Guide to the Restoration Drama Collection 1660-1716
Cage 720

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Restoration Drama Collection
ID
Cage 720
Date [inclusive]
1660-1716
Extent
8.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
4 Linear Feet of Shelf Space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection of 130 titles (with various fragments) represents the work of more than fifty English playwrights. Notable authors include Sir George Etherege, Ben Jonson, Thomas Shadwell, and John Dryden (multiple works).

Preferred Citation note

[Item description] Restoration Drama Collection, 1660-1716

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection of 130 titles (with various fragments) represents the work of more than fifty English playwrights. Notable authors include Sir George Etherege, Ben Jonson, Thomas Shadwell, and John Dryden (multiple works). The playwrights themselves are representative of varying social classes and backgrounds; the collection includes plays by multiple Poets Laureate, common actors, and university-educated men. Featuring work by members of the Whig Kit Kat Club, the materials could serve as a showcase of the professionalization of playwriting. The collection also includes pieces written as singular efforts; many of these plays are unanthologized and rare.

Though works of both tragedy and tragicomedy are represented in the collection, most of the plays are grounded in sexual comedy and flirtation; the plotlines show a secondary focus on women and humorous, foppish characters. The majority of the items are unbound and fragmented, as they were likely used to make "sophisticated" copies (items made complete by adding missing portions from other copies). Most commonly, the body of the text remains largely intact; the introductory materials are frequently absent. Marginalia is included on some of the plays, and there are handwritten notes within the loose fragments at the end of the collection.

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Arrangement note

The collection is organized alphabetically by author's last name, with anonymous plays, plays of uncertain authorship, and fragments at the end of the sequence. The Dryden collection is found after the fragmentary pieces. Each entry lists the author's last name, title of the play, and transcribed title page information (if present). The date is given where possible, as well as information regarding missing pages. Brief biographical information for some of the authors is given with the author's first listing within the collection.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some items are extremely fragile and/or damaged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection of Restoration plays was purchased from James and Devon Gray Booksellers in 2007.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in 2007 and 2008 by Andrew McCarthy, Lisa Sikkink, and Toria Johnson.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Additional Restoration plays held by MASC can be located using the online catalog of the WSU Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • English drama -- 17th century.
  • English drama -- 18th century.
  • English drama -- Restoration, 1660-1700.
  • Literature

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Bibliography

Information regarding the dating of the plays was taken from:Woodward, Gertrude L. and James G. McManaway. A Check List of English Plays 1641 - 1700. Chicago: Newberry Library, 1945.

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Collection Inventory

 

Box Folder

Addison, Joseph. Cato. [1713].   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks introductory material; 62 pages of text. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks pages 51-54; 6 pages of introductory material; 62 pages of text.

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Title Page: Cato. A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, by Her Majesty's Servants. By Mr. Addison. London: Printed for J. Tonson, at Shakespear's Head o… against Catherine-Street in the Strand. MDCCXI… [1713]

1 1

Addison, Rosamond. 1707.   Incomplete: lacks pages 33-36, and musical score. Two pages of introductory material; 33 pages of text.

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Title Page: Rosamond. An Opera. Humbly Inscrib'd to her Grace the Dutchess of Marlborough. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, within Grays-Inn Gate next Grays-Inn Lane, 1707.

1 2

Baker, Thomas. Humour of the Age. 1701   Incomplete: lacks pages 19-20, pages 57-65; catch words do not match between page 40 and page 41; 52-53 misnumbered 42-43;12 pages of introductory material, 56 pages of text.

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Title Page: The Humour of the Age. A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane by His Majesty's Servants. Printed for R. Wellington at the Dolphin and Crown, the West-end of St. Paul 's -yard; B. Lintott [Lintot], at the Post-House, in the Middle Temple-Gate, Fleetstreet; and A. Betteworth, at the Red Lion on London-Bridge, 1701.

1 3

Baker, Tunbridge-Walks. 1703.   Fourteen pages of introductory material, 64 pages of text; pages 36, 62, 63 misnumbered 39, 93, 62 respectively; catch words do not match between page 41 and page 42.

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Title Page: Tunbridge-Walks: or, The Yeoman of Kent: A Comedy. As it is Acted at the theatre Royal By Her Majesty's servants. By the Author of the humor o' the Age. London: for Bernard Lintott [Lintot], at the Middle Temple-Gate, Fleetstreet. MDCCIII (1703).

1 4

Bankes, John. Destruction of Troy. 1679.   Four pages of introductory material, 75 pages of text.

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Title Page: The Destruction of Troy, A Tragedy, Acted as His Royal Highness The Duke's Theatre. Written by John Bankes. … London, Printed by A.G. and J.P. and are to be Sold by Charles Blount, at the Black-Raven in the Strand; near the Savoy, 1679.

1 5

Beaumont and Fletcher, Bonduca. 1696.   Incomplete: lacks introductory material; 4-12, 13, 14-62 misnumbered 6-14, 51, 16-64, respectively.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: Bonduca.

1 6

Beaumont and Fletcher, Philaster. 1687.   Four pages of introductory material, 60 pages of text.

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Title Page: Philaster, or Love lies a Bleeding. A Comedy. As it hath been… Globe, and … Theatre… Their Majest… The authors being Francis… John Flet… London …Printed for Richard Bentley and S. Mag…Covent-Garden, 16…

1 7

Boyer, Abel. Achilles. 1700.   Incomplete: lacks pages 47-48; 8 pages of introductory material, 46 pages of text.

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Title Page: Achilles: or, Iphigenia in Avlis. A Tragedy. As It is Acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-lane. Written by Mr. Boyer. London. Printed for Tho. Bennet, at the Half-moon in St. Pauls Church-yard. 1700.

1 8

Brady, Nicholas. The Rape. 1692.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks pages 55-56; 8 pages of introductory material, 54 pages of text. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks introductory material and pages 55-56; 6 pages of introductory material, 54 pages of text.

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Title Page: The Rape: or, The Innocent Impostors, ATragedy. Acted at the Theatre-Royal by Their Majesties Servants. London, Printed for F. Bennet, at the Half-Moon, in St. Paul's church-Yard, 1692.

1 9

Brome, Richard. The Northern Lass.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks introductory material; misnumbered: 1-25, 20, 17, 28-29, 24, 21, 32-72; 4 pages of introductory material, 72 pages of text. Copy 2: 4 pages of introductory material, 68 pages of text; introductory material is ordered

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Thomas Brome (circa 1590-1653): English Caroline dramatist with ties to Ben Jonson. Brome seems to have been Jonson's servant in some capacity, and then may have spent some time as a professional actor.

