John Larpent Plays

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Overview of the Collection

Title: John Larpent Plays
Dates (inclusive): 1737-1824
Collection Number: mssLA 1-2503
Creator: Larpent, John, 1741-1824.
Extent: 2,503 pieces.
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2191
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection consists of official manuscript copies of plays submitted for licensing in Great Britain between 1737 and 1824 that were in the possession of John Larpent (1741-1824), the examiner of plays, at the time of his death in 1824. The collection includes 2,399 identified plays as well as an additional 104 unidentified pieces including addresses, prologues, epilogues, etc.
Language: English.

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[Identification of item]. John Larpent Plays, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Purchased with the Ellesmere collection from John Francis Granville Scroop Egerton, 3rd Earl of Ellesmere, through the agency of George D. Smith and Sotheby's of London, 1917.

Biographical Note on John Larpent

John Larpent (1741-1824), after posts in the foreign service and a term as secretary to the Duke of Bedford in Paris and to the Marquis of Hertford in Ireland, was appointed to the position of Examiner of Plays in November 1778. Larpent was assisted in his work by his wife, Anna Margaretta Larpent (1758-1832), whom he married in 1782. Larpent continued as Examiner until his death in 1824.

Historical Note

The licensing act of 1737 required that copies of all plays and other entertainments designed to be performed on the stage in Great Britain be submitted to the Lord Chamberlain for license fourteen days before their presentation. In order to carry out the provisions of the new law, the office of Examiner of Plays was established, and the first Examiner, William Chetwynd, was appointed on March 10, 1738. Chetwynd acted almost entirely through deputies: first Thomas Odell (1738-1749) and second Edward Capell (1749-1781). At the time of Chetwynd's death on April 3, 1770, apparently no successor was designated; and Capell acted as Examiner until the appointment of John Larpent on November 20, 1778. Larpent died in office on January 18, 1824.
The official copies of plays submitted to the Examiner of Plays between 1737 and January 1824, in Larpent's possession at the time of his death, were bought by John Payne Collier and Thomas Amyot around 1832 and later purchased by Francis Egerton (1800-1857), Viscount Brackley and 1st Earl of Ellesmere, in 1853.
During the years that he owned the collection, Collier referred to it twice in published articles in the New Monthly Magazine, XXXIV (1832), in "The Poetical and Literary Career of the Late John Philip Kemble" (page 174), and "New Facts Regarding Garrick and his Writings" (page 568). In January 1854, there was an announcement in the Athenaeum that the collection had been purchased by the Earl of Ellesmere. The plays had been offered, the notice continued, "to the Trustees of the British Museum, who declined to purchase them; they will, therefore, form a distinguishing feature in the library of his Lordship's new mansion in the Green Park, and no doubt will be accessible to all who wish to consult the plays for literary and historical purposes."
After being purchased by the Earl of Ellesmere in 1853, the collection was incorporated into the Bridgewater House Library, where the plays (Numbers 1-2399) were bound in blue paper covers, neatly labeled, and shelved in boxes of four sizes (designated Large, Extra, Middle, and Small). Within the sizes, the arrangement was roughly chronological. Content lists were added to the spines of the boxes, and the boxes were stamped "Larpent Dramatic MSS." In addition, there were three scrapbook volumes (later disbound) containing occasional prologues and epilogues, addresses, and undated or unidentified short pieces (Numbers 2400-2502).
The plays remained part of the library of Bridgewater House for sixty-three years before being acquired as part of the Bridgewater Library/Egerton Family Papers by Henry E. Huntington in 1917.
The collection went largely unnoticed in published sources until well into the 20th century. An 1857 query in Notes and Queries (2d Ser., IV, 269) mentioned the supposed existence of the collection and requested information about its location. In his biographical sketch of Larpent in the Dictionary of National Biography, W. A. J. Archbold stated, "Larpent is said ... to have left behind him manuscript copies of all the plays submitted to the inspector from 1737 to 1824." Nor were the Larpent plays mentioned in the account of the Bridgewater Sale to Henry E. Huntington in 1917 by W. N. C. Carlton in Notes on the Bridgewater House Library (New York: privately printed, 1918). Finally in 1927, the collection was referenced in Allardyce Nicoll's A History of Late Eighteenth Century Drama, and it was described as the defining feature of the Bridgewater House Library in its later period by George Sherburn in an account of Huntington Library Collections in the Huntington Library Bulletin, (Number 1, May, 1931, pp. 49-50).

Processing information

This finding aid is based primarily on the Catalogue of the Larpent plays in the Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif., 1939) compiled by Dougald MacMillan, Professor of English at the The University of North Carolina. MacMillan was assisted by Marion Tinling and Dorothy Bowen, and other members of the staff of the Huntington Library. The principal task of the compilers of the Catalogue was to identify the plays, and secondly to compare the manuscript and printed texts, chiefly through the comparison of the Larpent manuscripts and the Kemble-Devonshire collection of English plays.

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This collection is digitized in the subscription database: "Eighteenth Century Drama: Censorship, Society and the Stage" (Adam Matthew Digital).

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of official manuscript copies of plays submitted for licensing between 1737 and 1824 that were in the possession of John Larpent, the examiner of plays, at the time of his death in 1824. These copies were later owned by John Payne Collier before being purchased by the Bridgewater House Library. The collection includes 2,399 identified plays as well as an additional 104 unidentified pieces including addresses, prologues, epilogues, etc.
These copies of plays, generally, were clearly written by professional copyists attached to the theaters, though some are partly, or entirely, in the authors' handwriting. Most copies are accompanied by a formal application for license to perform, signed by the manager of the theater. The name of the author only rarely appears upon the play, except on title-pages of printed copies, submitted instead of manuscripts.
Presumably, all new plays performed between June 24, 1737, and January 18, 1824, were licensed as the law required, but Larpent's collection is not entirely complete. The most conspicuous of the plays not now in the Huntington's collection (e.g., The Clandestine Marriage and The School for Scandal) are also not listed in the manuscript Alphabetical Catalogue with Notes of Theatrical representations &ca Submitted for Licensing From The Year 1737, to the Year 1787 inclusive in the handwriting of Larpent and of his second wife (now held by the New York Public Library). Their omission in Larpent's list suggest that these plays were removed from the Examiners' papers before Larpent took office. Others appear to have been either returned to the managers or given away by Larpent or by Collier. Note though that the Alphabetical Catalogue is incomplete and lacks a large number of titles held in this collection.
A manuscript catalogue, Larpent dramatic manuscripts catalogue, 1737-1824 (call number: EL 26/B/11), was presumably made under Collier's direction, and it sometimes conveys information not found upon the copy itself, though the catalogue is incomplete and at times inaccurate.
Originally, the manuscripts were bound in a rough whity-brown paper covers, upon which the Examiner often made notes. Before Larpent took office, the mark of an "X" on the paper cover seems to have indicated that the play had been examined; but Larpent usually entered the name of the theater submitting the play and a date, presumably when Larpent licensed the play and generally a day or two after the date of the application. Sometimes, though, the date is considerably after the first performance. On some copies, the marks of the Examiners indicate objectionable passages, and most suppressed plays bear endorsements stating that the license was not granted.
While Collier had access to the collection, he inscribed many of the copies with notes, most of them partly in shorthand, recording his opinions on matters such as authorship, handwriting, or date. Though many of these notes are correct, others are mistaken or unintelligible.
The fact that these plays are official copies sent to the office of the Examiner by the managers of the theaters, not the authors, places them in a different category from that of most literary texts. Their relation on the one hand to the acted version and on the other to the published work raises complicated problems that can be solved only individually. What liberties actors took with the text after it had been approved, one cannot say, but it seems likely that in general the licensed text was presented on the stage. The printed play, however, was generally set from copy provided by the author; and in it he had the opportunity to restore what the manager had eliminated, or to revise the piece in the light of its reception. The Larpent text, thus, may represent a state of composition either later or earlier than the first acted version. An examination of the manuscripts will show that the Examiner's copy seldom conforms entirely to the published text.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series:
  • 1. Plays and identified prologues, etc. (LA 1-2399)
  • 2. Unidentified addresses, prologues, epilogues, etc. (LA 2400-2502)
In the first series, entries are arranged chronologically in accordance with the date of the application for license (when known), or, the date of the first performance. Prologues, epilogues, and other related documents are included in the same entry as the plays to which they belong, if the latter are found in the collection, even though they may be bound and shelved separately. The unidentified items are arranged alphabetically.
Format of entries:

In each entry the title of the play is given first as it appears upon the manuscript, even though it may be better known under another title. After the title is a descriptive phrase indicating the type of play, taken either from the copy itself or from contemporary descriptions. The name of the author, which seldom appears on the copy, is given, when known.
The second part of the entry gives the date of application for license, the name of the manager and the theater, and the date of first production, from such authorities as may be regarded as generally reliable. (Theater and year are not repeated unless they differ from those appearing in the application.) It is then stated whether the copy is a manuscript or printed; and noteworthy peculiarities of the copy are mentioned. Collier's notes written on the plays are given only rarely, as they usually repeat those in his copy of Biographia Dramatica (Call number: 13729).
Following the description of a manuscript is a statement of the result of a comparison of manuscript and printed text, made whenever there was a printed copy of the play in the Huntington Library, or in a few cases (which are indicated), from copies lent by other libraries. The edition compared is indicated, and in parentheses is given the Huntington Library accession number of the copy used; and a phrase points out the nature or extent of the differences between the two texts. As these notes represent only a hasty comparison and are not to be taken as the results of careful collation, they are intentionally expressed in the most general terms. The absence of comparison with a printed text does not necessarily indicate that the play was unpublished, but merely that no copy was available for comparison.
Finally, relevant parts of Collier's notes in his copy of the Biographia Dramatica are printed, and care has been taken to quote all of the new or suggestive material from them. No attempt has been made to indicate calligraphic peculiarities.
Italian operas and plays from provincial theaters often have only minimal descriptions in this finding aid due to limited available information about the productions.
In order to clarify this explanation of entries, the following expansion of entry 2 is given as an example:
Original entry:

  • 2. Art and Nature. Comedy, 5 acts. James Miller.

    Application Jan. 12, 1737/8, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Feb. 16.

    MS: a few passages deleted by Examiner; epilogue; cast. Comp. 1738 (K-D 240): a number of passages in MS, including those marked for deletion, not printed. J.P.C. in B.D. calls attention to The Pigeon Pie (1738), a satire upon Miller.
Expanded:
  • Art and Nature, a comedy in five acts, by James Miller.

    The play is accompanied by a note of application for license to perform, addressed to the Examiner of Plays (or to the Lord Chamberlain), dated January 12, 1737/8, and signed by Charles Fletewood, manager of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The play was produced at that theater on February 16 of the same year. The copy in question is a manuscript, in which the Examiner has marked certain passages for omission from the performance. The epilogue is included with the text of the play, and the cast is given with the dramatis personae. A rapid comparison of the text of this manuscript with the 1738 edition (copy in the Huntington Library, Kemble-Devonshire Collection of Plays, Vol. 240) shows that the manuscript contains a number of passages, including those marked for deletion by the Examiner, that have not been printed. A manuscript note by John Payne Collier in his copy of the Biographia Dramatica (1812) calls attention to The Pigeon Pie (1738), which Collier states is a satire upon Miller.

Abbreviations and Symbols

In addition to conventional abbreviations, the following abbreviations are used in this finding aid:
  • Application: Formal letter of application for license to perform addressed to the Examiner of Plays (or to the Lord Chamberlain). In some cases an endorsement upon the title-page is interpreted as equivalent to a letter of application.
  • B.C.: Bridgewater House Library Catalogue of Larpent Dramatic MSS.
  • B.D:. Biographia Dramatica.
  • C.G.: Covent Garden Theatre
  • Comp.: Compared
  • Dev: Devonshire Collection of plays in the Huntington Library
  • D.L.: Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • H1: The King's Theatre (opera house), Haymarket
  • H2: The Little Theatre (or Theatre Royal), Haymarket
  • J.P.C.: John Payne Collier
  • J.P.K.: John Philip Kemble
  • K-D: Kemble-Devonshire collection of plays in the Huntington Library
  • L.L.: Used by J.P.C. in his annotated copy of Biographia Dramatica to indicate the Larpent dramatic manuscripts catalogue (call number: mssEL 26 B 11)
  • Prod.: Produced

Index of authors and titles

An alphabetical list of the authors represented in John Larpent Plays:
An alphabetical title list for items 1-2399 (Note: the unidentified items, 2400-2502, are arranged alphabetically in the finding aid itself):

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Larpent, John, 1741-1824 -- Archives.
Great Britain. Licensing Act (1737)
Great Britain. Lord Chamberlain. Examiner of Plays (1778-1824 : Larpent)
Drama -- Censorship -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
Drama -- Censorship -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Theaters -- England -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
Theaters -- England -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century -- Sources.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century -- Sources.

Forms/Genres

Plays -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Plays -- Great Britain -- 19th century.

Alternate Authors

Great Britain. Lord Chamberlain. Examiner of Plays (1778-1824 : Larpent)


Collection Contents

 

List of Plays and Identified Prologues, etc. (LA 1-2399)

 

1737-1739 (LA 1-18)

 

LA 1 The Nest of Plays. Three comedies, 1 act each. Hildebrand Jacob.

Application Dec. 27, 1737, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Jan. 25, 1737/8.
MS: contains The Prodigal Reform'd, The Happy Constancy, and The Tryal of Conjugal Love; numerous deletions, corrections, and insertions; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1738 (K-D 286): virtually identical; corrections in MS incorporated in printed text.
 

LA 2 Art and Nature. Comedy, 5 acts. James Miller.

Application Jan. 12, 1737/8, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Feb. 16.
MS: a few passages deleted by Examiner; epilogue; cast. Comp. 1738 (K-D 240): a number of passages in MS, including those marked for deletion, not printed.
J.P.C. in B.D. calls attention to The Pigeon Pie (1738), a satire upon Miller.
 

LA 3 The Coffee House. Dramatic piece, 1 act. James Miller.

Application Jan. 12, 1737/8, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Jan. 26.
MS: slight additions included, and one correction required by Examiner; prologue. Comp. 1737 (K-D 240): slight differences.
 

LA 4 The Death of Agamemnon. Tragedy, 5 acts. James Thomson.

Application Jan. 14, 1737/8, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. (as Agamemnon) Apr. 6, 1738.
MS: a few deletions and alterations; prologue. Comp. Agamemnon, 1738 (Dev HC 5): extensive differences, especially in Acts III-V.
 

LA 5 Sir John Cockle at Court. Farce, 1 act. Robert Dodsley.

Application Jan. 21, 1737/8, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: endorsed X; a number of deleted passages; corrections and several songs inserted. Comp. 1738 (K-D 267): MS contains two scenes not printed; other differences slight.
 

LA 6 Comus: A Mask. John Dalton.

Application Feb. 9, 1737/8, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Mar. 4.
MS: title-page states, Alter'd from Milton's Mask at Ludlow Castle and adapted to the Stage; some alterations; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1738 (133952): a number of slight differences.
 

LA 7 Parthenius. [Partenio (?).] Opera (Italian and English), 3 acts. Paolo Antonio Rolli.

No application. Prod. H1, Mar. 14, 1738 (?).
Printed copy, 1738.
 

LA 8 Xerxes. Opera (Italian and English), 3 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 15, 1738.
Printed copy, 1738.
 

LA 9 Marina. Play, 3 acts. George Lillo.

Application July 6, 1738, A. Hallam, C.G. Prod. Aug. 1.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1738 (K-D 345): slight differences throughout, with considerable differences in Act II.
 

LA 10 Robin Goodfellow; or, The Rival Sisters. Pantomime, 1 act.

Application Oct. 17, 1738, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Oct. 30.
MS: slight revisions.
 

LA 11 Margery. Burlesque opera, 3 acts. Henry Carey.

Application Nov. 25, 1738, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Dec. 9.
MS: Comp. 3d ed., 1738 (K-D 214): slight differences.
 

LA 12 Edward and Eleonora. Tragedy, 5 acts. James Thomson.

Application Feb. 23, 1738/9, John Rich, C.G. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: notice endorsed, by Chetwynd(?), forbid to be acted by the Ld. Chamberlain the 26th. March. 1738/9. Comp. 1739 (123625): slight differences.
 

LA 13 The Fatal Retirement. Tragedy, 5 acts. Anthony Brown.

Application Mar. 26, 1739, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Nov. 12.
MS: some lines and numerous interpolations in hand of author; prologue and epilogue; note, Brown to Chetwynd, Fryday Oct. 19. 1739; cast. Comp. 1739 (K-D 16): most of the passages deleted in MS are printed.
 

LA 14 Sir John Falstaff in Masquerade. Farce, 2 acts. Samuel Johnson (of Cheshire).

