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ON SE V ER AL
PLAYS OF SHAKSPEARE:
REVIEW OF HIS PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS,
ANECDOTES OF DRAMATIC POETS, ACTORS, &c.
By THOMAS DAVIES,
AUTHOR of MEMOIRS of the LIFE of
DA V I D G À RRICK, Esq.
S. PRICE, H. WHITESTONE,
R. MARCHBANK, T. WALKER,
MISCELLAN I E S.
All's well that ends well.
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.