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First Page: The Northern Lass: or, The Nest of Fools.

1 10

Browne, Thomas. The Beaux of the Stage. 1704.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 8 pages of introductory material, 60 pages of text, 4 pages of post-text material.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: The Beaux of the Stage. and c. A Comedy.

1 11

Caryll, John. Sir Salomon. 1671 (?).   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 33-91, 92-93 misnumbered 41-99, 90-91; 2 pages of introductory material, 93 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material.

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John Caryll (1625-1711): English poet, dramatist, and diplomat. Caryll was head of an old Catholic and royalist family. He is known for his translations of several classical works, a tragedy and a comedy modeled after L'Ecole des Femmes. Both dramatic pieces were performed at the Duke of York's Theatre.

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First Page: Sir Salomon; or, The Cautious Coxcomb: A Comedy.

1 12

Cavendish, William. The Triumphant Widow. 1677. 

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William Cavendish (1592-1676): First Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, English soldier, politician, and writer.

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Title Page: The Triumphant Widow, or The Medley of Humours. A Comedy, Acted by His Royal Highnes's servants. Written by his Grace the Duke of Newcastle. London, …

1 13

Chaves, The Cares of Love.   Incomplete: lacks pages 1-2; 8 pages of introductory material, 51 pages of text, 5 pages of post-text material.

1 14

Cibber, Colley. The Careless Husband. 1705.   Incomplete: lacks pages 66-69; 10 pages of introductory material, 66 pages of text.

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Colley Cibber (1671-1757): English playwright, actor, and Poet Laureate. Chief target of Alexander Pope's The Dunciad.

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Title Page: The Careless Husband. A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal, by Her Majesty's Servants. Written by C[olley] Cibber. London, Printed for William Davis, at the Black Bull, over-against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, 1705.

1 15

Cibber, Myrtillo.   Incomplete: lacks pages 1-6, pages 17-21; 6 pages of introductory material, 10 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

Title Page: Myrtillo. A Pastoral Interlude. As it is Perform'd at the Theatre Royal. Written by Mr. Cibber: and Set to Musick by Dr. Pepvsch. London, Printed for Bernard Lintott [Lintot], at the Cross-Keys between the Temple-Gates in Fleet-street. 1716.

2 16

Cibber, Love's Last Shift.   Incomplete: lacks page 103; error in paging: omitted 51-64; 8 pages of introductory material, 102 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

Title Page: Love's Last Shift; or, the fool in Fashion. A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal, by His Majestys Servants. Written by C. Cibber. London, Printed for H. Rhodes, in Fleet-Street; R. Parker, at the Royal-Exchange, and s. Briscoe, the Corner Shop of Charles-street, in Russel-street, Covent-Garden, 1696.

2 17

Cibber, Perolla and Izadora. 1701.   Eight pages of introductory material; 64 pages of text; 54 misnumbered 44.

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Title Page: Perolla and Izadora. A Tragedy, As it was Acted at the Theatre Royal, By Her Majesty's Servants. Written by Mr. Cibber. London: Printed for Bernard Lintott [Lintot], at the Cross…next to Nando's Coffee-House, Fleet-street, 170…

2 18

Cibber, Woman's Wit. 1697.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks some introductory material and pages 79-80; 2 pages of introductory material, 78 pages of text. Copy 2: 8 pages of introductory material; 80 pages of text.

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Title Page: Woman's Wit: or, The Lady in Fashion. A Comedy. Acted at the Theatre Royal. By His Majesty's Servants. Written by C. Cibber. London, Printed for John Sturton, at the Middle-Temple-Gate, in Fleet-Street, 1697.

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Congreve, William. The Double Dealer. 1694.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, pages 41-42, page 79; 14 pages of introductory material, 78 pages of text.

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William Congreve: Irish playwright, friend of Jonathan Swift and disciple of John Dryden. Became famous for his high-brow sexual comedies. Congreve died in 1729 and buried in Westminster Abbey's Poet's Corner.

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First Page: The Double-Dealer. A Comedy. William Congreve.

2 20

Congreve, Love for Love. 1695.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 8 pages of introductory material, 85 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

Title Page: Love for Love: A Comedy. Acted at the Theatre at in Little Lincolns-Inn Fields, by His Majesty's Servants. Written by Mr. Congreve. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, at the Judge's Head, near the Inner-Temple-Gate in Fleetstreet. 1695.

2 21

Congreve, The Mourning Bride. 1697.   Three copies, housed in two folders. Copy 1: 10 pages of introductory material, 74 pages of text, 2 pages of post-textual text; pages 57-66 misnumbered 65-74. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks introductory material and pages 1-24, pages 39-40; 40 pages of text. C

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Title Page: The Mourning Bride, A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, by His Majesty's Servants. Written by Mr. Congreve. London, …ted for Jacob Tonson at the Judge's-head near the Inner-temple-Gate, in Fleet-street, 1697.

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Congreve, The Way of the World. 1700.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory and post-text material and page 89; 10 pages of introductory material, 88 pages of text.

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Title Page: The Way of the World, A Comedy. As it is acted at the Theatre in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, by His Majesty's Servants. Written by Mr. Congreve. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, within gray's-Inn-Gate next Gray's-Inn-Lane. 1700.

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Corey, The Generous Enemies. 1671.   Incomplete: lacks introductory material and pages 71-72; 70 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: The Generous Enemies or the Ridiculous Lovers.

2 24

Corneille, Pierre. Heraclius.   Incomplete: lacks introductory material, and pages 57-62; 56 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: Heraclius, A Tragedy.

2 25

Crowne, John. Darius. 1688.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material and some post-text material; 8 pages of introductory material, 69 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material.

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First Page: Darius, King of Persia. John Crowne

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Crowne, English Frier. 1690.   Incomplete: lacks title page; 10 pages of introductory material, 53 pages of text, 3 pages of post-text material.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: John Crowne.

2 27

Crowne, History of Charles the Eighth. 1672.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, and pages 1-44, pages 49-56, pages 65-77; 2 pages of introductory material, 12 pages of text.

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Title Page: History of Charles the Eighth of France, or the Invasion of Naples by the French. As it is acted at his Highnesses the Duke of York's Theater. Written by Mr. Crowne. London, Printed by T.R. and N.T. for Ambrose--ted, at the sign of the Golden Anchor, over against St. Dunstans Church in Fleet-Street, 1672

2 28

Crowne, The Married Beau. 1694.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory and post-text material, and pages 31-66; 2 pages of introductory material, 30 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: The Married Beau: or, the Curious Impertinent.

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Crowne, Sir Courtly Nice. 1685 / 1693.   Incomplete ; lacks some introductory material, and all pages after page 48. 48 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: A Comedy Call'd Sir Courtly Nice: or, It Cannot Be.

2 30

Crowne, Thyestes. 1681.   Incomplete:lacks introductory material, and pages 7-30; 24 misnumbered 23; 56 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: Thyestes A Tragedy

2 31

Dancer, John. Agrippa. 1675.   Incomplete: lacks introductory material, and page 61; 60 pages of text.

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First Page: Agrippa: or, The False Tiberinus.

2 32

D'Avenant, Charles. Circe. 1677.   Four pages of introductory material, 58 pages of text, 2 pages of post-text material.

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Charles D'Avenant (1656-1714): English economist, educated at Oxford. D'Avenant wrote Circe at age nineteen before going into law and politics.

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Title Page: Circe. A Tr[agedy. ] … Royal Highness the Duke of York's Theatre. By Charles D'Avenant, L.L.D. Licensed June 18, 1677. Roger L'Estrange. London, Printed for Richard Tonson at his Shop under Grays-Inn-gate next Grays-Inn-lane, MDCLXXVII (1677).

3 33

D'Avenant, William. The Man's the Master. 1669.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks pages 75-77; 44 misnumbered 45; 6 pages of introductory text, 74 pages of text. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks pages 3-10, pages 75-77; 44 misnumbered 45; 6 pages of introductory text, 74 pages of text.

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William D'Avenant (1606-1668): English poet and playwright working in both the Caroline and Restoration eras. The Oxford-educated D'Avenant was became Poet Laureate after Ben Jonson's death. D'Avenant was also William Shakespeare's godson.

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Title Page: The Man's the Master: A Comedy. Written by Sir William D'Avenant. Knight. In the Savoy. Printed for Henry Herringman, at the Blew-Anchor, in the Lower-Walk of the New-Exchange. 1669.

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Dennis, John. Rinaldo and Armida. 1699.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, and pages 23-24; 8 pages of introductory text, 54 pages of text, 2 pages of post-text material. Two copies of Epilogue.

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John Dennis (1657-1734): English critic and playwright. Dennis authored several failed tragedies, one of which was satirized by Alexander Pope.

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First Page: Rinaldo and Armida.

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Dilke, Thomas. The Pretenders. 1698.   Incomplete: lacks pages 47-48; 10 pages of introductory material, 46 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

Title Page: The Pretenders or, The Town Unmaskt, A Comedy. Acted at the Theatre in Little Lincolns-Inn-Fields By His Majesty's Servants. Written by Mr. Dilke. London, [pr]inted for Peter bank, at the sign of the Temple near the Inner-Temple-Gate in Fleet-Street, 169-

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D'Urfey, Thomas. The Bath.   Incomplete: lacks introductory and post-text material, and pages 1-4, pages 11-40; 22 pages of text.

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Thomas D'Urfey (1653-1723): English playwright, poet, and songwriter. D'Urfey's plays are largely comedies.

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First Page: The Bath, or the Western Lass.

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D'Urfey, The Intrigues at Versailles. 1697.   Incomplete: lacks post-text material, and pages 11-14, all pages after page 58; 8 pages of introductory material, 58 pages of text.

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Title Page: The Intrigues at Versailles: or, A Jilt in all Humours A Comedy, Acted by His Majesty's Servants. At the Theatre in Lincolns-Inn-Fields. Written by Mr. D'Urfey. London, Printed for F. Saunders in the New-Exchange, P. Buck in Fleetstreet, R. Parker at the Royal-Exchange, and H. Newman in the Poultry. 1697.

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D'Urfey, Sir Barnaby Whig. 1681.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, and pages 61-63; 2 pages of introductory material, 60 pages; irregular pagination: pages 33, 36-37, and 40 are misnumbered as 41, 44-45, 48, respectively.

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First Page: Sir Barnaby Whig.

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Ecclestone, Edward. Noah's Flood. 1679.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 16 pages of introductory material, 44 pages of text, 1 plate page, 52 pages of text.

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First Page: Noah's Flood, or the Destruction of the World. Edward Ecclestone.

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Etherege, George. The Man of Mode. 1676.   Eight pages of introductory material, 95 pages of text, 1 page of post-textual material.

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George Etherege (circa 1635-1692): English dramatist.

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Title Page: The Man of Mode, or, Sr Fopling Flutter a Comedy. Acted at the Duke's Theatre. By George Etherege Esq: Licensed June 3 1676.

3 41

Etherege, She Would if she Could. 1668.   Incomplete: lacks introductory material, and pages 89-92; 88 pages of text.

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First Page: She Wou'd if She Cou'd.

3 42

Farquhar, George. All for the Better.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 4 pages of introductory material, 52 pages of text.

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George Farquhar (1678-1707): Irish-born dramatist. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Died in London.

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First Page: All For the Better. Mr. Farquhar.

3 43

Farquhar, The Beaux Stratagem. 1707.   Incomplete: lacks pages 27-28; 8 pages of introductory material, 72 pages of text.

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Title Page: The Beaux Stratagem. A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Queen's Theatre in the Hay-Market. By Her Majesty's Sworn Comedians. Written by Mr. Farquhar, Author of the Recruiting-Officer. London: Printed for Bernard Lintott [Lintot], at the cross-Keys next Nando's Coffee-House in Fleetstreet.

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Farquhar, The Second Part of the Constant Couple.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, pages 37-38; 8 pages of introductory material, 48 pages of text.

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Title Page: The Second Part of the Constant Couple: Or, A Trip to the Jubilee. George Farquhar. Sir Harry Wildair, being the Sequel of the Trip to the Jubilee.

3 45

Filmer, The Unnatural Brother. 1697.   Incomplete: lacks some post-text material; 8 pages of introductory material, 52 pages of text.

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Title Page: The Unnatural Brother: A Tragedy. As it was acted by His Majesty's Servants, at the Theatre in Little Lincolns-Inn-Fields. London, Printed by J. Orme, for Richard Wilkin, at the Kings-Head St. Paul's -Church-Yard. MDCXCVII (1697). EDW. Filmer.

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Gay, John. The Wife of Bath. 1712.   Incomplete: lacks pages 55-56, and pages 59-64; 8 pages of introductory material, 58 pages of text.

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John Gay: English poet and dramatist, friend of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. Died in London, 1732.

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Title Page: The Wife of Bath. A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, By Her Majesty's Servants. By Mr. Gay. London, Printed for Bernard Lintott [Lintot], at the Cross-Keys between the two Temple-Gates in Fleetstreet. MDCCXII (1712).

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Gildon, Charles. The Patriot.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks some introductory material;10 pages of introductory material, 54 pages of text, 2 pages of post-text material. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 8 pages of introductory material, 54 pages of text,

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First Page: The Patriot; or The Italian Conspiracy.

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Gildon, Love's Victim. 1701.   Incomplete: lacks introductory and post-text material, and pages 47-49; 46 pages of text.

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First Page: Love's Victim: or, The Queen of Wales.

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Gildon, Phaeton. 1698.   Incomplete: lacks post-text material, and page 33; 22 pages of introductory material, 32 pages of text.

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Title Page: Phaeton or, the Fatal Divorce. A Tragedy As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal. In Imitation of the Antients. With some Reflections on a Book call'd, a Short view of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage. London, Printed for Abel Roper, at the Black-boy over against St. Dunstans Church in Fleetstreet. 1698.

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Gould, A Satyr.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 17 misnumbered 71; 6 pages of introductory material, 19 pages of text.

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Gould (circa 1660-1708/1709): English poet born into the lower classes, known for his satires on the London theatre scene. He is known to have had an antagonistic relationship with John Dryden (the then-Poet Laureate).

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First Page: A Satyr. The Epistle Dedicatory to Those Snarling Currs the Criticks. A Satyr Against Man.

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Granville, George. Heroick Love. 1698.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks post-text material, and pages 65-72; 12 pages of introductory material, 65 pages of text, 3 pages of post-text material. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks introductory material and pages1-32; 73 pages of text, 3 pages of post

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George Granville, the First Baron Lansdowne, was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. Professionally, he was influenced by and worked with John Dryden and Alexander Pope.

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Title Page: Heroick Love: A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre in Little Lincolns-Inn-Fields. Writt[en] by the Honourable George Granville, Esq; London: …ders, in the New-Exchange in the Strand; …Temple-Change, and B. Tooke at the Middle-… street. 169

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Harrison, William. The Pilgrims.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 6 pages of introductory material, 56 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: The Pilgrims, or the Happy Converts. Will. Harrison.

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Higgons, Bevill. The Generous Conquerour.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks some introductory material and pages after 74; 21, 24 misnumbered 2, 42, respectively; 10 pages of introductory material, 74 pages of text. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks some introductory material and pages after 74; 24 m

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First Page: The Generous Conquerour, or Timely Discovery. Bevill Higgons.

4 54

Hopkins, Charles. Boadicea. 1697.   Two copies. Copy 1: 8 pages of introductory material, 54 pages of text, lacks pages 55-56. Copy 2: 8 pages of introductory material, 54 pages of text, lacks pages 55-56.

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Title Page: Boadicea Queen of Britain. A Tragedy, As it is Acted by His Majesty's Servants at the Theatre in Lincolns-Inn-Fields. Written by Mr. Charles Hopkins. London, Printed for Jacob Tonson, near the Inner-Temple-Gate in Fleet-street. 1697.

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Hopkins, Friendship Improv'd.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material and pages 55-56, 6 pages of introductory material, 54 pages of text.

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Title Page: Friendship Improv'd: or, the Female Warrier. Charles Hopkins. Londonderry, Nov. 1st. 99.

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Howard, James. English Mounsieur. 1674.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, pages 49-50; 18-19, 22-23 misnumbered 34-35, 38-39, respectively; 4 pages of introductory material, 68 pages of text.

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Title Page: English Mounsieur A Comedy As it is Acted, at the Theater-Royal, By His Majestys Servants. By the Honorable James Howard Esq; London, … H. Bruges for J. Magnus near the Piazza… Covent Gard[en]…167[4].

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Johnson, Charles. The Wife's Relief. 1712.   Eight pages of introductory material, 68 pages of text.

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Charles Johnson (1679-1748): English playwright, tavern keeper, and enemy of Alexander Pope. Dedicated member of the Whig party. Mentioned in Pope's The Dunciad.

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Title Page: The Wife's Relief: or, The Husband's Cure. A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, By Her Majesty's Servants. Written by Mr. Cha. Johnson. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, at Shakespear's Head over-against Ca-therine-Stre

4 58

Jonson, Ben. Catiline. 1669.   Incomplete: lacks introductory material and pages after 64; pages 13, 30, 31 are misnumbered 15, 31, 32; 64 pages of text.

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First Page: Catiline.

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Jordan, Thomas. Moneys an Ass. 1668.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks introductory and post-text material, pages after 50; 49 misnumbered 52; 50 pages of text. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks introductory and post-text material, pages after 50; 49 misnumbered 52; 50 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: Moneys an Ass. Jordan 's Money's an Asse.

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Lacy, John. The Old Troop. 1672.   Eight pages of introductory material; 62 pages of text, 2 pages of post-text material; 3, 6, 7 misnumbered 5, 7, 6, respectively.

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Title Page: The Old Troop: or, Monsieur Raggou. As it was Acted at the Theatre-Royal. By John Lacy, Gent. London; Printed for William Crook and Thomas Bring, at the Green Dragon without Temple-Bar, and at the White-Lyon next Chancery-Lane end in Fleetstreet. 167[2].

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Lee, Nathaniel. Gloriana. 1676.   Incomplete: lacks pages 65-66; 4 pages introductory material, 64 pages, 4 pages of post-text material.

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Title Page: Gloriana, or the Court of Augustus Caesar. Acted at the Theatre-Royal, By Their Majesties Servants. By Nat. Lee. London, Printed for F. Magnes and R. Bentley, in Russel-street in Covent-Garden, near the Piazza's, Anno Dom. MDClXXVI (1676).

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Lee, Brutus. 1681.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory and post-text material, pages 71-72; 6 pages of introductory material, 70 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: Lucius Junius Brutus; Father of his Country. Nat. Lee.

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Lee, Caesar Borgia. 1679.   Incomplete: lacks introductory and post-text material, pages 1-17, pages after 70; 70 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: Caesar Borgia.

4 64

Lee, The Rival Queens. 1677.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 27-38 misnumbered 25-36; 4 pages of introductory material, 64 pages of text. Includes a 1 page fragment from a different printing.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: The Rival Queens, or Alexander the Great. Lee. 1677.

4 65

Manning. See Farquhar, All for the Better. 

3 43

Motteux, Pierre. Novelty. 1697.   Eight pages of introductory material, 54 pages of text, 2 pages of post-text material.

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Pierre Motteux (1663-1718): English translator and dramatist, born in Rouen and relocated to London.

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Title Page: Novelty. Every Act a Play. Being a Short Pastoral, Comedy, Masque, Tragedy, and Farce after the Italian manner. As it is Acted at the New-Theatre in Little Lincolns Inn=Fields, By His Majesty's Servants. Written by Mr. Motteux; and other hands

4 66

Mountfort, William. Greenwich-Park. 1691.   Incomplete: lacks pages after 56; 8 pages of introductory material, 56 pages of text.

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William Mountfort (circa 1664-1692): English actor and dramatist.

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Title Page: Greenwich-Park: A Comedy. Acted at the Theatre-Royal, by Their Majesties Servants. Written by William Mountfort. London: Printed for J. Hindmarsh at the Golden-Ball in Cornhill, R. Bentley, in Russel-street, and A. Roper, at the Mitre in Fleet

5 67

Mountfort, Henry the Second. 1693.   Three copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 2 pages of introductory material, 52 pages of text. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks pages 1-2, pages 13-16, pages after 30; 8 pages of introductory material, 30 pages of text. Included: Fragmen

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Title Page: Henry the Second, King of England. Death of … A Tragedy Acted at the Theatre-Royal, by Their Majesties Servants. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, at the Judges Head in Chancery-lane near Fleetstreet. M DC XCIII. Will. Mountfort.

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Mountfort, King Edward the Third. 1691.   Eight pages of introductory material, 56 pages of text.

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Title Page: King Edward the Third, with the Fall of Mortimer Earl of March. An Historicall Play, As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal, …Will. Mountfort.

5 69

Oldmixon, John. The Governour of Cyprus. 1703.   Incomplete: lacks pages 43-48; 12 pages of introductory material, 42 pages of text.

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John Oldmixon (1673-1742): English writer of poetry, drama, and history. Oldmixon was also involved with the editing of The Muses Mercur and The Medley, periodical publications.

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Title Page: The Governour of Cyprus: a Tragedy, As it is Acted At the New Theatre, in Little Lincolns-Inn-Fields. By Her Majesties Servants. By Mr. Oldmixon. London, Printed by R. Tookey, for Rich. Parker at the Unicorn under the Piazza of the Royal-Excha

5 70

Oldmixon, The Grove. 1700.   Three copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks pages 35-46; 8 pages of introductory material, 34 pages of text. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 6 pages of introductory material, 46 pages of text. Copy 3: 8 pages of introductory material, 46

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Title Page: The Grove, or, Love's Paradice. An Opera. Represented at the Theatre Royal in Drury-lane. By Mr Oldmixon. London, Printed for Richard Parker at the Unicorn Unicorn under the Piazza of the Royal-Exchange in Cornhil. 1700. J. Oldmixon.

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Otway, Thomas. Friendship in Fashion. 1678.   Incomplete: lacks pages 61-64, pages 67-68; 4 pages of introductory material, 66 pages of text.

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Thomas, Otway (1652-1685): English Restoration dramatist. Otway received some education at Oxford. His work was initially endorsed by the Second Earl of Rochester, Rochester pulled his support because of Otway's involvement with actress Elizabeth Barry. Though Otway enjoyed some success, he died in abject poverty.

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Title Page: Friendship in Fashion. A Comedy, As it is Acted at his Royal Highness the Dukes Theatre. Written by Thomas Otway. Licenced May 31. 1678. Roger L'Estrange. London, Printed by E.F. for Richard Tonson, at his Shop within Grays-Inn-Gate, next Gray

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Otway, Don Carlos. 1676.   Incomplete: lacks pages 43-46; 8 pages of introductory material, 66 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material.

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Title Page: Don Carlos Prince of Spain. A Tragedy. Acted at the Duke's Theatre. Written by Tho. Otway. Licensed, June 15, 1676. Roger L'Estrange. London, Printed for Richard Tonson at Grays-Inn-Gate in Grays-Inn-Lane. 1676.

5 73

Porter, Thomas. The Carnival. 1664.   Incomplete: lacks pages 65-68; 62-63 misnumbered 60-61; 2 pages of introductory material, 64 pages of text; pagination starts at 3, to include title page and list of actors in the sequence.

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Title Page: The Carnival: A Comedy. As it was Acted at the Theatre Royal, By His Majesties Servants. Written by Tho.[mas] Porter, Esq; London, Printed for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold at his Shop at the Sign of the Anchor in the Lower-Walk of the New-Exchange. 1664.

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Porter, The Villian. 1694.   Incomplete: lacks pages 71-82; 4 pages of introductory material, 70 pages of text; pagination starts at 5, to include introductory material.

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Title Page: The Villain, A Tragedy: As it is Acted by Their Majesties Servants. Written by T.[homas] Porter, Esq; London, Printed by T. Warren for Henry Herringman, and are to be Sold by R. Bentley, J Tonson, F. Saunders, and T. Bennet, 1694.

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Powell, George. The Imposter Defeated. 1697.   Incomplete: lacks pages after 46; 6 pages of introductory material, 46 pages of text.

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George Powell was London actor, playwright, and member of the United Company.

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Title Page: The Imposter Defeated or, A Trick to Cheat the D… A Comed[y]… As it was Acted by His Majesties Ser[vants]… at the Theatre in Dru… London, Printed for Richard Wellington, at the Lute, in St. Paul … MDCXCVII (1697).

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Powell, A Very Good Wife. 1693.   Incomplete: lacks pages 33-47; 8 pages of introductory material, 32 pages of text.

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Title Page: A Very Good Wife. A Comedy, As it is Acted by Their Majesties Servants. At the Theatre-Royal. London, Printed for Samuel Briscoe, over against Will's Coffee-House, in Russel-Street, in Covent Garden, 1693. George Powell.

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Ravenscroft, Edward. Dame Dobson. 1684.   Four pages of introductory material, 71 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material.

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Title Page: Dame Dobson: or, The Cunning Woman, A Comedy As it is Acted at The Duke's Theatre. By Edward Ravenscroft, Gent. London, Printed for Joseph Hindmarsh, Bookseller to His Royal Highness, at the Black Bull Cornhil, 1684.

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Ravenscroft, The London Cuckolds.   Incomplete: lacks introductory and post-text material, pages 1-7, pages after 70; 26 misnumbered 29; 70 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: The London Cuckolds

5 79

Rowe, Nicholas. The Fair Penitent. 1703.   One copy and a fragment. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks pages 7-12, pages 57-61; 16 pages of introductory material, 56 pages of text. Fragment: 8 pages of introductory material.

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Nicholas Rowe (1674-1718): English Poet Laureate after Nahum Tate (1715). Rowe was educated in law and clerked the Prince of Wales' council, and served in multiple positions of public service. Rowe was buried in Westminster Abbey.

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Title Page: The Fair Penitent. A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the New Theatre in Little Lincolns-Inn-Fields. By Her Majesty's Servants. Written by N. Rowe, Esq; London, Printed for Jacob Tonson, within Grays-Inn-Gate next Grays-Inn-Lane. 1703.

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Rowe, The Royal Convert. 1707.   Two copies. Copy One: Incomplete: lacks some introductory and post-text material; 8 pages of introductory material, 56 pages of text. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks some introductory and post-text material; 8 pages of introductory material, 56 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: The Royal Convert. N. Rowe.

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Rowe, Tamerlane. 1702.   Incomplete: lacks pages after 70; 16 pages of introductory material, 70 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

Title Page: Tamerlane. A Tragedy. As it is Acted At the New Theater in Little Lincoln's-Inn-Fields. By His Majesty's Servants. Written by N. Rowe Esq; London, Printed for Jacob Tonson, within Gray's-Inn-Gate, next Gray's-Inn-Lane. 1702.

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Rowe, Jane Shore. 1714.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 6 pages of introductory material, 63 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: The Tragedy of Jane Shore. N. Rowe.

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Rowe, Ulysses. 1705.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, pages after 32; 8 pages of introductory material, 32 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: Ulysses. N. Rowe.

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Sedley, Charles. Bellamira. 1687.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks pages 9-16; 8 pages of introductory material, 63 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks pages 3-6; 6 pages of introductory material, 63 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material.

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Charles Sedley (1639-1701): English dramatist educated at Oxford. Sedley's daughter Catherine was James II's mistress.

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Title Page: [Be]llamira, or the Mistress, A Comedy: As it is Acted by Their Majesties Servants. Written by the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley Baronet. Licensed, May 24. 1687. Rog. L'Estrange. London: Printed by D. Mallet, for L.C. and Timothy Goodwin, at t

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Settle, Elkanah. Cambyses. (Two plays bound together in one folder.)   Cambyses: Incomplete: lacks introductory material; 75 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material.

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Elkanah Settle (1648-1724): English poet and playwright, educated at Trinity College, Oxford. Settle was endorsed by the Earl of Rochester, and he did some collaborative work with John Crowne and Thomas Shadwell. He took part in the anti-popish agitation. Settle died impoverished.

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Title Page: Cambyses. The Heir of Morocco, with the Death of Gaylan… Acted at that Theatre Roy[al]… By E. Settle. London, Printed for William Cademan at the Popes Head in th…[Low]er Walk of the New Exchange. 1682.

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Settle, The Heir of Morocco. 1682. (Two plays bound together in one folder.)   The Heir of Morocco: Incomplete: lacks pages 47-48, page 51; 10 pages of introductory material, 50 pages of text.

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Elkanah Settle (1648-1724): English poet and playwright, educated at Trinity College, Oxford. Settle was endorsed by the Earl of Rochester, and he did some collaborative work with John Crowne and Thomas Shadwell. He took part in the anti-popish agitation. Settle died impoverished.

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Title Page: Cambyses. The Heir of Morocco, with the Death of Gaylan… Acted at that Theatre Roy[al]… By E. Settle. London, Printed for William Cademan at the Popes Head in th…[Low]er Walk of the New Exchange. 1682.

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Settle, Fatal Love. 1680.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 4 pages of introductory material, 52 pages of text.

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Title Page: Fatal Love: or, The Forc'd Inconstancy, A Tragedy. Acted at the Theatre Royal. Written by Elkanah Settle, Servant to His Majesty. London, Printed for William Cademan, at the Sign of the Pope's-Head, in the Lower-Walk of the New-Exchange, in the Strand, 1680.

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Settle, Love and Revenge. 1675.   Incomplete: lacks pages after 80; 52 misnumbered 25; 8 pages of introductory material, 80 pages of text, 4 pages of post-text material.

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Title Page: Love and Revenge: A Tragedy. Acted at the Duke's Theatre. Written by Elkanah Settle, Servant to His Majesty. London, Printed for William Cademan, and are to be sold at the Sign of the Popes-head in the New-Exchange in the Strand, 1675.

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Shadwell, Thomas. Bury-Fair. 1689.   Incomplete: lacks pages 1-25, pages 33-48, pages 55-60; 8 pages of introductory material, 54 pages of text, 2 pages of post-text material.

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Title Page: Bury-Fair. A Comedy, As it is Acted by His Majesty's Servants. Written By Tho. Shadwell, Servant to His Majesty. London, Printed for James Knapton, at the Crown in St. Paul 's Church-yard: 1689.

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Shadwell, Epson Wells. 1672.   Incomplete: lacks introductory material; 96 pages of text.

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First Page: Epson Wells.

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Shadwell, Psyche. 1675   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, pages after 62, 20 misnumbered 24; 10 pages of introductory material, 62 pages of text.

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First Page: Psyche. Tho. Shadwell.

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Shadwell, The Royal Shepherdess. 1669.   Incomplete: lacks page 81 and post-text material; 8 pages of introductory material, 80 pages of text.

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Title Page: The Royal Shepherdess. A Tragi-Comedy, Acted By his Highness the Duke of York's Servants. London, Printed for Henry Herringman, at the Sign of the Blew-Anchor, in the Lower-walk of the New-Exchange, 1669. Tho. Shadwell.

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Smith, Henry. The Princess of Parma. 1699.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, pages 47-48; 2 pages of introductory material, 46 pages of text.

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Title Page: The Princess of Parma. A Tragedy: As it is Acted at the New Theatre in Little Lincolns-Inn-Fields. By H. Smith, Gent. London: Printed for Joseph Wilde, at the Elephant at Charing-Cross. MDCXCIX (1699).

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Southerne, Thomas. The Disappointment. 1684.   Incomplete: lacks pages 25-30, pages 33-40, pages after 48; 6 pages of introductory material, 48 pages of text.

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Thomas Southerne (1660-1746): Irish dramatist educated at Trinity College, Dublin. His most notable work stems from that of Aphra Behn.

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Title Page: The Disappointment or the Mother in Fashion. A Play as it was Acted at the Theatre Royal. Written by Thomas Southerne. London: Printed for Jo. Hindmarsh, Bookseller to his Royal Highness, at the Black bull in Cornhil. 1684.

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Southerne, The Fatal Marriage. 1694.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 4 pages of introductory material, 79 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material.

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First Page: The Fatal Marriage; or the Innocent Adultery. Tho. Southerne.

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Southerne, The Fate of Capua. 1700.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 2 pages of introductory material, 74 pages of text.

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First Page: The Fate of Capua.

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Southerne, Oroonoko. 1696.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 4 pages of introductory material, 62 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: Oroonoko. Tho. Southerne.

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Stapylton, Robert. Hero and Leander.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory and post-text material, page 43; 4 pages of introductory material, 42 pages of text.

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First Page: Hero and Leander. R. Stapylton.

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Stapylton, The Slighted Maid. 1663.   Incomplete: lacks introductory material; 86 pages of text, 2 pages of post-text material.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: The Slighted Maid.

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Tate, Nahum. Brutus of Alba. 1678.   Eight pages of introductory material, 56 pages of text, 2 pages of post-text material.

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Nahum Tate (1652-1715): Irish poet, hymnist and lyricist. Tate was the Poet Laureate after Thomas Shadwell.

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Title Page: Brutus of Alba: or, The Enchanted Lovers. A Tragedy. Acted at the Duke's Theatre. Written by N. Tate. Licensed July 15. 1678. Roger… London, Printed by E.F. for Jacob Tonson, at the Sign… in Chancery-Lane, near Fleet-Stree[t]…

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Tate, The Loyal General. 1680.   Ten pages of introductory material, 59 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material; 41 misnumbered 14.

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Title Page: The Loyal General, A Tragedy. Acted at the Duke's Theatre. Written by N. Tate. London, Printed for Henry Bonwicke, at the Red Lion…

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Vanbrugh, John. The Mistake. 1706.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory and post-text material, pages 1-9, pages after 56; 4 pages of introductory material, 56 pages of text.

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John Vanbrugh (1664-1726): English dramatist and the architect responsible for Blenheim Palace. Vanbrugh was a staunch Whig and a member of the Kit-Kat Club.

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Title Page: The Mistake. A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Queen's Theatre in the Hay-Market. By Her Majesty's Sworn Servants. By the Author of the Provok'd Wife, and c. London, Printed for Jacob Tonson, within Grays-Inn Gate next Grays-Inn Lane. 1706.

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Walker, Thomas. The Wit of a Woman. 1705.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 8 pages of introductory material, 34 pages of text, 2 pages of post-text material.

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First Page: The Wit of a Woman.

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Webster, John. Injur'd Love.   Two copies. Copy 1: 6 of introductory material, 72 pages of text; 65-72 misnumbered 33-40. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks introductory material, pages 71-72; 65-70 misnumbered 33-38.

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Whitaker, William. The Conspiracy. 1680.   Incomplete: lacks pages 11-16; 4 pages of introductory material, 54 pages of text; 28-29, 52-53 misnumbered 26-27, 50-51 respectively.

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Title Page: The Conspiracy or the Change of Government. A Tragedy Acted at his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorks Theatre Written by Mr. Whitaker. London. Printed for William Cademan, at the sign of the Popes-head in the New-Exchange in the strand, 1680.

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Wycherley, William. Love in a Wood. 1694.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, pages after 94; 6 pages of introductory material, 94 pages of text; 48 misnumbered 42.

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William Wycherley (circa 1640 -1716): English dramatist educated at Queen's College, Oxford. His working friendship with Alexander Pope soured after Pope satirized Wycherley in his Essay on Criticism.

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First Page: Love in a Wood, or, St. James's Park. William Wycherley.

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Wycherley, The Plain-Dealer. 1709.   Incomplete: lacks introductory material, pages after 80; 80 pages of text; pages 2-3, 6-7 are handwritten into the text; 66 misnumbered 99.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: The Plain-Dealer.

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Abdelazer.   Incomplete: lacks introductory material, and pages 1-16; 71 pages of text; 1 page of post-text material.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: Abdelazer, or The Moor's Revenge.

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Note: OCLC lists the author as Aphra Behn, other places list John Crowne.

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Alarbas. 1709.   Eight pages of introductory material; 51 pages of text; 1 page of post-text material.

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Title Page: Alarbas. A Dramatick Opera. Written by a Gentleman of Quality. London: Printed by M.F. for J. Morphew, near Stationers-Hall. 1709.

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Rymer, Edgar.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, pages 27-28; 2 pages of introductory material, 63 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material.

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains three plays bound together, but paginated individually; the first is Edgar, the second and third are without titles.

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First Page: Edgar, A Tragedy.

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Untitled.   Untitled (1). Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, pages 65-67; 2 pages of introductory material, 64 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains three plays bound together, but paginated individually; the first is Edgar, the second and third are without titles.

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Untitled.   Untitled (2). Incomplete: lacks some introductory and post-text material; 2 pages of introductory material, 70 pages of text; 67 misnumbered 27.

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains three plays bound together, but paginated individually; the first is Edgar, the second and third are without titles.

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The Factious Citizen. 1685.   Four pages of introductory material. Misnumbered: pages 1-24, 17, 24, 21, 20-21, 20, 17, 41-43, 46-49, 49-50, 52, 53, 53, 56-70, 60, 72-80; lacks: pages 81-83.

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Title Page: The Factious Citizen, or The Melancoly Vilioner. A Comedy. As it was Acted at the Duke's Theatre. London, Printed for Thomas Maddocks, at the upper end of Ship Yard, without Temple Bar, 1685.

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The Tempest.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks pages 23-24, pages 59-62; 6 pages of introductory material, 58 pages of text. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks some introductory and post-text material, page 81; 6 pages of introductory material, 80 pages of text.

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Title Page: The Tempest, or the Enchanted Island. A Comedy. As it is now Acted At Their Majesties Theatre in Dorset-Garden. London, Printed by J.M. for H. Herringman; and sold by R. Bentley, at the Post-House in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden. 1690.

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This is an adaptation, new edition, and/or revision of Shakespeare's Tempest, but the Preface alludes to possible changes and additions made by William D'Avenant and John Dryden. The Preface is dated 1669 December 1.

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Fragments. 

Box Folder

Fragment 1. (59) pretended plot; but I am guilty of a greater crime. Two pages of text, 2 blank pages; K; numbered page 59, marking suggests it should be page 65; Finis, and epilogue. 

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Fragment 2. (49) Act. V. Scene. I. Oldwit and Mrs. Gertrude; 15 pages of text, 1 blank page; H1-I2; Finis, Epilogue, and Advertisement. 

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Fragment 3. (37) O. Ger. Lose my cloaths, my life, and jewels; 3 pages of text, 1 blank page; L*; Finis. 

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Fragment 4. [3] Yet when upon its brink we seem'd to find; 25 pages of text; annotated; poem, not play. 

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Fragment 5. Prologue. The Ghosts of Shakespear and Dryden arise Crown'd with Lawrel. Written by Bevill Higgons, Esq. Two pages. 

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Dryden, All for Love. 1678.   Incomplete: lacks post-text material; 8 pages of introductory material, 78 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: All for Love; or, the World well Lost.

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Dryden, Almanzor and Almabide. 1672.   Several pieces. Copy 1: Title page and prologue for The Second Part of the play. 4 pages of introductory material. Copy 2: Beginning of The First Part of the play. 18 pages of text. Copy 3: The First Part of the play bound with The Second Part as one unit

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Title Page: …Or, the Conquest of Granada The Second Part. As it is Acted at the Theater-Royal. Written by John Dryden Servant to His Majesty. In the Savoy, Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold at the Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange. 1672.

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Dryden, Amboyna. 1673.   Incomplete: lacks pages after 64; 6 pages of introductory material, 64 pages of text.

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Title Page: Amboyna: A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal, Written by John Dryden Servant to His Majesty. London: Printed by T. N. for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold at the Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange. 1673.

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Dryden, Amphitryon. 1691.   Two copies. Copy 1: 38 misnumbered 48; 8 pages of introductory material, 57 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material. Fragment: 6 pages of introductory material.

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Title Page: Amphitryon; or, The Two Sofia's. A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal. Written by Mr. Dryden. To which is added, The Musick of the Songs. Compos'd by Mr. Henry Purcel [Purcell]. London, Printed for J. Tonson, at the Judges Head in Chancery-lane near Fleet-street; and M. Tonson at Gray's-Inn-Gate in Gray's-Inn-Lane. 1691.

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Dryden, Aureng-Zebe. 1676.   Incomplete: lacks post-text material, pages 25-26; 27, 34, 35, 39 misnumbered 31, 32, 29, 20, respectively; pages 27 and 28 were printed out of order; page 29 and the following page (numbered 26) are out of order, and misprinted; page 27 and the following

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Title Page: Aureng-zebe: A Tragedy. Acted at the Royal Theatre. Written by John Dryden, Servant to his Majesty. Licensed, Roger L'Estrange. London, Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringman, at the Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange. 1676.

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Dryden, Cleomenes. 1692.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks p. 9-16, post Life Of text, pre Spartan-Heroe text, pages 33-48, pages after 56; 12 pages of introductory material, 28 pages of The Life of Cleomenes. Pagination restarts with Spartan-Heroe; 56 pages of text. Copy 2:

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Title Page: Cleomenes, the Spartan Heroe. A Tragedy, As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal. Written by Mr. Dryden. To which is prefixt The Life of Cleomenes. London, Printed for Jacob Tonson, at the Judge's-Head in Chancery-Lane near Fleet-Street. 1692. Where Compleat Sets of Mr. Dryden's Works, in Four Volumes, are to be Sold. The Plays being put in the order they were written.

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Dryden, Don Sebastian. 1690.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks page 123, pages after 130, pages 88-122 misnumbered 96-130; 16 pages of introductory material, 122 pages of text, 2 pages of post-text material. Fragment: 16 pages of introductory material.

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Title Page: Don Sebastian, King of Portugal: A Tragedy Acted at the Theatre Royal. Written by Mr. Dryden. London: Printed for Jo. Hindmarsh, at the Golden Ball in Cornhil. MDCXC (1690).

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Dryden, Feignd Innocence.   Incomplete: lacks introductory material, pages 7-14; 70 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: The Feignd Innocence: or Sir Martin Marrall.

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Dryden, The Kind Keeper.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks pages 23-24; 8 pages of introductory material, 65 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks pages 7-16, 25-26, 39-40; 10 pages of introductory material, 65 pages of text, 1 page of post-te

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Title Page: The Kind Keeper; or, Mr. Limberham: A Comedy: As it was Acted at the Duke's Theatre by His Royal Highnesses Servants. Written by John Dryden, Servant to his Majesty. London: Printed for R. Bentley, and M. Magnes, n Russel-Street in Covent-Garden, 1680.

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Dryden, The Mall.   Incomplete: lacks some material; 2 pages of introductory material, 71 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material.

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First Page: The Mall, or the Modish Lovers.

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Dryden, Marriage A-la-Mode.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, pages 57-58, pages 69-70, pages after 80; 4 pages of introductory material, 80 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: Marriage A-la-Mode.

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Dryden, The Medall. 1682   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, pages 19-20; 8 pages of introductory material, 18 pages of text. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks pages 11-12; 12 pages of introductory material, 20 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

Title Page: The Medall. A Satyre against Sedition. By the Authour of Absalom and Achitophel. London, Printed for Jacob Tonson at the Judge's Head in Chancery-lane, near Fleet-street. 1682.

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Dryden, Oedipus.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 2 pages of introductory material, 78 pages of text, 4 pages of post-text material.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: Oedipus.

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Dryden, Secret-Love. 1668.   Three copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks pages 3-6, 35-38, 45-46, and post-text material; 12 pages of introductory material, 66 pages of text. Copy 2: Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, 47 misnumbered 77; 8 pages of introductory material, 66 pag

Scope and Contents note

Title Page: Secret-Love, or the Maiden-Queen: As it is Acted By His Majesties Servants, at the Theater-Royal. Written by John Dryden Esp; London, Printed for Henry Herringman, at the Sign of the Anchor, on the Lower-Walk of the New-Exchange. 1668.

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Dryden, The Spanish Fryar.   Two copies. Copy 1: Incomplete: lacks some introductory material; 6 pages of introductory material, 83 pages of text, 1 page of post-text material. Fragment: 6 pages of introductory material.

Scope and Contents note

First Page: The Spanish Fryar: or, The Double Discovery.

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Dryden, The Wild Gallant. 1669.   Incomplete: lacks some introductory material, pages 1-8, pages 49-56, pages after 74; 8 pages of introductory material, 74 pages of text.

Scope and Contents note

Title Page: The Wild Gallant: As it was Acted at the Theater-Royal, by his Majesties Servants. Written by John Dryden, Esq; In the Savoy Printed by Tho. Newcomb, for H. Herringman, at the Blew-Anchor, in the Lower Walk of the New-Exchange. 1669.

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Dryden, Fragments. 

Box Folder

Fragment 1. 4 pages; handwritten. 

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Fragment 3. To the Right Honorable the Lord Clifford of Chudleigh. My Lord; After so many favors, and those so greats, conferr'd on me by Your Lordship these many yeares. 6 pages of introductory material. A2. 

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Fragment 4. To the Right Honorable the Earl of Rochester. My Lord, I Humbly Dedicate to Your Lordship that poem, of which you were pleas'd to appear an early Patron, before it was Acted on the Stage. 6 pages of introductory material. B2. 

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Fragment 5. The Author's Apology for Heroick Poetry, and Poetick Licence. To satisfie the curiosity of those who will give themselves the trouble of reading the ensuing POEM, I think my self oblig'd to render them a Reason, why I publish an OPERA which wa 

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