Application Apr. 26, 1739, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. H2, Apr. 11, 1741.
MS: a number of passages canceled; several corrections in hand of author.
See LA 29.
 

LA 15 An Hospital for Fools. Dramatic fable, 1 act. James Miller.

Application Nov. 1(?), 1739, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Nov. 15.
MS: the mark X and frequent deletions appear in text; cast. Comp. 1739 (K-D 240): numerous differences.
 

LA 16 Britons Strike Home; or, The Sailor's Rehearsal. Farce, 1 act. Edward Phillips.

Application Dec. 5, 1739, Charles Fletewood, D. L. Prod. Dec. 31.
MS: endorsed X; title-page endorsed, by Mr. phillips. damned; numerous passages deleted, some marked X in margin; some corrections; cast. Comp. 1739 (K-D 221): numerous though minor differences; some lines deleted in MS are printed.
 

LA 17 Arminius. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Paterson.

Application Dec. 15, 1739, Charles Fletewood, D. L. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: endorsed, by Chetwynd(?), by Mr. Patterson Forbid the 4th. Janry. 1739/10. Comp. 1740 (147269): substantially the same.
 

LA 18 Rosalinda. Musical drama, 1 pt. John Lockman.

Application 18 Decr. 1739 This piece is to be represented at my House. Jas. Hugford. Prod. Hickman's Room, Jan. 4, 1740.
MS: some corrections, in hand of author(?); included are: Imitations. Argument, to ye. following Sonnet; an account of the circumstances attendant upon the composition of a sonnet by Henault, who speaks to ye Embrio in ye Person of Madlle de Guerchi; and the sonnet, in French. Comp. 1740 (K-D 46): virtually identical.
 

1740-1749 (LA 19-82)

 

LA 19 Elmerick; or, Justice Triumphant. Tragedy, 5 acts. George Lillo.

Application Jan. 5, 1739/40, Charles Fletewood, D. L. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: numerous deletions and alterations; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1740 (K-D 345): slight differences.
 

LA 20 Orpheus and Eurydice, [with The Metamorphoses of Harlequin]. Pantomime. Lewis Theobald (?).

Application Feb. 4, 1739/40, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Feb. 12.
MS. Comp. Orpheus and Eurydice, 1739 (K-D 308): slight differences; comic portions not printed.
 

LA 21 Polite Conversation. Dramatic dialogues. From Jonathan Swift.

Application Mar. 28, 1740, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Apr. 23.
MS: prologue. (Prologue is by James Miller, who may have made the adaptation.)
 

LA 22 Lethe; or, Esop in the Shades. Farce, 1 act. David Garrick.

Application Apr. 1 (?), 1740, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Apr. 15.
MS. Comp. 1749 (K-D 418): material differences.
See LA 72.
 

LA 23 The Camp Visitants. Comedy, 1 act. James Miller (?).

Application Dec. 11, 1740, Charles Fletewood, D.L.
MS: a few corrections and several excisions.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is wholly in the hand writing of the Revd. James Miller.
 

LA 24 The Wedding Night; or, Tamer Tam'd. Comedy, 5 acts. From John Feltcher, The Woman's Prize.

Application Dec. 13, 1740, Charles Fletewood, D.L.
MS.
 

LA 25 The Blind Beggar of Bednal Green. Farce, 1 act. Robert Dodsley.

Application Dec. 27, 1740, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Apr. 3, 1741.
MS. Comp. 1741 (K-D 267): slight differences.
 

LA 26 L'Allegro, ed Il Penseroso. Oratorio, 3 pts. Charles Jennens, from John Milton.

Application undated, George Frideric Handel, Lincoln's Inn Fields. Prod. 1740.
MS. Comp. 1743 (27170) and n.d. (K-D 413): slight differences; Part III not printed in 1743 ed.
 

LA 27 Alfred. Masque, 3 acts. James Thomson and David Mallet.

Application Feb. 9, 1740/1, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Mar. 20, 1744/5 (privately at Cliveden, Aug. 1, 1740).
MS. Comp. 1740 (32311): MS contains an act between the two of the printed version.
See LA 51.
 

LA 28 The Whim; or, The Merry-Cheat. Ballad opera, 1 act.

Application Mar. 30 (?), 1741, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Apr. 17.
MS: application states, for Mrs. Vinc[ent's?] Benefit; prologue and table of songs.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Prol calls the author 'a young and inexperienced bard.'
 

LA 29 The Fool Made Wise; or, Sir John Falstaff in Masquerade. Operatical comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Johnson (of Cheshire).

Application undated, Samuel Johnson, H2. Prod. Apr. 11, 1741. MS: partly in hand of author; numerous corrections and insertions. See LA 14.
 

LA 30 Alessandro in Persia. Melodrama (Italian and English), 3 acts. Francesco Vanneschi.

No application. Prod. H1, Oct. 31, 1741. Printed copy, 1741.
 

LA 31 The Lying Valet, Epilogue to.

No application. Spoken Goodman's Fields, Nov. 30, 1741. MS.
 

LA 32 Penelope. Melodrama (Italian and English), 3 acts. Paolo Antonio Rolli.

No application. Prod. H1, Dec. 12, 1741. Printed copy, 1741.
 

LA 33 [Miss Lucy in Town.] Farce, 1 act. Henry Fielding.

Application Mar. 5, 1741/2, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. May 6, 1742.
MS: title added in later hand (J.P.C.'s?); cover endorsed New Farce X 1741; cast. Comp. 1742 (125939); virtually identical.
 

LA 34 Scipione in Cartagine. Melodrama (English and Italian), 3 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, Mar. (?), 1742.
Printed copy, 1742.
 

LA 35 Gianguir. Opera (Italian and English), 3 acts. Apostolo Zeno.

No application. Prod. H1, Nov. 2, 1742.
Printed copy, 1742.
 

LA 36 Regulus. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Havard.

Application Dec. 20 (?), 1742, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Feb. 21, 1743/4.
MS: dated Dec. 20, 1742, by Chetwynd(?); prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1744 (K-D 287): slight differences.
 

LA 37 A Prologue on Shakespeare and His Writings. An Epilogue on Shakespeare's Women Characters.

Application Jan. 7, 1742/3, Charles Fletewood, D.L. MS.
 

LA 38 Samson. Oratorio, 3 acts. Newburgh Hamilton, from John Milton.

Application Jan. 10, 1742/3, John Rich and George Frederick Handel, C.G. Prod. Feb. 18.
MS: some corrections. Comp. 1743 (28347): slight differences. See LA 40.
 

LA 39 The Wedding Day. Comedy, 5 acts. Henry Fielding.

Application Jan. 19, 1742/3, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Feb. 17. MS: endorsed X and 1742/3; a few passages marked for omission. Comp. 1743 (123356): minor differences.
 

LA 40 Samson. Oratorio, 3 acts. Newburgh Hamilton, from John Milton.

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 18, 1742/3.
Printed copy, 1743.
See LA 38.
 

LA 41 Rossane. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, Oct. or Nov., 1743(?).
MS: numerous corrections and insertions; passages marked for omission; title-page states, An old opera by Mr. Handel acted...1726. To be reviv'd now in 8br. or 9br. 1743. Comp. Alessandro, 1726 (131382): slight differences.
 

LA 42 Alfonso. Melodrama (English and Italian), 3 acts. Paolo Antonio Rolli.

No application. Prod. H1, Jan. 3, 1744.
Printed copy, 1744.
 

LA 43 The Story of Semele. Oratorio, 3 pts. From William Congreve.

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 10, 1744.
MS: some corrections in hand of Handel. Comp. 1744 (K-D 413): slight differences.
 

LA 44 Albumazar. [The Astrologer.] Comedy, 5 acts. James Ralph from Thomas Tomkis.

No application. Prod. D.L., Apr. 3, 1744.
MS: a number of minor corrections. (Dated in B.C., wrongly, 1773.) Comp. The Astrologer, 1744 (K-D 191): a few slight differences.
 

LA 45 Aristodemo, [Tiraimo di Cuma (?)]. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. [Paolo Antonio Rolli?]

Note

The title of this MS may be Aristodemo, but as that is the first name in the dramatis personae the title on the Bridgewater Library cover may be a wrong guess. As the endorsement on the first page, made in the office of the Examiner (?), is an X, the MS is probably pre-Larpent. Its general appearance also seems to me to indicate a date earlier than that assigned by Collier (?) and the Bridgewater Catalogue. Also, in the cast three singers whom I have tentatively identified, place the performance, if I am correct, at about 1745. They are Signor [Angelo Maria] Monticelli, who was in London from 1741 to 1746; Signora [Giulia] Frasi, who first appeared in London in 1743; and Signora Visconti, who was prima donna there during the forties. As both Monticelli and Frasi appear in the cast given in the MS, it must be for a performance between 1743 and 1746. It may therefore be Aristodemo, Tiraimo di Cuma, pasticcio, ascribed to [Paolo Antonio?] Rolli (by Nicoll, Early Eighteenth Century Drama [2d ed.], p. 389), H1, April 3, 1744.

No application. [Prod. H1, Apr. 3, 1744?]
MS: endorsed X; cast. (Dated in B.C., wrongly, King's Theatre Haymarket Jany. 9th. 1814.)
 

LA 46 Mahomet [the Impostor]. Tragedy, 5 acts. James Miller and John Hoadly.

Application Apr. 16, 1744, Charles Fletewood, D.L. Prod. Apr. 25.
MS. Comp. 1744 (K-D 240): slight differences.
 

LA 47 The Temple of Dullness, with The Humours of Sigr. Capochio and Sigra. Dorinna. Comic opera, 2 acts. Lewis Theobald.

Application Jan. 12, 1744/5, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. (originally, as The Happy Captive) H2, Apr. 16, 1741.
MS: contains A Short Preface, by way of Argument to the following Piece; cast. Comp. 1745 (K-D 30): virtually identical.
 

LA 48 The Picture; or, The Cuckold in Conceit. Farce, 1 act. James Miller.

Application Feb. 8, 1744/5, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 11.
Printed copy: endorsed with title and date, 1744; MS corrections and insertions; two songs added and MS cast given. Comp. 1745 (K-D 240): songs added in MS and other corrections incorporated in 1745 ed.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The printed title page was torn away but it [the play] obviously must have been in print before the 8vo. of 1745.
 

LA 49 Papal Tyranny [in the Reign of King John], Epilogue to.

No application. Spoken C.G., Feb. 15, 1745 (?).
MS.
 

LA 50 Tancred and Sigismunda. Tragedy, 5 acts. James Thomson.

Application Mar. 14, 1744/5, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 18.
MS: numerous corrections. Comp. 1745 (148064): slight differences; a few passages deleted in MS are printed.
 

LA 51 Alfred the Great. Opera, 3 acts. From James Thomson and David Mallet.

No application. Prod. D.L., Mar. 20, 1745 (?).
Printed copy: title-page and pp. 19-22 lacking.
See LA 27.
 

LA 52 Belshazzar. Oratorio, 3 acts. Charles Jennens (?).

No application. Prod. H1, Mar. 27, 1745 (?).
MS. (Tentatively identified with Handel's opera.)
 

LA 53 Love and Friendship. Serenata, 1 act.

Application undated, William Defesch. Prod. C.G., Mar. 1744/5 (?).
Printed copy, 1734. Comp. 1744 (K-D 42): identical.
 

LA 54 Epilogue, for Mrs. Woffington in the Character of Britannia.

Application Oct. 19, 1745, Richard Cross, D.L. (Spoken before The Nonjuror, Oct. 22, 1745?)
MS.
 

LA 55 The Alternative, Tyranny or Liberty. Historical play, 5 acts. Charles Macklin.

Application Jan. 11, 1745/6, Richard Cross for James Lacy, D.L. Prod. (as King Henry VII; or, The Popish Impostor) Jan. 18.
MS: prologue. Comp. King Henry the VII, etc., 1746 (K-D 346): numerous differences.
 

LA 56 Il Trionfo della Continenza. Drama (Italian and English), 3 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, Jan. 28, 1746.
Printed copy, 1745.
 

LA 57 The Double Disappointment. Farce, 1 act. Moses Mendez.

Application Mar. 1, 1745/6, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 18.
MS: endorsed X; previous title, The double Deceit, deleted; prologue. Comp. 1760 (K-D 26): numerous differences, each version containing songs and dialogue not in the other; prologue not printed. (This, the 1st, ed. is as it is acted at... Covent Garden, and is much later than the MS.)
 

LA 58 A Will and No Will; or, A Bone for the Lawyers. Farce, 2 acts. Charles Macklin.

Application Apr. 15, 1746, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Apr. 23.
MS: a few corrections; notice states, for Mrs. Macklin's benefit; prologue.
 

LA 59 Prologue in Honour of the Duke of Cumberland & His Glorious Victory over the Rebels. Theophilus Cibber.

Application undated, Richard Cross, D.L. Spoken May 2, 1746.
MS: notice, signed by Cross, states, for his own benefit.
 

LA 60 Antigono. [Antigone?] Opera (Italian and English), 3 acts. Pietro Metastasio.

No application. Prod. H1, May 13, 1746 (?).
Printed copy, 1746.
 

LA 61 Sir Roger de Coverly; or, The Merry Christmas. Dramatic entertainment, 2 acts. _____ Dorman (of Hampstead).

Application Dec. 16, 1746, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 30.
MS: several canceled passages. Comp. 1740 (K-D 7): no material differences; canceled passages are printed.
 

LA 62 Miss in Her Teens; or, The Medley of Lovers. Farce, 2 acts. David Garrick.

Application Dec. 29, 1746, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Jan. 17, 1746/7.
MS: a number of corrections and excisions; several insertions in hand of author; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1747 (K-D 142): MS contains an opening scene not printed; various other minor differences.
 

LA 63 The Rake. Comedy, 5 acts. Benjamin Hoadly.

Application undated, John Rich, C.G. Prod. (as The Suspicious Husband), Feb. 12, 1747.
MS: a number of corrections and revisions. Comp. The Suspicious Husband, 1747 (Dev HC 26): minor differences.
 

LA 64 The New Play Criticiz'd; or, The Plague of Envy. [The Suspicious Husband Criticized; or, The Plague of Envy.] Farce, 1 act. Charles Macklin.

Application Mar. 17, 1746/7, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 24.
MS: a few corrections; included, Rough draught of an Epilogue, in hand of Macklin(?), annotated, N B. This will damn the piece; notice states, I have given Mr. Macklin leave to perform this Piece at His Benefit at My Theatre; two copies of prologue.
 

LA 65 Judas Macchabaeus. Oratorio, 3 acts. Thomas Morell.

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 1, 1747.
MS: title-page signed by George Frederick Handel. Comp. 1762 (K-D 379): various differences. (The MS probably gives the version of 1747 [not available].)
 

LA 66 The Tameing of the Shrew, Alterations In.

Application Nov. 14, 1747, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Not produced as altered (?).
MS: alterations marked for insertion at specific points on pages of a copy of play. (Ed. to which they apply not identified.)
 

LA 67 La Ingratitudine Punita. Drama Pastorale (Italian), 3 acts.

No application. Prod. H2, Jan. 12, 1748.
MS: endorsed X; cast.
 

LA 68 The Foundling. Comedy, 5 acts. Edward Moore.

Application Jan. 22, 1747/8, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 13.
MS: endorsed X; some deletions and corrections; some passages marked X; prologue. Comp. 1748 (Dev 8vo 10): minor differences throughout; some parts in MS not printed.
 

LA 69 Joshua. Oratorio, 3 pts. Thomas Morell.

No application. Prod. C.G., Mar. 9, 1748.
MS. Comp. 1748 (K-D 434): slight differences. (Dated erroneously in B.C., 1602.)
 

LA 70 Alexander [Balus]. Oratorio, 3 pts. Thomas Morell.

No application. Prod. C.G., Mar. 23, 1748.
MS: several deletions and corrections; a few lines added, in Handel's hand(?). Comp. 1748 (147140): a few minor differences.
 

LA 71 The Henpeck'd Captain; or, The Humours of the Militia. Farce, 1 act. Richard Cross.

No application. Announced for production, D.L., Apr. 29, 1748; not produced (?). (See B.D. and Nicoll, Early Eighteenth Century Drama, p. 316.)
MS: in hand of author(?); 1 p. lacking(?).
 

LA 72 Lethe. Farce, 1 act. David Garrick.

Applications Oct. 25, 1748, David Garrick and James Lacy, and Dec. 26, 1771, unsigned, D.L. Prod., with alterations, Jan. 2, 1749, and Jan. 11, 1772.
MS: insertion contains the Fribble additions of 1771. Comp. 1749 (K-D 418): several notable differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The entry in Larpents List is this-'Lethe or Esop in the Shades a Dramatic Satire acted at Drury Lane-Managers Letter signed C. Fletewood April 1st 1740.' nine years before it was printed: afterwards this occurs-'Lethe, a farce with alterations acted at Drury Lane. Managers letter signed D. Garrick & J. Lacy in 1748'-and in '1771 the following-'Lethe with an additional Scene performed at Drury Lane-Managers letter signed D. Garrick 1771'-. [But the manager's letter in 1771 is unsigned. Collier also copies, in this note, the managers' letter of 1748.]
See LA 22.
 

LA 73 La Comedia in Comedia. Opera (English and Italian), 3 acts. Francesco Vanneschi.

No application. Prod. H1, Nov. 8, 1748.
Printed copy, 1748.
 

LA 74 Coriolanus. Tragedy, 5 acts. James Thomson.

Application Nov. 12, 1748, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Jan. 13, 1749.
MS: some corrections. Comp. 1749 (K-D 143): MS contains some lines not printed.
 

LA 75 Orazio. Opera (Italian and English), 3 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, Nov. 29, 1748.
Printed copy, 1748.
 

LA 76 The Triumph Peace: A Masque. Robert Dodsley.

Application Feb. 9, 1749 [1748/9?], David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 21, 1748/9.
MS. Comp 1749 (K-D 267): virtually the same.
 

LA 77 The Intriguing Chambermaid, Addition to.

No application. Prod. D.L., Mar. 13, 1748/9.
MS: endorsed Addition to the Intriguing Chambermaid performed for Mrs. Clives benefit 1748/9.
 

LA 78 Solomon. Oratorio, 3 acts. Thomas Morell.

No application. Prod. C.G., Mar. 17, 1749.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. n.d. (K-D 413): great differences.
 

LA 79 Henry and Emma; or, The Nut-Brown Maid. Musical drama, 2 acts. From Matthew Prior; songs by Thomas Augustine Arne.

No application. Prod. C.G., Mar. 31, 1749.
MS: some erased passages, and one song marked out. Comp. Songs in Henry and Emma, 1749 (K-D 50): numerous differences.
 

LA 80 The Little French Lawyer. Farce, 1 act. From Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher.

Application Sept. 29, 1749, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Oct. 7.
MS: endorsed X; numerous deletions, additions, and corrections, some in Garrick's hand; cast.
J.P.C. in B.D.: If this piece were not got up by Garrick, all the corrections &c. in the Licensers copy were in his hand writing. [The corrections by Garrick are slight and do not justify J.P.C.'s inference.]
 

LA 81 Edward the Black Prince; or, The Battle of Poictiers. Historical tragedy, 5 acts. William Shirley.

Application Nov. 3, 1749, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Jan. 6, 1750.
MS: numerous corrections; included, An Appropriate National Prologue to the Revival of Edward the Black Prince (D.L., May 26, 1803?). Comp. 1750 (147794): no important differences.
 

LA 82 The Chaplet: A Masque. Musical entertainment, 2 pts. Moses Mendez.

Application Nov. 29, 1749, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 2.
MS. Comp. 1749 (Dev 8vo 48): MS contains several stanzas and one complete song not printed.
 

1750-1759 (LA 83-166)

 

LA 83 Madama Ciana. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts. Giovanni Barlocci (?).

No application. Prod. H1 (?), Jan. 13, 1750 (?).
MS. (Dated 1787 in B.C.)
 

LA 84 The Roman Father. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Whitehead.

Application Jan. 23, 1749/50, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 24.
MS. Comp. 1750 (K-D 319): minor differences.
 

LA 85 Don Saverio; or, The Modern Traveller. Musical drama, 2 acts. Thomas Augustine Arne (?).

Application Feb. 12, 1749/50, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 15.
MS: numerous deletions; cast. Comp. 1750 (K-D 26): lines deleted in MS not printed; a few slight variations.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The proof of it [Arne's authorship] is that the copy sent to the Licenser was wholly in Arne's hand-writing.
 

LA 86 [The Rehearsal; or, Bays in Petticoats.] Farce, 1 act. Catherine Clive.

Application Mar. 5, 1749/50, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 15.
MS: endorsed, in hand of Garrick (?), No Title; notice states, for Mrs. Clive's benefit; included, The New Scene in Mrs. Clive's Farce. Comp. 1753 (K-D 22): considerable differences; The New Scene, presumably submitted later than the original farce, is the final scene of the printed version.
 

LA 87 Il Trionfo di Camilla. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Silvio Stampiglia (?).

No application. Prod. H1, Mar. 31, 1750.
MS: endorsed X. (Dated [wrongly?] 1765 in B.C.)
 

LA 88 La Serva Padrona. Opera (Italian), 2 pts. Gennaro Antonio Federico.

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 27, 1750 (?).
MS: cast.
 

LA 89 Robin Hood: An English Burletta. 2 acts. Moses Mendez.

Application Nov. 19, 1750, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 13.
MS. Comp. 1751 (K-D 12): numerous discrepancies.
 

LA 90 Gil Blas. Comedy, 5 acts. Edward Moore.

Application Jan. 3, 1751, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 2.
MS. Comp. 1751 (146946): MS contains brief scenes not printed; other differences slight.
 

LA 91 The Earle of Essex. Tragedy, 5 acts. Henry Jones.

Application Feb. 14, 1750/1, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Feb. 21, 1753.
MS: much corrected and many passages erased; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1753 (Dev HC 13): numerous and important differences.
 

LA 92 A Lick at the Town. Dramatic prelude, 1 act. Henry Woodward.

Application Mar. 6, 1751, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 16.
MS: notice states, for Woodward's benefit; prologue and epilogue.
 

LA 93 The Virtuoso. Farce, 2 acts. Samuel Foote.

Application Dec. 28, 1751, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. (as Taste) Jan. 13, 1751/2.
MS. Comp. Taste, 1752 (K-D 238): slight differences.
See LA 149 and 194.
 

LA 94 The Oracle. Comedy, 1 act. Susannah Maria Cibber.

Application Feb. 25, 1752, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 17.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Cibber's benefit; prologue (2 versions), epilogue, and Cinthia's Song. Comp. 1752 (K-D 49): slight differences.
 

LA 95 Jeptha. Oratorio, 3 pts. Thomas Morell.

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 26, 1752.
MS: title-page endorsed, by J.P.C.(?): Handells piece. It is said that Handel became blind during the composition of this Oratorio but see his autograph Feb. 15th. 1752 at the end; signed, George Frideric Handel London Covent Garden February 10th 1752. Comp. [1751?] (K-D 379): virtually the same.
 

LA 96 Covent Garden Theatre; or, Pasquin Turn'd Drawcan-sir. Dramatic satire, 2 acts. Charles Macklin.

Application undated, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Apr. 8, 1752.
MS: endorsed X; text marked frequently with X and brackets; notice states, for Macklin's benefit.
 

LA 97 The Gamester. Tragedy, 5 acts. Edward Moore.

Application Jan. 9, 1753, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 7.
MS. Comp. 1753 (Dev HC 16): slight differences.
 

LA 98 [The Brothers.] Tragedy [5 acts]. Edward Young.

Application Feb. 24, 1753, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Mar. 3.
MS: Act V lacking; no title; numerous deletions, corrections, and additions, some by Garrick. Comp. 1753 (K-D 279): numerous differences, particularly in Acts I and II.
 

LA 99 Hercules's Choice of Pleasure or Virtue, and The Occasional Oratorio. Oratorios (fragments).

No application. Prod. (as The Choice of Hercules) C.G., Mar. 14, 1753 (?), and (as The Occasional Oratorio) C.G., Mar. 14, 1746.
MS: contains fragments, only, of the two oratorios; last page signed, George Frideric Handel.
 

LA 100 The Englishman in Paris, Epilogue and Additions To.

No application. Prod. with occasional prologue, D.L., Oct. 20, 1753.
MS. (These alterations may apply to the performance noted.)
 

LA 101 Boadicia. Tragedy, 5 acts. Richard Glover.

Application Nov. 21, 1753, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 1.
MS: a few corrections and some deleted passages; prologue. Comp. 1753 (145250): slight differences.
 

LA 102 La Moglie A Forza; O Sia, La Finta Contadino. Intermezzo (Italian and French), 2 pts.

Application Jan. 9, 1754, John Rich, C.G.
Printed copy, Amsterdam, 1752.
 

LA 103 Lo Studente Alla Moda. Opera (Italian and French), 3 acts.

Application Jan. 9, 1754, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Jan. 18.
Printed copy, Amsterdam, 1752: endorsed X.
 

LA 104 Philoclea. Tragedy, 5 acts. McNamara Morgan.

Application Jan. 9, 1754, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Jan. 22.
MS. Comp. 1754 (K-D 38): MS contains passages not printed.
 

LA 105 The Knights. Farce, 2 acts. Samuel Foote.

Application Jan. 16, 1754, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 9, (previously H2, 1749).
MS: endorsed X; some corrections, added lines, and prologue in hand of author. Comp. 1754 (K-D 238): slight differences.
 

LA 106 Artaserse. Opera (Italian and English), 3 acts. From Pietro Metastasio.

No application. Prod. H1, Jan. 29, 1754.
Printed copy, 1754.
 

LA 107 L'Amor Costante; O Sia, Il Finto Femmina. Opera (Italian and French), 3 acts.

Application Feb. 8, 1754, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Feb. 11.
Printed copy, Amsterdam, 1752: endorsed X.
 

LA 108 Constantine the Great. Tragedy, 5 acts. Philip Francis.

Application Feb. 15, 1754, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1754 (Dev HC 8): slight differences.
 

LA 109 Virginia. Tragedy, 5 acts. Henry Crisp.

Application Feb. 18, 1754, David Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & Self, D.L. Prod. Feb. 25.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1754 (Dev HC 28): numerous differences, especially at end of Act IV.
 

LA 110 The Sheep Shearing; or, Florizel and Perdita. Comedy, 2 acts. McNamara Morgan.

Application Mar. 18, 1754, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 25.
MS: prologue. Comp. Dublin, 1767 (K-D 219): various differences, especially in songs; prologue differs considerably.
 

LA 111 Creüsa, Queen of Athens. Tragedy [5 acts]. William Whitehead.

Application Apr. 2, 1754, David Garrick for himself and Mr. Lacy, D.L. Prod. Apr. 20.
MS: incomplete, containing Acts I and II and part of Act III; prologue and two epilogues. Comp. 1754 (K-D 221): few differences, except in prologue.
 

LA 112 The Grumbler. Farce, 2 acts. From Charles Sedley.

Application Apr. 22, 1754, David Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Apr. 30.
MS: endorsed 1754 X; a few passages deleted; notice states, for Pritchard's benefit; cast.
 

LA 113 Attilio Regolo. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Pietro Metastasio.

Application undated, Francesco Vanneschi, H1. Prod. May 11, 1754.
MS: a few corrections and marginal notations.
 

LA 114 L'Arcadia in Brenta. Burletta (Italian and English), 3 acts. Carlo Goldoni.

Application Nov. 11, 1754, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Nov. 18.
Printed copy, 1755 [ sic].
 

LA 115 Barbarossa. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Brown.

Application Dec. 3, 1754, David Garrick, for Himself & Mr Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 17.
MS: endorsed X; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1755 (113189): slight differences.
 

LA 116 La Famiglia de Bertoldi alla Corte del Rè Alboino. Burletta (Italian and French), 3 acts.

Application Dec. 6, 1754, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Dec. 9.
Printed copy, Bertoldo, Bertoldino, e Cacasenno, Amsterdam, 1754: title, La Famiglia de Bertoldi..., written on flyleaf.
 

LA 117 Epilogue. (After this Bounteous, well-intended Play.)

Application Jan. 6, 1755, John Rich, C.G. Spoken Jan. 8 (?).
MS.
 

LA 118 Prologue. [Epilogue?] (In every Reign, in every Clime.)

Application Jan. 11, 1755, John Rich, C.G. Spoken Jan. 14 (?).
MS.
 

LA 119 Appius. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Moncrieff.

Application Feb. 17, 1755, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 6.
MS: many erasures and corrections; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1755 (146912): variations slight, except in last half of Act V.
 

LA 120 The Brave Irishman; or, The Irishman in London. Farce, 2 acts. From Thomas Sheridan (?).

Application Mar. 18, 1755, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 22 (originally, as The Honest Irishman; or, The Cuckold in Conceit, Dublin, 1737).
MS: notice states, for Sparks's benefit. Comp. The Brave Irishman; or, Captain O'Blunder, Dublin, 1754 (K-D 284): MS differs so greatly from this ed. that it seems to be a different play based on the same source, Sheridan's farce (?). (See B.D., II, 80-81.)
 

LA 121 Andromaca. Opera (Italian) (2 acts?). From Antonio Salvi.

Application undated, Francesco Vanneschi, H1. Prod. Nov. 11, 1755.
MS: incomplete, containing only first act.
 

LA 122 Florizel and Perdita. A dramatic pastoral, 3 acts. David Garrick.

Application Jan. 14, 1756, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 21.
MS: a few corrections by Garrick. Comp. 1758 (K-D 319): numerous differences.
 

LA 123 The Tempest. Opera, 3 acts. David Garrick, from William Shakespeare.

Application Feb. 9, 1756, David Garrick, for Himself & Mr. Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 11.
MS: endorsed X; prologue. Prologue comp. A Dialogue between an Actor and a Critic, by Robert Lloyd, in St. James's Magazine, 1762 (Dev 8vo 22): differs only minutely. Play comp. 1756 (K-D 122): almost identical.
 

LA 124 Athelstan. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Brown.

Application Feb. 18, 1756, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prof. Feb. 27.
MS. Comp. 1756 (K-D 345): various minor differences.
 

LA 125 The Kept Mistress; or, The Mock Orators. Farce, 2 acts.

Application Apr. 7, 1756, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. (as The Mock Orators), Apr. 10.
MS: notice states, for Yates's benefit.
 

LA 126 Amphitryon; or, The Two Sosias. Comedy, 5 acts. John Hawkesworth, from John Dryden.

Application Nov. 15, 1756, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 15.
Printed copy of Dryden's play, 1732, interleaved with alterations and deletions by Hawkesworth. Comp. 1756 (K-D 283): virtually identical; alterations incorporated in printed text.
 

LA 127 [Lilliput.] Farce, 1 act. David Garrick.

Application Nov. 24, 1756, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 3.
MS: no title. Comp. 1757 (K-D 99): differs only slightly.
 

LA 128 Il Re Pastore. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. From Pietro Metastasio.

Application undated, Peter Crawford, H1. Prod. Jan. 22, 1757.
MS: numerous corrections and erasures; cast. (L.L. states, The letter signed Signora Regina Mingotti in 1757.)
 

LA 129 The Author. Farce, 2 acts. Samuel Foote.

Application Jan. 27, 1757, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 5.
MS: a few corrections by author. Comp. 1757 (90220): only slight differences.
 

LA 130 The Modern Fine Gentleman. Farce, 2 acts. David Garrick.

Application Mar. 14, 1757, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 24.
MS: cast. Comp. The Male-Coquette; or, Seventeen Hundred Fifty-Seven, 1757 (K-D 99): numerous differences.
 

LA 131 The Upholsterer; or, What News. Farce, 2 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Application Mar. 16, 1757, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 30, 1758.
MS. Comp. 1758 (K-D 190): numerous and extensive differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was played at Covent Garden afterwards Priscilla Rich and John Beard in 1763 requesting from the Lord Chamberlain licence to act it as 'altered & added to'-
In 1791 it appears to have been revived at Covent Garden and Harris the Manager sent 'Additions to the Upholdsterer a Farce' to Larpent to be licensed-The additions are stated to have been by Murphy.
See LA 227 and 890.
 

LA 132 [The Provok'd Husband], Epilogue for Lady Townly.

Application Apr. 14, 1757, John Rich, C.G. Spoken Apr. 15.
MS: notice states, to be Spoke, to Morrow Night.
 

LA 133 The Tamer Tam'd. Farce, 3 acts. From John Fletcher, The Woman's Prize.

Application Apr. 25, 1757, David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Apr. 30.
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: ...probably the work of Garrick, though not included in the list of pieces altered &c by him.
 

LA 134 Rosmira. Opera (Italian) (2 acts?).

No application. Prod. H1, May 5, 1757.
MS: incomplete, containing only Act I; numerous corrections; cast.
 

LA 135 Euristeo. Opera (Italian), 10 scenes. Apostolo Zeno.

Application May 31, 1757, Peter Crawford for Sigr. Regina Mingotti-Manager of ye Operas, H1. Prod. May 31.
MS: numerous corrections; cast.
 

LA 136 Euristeo. Opera (English and Italian), 3 acts. Apostolo Zeno.

No application. Prod. H1, May 31, 1757.
Printed copy, 1757.
 

LA 137 The Conscious Lovers, Prologue and Epilogue TO. John(?) Lockman.

