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CONSISTING OF

CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS

ON SE V ER AL

PLAYS OF SHAKSPEARE:

WITH

REVIEW OF HIS PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS,
AND THOSE OF VARIOUS EMINENT WRITERS,

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ANECDOTES OF DRAMATIC POETS, ACTORS, &c.

By THOMAS DAVIES,

AUTHOR of MEMOIRS of the LIFE of

DA V I D G À RRICK, Esq.

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PRINTED FOR

S. PRICE, H. WHITESTONE,
W. WILSON, R. MONCRIEFPE, L, WHITE,

R. MARCHBANK, T. WALKER,
P. BYRNE, R. BURTON.
J. CASH,

W.SLEATER,

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M,DCC, LXXXIV.

PURE'S LIERARY 241106

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MISCELLAN I E S.

All's well that ends well.

CHAPTER XXI.

Unpromising fable to All's well that ends well.

Sbakspeare's creative power.-Revival of this comedy in 1741.-Sickness of Milward.-Mrs. Woffington.--Death of Milward.--His cbaracter. -Superftition of the actors.--Parolles.-Macklin and 'The. Cibber.Chapman and Berry commended.-All's well that ends well revived by Garrick.--Distribution of the parts.--Abuse of wardship.-- Fascinating power of certain wortbless characters.Lully, Swift, and Lord Rivers. Word Christendom.-Helen's description of Parolles.-Definition of clown, or fool.-His occupation.--Description from Fobnfon and Steevens.

-B. Jonson and Fletcher.- Sbakspeare's superior knowledge of nature and the qualities of bis audi. fors.-Jonson not averse to mirth in tragedy.-His Sejanus and Catiline.-Condition of pbyficians in England, France, and Germany.--Hele:

delicacy. VOL. II.

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