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Original prologues, Epilogues, and Other pieces never before printed. [T169304] [ECCO]

DMI number:
1392
Publication Date:
1756
Volume Number:
1 of 1
ESTC number:
T169304
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW116667556
Full Title:
ORIGINAL | Prologues, Epilogues, | AND | Other PIECES never before printed. | To which is added, | A COLLECTION of such as are cele- | brated for Wit, Humour or Entertain- | ment, spoke at the Theatres or at pri- | vate Plays, with several curious and en- | tertaining PIECES not to be found in | any other COLLECTION. | Most humbly inscribed | To all Lovers of theatrical Diversion, whether | BLOODS, BUCKS, JOYOUS SPIRITS, | HONEST FELLOWS, SMARTS, JESSA- | MIES, JEMMIES, BEAUS and FRIBBLES, | but more in particular to the SOCIETIES | of SPOUTERS. | LONDON: | Printed and sold by the BOOKSELLERS in PATER- | NOSTER-ROW, at the ROYAL-EXCHANGE, and at | all the PAMPHLET-SHOPS, in LONDON. | MDCCLVI.
Place of Publication:
London
Format:
Duodecimo
Other matter:
To the Reader [Preface], pp.iii-ix
Content/Publication
First Line:
Behold me here deputed from the rest
Page No:
pp.1-2
Poem Title:
A Prologue never before printed.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
As some brave knights who once with spear and shield
Page No:
pp.3-5
Poem Title:
The following Epilogue, wrote by Mr. Rowe for the last benefit the great Mr. Betterton ever had [...]
Attribution:
wrote by Mr. Rowe.
Attributed To:
Nicholas Rowe
First Line:
Faith well enough a smart just now behind
Page No:
pp.5-7
Poem Title:
An Epilogue spoken at a private play.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
While mercenary actors tread the stage
Page No:
pp.8-9
Poem Title:
The Prologue to Othello, as it was acted at the theatre in Drury-lane, by persons of distinction for their diversion.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The muse your stay one moment more entreats
Page No:
pp.10-12
Poem Title:
The Epilogue to Alfred and the Toy-shop: Spoken at the academy, Burlington gardens.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
When Barry raught with all the rage of woe
Page No:
pp.12-14
Poem Title:
On seeing Mr. Barry and Mrs. Cibber in Romeo and Juliet.
Attribution:
Rider.
Attributed To:
E. Rider
First Line:
Before this court I Peter Puff appear
Page No:
pp.14-16
Poem Title:
Prologue spoken by Mr. Garrick, in the character of an Auctioneer, before Mr. Foote's comedy called Taste.
Attribution:
written by Mr. Garrick,
Attributed To:
David Garrick
First Line:
Is not my master here among you pray
Page No:
pp.16-19
Poem Title:
Prologue to Barbarossa, spoken by Mr. Garrick in the character of a Country Boy.
Attribution:
by Mr. Garrick (p.14)
Attributed To:
David Garrick
First Line:
Pshaw damn your epilogue and hold your tongue
Page No:
pp.19-21
Poem Title:
Epilogue to the same, spoken by Mr. Woodward in the character of a Fine Gentleman.
Attribution:
by Mr. Garrick [p.14]
Attributed To:
David Garrick
First Line:
A moment stop your tuneful fingers pray
Page No:
pp.21-23
Poem Title:
Prologue spoken by Mr. Garrick before the Fairies.
Attribution:
written by Mr. Garrick [p.14]
Attributed To:
David Garrick
First Line:
Britons who constant war with factious rage
Page No:
pp.24-25
Poem Title:
Epilogue by Sir Richard Steele on the same subject as the foregoing.
Attribution:
by Sir Richard Steele,
Attributed To:
Sir Richard Steele
First Line:
Well if thou art my boy a little mellow
Page No:
pp.25-27
Poem Title:
Prologue, spoken by Mr. Garrick, before the masque of Britania, in the character of a sailor, fuddled, and talking to himself. He enters, singing,
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Hush such a scene enough to make one split
Page No:
pp.28-29
Poem Title:
Prologue [...] and spoke by Mr. Hamilton, on the first night of his appearance on the stage in the character of Othello, at Covent-garden Theatre.
Attribution:
written by Mr. Murphy,
Attributed To:
Arthur Murphy
First Line:
All nature's order rises on extremes
Page No:
pp.30-31
Poem Title:
An occasional Prologue...and spoken by Mrs. Woffington at the Theatre Royal in Covent garden, to the play of the Conscious Lovers, acted December 5 1755, for the benefit of the Middlesex-hospital for sick and lame patients and married lying-in women.
Attribution:
wrote by Mr. Boyce,
Attributed To:
Samuel Boyce
First Line:
Whoever begot thee has no cause to blush
Page No:
pp.32-33
Poem Title:
Epilogue...on the same occasion: Spoken by Mr. Shuter, in the character of a Man-midwife.
Attribution:
wrote by C. Smart, M. A.
Attributed To:
Christopher Smart
First Line:
What needs my Shakespeare for his honoured bones
Page No:
p.34
Poem Title:
In Praise of Shakespear.
Attribution:
By Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
To draw no envy Shakespear on thy name
Page No:
pp.35-37
Poem Title:
By Ben Johnson.
Attribution:
Ben Johnson.
Attributed To:
Benjamin Jonson
First Line:
Shakespeare who taught by none did first impart
Page No:
p.38
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
By Mr. Dryden.
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
Shakespeare alone to every scene could give
Page No:
pp.39-42
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
By Mr. Collins.
Attributed To:
William Collins
First Line:
Shakespeare could travel through earth sea and air
Page No:
p.39
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
By Sir Richard Steele.
Attributed To:
Sir Richard Steele
First Line:
Old Homer's fancied face a form unknown
Page No:
pp.42-43
Poem Title:
On Shakespear's Monument.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Through every age the poet's scheme hath been
Page No:
pp.43-45
Poem Title:
Prologue to the tragedy of the Black Prince, spoken at a performance of that tragedy.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Tonight ye Britons let the immortal name
Page No:
pp.45-47
Poem Title:
Prologue, spoken by -- Sainsbery, in the character of Hegio.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The curtain falls but hold our modern vogue
Page No:
pp.47-48
Poem Title:
Epilogue, spoken by -- Eyre, int he character of the Fidicina.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Whilst one brave veteran quits the tragic lore
Page No:
pp.49-50
Poem Title:
An occasional Prologue to the Knights, spoken by Mr. Foote at his performing that piece of his after the Tragedy of Othello, acted for Mr. Ryan's benefit.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Prologues like prayers imploring for success
Page No:
pp.51-52
Poem Title:
Prologue to the new comic farce called the Spouter, or the Double Revenge.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Behold a wonder for theatric story
Page No:
pp.53-55
Poem Title:
Prologue...and spoken before the Apprentice by Mr. Murphy, dressed in black.
Attribution:
written by Mr. Garrick
Attributed To:
David Garrick
First Line:
To various things the stage has been compared
Page No:
pp.55-57
Poem Title:
Prologue to the Winter's Tale, and Catherine and Petruchio. (Both from Shakespear.)
Attribution:
Written and spoken by Mr. Garrick.
Attributed To:
David Garrick