Application Dec. 8, 1757, John Rich, C.G.
MS: notice states, to be spoken on Thursday the Fifteenth of this Instant...for the Benefit of the City of London Lying in Hospital; under heading it is stated, By Mr Lockman.
 

LA 138 The Gamester[s]. Comedy, 5 acts. David Garrick, from James Shirley.

Application Dec. 12, 1757, David Garrick for Mr. Lacy & self, D.L. Prod. Dec. 22.
MS. Comp. 1758 (145220): printed version contains scenes in Act III not in MS.
 

LA 139 [The Insolvent; or, Filial Piety.] Tragedy, 5 acts. Aaron Hill.

Application Jan. 9, 1758, Theophilus Cibber, H2. Prod. Mar. 6.
MS: marked Untitled; some corrections. Comp. 1758 (K-D 450): only slight differences.
 

LA 140 Solimano. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Application undated, Francesco Vanneschi, H1. Prod. Jan. 31, 1758.
MS.
 

LA 141 Agis. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Home.

Application Feb. 2, 1758, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 21.
MS: a few corrections, by Garrick(?). Comp. 1758 (125156): various slight differences, especially at beginning of Act V.
 

LA 142 Prologue for Mrs. Hamilton's Benefit, 1758.

Application Mar. 4, 1758, John Rich, C.G. Spoken Mar. 11.
MS.
 

LA 143 The Frenchified Lady [Never in Paris], Epilogue To.

Application undated, David Garrick, for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Spoken Mar. 11, 1758.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Pritchard's benefit.
 

LA 144 The Anniversary. Farce, 1 act.

Application Mar. 30, 1758, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 29.
MS: after title: Being a Sequel to Lethe; notice states, to be perform'd on Mr. Ryan's Benefit Night on Wenesday March 29th.
 

LA 145 The Politician; or, No Matter What. Farce, 2 acts.

Application Apr. 15, 1758, David Garrick for himself & Mr. Lacy, D.L. Prod. (as No Matter What), Apr. 25.
MS: prologue.
 

LA 146 The Beau in the Toy Shop, Addition to.

No application. Prod. D.L., Apr. 22, 1758 (?).
MS.
 

LA 147 A Night's Adventure of a Buck. Prologue.

Application undated, David Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & Self, D. L. Spoken May 4, 1758 (?).
MS: notice states, We Intend to have this Prologue spoke at Mr. Austin's benefit.
 

LA 148 Madrigal and Trulletta. Mock-Tragedy, 5 acts. Joseph Reed.

Application June 2, 1758, John Rich, C.G. Prod. July 6.
MS: a few slight corrections and deletions; notice states, for Theophilus Cibber's benefit; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1758 (K-D 143): slight variations; lines in prologue canceled in MS not printed.
 

LA 149 The Diversions of the Morning. Farce, 2 acts. Samuel Foote.

No application. Prod. D.L., Oct. 17, 1758 (originally, H2, Apr. 22, 1747).
MS: consists of the Lady Pentweazle scene from Act I of Taste, set in a new frame, with Puff omitted; second act contains the burlesque rehearsal. (See Tate Wilkinson, Wandering Patentee [1795], I, 285; IV, 237.)
See LA 93 and 194.
 

LA 150 Cleone. Tragedy, 5 acts. Robert Dodsley.

Application Nov. 23, 1758, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Dec. 2.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1758 (K-D 267): important differences at several points; epilogue differs.
 

LA 151 The Busy Body, Epilogue to.

Application undated, David Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & Himself, D.L. Spoken Dec. 2, 1758 (?).
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C., When Garrick acted the part first.
 

LA 152 The Rout. Farce, 2 acts. John Hill.

Application Dec. 12, 1758, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 20.
MS: slightly revised. Comp. 1758 (K-D 280): last half of Act II differs greatly.
 

LA 153 The Guardian. Farce, 2 acts. David Garrick.

Application Jan. 17, 1759, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 3.
MS: a few deletions and corrections. Comp. 1759 (K-D 418): slight differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It does not appear from Garrick and Lacys letter for the Licence, dated Jany 17. 1759 that it was acted for [Christopher] Smart's benefit-a circumstance usually noticed.
 

LA 154 Cymbeline. Tragedy, 5 acts. Williams Hawkins, from William Shakespeare.

Application Feb. 2, 1759, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Feb. 15.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1759 (K-D 279): prologue differs; various slight discrepancies in the play.
 

LA 155 Epilogue.

Application Mar. 7, 1759, John Rich, C.G. Spoken Mar. 22.
MS: notice states, for Shuter's benefit.
 

LA 156 Susannah. Oratorio, 3 pts.

No application. Prod. (altered), C.G., Mar. 9, 1759.
MS. Comp. 1759 (K-D 413): slight differences.
 

LA 157 The Lady's Choice. Farce, 2 acts. Paul Hiffernan.

Application Mar. 31, 1759, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Apr. 20.
MS: notice states, to be perform'd for the Author's Benefit. Comp. [1759?] (K-D 105): slight differences.
 

LA 158 The Orphan of China. Tragedy, 5 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Application Apr. 4, 1759, David Garrick for Mr. Lacy & Himself, D.L. Prod. Apr. 21.
MS: numerous corrections. Comp. 1759 (K-D 453): differences slight except in conclusions of Acts IV and V, which differ considerably.
 

LA 159 The Heiress; or, Antigallican. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas Mozeen.

Application May 8, 1759, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. May 21.
MS: a few corrections and insertions. Comp. version in Mozeen's
A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays, 1762 (K-D 230): virtually identical.
 

LA 160 Arden of Feversham. Tragedy, 5 acts. George Lillo and John Hoadly.

Application June 29, 1759, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. July 7.
MS. Comp. 1762 (K-D 345): virtually identical.
See LA 867.
 

LA 161 High Life below Stairs. Farce, 2 acts. James Townley.

Application Oct. 23, 1759, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Oct. 31.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1759 (K-D 122): slight differences.
 

LA 162 Oroonoko, Alterations in. (Tragedy, 5 acts.) John Hawkesworth, from Thomas Southerne.

Application Nov. 20, 1759, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 1.
MS: consists of alterations of certain scenes in first four acts of Southerne's Oroonoko; endorsed X. Comp. 1759 (K-D 283): slight differences.
 

LA 163 Prologue for the Marine Society.

No application. Spoken D.L., Dec. 5, 1759 (?).
MS: endorsed (in error?), by J.P.C.(?), on the bringing in[?] of Dr. Hills Farce of[?] The Rout in the season of 1758-9.
 

LA 164 An Occasional Song.

Application Dec. 13, 1759, John Rich, C.G. Sung Dec. 13.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), On George IIds Victories.
 

LA 165 Il Tutore; or, The Tutor. Comic burletta, 3 pts.

Application Dec. 14, 1759, David Garrick for Mr Lacy & Self, D.L. Prod. Dec. 14.
Printed copy (Translated from the Italian, and set to Musick By Signor Adolfo Hasse), n.d. (1759?).
 

LA 166 Harlequin's Invasion. Pantomime. David Garrick.

No application. Prod. D.L., Dec. 31, 1759.
MS: incomplete, containing only one scene.
Printed in full in Three Plays by David Garrick, ed. Elizabeth P. Stein (1926), from a MS in the Boston Public Library.
 

1760-1769 (LA 167-303)

 

LA 167 The Desert Island. Dramatic poem, 3 acts. Arthur Murphy, from Pietro Metastasio.

Application Jan. 2, 1760, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Jan. 24.
MS: contains, also, revision of last scene and two songs, one for The Way to Keep Him (LA 168). Comp. 1760 (K-D 190): slight differences.
 

LA 168 The Way to Keep Him. Comedy, 3 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Application Jan. 8, 1760, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Jan. 24.
MS. Comp. 1760 (K-D 190): numerous differences, especially in Act III. (Song, Act II, bound with The Desert Island [No. 167], differs slightly.)
 

LA 169 Zimri. Oratorio, 3 pts. John Hawkesworth.

Application Jan. 31, 1760, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 12.
MS. Comp. 1760 (K-D 413): one air and several lines of recitative not in MS are printed; other slight differences.
 

LA 170 The Siege of Aquileia. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Home.

Application Feb. 7, 1760, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 21.
MS: endorsed X; a few corrections and deletions; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1760 (145951): some differences, chiefly passages in MS not printed.
 

LA 171 The Comic Extravaganza. Interlude (prose and verse monologue, with songs).

Application (with LA 172) Feb. 28, 1760, John Rich, C.G. Prod. (as A Day of Taste; or, London Raree Show) Mar. 20.
MS: endorsed X.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Comic Extravaganza-a piece acted for Shuters benefit at Covent Garden-Manager J. Rich in 1760-'L L. to this is added 'The Comic Extravagance [ sic]. N.B. Seems an altered copy of the above without date or introduction'-
 

LA 172 The French Flogged. Farce, 2 acts. George Alexander Stevens.

Application Feb. 28, 1760, John Rich, C.G. Prod. (as Mr. Shuter's Droll that was perform'd at Bartholomew-Fair, call'd The English Sailors in America) Mar. 20.
MS: notice includes, also, The Comic Extravaganza (No. 171). Comp. 1767 (137406): differs at several points.
 

LA 173 The Spirit of Contradiction; or, Domestick Tyrant. Farce, 2 acts. John Rich (?).

Application undated, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 6, 1760.
MS: gives title also as The House Tyrant; or, Love and Discretion. Comp. 1760 (By a Gentleman of Cambridge) (K-D 8): great differences in phraseology throughout; one scene in MS not printed.
 

LA 174 Every Woman in Her Humour. Farce, 2 acts. Catherine Clive.

Application undated, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 20, 1760.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Clive's benefit.
 

LA 175 The Picture of a Play House; or, Bucks Have at Ye All. An Epilogue. Thomas King (?).

Application Mar. 26, 1760, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Spoken Mar. 29 (?).
MS: notice states, the above Epilogue shall be spoke (On Saturday next only) for the Benefit of Mr. King; endorsed, by J.P.C., Kings writing and authorship.
 

LA 176 Antigona. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 17, 1760.
MS: endorsed X; cast. (L.L. states, The Managers Letter signed Vaneschi in 1760.)
 

LA 177 The Minor. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Application Nov. 20, 1760, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Nov. 22 (previously, Crow Street, Dublin, Jan. 28, and H2, June 28).
Printed copy, 3d ed., 1760: MS corrections and insertions in Garrick's hand; passages marked for omission, apparently by Examiner.
J.P.C. in B.D.: There were at least three Editions in 1760. The third, as altered & corrected by the Licenser is among Larpents Plays. It was licensed for Garrick & Lacy, who sent it to Chetwynd on 20th. Nov. 1760, after the run at the Haymarket. Capell who acted for Chetwynd objected to many parts and they were omitted in the performance, including the chief part of Shift's Epilogue. Garrick himself made two alterations on a separate piece of paper.
It appears from a letter from the Duke of Devonshire to Garrick dated 25th. Octr. 1760 that the Archbp of Canterbury had objected to the performance of the Minor. (Vide Garrick Papers Vol I) Private Correspondence, I, 120.
In a letter from Foote to Woodfall which I have seen he mentions that 'the Minor was first produced at the Crow Street Theatre.'
 

LA 178 The Enchanter; or, Love and Magic. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. David Garrick.

Application Nov., 1760, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 13.
MS. Comp. 1760 (K-D 122): practically identical.
 

LA 179 Polly Honeycombe. Farce, 1 act. George Colman.

Application undated, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 5, 1760.
MS: some alterations and one insertion; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1760 (K-D 99): slight differences.
 

LA 180 Arianna e Teseo. Opera (English and Italian), 3 acts. From Francis Colman, Ariadne in Crete.

No application. Prod. H1, Dec. 20, 1760.
Printed copy, 1760.
 

LA 181 The Earl of Essex. Tragedy, 5 acts. Henry Brooke.

Application Dec. 31, 1760, Garrick and Lacy, D.L. Prod. Jan. 3, 1761 (previously Dublin [Smock Alley], May, 1750).
MS: much corrected; largely in hand of Garrick; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1761 (K-D 447): slight variations in Acts I-IV; more extensive variations in Act V.
 

LA 182 Fetonte. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

No application. [1760?]
MS: some erasures and corrections.
 

LA 183 Il Filosofo di Campagna. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Carlo Goldoni.

No application. Prod. H1, Jan. 6, 1761.
MS: endorsed 1761 X; a few deletions; cast.
 

LA 184 The School for Husbands. Comedy, 5 acts. Charles Macklin.

Application Jan. 16, 1761, John Rich, C.G. Prod. (as The Married Libertine) Jan. 28.
MS: prologue and epilogue; marginal note points out passage, in Act IV, from The Man of the World.
 

LA 185 Edgar and Emmeline: A Fairy Tale. Comedy, 2 acts. John Hawkesworth.

Application Jan., 1761, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 31.
MS. Comp. 1761 (K-D 283): differs only slightly.
 

LA 186 Rebecca. Oratorio, 3 pts.

Application Jan., 1761, Christopher Smith, C.G. Prod. (during Lent?), 1761.
MS. Comp. 1761 (K-D 46): virtually identical.
 

LA 187 Judith. Oratorio, 3 acts. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Application Feb. 16, 1761, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 27.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. [1769] (K-D 401): first two acts virtually indentical; in Act III MS contains lines not printed.
 

LA 188 Buck's Interlude. Interlude (verse monologue with songs).

Application Mar. 5, 1761, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Mar. 26.
MS: endorsed X; notice states, for Shuter's benefit.
 

LA 189 The Universal Register Office. Farce, 2 acts. Joseph Reed.

Application Mar. 7, 1761, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: note on title-page and under notice to Examiner, not thought fit to be acted; marginal notations and frequent underlining of text in pencil. Comp. The Register Office, 1761 (Dev HC 24): numerous and extensive differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'The Universal Register Office-A farce acted at Drury Lane. Managers letter signed Lacy & Garrick-This farce was forbidden. The Licenser by a short note informed the Manager it was not fit to acted. 1761'-Yet it was acted as is above stated from Larpents List-See the Register office of the same date. Afterwards in Larpents List we read this-'The Universal Register Office, altered with a Song and an additional Scene, acted at Drury Lane. Managers letter signed Garrick & Lacy. 1761' See among Larpents MSS. two copies-one called 'The Universal Register Office' on which is written 'not thought fit to be acted'-and the other called 'the Register Office' which was allowed.
See LA 196.
 

LA 190 The Island of Slaves. Comedy (incomplete). Catherine Clive.

Application Mar. 9, 1761, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Mar. 26.
MS: contains only a few scenes from Acts I and II; a number of corrections and deletions.
 

LA 191 [Rule a Wife and Have a Wife], Epilogue in the Character of Estifania.

Application Mar. 14, 1761, John Rich, C.G. Spoken Mar. 25.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Hamilton's benefit.
 

LA 192 The New Hippocrates; or, A Lesson for Quacks. Comedy, 2 acts. Paul Hiffernan.

Application Mar., 1761, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Apr. 1.
MS: endorsed X; prologue.
 

LA 193 Prologue.

Application Apr. 4, 1761, John Rich, C.G. Spoken Apr. 7, 1761 (?).
MS: notice states, for the Benefit of the Widow of the late Mr. Ryan.
 

LA 194 Taste. Comedy, 2 acts. Samuel Foote.

Application Mar., 1761, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. [as The first act of Taste, with a new additional act (never performed before) called Modern Tragedy] Apr. 6.
MS: endorsed X. (Apparently an unprinted alteration of the version of 1751.)
J.P.C. in B.D.: Foote's Taste was sent by Lacy & Garrick to the Licenser on Decr. 28, 1751-a very incorrect and ignorantly written M.S. In 'March 1761' (no day) Lacy & Garrick sent another 'Comedy of Taste' to the Licenser of which no notice is taken in the biographies of Foote. It consists in the first act chiefly of the scene, in the piece of 1751, between Carmine & Lady Pentweazle; and in the second act of a part of Foote's Diversions of the Morning, including the mock-tragedy of Lindamira. There is an introductory scene also between Townley and Manley:-the latter having just come to town after a long residence in the country is first carried by the former for amusement to Carmine's, the painter, and afterwards to Project's, a manager of a company of players. This was no doubt also by Foote and played by him at Drury Lane in 1761-2. [This seems to be an accurate statement of the situation.]
See LA 93 and 149.
 

LA 195 Prologue.

Application Apr. 21, 1761, John Rich, C. G.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Vernon's benefit.
 

LA 196 The Register Office. Farce, 2 acts. Joseph Reed.

Application undated, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Apr. 25, 1761.
MS: notice states, There are so many Alterations and Omissions since your Perusal of this Piece that We have ventur'd to lay it again before You; some erasures and corrections; text marked with brackets and X; prologue. Comp. 1761 (Dev HC 24): slight differences in phraseology; characters and order of scenes do not exactly correspond; one additional scene in MS not printed.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Scene of the Yorkshire servant maid [inserted in this MS] was a subsequent addition probably Garrick ['s]-The scene of Mrs. Doggrel [also inserted in this MS] was certainly Garricks and in the Licensers Copy it is corrected throughout by him-The scene of the Yorkshire Servant Maid & of Mrs. Doggrel were both licensed at different dates-But see Reads letter to Garrick Feb 11th. 1767 in which he mentions the new part of Mrs Doggrel, as if it were his.
See LA 189.
 

LA 197 Epilogue.

Application undated, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Spoken May 20, 1761.
MS: headed: Epilogue, to be spoken by Mr. Tomlinson, on his Benefit Night at Drury Lane, Wednesday the 20th May 1761. By a Friend; four lines deleted.
 

LA 198 All in the Wrong. Comedy, 5 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Application June 5, 1761, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. June 15.
MS. Comp. 1761 (Dev HC 4): numerous differences.
 

LA 199 The Wishes; or, Harlequin's Mouth Open'd. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Bentley.

No application. Prod. D.L., July 27, 1761.
MS: numerous corrections and insertions.
 

LA 200 The Lyar. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Application Sept. 16, 1761, John Rich, C.G. Prod. Jan. 12, 1762.
MS: prologue and epilogue, with separate application, Jan. 9, 1762, John Beard, C.G.; included, Song for Thos. & Sally, and scene and song To be introduced in the Fair, with application, Oct. 6, 1761, John Rich, C.G. Comp. 1764 (Dev 8vo 76): a few differences.
 

LA 201 Alessandro Nelle Indie. Opera (English and Italian), 3 acts. From Pietro Metastasio.

No application. Prod. H1, Oct. 13, 1761.
Printed copy, 1761.
 

LA 202 Hecuba. Tragedy, 3 acts. John Delap.

Application Nov. 28, 1761, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 11.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1762 (K-D 282): slight differences.
 

LA 203 A Briton, the Son of a Briton. An Ode for Music.

Application undated, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. [1761?].
MS. (A part of The Coronation, 1761-62?)
 

LA 204 Apollo and Daphne, Song in.

Application Jan. 9, 1762, John Beard, C.G.
Presumably sung in the pantomime ( Apollo and Daphne; or, The Burgomaster Tricked, by John Rich and Lewis Theobald) revived, not performed these 10 Years, Jan. 28.
MS.
 

LA 205 Hearts of Oak. Comic interlude. George Alexander Stevens.

Application Jan. 13, 1762, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 15.
MS: several canceled passages and some corrections.
 

LA 206 Song. (With Wonders each Year, we the Old Year out do.)

Application Jan. 27, 1762, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Sung, Jan. 29 (?).
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), On the Cock Lane Ghost. (L.L. lists with this song a play called the Ghost.)
 

LA 207 Virtue and Beauty Reconciled. Masque.

Application Feb. 23, 1762, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L.
MS: cast. Comp. (K-D 413): virtually identical.
 

LA 208 The Musical Lady. Farce, 2 acts. George Colman.

Application Mar. 3, 1762, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 6.
MS: endorsed X; prologue. Comp. 1762 (K-D 200): slight differences.
 

LA 209 The Love Match. Farce, 2 acts.

Application Mar. 8, 1762, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Mar. 13.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

LA 210 The Bourbon League. Farce, 2 acts.

Application Mar. 8, 1762, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: endorsed: The Bourbon League. X 1762 forbid.
 

LA 211 Farmer's Return [from London]. Interlude, 1 act. David Garrick.

No application. Prod. D.L., Mar. 20, 1762.
MS. Comp. 1762 (K-D 212): numerous differences; last third entirely different.
 

LA 212 The Comedy of Errors. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Hull, from William Shakespeare.

Application Apr. 1, 1762, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. (as The Twins; or, Comedy of Errors) Apr. 24.
MS. Comp. 1793 (K-D 251): slight differences.
 

LA 213 Epilogue. Mr. Tomlinson.

Application Apr. 27, 1762, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Spoken May 18 (?).
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), On his [Tomlinson's] return to the Stage.
 

LA 214 Occasional Prologue. Henry Woodward.

Application Oct. 2, 1762, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Spoken (on Woodward's return from Ireland) Oct. 5.
MS. Comp. The Gentleman's Magazine, XXXII, 494: numerous slight differences.
 

LA 215 Elvira. Tragedy, 5 acts. David Mallet.

Application Dec. 7, 1762, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Jan. 19, 1763.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1763 (83552): slight differences.
 

LA 216 The Birth of Hercules. Masque, 2 acts. William Shirley.

Application Jan. 11, 1763, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Not produced.
MS: cast. Comp. ed. appended to Shirley's Electra, 1765 (K-D 434): virtually identical. (Concerning production see op. cit., preface.)
 

LA 217 Hymen. Serenata. _____ Allen.

Application Jan. 17, 1763, James Lacy, for self & partner, D.L. Prod. Jan. 20, 1764.
MS: endorsed January 1763. Comp. text in The Gentleman's Magazine, Jan., 1764: slight differences; one song in MS not printed.
 

LA 218 The Spanish Lady. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Thomas Hull.

Application Jan. 22, 1763, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. May 2, 1765.
MS: endorsed X; prologue. Comp. [1765] (K-D 198): slight differences.
 

LA 219 The Discovery. Comedy, 5 acts. Frances Sheridan.

Application Jan. 24, 1763, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 3.
MS: endorsed X; epilogue. Comp. 1763 (K-D 284): slight differences.
 

LA 220 The Sketch of a Fine Lady's Return from a Rout. Farce, 1 act. Catherine Clive.

Application Mar. 12, 1763, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Mar. 21.
MS.
 

LA 221 Prologue. ('Tis strange [excuse my Gravity] 'tis passing strange.)

Application undated, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Spoken Mar. 15, 1763.
MS: notice states, to be spoken by Mr. Woodward on his Benefit Night.
 

LA 222 A Comic Paraphrase on Shakespear's Seven Ages.

Application Mar. 15(?), 1763, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Spoken (as The Humours of the Age) Mar. 17.
MS. (Spoken by Smith at his benefit.)
 

LA 223 The Elopement. Farce, 2 acts. William Havard.

Application Mar. 26, 1763, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Apr. 6.
MS: endorsed X.
 

LA 224 The Mayor of Garratt. Comedy, 2 acts. Samuel Foote.

Application June 20, 1763, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. June 20.
MS. Comp. 1764 (30263): differs considerably; MS in Act II lacks passages found in printed text.
 

LA 225 The Deuce Is in Him. Farce, 2 acts. George Colman.

Application Sept. 23, 1763, James Lacy for self and Partner, D.L. Prod. Nov. 4.
MS: previous title, The Test, deleted; prologue; epilogue, with separate application, Oct. 1, 1763. Comp. 1763 (Dev HC 11): slight differences; epilogue not printed.
 

LA 226 Love at First Sight. Ballad farce, 2 acts. Thomas King.

Application undated, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Oct. 17, 1763.
MS. Comp. 1763 (K-D 283): slight differences.
 

LA 227 Upholsterer. (Altered.) Farce, 2 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Application undated, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Oct. 26, 1763.
MS: notice states the farce is here alter'd & added to.
See LA 131 and 890.
 

LA 228 The Dupe. Comedy, 5 acts. Frances Sheridan.

Application Nov. 22, 1763, James Lacy for myself & Partner, D.L. Prod. Dec. 10.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1764 (K-D 284): slight differences.
 

LA 229 Midsummer Night's Dream, New Additions to. David Garrick.

No application. Prod. D.L., Nov. 23, 1763.
MS. Comp. 1763 (K-D 131): a few variations.
 

LA 230 No One's Enemy but His Own. Comedy, 3 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Application Dec. 10, 1763, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Jan. 9, 1764.
MS. Comp. 1764 (K-D 108): no great differences.
 

LA 231 What We Must All Come To. Comedy, 2 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Application Dec. 10, 1763, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. (in part) Jan. 9, 1764.
MS. Comp. 1764 (Dev HC 28): slight differences.
 

LA 232 Rites of Hecate; or, Harlequin from the Moon. Pantomime.

No application. Prod. D.L., Dec. 26, 1763.
MS: contains songs and some dialogue; endorsed X.
 

LA 233 Nabal. Oratorio, 3 pts. Thomas Morell.

Application Feb. 15, 1764, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Mar. 21.
MS: endorsed X.
 

LA 234 Senocrita. [Senoscrita?] Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, Feb. 21, 1764.
MS: endorsed X; frequent deletions and corrections; cast.
 

LA 235 Midas. Burletta, 3 acts. Kane O'Hara.

Application undated, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Feb. 22, 1764 (Previously Crow Street, Dublin, Jan. 22, 1762).
MS: prologue. Comp. 1764 (K-D 98): slight differences.
See LA 1900.
 

LA 236 False Concord. Farce, 2 acts. James Townley.

Application undated, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Mar. 20, 1764.
MS.
 

LA 237 Music Alamode; or, Bays in Chromatics. Bulesque entertainment, 1 act.

Application Mar. 29, 1764, James Lacy, for himself & partner, D.L. Announced for Apr. 14, but deferred.
MS: endorsed X.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The piece reads like a ridicule of Dr. Arne under the name of Dr. Crotchet. It is stupid enough, but only in one Act.
 

LA 238 Hannah. Oratorio, 3 acts. Christopher Smart.

Application undated, I. Worgan. for Mr Giardini, H1. Prod. Apr. 3, 1764.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. [1764] (K-D 413): only slight differences.
 

LA 239 The Absent Man. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas Hull.

Application undated, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Apr. 28, 1764.
MS: endorsed X; some corrections.
 

LA 240 The Shepherd's Artifice. Pastoral drama, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Application Apr. 28, 1764 [dated in another hand?], Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. May 21.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1765 (K-D 188): marked differences throughout.
 

LA 241 Almena. Opera, 3 acts. Richard Rolt.

Application Oct. 27, 1764, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Nov. 2.
MS. Comp. 1764 (K-D 35): slight differences.
 

LA 242 The Capricious Lovers. Opera, 3 acts. Robert Lloyd.

Application Nov. 16, 1764, James Lacy, for self and partner, D.L. Prod. Nov. 28.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1764 (K-D 138): slight differences.
 

LA 243 The Guardian Outwitted. Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas Augustine Arne (?).

Application Nov. 21, 1764, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Dec. 12.
MS. Comp. 1764 (K-D 268): a number of scenes in MS not printed.
 

LA 244 The Platonic Wife. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Griffith.

Application Jan. 12, 1765, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Jan. 24.
MS: numerous corrections and deletions. Comp. 1765 (Dev HC 23): a few differences; canceled passages in MS not printed.
 

LA 245 The Tutor. Farce, 2 acts. James Townley.

Application Jan. 26, 1765, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 4.
MS: endorsed X.
 

LA 246 Pharnaces. Opera, 3 acts. Thomas Hull.

Application Jan. 26, 1765, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 15.
MS. Comp. 1765 (K-D 198): virtually identical.
 

LA 247 The Faithful Irish Woman. Farce, 2 acts. Catherine Clive.

Application Mar. 9, 1765, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 18.
MS: endorsed X; numerous minor deletions and corrections.
 

LA 248 The Choice. Farce, 2 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Application Mar. 9, 1765, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 23.
MS: endorsed X; numerous deletions and extensive corrections. Comp. excerpt, apparently, from The Works of Arthur Murphy, 1786 (K-D 108): constant differences; printed version a paraphrase of MS.
 

LA 249 The Summer's Tale. Comic opera, 3 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Application Nov. 25, 1765, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Dec. 6.
MS. Comp. 1765 (K-D 195): slight differences, especially in songs.
 

LA 250 The Plain Dealer, Alterations and Additions to. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Application Nov. 25, 1765, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. (as altered) Dec. 7.
MS. Comp. 1766 (with alterations from Wycherley) (K-D 424): MS contains the major portion of Bickerstaffe's alterations; minor differences.
 

LA 251 The Double Mistake. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Griffith.

Application Dec. 24, 1765, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Jan. 9, 1766.
MS: prologue and two epilogues. Comp. 1766 (K-D 159): differs at several points.
 

LA 252 Falstaff's Wedding. Comedy, 5 acts. William Kenrick.

Application Apr. 4, 1766, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Apr. 12.
MS. Comp. 1766 (Dev 8vo 10): slight differences.
See LA 1382.
 

LA 253 The Hobby Horse. Farce, 1 act. Edward Thompson.

Application Apr. 4, 1766, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Apr. 16.
MS: endorsed X; prologue.
 

LA 254 Ralph's Ramble; [or, O! Rare London]. Descriptive piece.

Application Apr. 5, 1766, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Apr. 19.
MS.
 

LA 255 All in the Right. Comedy, 2 acts. Thomas Hull.

Application undated, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod Apr. 26, 1766.
MS: endorsed X.
 

LA 256 The Accomplish'd Maid. Comic opera, 3 acts. Edward Toms.

Application Oct. 16, 1766, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Dec. 3.
MS. Comp. 1767 (K-D 34): a few differences.
 

LA 257 The Fairy Favour. Masque, 1 act. Thomas Hull.

Application Oct. 16, 1766, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Jan. 31, 1767.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1766 (K-D 198): slight differences.
 

LA 258 The Country Girl. Comedy, 5 acts. David Garrick, from William Wycherley, The Country Wife.

Application Oct. 20, 1766, David Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Oct. 25.
Printed sheets of Wycherley's play, with numerous MS revisions, bound with MS pages: numerous corrections, interpolations, and epilogue in Garrick's hand. Comp. 1766 (K-D 122): numerous differences; alterations indicated in MS incorporated in printed text.
 

LA 259 [Harlequin] Dr. Faustus, Songs in. Pantomime.

Application Oct. 24, 1766, I. Stede (?), C.G. Prod. (New Pantimime Entertainment [altered from The Necromancer]), Nov. 18.
MS: included: letter of Stede to Edward Capell, Oct. 24, 1766, requesting license of songs substituted instead of old Ones, in Dr. Faustus, which is now reviving, with Alterations; and three songs.
 

LA 260 The Narrow Escape. Farce, 2 acts. David Garrick.

Application Nov. 4, 1766, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. (as Neck or Nothing), Nov. 18.
MS: cast. Comp. Neck or Nothing, 1766 (145230): slight differences.
 

LA 261 The Cunning Man. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Charles Burney, from Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Application Nov. 13, 1766, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Nov. 21.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1766 (147552): slight differences.
 

LA 262 The School for Guardians. Comedy, 5 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Application Dec. 1, 1766, John Beard and Priscilla Rich, C.G. Prod. Jan. 10, 1767.
MS. Comp. 1767 (147054): minor differences.
 

LA 263 Cymon. Dramatic opera, 5 acts. David Garrick.

Application Dec., 1766, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 2, 1767.
MS. Comp. 1767 (Dev 8vo 22): a number of discrepancies.
 

LA 264 The Perplexities. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Hull.

Application Jan. 16, 1767, Priscilla Rich and John Beard, C.G. Prod. Jan. 31.
MS: epilogue. Comp. 1767 (Dev HC 23): slight differences.
 

LA 265 The English Merchant, Prologue to.

No application. Spoken D.L., Feb. 21, 1767.
MS.
 

LA 266 Dido. Tragedy, 5 acts. Joseph Reed.

Application Mar. 6, 1767, James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 28.
MS. Comp. 1808 (K-D 436): great differences; MS longer than printed version.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was written in 1761 being mentioned in a letter from the author to Mrs. Dancer in the Garrick Papers vol I. See also Garricks abuse of it on April 5th. 1767.
 

LA 267 Le Inamorate del' Cicisbeo. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application undated, P. Crawford & Co, H1. Prod. Apr. 2, 1767.
MS: notice states, for benefit of Sigra Zamparini[?] one of our principal[?] Singers; cast.
 

LA 268 Linco's Travels. Interlude, 1 act. David Garrick.

Application Apr. 2, 1767, James Lacy, for self & partner, D.L. Prod. Apr. 6.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. with text in The Poetical Works of David Garrick, 1785 (145217): practically identical.
 

LA 269 [The Tailors, a Tragedy for Warm Weather.] Burlesque, 3 acts.

No application. Prod. H2, July 2, 1767.
MS: a few corrections; endorsed Wet [We]athe[r?], and with a note by J.P.C., The second title of this piece is Wet Weather. Comp. 1778 (K-D 457): differs slightly, except in Act III, which differs greatly.
See LA 2202, and Quadrupeds (1684), both alterations of this play.
 

LA 270 [The Countess of Salisbury.] Tragedy, 5 acts. Hall Hartson.

No application. Prod. H2, Aug. 31 (?), 1767 (previously Crow Street, Dublin, May 2, 1765).
MS: endorsed Without Dates; pp. 37-40 lacking. Comp. 1767 (Dev HC 10): differs markedly, especially in Act IV.
 

LA 271 The New Rehearsal. Farce, 2 acts. David Garrick.

Application Oct. 14, 1767, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. (as A Peep Behind the Curtain) Oct. 23.
MS: endorsed X and dated Oct., 1767; prologue and epilogue. Comp. A Peep Behind the Curtain; or, The New Rehearsal, 1767 (90219): a few differences.
 

LA 272 Lycidas. Musical entertainment. William Jackson, from John Milton.

Application Nov. 3, 1767, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Nov. 4.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1767 (K-D 42): virtually identical.
 

LA 273 The Oxonian in Town. Farce, 2 acts. George Colman.

Application undated, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Nov. 7, 1767.
MS: prologue and epilogue; The Catch in Act 2d. in hand of author. Comp. 1770 (K-D 366): slight differences-lines in MS not printed, and vice versa.
 

LA 274 The True-born Irishman. Comedy, 2 acts. Charles Macklin.

Application Nov. 21, 1767, George Colman, C.G. Prod. (as The Irish Fine Lady) Nov. 28.
MS: endorsed X; prologue; marginal marks, by Examiner(?). Comp. Dublin, 1795 (136020): prologue not printed; notable differences in Act I; Act II substantially identical.
 

LA 275 The Widow'd Wife. Comedy, 5 acts. William Kenrick.

Application Nov. 28, 1767, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 5.
MS: some corrections and insertions. Comp. 1767 (Dev HC 28): striking differences, at numerous points, in brief passages.
 

LA 276 The Royal Merchant. Opera, 3 acts. Thomas Hull, from Beaumont and Fletcher.

Application Dec. 2, 1767, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Dec. 14.
MS: endorsed X and For William Chetwynd Esq. Comp. 1768 (K-D 198): numerous differences; songs and passages in MS not printed, particularly in Act III; difference in act divisions.
 

LA 277 False Delicacy. Comedy, 5 acts. Hugh Kelly.

Application Jan. 16, 1768, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 23.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1768 (146408): slight differences throughout.
 

LA 278 Lionel and Clarissa. Comic opera, 3 acts. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Application Feb. 16, 1768, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Feb. 25.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1768 (K-D 189): unimportant differences.
 

LA 279 Zenobia. Tragedy, 5 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Application Feb. 19, 1768, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 27.
MS: endorsed X; epilogue. Comp. 1768 (Dev 8vo 29): slight differences throughout, but more numerous in last act.
 

LA 280 The Absent Man. Farce, 2 acts. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Application Mar. 15, 1768, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Mar. 21.
MS: endorsed X; prologue. Comp. 1768 (Dev HC 4): slight discrepancies throughout, particularly in end of Act II.
 

LA 281 Wit's Last Stake. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas King.

Application Apr. 5, 1768, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Apr. 14.
MS. Comp. 1769 (K-D 283): material differences; printed in one act; many portions of MS not printed.
 

LA 282 The Devil upon Two Sticks. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

No application. Prod. H2, May 30, 1768.
MS: last two pages of Act II and two pages in Act III lacking; a few corrections in hand of author. Comp. 1778 (K-D 91): slight differences, especially near end of last act.
 

LA 283 The Trail of Skill; or, The Statesman Foil'd. Musical comedy, 2 acts. Robert Dossie.

Application June 11, 1768, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. (as The Statesman Foil'd) July 8.
MS: pp. 9-12 lacking. Comp. The Statesman Foil'd, 1768 (K-D 18): several slight differences.
 

LA 284 The Judgment of Paris; or, The Triumph of Beauty. Burletta, 2 acts. Ralph Schomberg.

No application. Prod. H1, Aug. 24, 1768.
MS: pp. 17-20 lacking. Comp. 1768 (K-D 321): songs in Act II not printed; no other differences.
 

LA 285 The Padlock. Comic opera, 2 acts. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Application Sept. 19, 1768, David Garrick and James Lacy, D.L. Prod. Oct. 3.
MS: Preface and partial cast. Comp. 1768 (K-D 189): Preface of MS differs slightly from Advertisement in printed text; slight differences throughout.
 

LA 286 [The Royal Garland], An Occasional Interlude. 1 act. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Application Oct. 7, 1768, George Colman, C.G. Prod. (celebrating the arrival of the King of Denmark in England) Oct. 10.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1768 (K-D 94): virtually identical.
 

LA 287 Cyrus. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Hoole.

Application Nov. 20, 1768, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Dec. 3.
MS. Comp. 1768 (Dev HC 10): slight differences in Acts I-IV; more extensive differences in Act V.
 

LA 288 Prologue. (When frighten'd Poets give the Town a Play.) George Colman.

Application Nov. 21, 1768, George Colman, C.G. Spoken (to introduce Miss Morris as Juliet) Nov. 26.
MS. Comp. The Gentleman's Magazine, XXXVIII, 583: slight differences.
 

LA 289 Zingis. Tragedy, 5 acts. Alexander Dow.

Application Dec. 3, 1768, David Garrick for Mr. Lacy and himself, D.L. Prod. Dec. 17.
MS: endorsed X; numerous corrections and deletions; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1769 (Dev HC 29): slight differences.
 

LA 290 Tom Jones. Comic opera, 3 acts. Joseph Reed, from Henry Fielding.

Application Dec. 22, 1768, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Jan. 14, 1769.
MS. Comp. 1769 (K-D 191): many small differences, particularly in the songs.
 

LA 291 The Sister. Comedy, 5 acts. Charlotte Lennox.

Application Jan. 31, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Feb. 18.
MS: prologue and two epilogues. Comp. 1769 (K-D 284): slight differences; one epilogue not printed.
 

LA 292 The Fatal Discovery. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Home.

Application Feb. 14, 1769, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: endorsed X; corrections, by the author(?). Comp. 1769 (K-D 231): only minor differences.
 

LA 293 The Rival Favourites; or, The Death of Bucephalus, the Great. Burlesque tragedy, 2 acts. From Ralph Schomberg.

Application Feb. 27, 1769, George Colman, C.G.
Printed copy of Schomberg's The Death of Bucephalus, 1765: MS alterations; pp. 1-6 lacking; numerous excisions and insertions; notice states, for Woodward's benefit.
 

LA 294 Epilogue.

Application Mar. 8, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Spoken Mar. 16.
MS: notice states, for Shuter's benefit.
 

LA 295 Epilogue to Be Spoken by Mrs. Clive on Her Quitting the Stage. Horace Walpole.

No application. Spoken, D.L., Apr. 24, 1769.
MS.
 

LA 296 Man and Wife; or, Shakespeare Jubilee. Comedy, 3 acts. George Colman.

Application Oct. 3, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Oct. 7.
MS: endorsed X. (An additional scene included with LA 297, q.v.) Comp. 2d ed., 1770 (K-D 200): slight differences; some parts printed not in MS; additional scene not printed.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was sent by Colman for License on Octr. 3. 1769, and appended to it were some additional Scenes called 'Comic Scenes in the Jubilee of Covent Garden Theatre'.
 

LA 297 Jubilee of Covent Garden Theatre, Comic Scenes in the. George Colman.

Application (with LA 296) Oct. 3, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Oct. 7.
MS: contains one scene of Man and Wife (No. 296), q.v.
 

LA 298 The Jubilee. Interlude, 2 pts. David Garrick.

No application. Prod. D.L., Oct. 14, 1769.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.K., Collated & Perfect. J:P:K. 1800; prologue.
(This MS [HM 13] is bound in the Kemble-Devonshire collection of plays, Vol. 332. It was not a part of the Larpent Collection, and is not listed in B.C. The prologue, bound separately, was not in Kemble's possession.)
Printed in Three Plays by David Garrick, ed. Elizabeth P. Stein (1926).
 

LA 299 Le Contadine Bizzarre, the Humourous Country-Lasses. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts. G. Petrosellini.

Application Oct. 28, 1769, Peter Crawford & Co., H1. Prod. Nov. 7.
MS: a number of corrections and insertions; cast.
 

LA 300 The Brothers. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Application Nov. 22, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Dec. 2.
MS: several passages deleted, apparently by Examiner. Comp. 1770 (Dev HC 6): slight differences.
See LA 306.
 

LA 301 Occasional Prologue for the Benefit of the London Lying-in Hospital in Aldersgate Street.

Application Dec. 15, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Spoken Dec. 20 (?).
MS. (Spoken by Mrs. Yates.)
 

LA 302 The Court of Alexander. Burlesque, 2 acts. George Alexander Stevens.

Application Dec. 15, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Jan. 5, 1770.
MS. Comp. 2d ed., 1770 (K-D 272): many differences throughout.
 

LA 303 Epilogue. (I speak an Epilogue Masters old and lame!)

Application Dec. 20, 1769, George Colman, C.G. Spoken Dec. 22.
MS: notice states, for benefit of Lying-in Hospital, Tottenham Court Road. (Spoken by Shuter.)
 

1770-1779 (LA 304-506)

 

LA 304 Harlequin's Jubilee, Songs, Etc. Henry Woodward.

No application. Prod. C.G., Jan. 27, 1770.
MS: apparently incomplete, containing one song, The Magpies, a Ballad, and four lines, in hand of George Colman, of Last Song and Chorus. Comp. Songs, Choruses, &c....of Harlequin's Jubilee, 1770 (K-D 12): The Magpies identical; lines from Last Song differ slightly.
 

LA 305 Timanthes. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Hoole.

Application Jan. 31, 1770, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Feb. 24.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1770 (K-D 267): a few differences in Acts I-III; more numerous differences in Acts IV-V.
 

LA 306 [The Brothers], Epilogue for Mr. Woodward in the Character of Ironsides. Richard Cumberland (?).

Application Feb. 7, 1770, George Colman, C.G. Spoken Feb. 10.
MS: notice states, to be spoken after the Comedy of the Brothers.
See LA 300.
 

LA 307 A Word to the Wise. Comedy, 5 acts. Hugh Kelly.

Application Feb. 15, 1770, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Mar. 3.
MS. Comp. 1770 (K-D 192): virtually identical.
 

LA 308 Fashion Displayed. Comedy, 5 acts. Philippina Burton.

Application Mar. 29, 1770, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. Apr. 27.
MS.
 

LA 309 An Epilogue to Be Spoken by Lord Chief Joker and His Attorney-General.

Application May 2, 1770, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Spoken May 14.
MS.
 

LA 310 The Lame Lover. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Application June 1, 1770, S. Foote, H2. Prod. June 22.
MS: a few corrections in hand of author. Comp. 1770 (K-D 91): considerable differences.
 

LA 311 The Man of the World. Comedy, 5 acts. Charles Macklin.

Application Aug. 2, [1770,] Samuel Foote, H2. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: endorsed Thought unfit to be licensed. Comp. 1793 (K-D 346): great differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The entry in Larpents List regarding this play is as follows 'Man of the World, from the Little Theatre Haymarket. Manager S. Foote. This piece was refused the license in 1770.' Afterwards we have these entries-'Man of the World from Covent Garden. Author Macklin. Manager T. Harris-The license refused -1779'-'Man of the World from Covent Garden-Author Macklin-License allowed 1781'-...
In 1779 there was a correspondence on the Subject between Macklin & Lord Hertford.
See LA 500 and 558.
 

LA 312 'Tis Well It's No Worse. Comedy, 5 acts. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Application Nov. 17, 1770, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Nov. 24.
MS: Act IV lacking; prologue. Comp. 1770 (K-D 189): slight differences.
 

LA 313 The Portrait; or, The Painter's Easel. Burletta, 3 pts. George Colman.

Application undated, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Nov. 22, 1770.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1770 (K-D 200): virtually identical.
 

LA 314 Almida. Tragedy, 5 acts. Dorothea Celesia.

Application Jan. 1, 1771, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 12.
MS: endorsed X and Madm. Celesio; some corrections; cast. Comp. 1771 (Dev HC 5): slight differences; printed lines indicated for omission in performance are not in MS, except in last act.
 

LA 315 The West Indian. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Application Jan. 1, 1771, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 19.
MS: endorsed X and Mr Cumberland; prologue. Comp. 1771 (Dev HC 28): slight differences.
 

LA 316 Semiramide Riconosciuta; or, Semiramis Discovered. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Pietro Metastasio. Alterations by Giovanni Gualberto Bottarelli.

Application Jan. 29, 1771, P: Crawford & Co, H1. Prod. Feb. 9.
MS: title-page endorsed X and The Music entirely new by Signor Gioacchino Cocchi...The Poetry of Metastasio, alter'd and encreased by Giovan Gualberto Bottarelli; cast.
 

LA 317 Semiramide. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giovanni Gualberto Bottarelli (?), from Pietro Metastasio.

No application. Prod. H1, 1771 (?).
MS: title-page states, Music by F. Bianchi under the Direction of Mr. Federici; cast.
 

LA 318 Clementina. Tragedy, 5 acts. Hugh Kelly.

Application Feb. 14, 1771, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: endorsed X; passages marked for omission, by Examiner(?). Comp. 1771 (Dev HC 10): numerous and important differences throughout.
 

LA 319 Le Pazzie d'Orlando. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts. Charles Francis Badini.

Application Feb. 16, 1771, P: Crawford & Co, H1. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: title-page states, written by Badini.
 

LA 320 La Contadina in Corte. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Application Mar. 6, 1771, Peter Crawford & Co., H1. Prod. Mar. 14.
MS: endorsed X; title-page states, for benefit of Siga. Caterina Ristorini; cast.
See LA 503.
 

LA 321 The Modern Wife. Comedy, 5 acts. From John Gay.

Application Apr. 15, 1771, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Apr. 27.
MS: prologue and epilogue, with separate notice to Examiner, n.d.
 

LA 322 [Theodosius], Prologue, (Proposed) to Be Spoken by Miss Hayward in the Character of Athenais.

Application Apr. 22, 1771, David Garrick, for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Spoken Apr. 23.
MS.
 

LA 323 The Capricious Lady. Farce, 1 act. J. Henrietta Pye.

Application Apr. 30, 1771, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. May 10.
MS: endorsed X; numerous corrections.
 

LA 324 The Maid of Bath. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Application June 12, 1771, S. Foote, H2. Prod. June 26.
MS: minor corrections in hand of author; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1778 (K-D 91): slight differences.
 

LA 325 Dido. Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas Bridges.

Application June 19, 1771, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. July 24.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1771 (K-D 279): considerable differences.
 

LA 326 The Fairy Prince. Masque, 3 pts. George Colman.

Application Sept. 28, 1771, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Nov. 12.
MS. Comp. 1771 (K-D 94): a few differences in the songs.
 

LA 327 The Order of the Garter. Masque, 3 pts. David Garrick.

Application Oct. 3, 1771, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. (as The Institution of the Garter) Oct. 28.
MS: endorsed X; included, with separate application, Oct. 15, 1771, unsigned, a scene to be added to the New Masque calld The Institution of the Order of the Garter... Comp. The Songs, Choruses, and Serious Dialogue of the Masque Called The Institution of the Garter; or, Arthur's Round Table Restored, 1771 (K-D 131): differences few, except that MS contains comic scenes not printed.
 

LA 328 Timon of Athens. Tragedy, 4 acts. Richard Cumberland, from William Shakespeare.

Application Nov. 23, 1771, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 4.
MS: endorsed X; notice describes piece as Alterations in the following Tragedy of Timon of Athens; some corrections; one scene noted as transcribed from Shakespear. Comp. 1771 (K-D 195): a few differences, particularly in Act IV, MS containing numerous lines not printed.
 

LA 329 The Fashionable Lover. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Application Jan. 10, [1772,] James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Jan. 20.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1772 (Dev HC 15): a few differences.
 

LA 330 The Golden Pippin. Burletta, 3 acts. Kane O'Hara.

Application Feb. 5, 1772, George Colman, C.G. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: endorsed forbid the 17th. Febry. 1772; one passage deleted by Examiner. Comp. 1773 (K-D 221): extensive differences. J.P.C. in B.D.: It was at first forbidden as appears by the following entries in Larpents List-'The Golden Pippin-a Burletta to be performed at Covent Garden. Managers letter G. Colman-On Feby 17th. 1772 it was forbid'-'Pippin, the Golden-Altered and offered again-Licensed Octr. 1772' Both copies were among Larpents MSS. It was reduced to 2 acts before it was licensed-
See LA 339 and 1141.
 

LA 331 The Grecian Daughter. Tragedy, 5 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Application Feb. 8, 1772, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 26.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1772 (Dev HC 16): notable differences at conclusions of Acts III and V.
 

LA 332 Patience the Best Remedy; or, A Wife in the Right. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Griffith.

Application Feb. 20, 1772, George Colman, C.G. Prod. (as A Wife in the Right) Mar. 9.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. A Wife in the Right, 1772 (K-D 160): many differences; discrepancies in dialogue, order of scenes, and points of division between acts.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was sent to the Licenser without any title and Capell inserted the name of 'Patience the best Remedy' in Colman's Letter of Feb 20th. 1772-On the outer cover of the MS it is called 'Patience the best Remedy or a Wife in the Right.'
 

LA 333 Squire Badger. Burletta, 2 pts. Thomas Augustine Arne, from Henry Fielding.

Application Mar. 6, [1772,] T. A. Arne, H2. Prod. (as The Sot) Mar. 16 (?).
MS: endorsed X; note, Arne to Chetwynd; another title-page gives title, Squire Badger, inserted in place of The Sot. Comp. 1772 (K-D 424): slight differences.
 

LA 334 The Cooper. Comic opera, 2 acts. Thomas Augustine Arne (?).

Application May 26, 1772, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. June 10.
MS: some insertions and deletions. Comp. 1772 (K-D 48): slight differences.
 

LA 335 The Nabob. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Application June 17, 1772, S. Foote, H2. Prod. June 29.
MS: minor corrections, throughout, by author. Comp. 1778 (K-D 365): numerous differences in first half, slight discrepancies in latter half.
 

LA 336 Cupid's Revenge. Pastoral, 2 acts. Francis Gentleman.

Application undated, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. July 27, 1772.
MS: endorsed X; two songs deleted. Comp. 1772 (K-D 366): Act I differs considerably; Act II virtually identical.
 

LA 337 Occasional Prelude for the Opening of the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden. George Colman.

Application Sept. 10, 1772, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Sept. 21.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1776 (K-D 200): MS contains one scene not printed; other differences slight.
 

LA 338 Elfrida. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Mason.

Application Oct. 9, 1772, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Nov. 2.
MS. Comp. 1752 (K-D 434): MS version a condensation of printed text; except for omissions, it is practically identical with printed version.
 

LA 339 The Golden Pippin. Burletta, 2 acts. Kane O'Hara.

Application Oct. 9, 1772, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Feb. 6, 1773.
MS. Comp. 1773 (K-D 221): considerable differences. (MS differs also from LA 330, q.v.)
See also LA 1141.
 

LA 340 The Rose; or, The Female Contest. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Thomas Augustine Arne (?).

Application Nov. 23, 1772, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 2.
MS: cover, endorsed X, gives title as The Female Contest or Rose. Comp. 1773 (K-D 268): slight differences.
 

LA 341 The Duel. Play, 5 acts. William O'Brien.

Application Nov. 25, 1772, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Dec. 8.
MS: endorsed X; numerous deletions and corrections. Comp. 2d ed., 1773 (K-D 269): slight differences.
 

LA 342 Cross Purposes. Farce, 2 acts. William O'Brien.

Application Nov. 26, 1772, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Dec. 5.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 2d ed., [1772] (K-D 269): a number of differences.
 

LA 343 The Wedding Ring. Comic opera, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Application Jan. 14, 1773, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 1.
MS: endorsed X; numerous revisions. Comp. 1773 (K-D 91): minor differences.
 

LA 344 Alzuma. Tragedy, 5 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Application Jan. 27, 1773, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1773 (Dev HC 4): numerous differences.
 

LA 345 Alonzo. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Home.

Application Jan. 29, 1773, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 27.
MS: dated Jan. 29, 1773. Comp. 1773 (K-D 231): slight differences.
 

LA 346 Piety in Pattens. Comedy, 1 act. Samuel Foote.

No application. Prod. H2, Feb. 15, 1773.
MS.
 

LA 347 The Thunder Ode. Thomas Augustine Arne (?).

No application. Introduced into Judith, C.G., Feb. 26, 1773 (?).
MS.
 

LA 348 The Macaroni. Comedy, 5 acts. Robert Hitchcock.

Application n.d. [Feb., 1773], Tate Wilkinson, York. Prod. 1773 (?).
MS: endorsed X and acted at York in Feb. 1773. Comp. York, 1773 (K-D 67): numerous minor differences.
 

LA 349 The Novel; or, Mistakes of a Night. Comedy, 5 acts. Oliver Goldsmith.

Application undated, George Colman, C.G. Prod. (as She Stoops to Conquer) Mar. 15, 1773.
MS: prologue. Comp. She Stoops to Conquer; or, Mistakes of a Night, 1773 (Dev 8vo 15): minor differences throughout.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Larpents List contains the following-'The Novel or Mistakes of a Night, acted at Covent Garden. Manager George Colman in 1783 [ sic]-This Comedy was licensed under that Title but was known on the stage by that of She Stoops to Conquer. The Author Goldsmith.'-See Boswell's Life of Johnson where the latter says something about the difficulty of finding a title for Goldsmith's Play The MS among Larpents Plays was called 'The Novel' &c.
 

LA 350 Prologue. (You all have heard, no Doubt, one time or other.)

Application Mar. 18, 1773, David Garrick, for his Partner Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Spoken Mar. 23.
MS: endorsed For Mr. King after the Double Dealer.
 

LA 351 An Apology for Apologies. [Prologue?]

Application Apr. 3, 1773, David Garrick, for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Spoken Apr. 13.
MS: headed Address'd to the Town and spoken by Mr. King; endorsed For Mr. Love's Benefit.
 

LA 352 Henry 2d; or, The Fall of Rosamond. Tragedy, 5 acts. Thomas Hull.

Application undated, George Colman, C.G. Prod. May 1, 1773.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1774 (Dev HC 15): numerous minor differences.
 

LA 353 The Maid of Kent. Comedy, 5 acts. Francis Godolphin Waldron.

Application May 6, 1773, James Lacy and David Garrick, D.L. Prod. May 17.
MS. Comp. 1778 (K-D 21): minor differences in dialogue.
 

LA 354 The Grumbler. Comedy, 1 act. Oliver Goldsmith.

No application. Prod. C.G., May 8, 1773.
MS: endorsed X.
(This MS [HM 23] is not now in the Larpent Collection; nor is it listed in B.C. See ed., Cambridge, Mass., 1931, with Introduction and notes by Alice I. Perry Wood.)
 

LA 355 The Bankrupt. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Application July 8, 1773, S. Foote, H2. Prod. July 21.
MS: a few corrections in hand of author; some passages marked, by Examiner(?), for omission; prologue. Comp. 1776 (123800): no important differences; passages marked for omission are printed.
 

LA 356 A Trip to Portsmouth. Sketch, 1 act. George Alexander Stevens.

Application Aug. 3, 1773, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. Aug. 11.
MS. Comp. n.d. (K-D 272): various slight differences.
 

LA 357 The Pantheonites. Comedy, 2 acts. Francis Gentleman.

No application. Prod. H2, Sept. 3, 1773.
MS: some corrections; cast. Comp. 1773 (K-D 141): MS lacks one stanza of first song; otherwise practically identical.
 

LA 358 The Modish Wife, Prologue for. Francis Gentleman (?).

No application. Spoken H2, Sept. 18, 1773 (?).
MS.
 

LA 359 Lucio Vero. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. From Apostolo Zeno.

Application Oct. 8, 1773, Richard Yates, H1. Prod. Nov. 20.
MS.
 

LA 360 The Deserter. Musical drama, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Application Oct. 18, 1773, David Garrick for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Nov. 2.
MS: numerous corrections and insertions; cast. Comp. 1773 (K-D 91): notable differences, particularly in Act II.
 

LA 361 The Duellist. Comedy, 5 acts. William Kenrick.

Application Nov. 1, 1773, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Nov. 20.
MS. Comp. [1773] (Dev HC 11): minor differences throughout; conclusion quite different.
 

LA 362 The School for Wives. Comedy, 5 acts. Hugh Kelly.

Application Nov. 29, 1773, David Garrick for himself & Mr Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 11.
MS: endorsed X; numerous corrections and deletions. Comp. 1774 (Dev 8vo 72): many differences; MS contains long passages not printed; certain passages deleted in MS are printed, others are not.
 

LA 363 The Christmas Tale. Musical entertainment, 5 pts. David Garrick.

Application Dec. 13, 1773, David Garrick, for himself & Mr. Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 27.
MS: endorsed X; numerous deletions, corrections, and additions, some by author; prologue and epilogue. Comp. A Christmas Tale, 1774 (Dev HC 10): numerous differences, particularly in last part.
J.P.C. in B.D..: The prompter who wrote the body of the letter to the Licenser did not know what species of production to call it and leaving a blank Garrick filled it up with the words 'Musical Entertainment.' The letter was dated Decr. 13. 1773 The MS in Larpents collection was corrected by Garrick.
The account of this piece in the Biogr. Dram was the authorship of Steevens.
 

LA 364 The Man of Business. Comedy, 5 acts. George Colman.

Application undated, G. Colman, C.G. Prod. Jan. 29, 1774.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1774 (Dev HC 20): a few differences.
 

LA 365 The Note of Hand; or, A Trip to Newmarket. Farce, 2 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Application Jan. 31, 1774, David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 9.
MS: partial cast; epilogue. Comp. 1774 (K-D 195): some slight differences.
 

LA 366 Sethona. Tragedy, 5 acts. Alexander Dow.

Application Feb. 4, 1774, David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Feb. 19.
MS: endorsed X; some deletions and corrections; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1774 (K-D 281): minor discrepancies.
 

LA 367 Eldred; or, The British Father. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Jackson.

No application. Prod. Edinburgh, Feb., 1774; H2, July 7, 1775 (previously, Capel Street, Dublin, Dec., 1773).
MS: pp. 17-18 lacking. Comp. Eldred; or, The British Freeholder, Edinburgh, 1782 (K-D 392): some differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: In Larpents List without date but after 1780 is entred a tragedy as licenced under the title of Eldred the British Father.
 

LA 368 The Heroine of the Cave. Tragedy, 5 acts. Paul Hiffernan, from Henry Jones, The Cave of Indra.

Application Mar. 11, 1774, David Garrick for myself & Partner, D.L. Prod. Mar. 19.
MS: endorsed X; endorsed (by Capell?) (recd. this afternoon, Mar. 14th.); prologue and epilogue.
Comp. 1775 (K-D 105): slight differences.
 

LA 369 The Fall of Egypt. Oratorio, 3 pts. John Hawkesworth.

Application Mar. 19, 1774, unsigned, D.L. Prod. (during Lent?) 1774.
MS: title-page states, By Docr Hawkesworth LL D; some corrections.
 

LA 370 The Prince of Agra. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Addington [or Hugh Kelly?], from John Dryden, Aureng-Zebe.

Application Mar. 21, 1774, George Colman, C.G. Prod. Apr. 7.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Lessingham's benefit; prologue and epilogue.
 

LA 371 The Two English Gentlemen; or, The Sham Funeral. Comedy, 5 acts. James Stewart.

Application Mar. 21, 1774, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. H2 (?).

Note

B.D. says acted one night; Genest (X, 190) lists the play as not acted.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1774 (K-D 30): differs in detail throughout.
 

LA 372 The Conjurer. Farce, 2 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Application Apr. 16, 1774, David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Apr. 29.
MS: endorsed X; prologue. (Bound with MS of The Election [LA 380].)
 

LA 373 Nitteti. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giovanni Gualberto Bottarelli, from Pietro Metastasio.

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 19, 1774.
MS: cast. (L.L. states performed H1, 1785.)
 

LA 374 The Swindlers. Farce, 2 acts. Robert Baddeley.

Application undated, David Garrick, for himself & Partner, D.L. Prod. Apr. 25, 1774.
MS.
 

LA 375 The Cozeners. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Application June 28, 1774, S. Foote, H2. Prod. July 15.
MS: numerous corrections and one two-page insertion in hand of author; prologue. Comp. 1778 (K-D 91): various differences; each version contains scenes not in the other.
 

LA 376 The Waterman; or, The First of August. Ballad opera, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Application Aug. 2, 1744 [1774], Samuel Foote, H2, Prod. Aug. 8, 1774.
MS: some cancellations; cast. Comp. 1774 (K-D 181): a number of differences.
 

LA 377 Prologue.

Application Sept. 13, 1774, Thomas Hull, C.G. Spoken Sept. 19 (?).
MS: notice states that prologue is to be spoken at opening of Covent Garden on Monday next the 19th. Instant; endorsed Mr. Woodward 1774.
 

LA 378 The Meeting of the Company; or, Bayes's Art of Acting. Prelude, 1 act. David Garrick.

Application undated, David Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Sept. 17, 1774.
MS: notice endorsed Collated & Perfect. J:P:K[emble]: 1800. (This MS [HM 12] is bound in the Kemble-Devonshire collection of plays, Vol. 332. It is not part of the Larpent Collection, and it is not listed in B.C.)
Printed in Three Plays by David Garrick, ed. Elizabeth P. Stein (1926).
 

LA 379 The Romance of an Hour. Farce, 2 acts. Hugh Kelly.

Application Sept. 24, 1774, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 2.
MS: interleaved, with numerous excisions and some corrections; partial cast. Comp. 1774 (146407): MS contains numerous lines not printed.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is entered by this title [ The Romance of an Hour] in Larpents List but it is also there stated that the original title was The innocent Incendiary.
 

LA 380 The Election. Musical interlude, 1 act. Miles Peter Andrews.

Application Oct. 15, 1774, David Garrick, for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Oct. 19.
MS: endorsed X; one chorus deleted in red ink and endorsed in margin by Edward Capell, This was not in the Copy you shew'd me, nor should be in this. (dele.). (Bound with MS of The Conjurer [No. 372].) Comp. 1774 (K-D 189): a final song in MS not printed; censored chorus printed in slightly different version.

Note

Bound with 372
 

LA 381 The Maid of the Oaks. Comedy, 5 acts. John Burgoyne.

Application Oct. 20, 1774, David Garrick, for himself & Mr Lacy, D.L. Prod. Nov. 5.
MS: endorsed X; included, Additions In the 5: Act of the Maid of the Oaks (1782?); prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1774 (K-D 281): different prologue and epilogue; Acts IV and V very different.
 

LA 382 The Choleric Man. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Application Dec. 7, 1774, David Garrick for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Dec. 19.
MS: Act V lacking. Comp. 3d ed., 1775 (K-D 358): numerous differences, especially at the close of Act IV.
 

LA 383 The Rivals. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Application Jan. 9, 1775, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 17.
MS. Comp. 1775 (Dev HC 24): differs in many important respects. (See Sheridan, The Rivals [Oxford, 1935], ed. from the Larpent MS by Richard Little Purdy.)
 

LA 384 The Rival Candidates. Comic opera, 2 acts. Henry Bate [Bate Dudley].

Application Jan. 21, 1775, David Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Feb. 1.
MS: frequent revisions; excisions indicated by Edward Capell (?); note, in hand of Capell: Sir If you shall be of opinion that the passages I have mark'd should not be allow'd, it will be proper the Prompter should be told so by you as soon as you can. Your obedient humble servant, E. C. Tuesday night; epilogue. Comp. 1775 (113742): minor differences.
 

LA 385 Cleonice. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Hoole.

No application. Prod. C.G., Mar. 2, 1775.
MS: cover endorsed Mr. Hoole. Comp. 1775 (Dev HC 9): slight differences throughout.
 

LA 386 Bon Ton; or, High Life above Stairs. Comedy, 3 acts. David Garrick.

Application Mar. 7, 1775, D. Garrick, for Mr. Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Mar. 18.
MS: a few deletions. Comp. 1775 (K-D 366): Acts I and II in MS appear as Act I in printed text, which is in two acts; other differences slight.
 

LA 387 The Wish. Musical entertainment, 2 acts.

Application Apr. 22, 1775, Willoughby Lacy For Self & Partner, D.L. Prod. May 2 (?).

Note

Genest records performance on May 2, 1775; but it is not found in D.L. playbills of that day or in the Public Advertiser.
MS: endorsed X; prologue.
 

LA 388 St. Patrick's Day; or, The Scheeming Lieutenant. Farce, 2 acts. Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Application Apr. 24, 1775, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 2.
MS. Comp. [Dublin], 1788 (K-D 378): numerous slight differences.
 

LA 389 Didone Abbandonata. Opera (Italian) (2 acts). Pietro Metastasio.

Application May 1, 1775, Richard Yates, H1. Prod. 1775.
MS: contains first act and one additional page; notice states in postscript, This Opera has been perform'd here some few years since; cast.
 

LA 390 The Contract. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas Francklin.

Application Aug. 10, 1775, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. June 12, 1776.
MS. Comp. 1776 (K-D 357): numerous and extensive differences.
 

LA 391 The Dutchman. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas Bridges.

Application Aug. 15, 1775, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. Aug. 21.
MS. Comp. 1775 (K-D 279): a number of unimportant differences.
 

