous Poet' [p.171 footnote]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
My scandalous neighbours of Portugal street
Page No:
pp.182-187
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
He ['Mr Leigh'] has wrote several humorous Songs. Here follows a Sample' [p.182]
Attributed To:
John Leigh
First Line:
When Roscius died each generous Roman wept
Page No:
pp.190-191
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
While Macklin charms the listening throng
Page No:
p.194
Poem Title:
To Mrs. Macklin.
Attribution:
'the Sentiments of a young Gentleman in this City'. [p.194]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Tis not to make me jealous
Page No:
p.195
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'as Othello says' [i.e., Shakespeare] [p.195]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
While greatness hears such language spoke
Page No:
p.200
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
To atoms thus
Page No:
p.203
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'In Calista, the Fair Penitent' [i.e., Rowe] [p.203].
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Oldfield's no more and can the muse forbear
Page No:
pp.208-210
Poem Title:
A Poem to the Memory of Mrs. Anne Oldfield.
Attribution:
'wrote by Mr. Savage, illegitimate Son to Earl Rivers' [p.206]
Attributed To:
Richard Savage
First Line:
Adieu unspotted excellence adieu
Page No:
pp.214-215
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'a few lines of a Poet' [p.214]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Envy will merit as its shade persue
Page No:
p.221.00
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
'by the inimitable Pen of Mr. Pope' [p.221]
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
Then Storer with her sweet enchanting strains
Page No:
p.225
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The flowery bloom of May adorns the stage
Page No:
p.229
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Let the soft captivating strains
Page No:
pp.230-231
Poem Title:
A Cantata, Performed at the Castle of Dublin the 21st of January 1747-8. the Birth-Day of his Royal Highness Frederick, Prince of Wales.
Attribution:
'Mr Benjamin Victor' [p.230]
Attributed To:
Benjamin Victor
First Line:
Virtue could see to do what virtue would
Page No:
p.252
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
Who ever to a wife
Page No:
p.253
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Mr. James Worsdale. [p.252]
Attributed To:
James Worsdale
First Line:
Curse on all cowards say I why bless my eyes
Page No:
pp.258-259
Poem Title:
Epilogue Design'd for Mrs Woffington in the Character of a Volunteer.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed