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PREFACE.

In introducing the following assemblage of curious and interesting facts, connected with “ THEATRES AND THEATRICALS,” the Editor feels it unnecessary to apologise, since the subject is one which has at all times possessed peculiar and undeniable attractions. From our childhood to our declining years the Drama excites in our minds the most pleasing and the most animated sensations.-Superior to every other amusement, it, at once, expands the heart, and refines the intellect, while, properly directed, ti is one of the most powerful means of improving the human race. This fact is sufficiently proved by several of the curious details

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