LA 392 The Weathercock. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Theodosius Forrest.

Application Oct. 4, 1775, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 17.
MS. Comp. 1775 (K-D 39): slight differences.
 

LA 393 The Little Gipsy; or, May Day. Musical piece, 1 act. David Garrick.

Application Oct. 14, 1775, D. Garrick, D.L. Prod. (as May Day; or, The Little Gipsy) Oct. 28.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. May Day; or, The Little Gipsy, 1775 (K-D 453): a few differences.
 

LA 394 La Sposa Fedele. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts. Pietro Chiari.

Application Oct. 27, 1775, Richard Yates, H1. Prod. Oct. 31.
MS: numerous deletions; cast.
 

LA 395 The Coquette; or, The Mistakes of the Heart. Comedy, 5 acts. Robert Hitchcock.

Application Nov. 2, 1775, Tate Wilkinson, York and Hull.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. Bath, 1777 (K-D 67): numerous minor differences; a few more extensive differences.
 

LA 396 Old City Manners. Comedy, 5 acts. Charlotte Lennox, from Jonson, Chapman, and Marston, Eastward Hoe.

Application Nov. 3, 1775, David Garrick, D. L. Prod. Nov. 9.
MS: note to Examiner describes play as Alterations in the following comedy call'd Old City Manners (taken from the Old Comedy of Eastward Hoe); a number of corrections; included, Prologue for Eastward Hoe. Comp. 1775 (Dev HC 22): slight differences.
 

LA 397 The Sultan; or, A Peep into the Seraglio. Dramatic entertainment, 2 acts. Isaac Bickerstaffe.

Application Nov. 30, 1775, David Garrick for himself & Mr. Lacy, D.L. Prod. Dec. 12.
MS: endorsed X; a few deletions; title-page states songs are One by Gierdini, One by Bach. Comp. 1787 (K-D 101): extensive differences, with some parts entirely different.
 

LA 398 The Mercantile Lovers. Comedy, 5 acts. George Wallis.

Application undated, Tate Wilkinson, York. Prod. 1775(?).
MS. Comp. ed. with alterations, 1775 (K-D 21): marked differences, with scenes rearranged, revised, and omitted or added.
 

LA 399 Il Demetrio. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Pietro Metastasio (?).

No application. [Ca. 1775? dated 1785 in L.L.]
MS: cast.
See LA 751, an alteration of this opera.
 

LA 400 The Black-a-moor Wash'd White. Comic opera, 2 acts. Henry Bate [Bate Dudley].

Application Jan. 22, 1776, David Garrick and Willoughby Lacy, D.L. Prod. Feb. 1.
MS: endorsed X; a number of revisions and corrections. Comp. Airs, Ballads, &c., 1776 (K-D 429): slight differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: See extract from a letter from Garrick to Woodfall regarding The Blackamoor in my MS. Diary.

Note

See The Private Correspondence of David Garrick, II, 135-37.
 

LA 401 The Reasonable Lover. [The Man of Reason (?).] Comedy, 5 acts. [Hugh Kelly?]

Application Feb. 5, 1776, Thomas Harris, C.G. [Prod. (as The Man of Reason) Feb. 9?]
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

LA 402 The Runaway. Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Application Feb. 5, 1776, David Garrick, for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Prod. Feb. 15.
MS: endorsed X; many alterations. Comp. 1776 (K-D 228): minor differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It had originally another title viz 'The Cantabs or the College Vacation'-In Larpents MS this title is erased by Garrick and The Runaway substituted. There are also some alterations in his handwriting-It was first performed, as appears by the bills on Saturday April 13th. 1776. [It was performed on April 13 for the fifteenth time.]
 

LA 403 The Spleen; or, Islington Spa. Farce, 2 acts. George Colman.

Application Feb. 17, 1776, David Garrick, D.L. Prod. Mar. 7.
MS: some corrections and erasures; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1776 (K-D 228): many passages printed not in MS; some transposition of scenes, and other differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was perhaps the last piece Garrick sent with a note under his hand to be licensed. [But See LA 407 and 410.]
 

LA 404 The Syren [s]. Masque, 2 acts. Edward Thompson.

Application Feb. 20, 1776, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 26.
MS. Comp. 1776 (K-D 318): a number of differences.
 

LA 405 The Ascension. Oratorio, 3 acts.

Application Feb. 20, 1776, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. 1776.
MS. Comp. 1776 (K-D 413): slight differences.
 

LA 406 Concerto Spirituale. Anthem (English, Latin, and Italian).

Application Feb. 20, 1776, Thomas Harris, C.G.
MS: contains four anthems; endorsed X.
 

LA 407 Valentine's Day. Musical drama, 2 acts. William Heard.

Application Mar. 2, 1776, David Garrick for himself & Mr Lacy, D.L. Prod. Mar. 23.
MS: author's name on title-page. Comp. 1776 (K-D 321): numerous differences, especially in the songs.
 

LA 408 Medea, Epilogue for.

No application. Spoken D.L., Mar. 11, 1776 (?).
MS.
 

LA 409 The Impostors; or, The Credulous Don. Farce, 2 acts. Joseph Reed.

Application Mar. 11, 1776, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Impostors; or, A Cure for Credulity) Mar. 19.
MS: notice states, for Woodward's benefit; prologue.
 

LA 410 An Address to the Public. (When Ancient Rome in all its Glory Shone.)

Application Mar. 14, 1776, David Garrick, for Mr Lacy & himself, D.L. Spoken Mar. 23 (?).
MS: endorsed X and, by J.P.C. (in error?), 1776 On opening the Theatre for the Season.
 

LA 411 Caio Mario. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 20, 1776.
MS: cast.
 

LA 412 St. Helena; or, The Isle of Love. Farce, 2 acts. Edward Thompson.

Application July 30, 1776, Thomas Jefferson, Richmond. Prod. 1776.
MS: endorsed X; title-page indicates Isle of Love (erased) was original title.
 

413: The Capuchin. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel Foote.

Application Aug. 8, 1776, S. Foote, H2. Prod. Aug. 19.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1778 (Dev 8vo 15): slight differences.
 

LA 414 [New Brooms], A New Occasional Prelude. 1 act. George Colman.

Application Sept. 3, 1776, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Sept. 21.
MS. Comp. 1776 (K-D 365): a few differences.
 

LA 415 News from Parnassus. Prelude. Arthur Murphy.

Application Sept. 9, 1776, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Sept. 23.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. excerpt, apparently, from The Works of Arthur Murphy, 1786 (K-D 108): many slight differences.
 

LA 416 The Prejudice of Fashion. Comedy, 2 acts.

Application Sept. 24, 1776, Samuel Foote, H2. Prod. Feb. 22, 1779.
MS: prologue.
 

LA 417 La Frascatana. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. From Filippo Livigni.

No application. Prod. H1, Nov. 5, 1776.
MS: dated by Larpent June, 1794; cast.
See LA 1535, substantially the same.
 

LA 418 The Seraglio. Comic opera, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Application Nov. 9, 1776, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 14.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1776 (K-D 49): slight differences; MS contains several songs and one scene in Act II not printed.
 

LA 419 Prologue. (Ladies and Gentlemen-quite void of passion.)

Application Nov. 16, 1776, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, For self, & Partners, D.L. Spoken Nov. 19 (?).
MS.
 

LA 420 The Hotel; or, The Double Valet. Farce, 2 acts. Thomas Vaughan.

Application Nov. 16, 1776, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, for self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Nov. 21.
MS: endorsed X; epilogue, with separate application, Nov. 30. Comp. 1776 (K-D 19): virtually the same.
 

LA 421 Selima and Azor. Dramatic romance, 3 acts. George Collier.

Application Dec. 2, 1776, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Dec. 5.
MS: lacks Act I, Scene 1, and most of Scene 2; many alterations. Comp. 1784 (K-D 363): numerous differences.
 

LA 422 Semiramis. Tragedy, 5 acts. George Edward Ayscough.

Application Dec. 2, 1776, Richard Brinsley Sheridan For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Dec. 14.
MS: endorsed X; numerous deletions and corrections. Comp. 1776 (Dev HC 25): a number of slight differences.
 

LA 423 Germondo. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Carlo Goldoni.

Application Jan. 1, 1777, Richard Yates, H1. Prod. Jan. 21.
MS: endorsed X; cast.
 

LA 424 Sir Thomas Overbury. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Woodfall, from Richard Savage.

Application Jan. 23, 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 1.
MS. Comp. 1777 (147584): many lines printed not in MS.
 

LA 425 Know Your Own Mind. Comedy, 5 acts. Arthur Murphy.

Application Feb. 4, 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 22.
MS. Comp. 1778 (Dev HC 18): numerous marked differences.
 

LA 426 A Trip to Scarborough. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, from John Vanbrugh.

Application Feb. 17, 1777, R. B. Sheridan For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Feb. 24.
MS: endorsed X; cast. Comp. Dublin, 1781 (138263): substantially the same.
 

LA 427 The Milesian. Comic opera, 2 acts. Isaac Jackman.

Application Mar. 14, 1777, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Mar. 20.
MS: endorsed X. Comp. 1777 (K-D 266): a few differences.
 

LA 428 All the World's A Stage. Farce, 2 acts. Isaac Jackman.

Application Mar. 31, 1777, Richard Brinsley Sheridan For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Apr. 7.
MS: additional scene; prologue; cast. Comp. 1777 (Dev HC 5): slight differences; additional scene not printed.
 

LA 429 The Experiment. Comedy, 2 acts. Charles Stuart (?).

Application Apr. 8, 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 16. MS: epilogue.
 

LA 430 The Distress'd Wife. Comedy, 3 acts. George Colman (?), from John Gay.

Application Apr. 14, 1777, George Colman, H2.
MS: endorsed X; prologue. Prologue comp. Prologue On the Opening of the Theatre-Royal in the Haymarket, May 15, 1777. Written by G. Colman, Esq; Spoken by Mr. Palmer, The Gentleman's Magazine, XLVII (1777): almost identical. (The Haymarket opened on May 15 with The English Merchant and Lilliput.)
 

LA 431 Polly. Ballad opera, 3 acts. George Colman, from John Gay.

Application Apr. 15, 1777, George Colman, H2. Prod. June 19.
MS. Comp. 1777 (Dev 8vo 79): MS contains two scenes, several airs, and some dialogue not in printed version; act and scene divisions differ.
 

LA 432 The Device; or, The Marriage Office. Farce, 2 acts. - Richards.

Application Apr. 29, 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 5.
MS: notice states, for Wild's benefit. Comp. Airs, Duet, & Finale, in the Device, [1777] (Dev 8vo 72): slight differences.
 

LA 433 The Clock Case; or, Female Curiosity. Interlude.

Application Apr., 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 2.
MS.
 

LA 434 Prologue and Epilogue, for the Benefit of the Widow and Children of the Late Mr. Kelly. Samuel Johnson and A Friend.

Application May 27, 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken May 29.
MS.
 

LA 435 The Matrimonial Advertisement; or, A Bold Stroke for A Husband. Comedy, 3 acts. Mrs. Gardner (Miss Cheney).

Application July 26, 1777, George Colman, H2. Prod. (as The Advertisement; or, A Bold Stroke for a Husband) Aug. 9.
MS: a number of corrections; prologue.
 

LA 436 The Spanish Barber; or, The Fruitless Precaution. Comedy, 3 acts. George Colman.

Application Aug. 25, 1777, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 30.
MS: endorsed X; prologue and Songs.
 

LA 437 The Students; or, The Humours of Saint Andrew's. Farce, 2 acts. James Stewart.

Application Sept. 24, 1777, George Colman, H2. Prod. 1779 (?).
MS.
 

LA 438 The Beggar's Opera, New Scene for. Edward Thompson (?).

Application Oct. 15, 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 17.
MS.
 

LA 439 Creso. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Application Nov. 1, 1777, Richard Yates, H1. Prod. Nov. 8 (?).
MS: cast.
 

LA 440 Percy. Tragedy, 5 acts. Hannah More.

Application Dec. 2, 1777, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 10.
MS. Comp. 1778 (Dev 8vo 16): a few slight differences.
 

LA 441 The Female Officer. Farce, 2 acts. John Philip Kemble.

Application Jan. 1, 1778, Joseph Younger, Manchester. Prod. 1778.
MS: prologue, Written for the Play of Injur'd Innocence by C: Cibber.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The MS of this piece was in Larpents Collection and the whole of it was in the hand writing of J. P Kemble. It was licensed on Jany 1st 1778 to the Manager of the Liverpool theatre [but application is for performance at Manchester], Mr Joseph Younger. Qy if it be not an alteration of 3 Hours after Marriage by Pope Gay & Arbuthnot-at least the incident of the Nunnery & the Crocodile are in both-See Cibbers Letter to Pope 1742 p 17 & 18. See MS. Diary p 160 for a par: from a letter by J.P.K regarding the opposition to it.
 

LA 442 Alfred. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Home.

Application Jan. 13, 1778, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 21.
MS. Comp. 1778 (K-D 231): some differences, MS containing passages not printed.
 

LA 443 Poor Vulcan. Burletta, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Application Jan. 31, 1778, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 4.
MS: many excisions and corrections. Comp. 2d ed., 1778 (K-D 321): numerous differences.
 

LA 444 Erifile, Regina di Zacinto. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Giovanni de' Gamerra.

Application Feb. 6, 1778, Richard Yates, H1. Prod. Feb. 7.
MS: endorsed X; numerous deletions and revisions; cast.
 

LA 445 The Cady [of Bagdad]. Comic opera, 3 acts. Abraham Portal.

Application Feb. 9, 1978, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Feb. 19.
MS: endorsed X.
 

LA 446 Belphegor; or, The Wishes. Comic opera, 2 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Application Mar. 6, 1778, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Mar. 16.
MS. Comp. [Dublin?], 1788 (Dev 12mo 67): several minor differences.
 

LA 447 The Lucky Escape. Musical farce, 2 acts. Mary Robinson.

Application Apr. 23, 1778, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Apr. 30.
MS: endorsed X; cast. Comp. Songs, Chorusses, &c., in The Lucky Escape, n.d. (K-D 630): a few differences.
 

LA 448 The British Heroine. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Jackson.

Application Apr. 28, 1778, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 5 (previously, as Geralda; or, The Siege of Harlech, Dublin, Jan. 13, 1777).
MS: numerous corrections; prologue and epilogue.
 

LA 449 Buxom Joan. Burletta, 1 act. Thomas Willet.

Application June 17, 1778, George Colman, H2. Prod. June 25.
MS. Comp. 1778 (K-D 204): virtually identical.
 

LA 450 The Suicide. Comedy, 4 acts. George Colman.

Application June 29, 1778, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 11.
MS: some corrections; cast.
 

LA 451 Belisarius; or, Injur'd Innocence. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Philip Kemble.

Application July 27, 1778, Joseph Younger, Liverpool. Prod. Liverpool and Hull, 1778; York, 1779.
MS: epilogue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Belisarius or Injured Innocence-Acted at Liverpool 1778.' LL.
J.P.K. in B.D.: After the note on this play, Kemble has written N.P. (not printed); but he does not deny the ascription of authorship.
 

LA 452 The Flitch of Bacon. Comic opera, 2 acts. Henry Bate [Bate Dudley].

Application Aug. 1, 1778, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 17.
MS: names of performers. Comp. 1779 (K-D 103): slight differences.
 

LA 453 The Volunteers; [or, Britons Strike Home (?)]. Farce, 1 act. [William Woods?]

Note

This may be Woods's The Volunteers; or, Britons Strike Home, which B.D. suggests may have been performed at Edinburgh before it was performed at Hull. As it was licensed for York, it may first have appeared there.

Application Aug. 5, 1778, Tate Wilkinson, York. [Prod. York, and Hull, 1778?]
MS.
 

LA 454 Rose and Colin. Musical piece, 1 act. Charles Dibdin.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Sept. 18, 1778.
MS: endorsed Rx 7th. Novr. 1778. but approved by the Lord Chamberlain in Octr. Comp. 1778 (K-D 362): slight differences.
 

LA 455 The Wives Reveng'd. Musical piece, 1 act. Charles Dibdin.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Sept. 18, 1778.
MS: endorsed Rx 7th Novr. 1778. but approved by the Lord Chamberlain in Octr. Comp. 1778 (K-D 366): slight differences.
 

LA 456 Annette and Lubin. Musical piece, 1 act. Charles Dibdin.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 2, 1778.
MS: endorsed Rx 7th. Novr. 1778. but approved by the Lord Chamberlain in October. Comp. 1778 (83370): slight differences.
 

LA 457 The Camp. Entertainment, 2 acts. Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Note

As The Camp is now generally assumed to be at least in part Sheridan's, it seems most convenient here to attribute it to him without question.

Application Oct. 13, 1778, R. B. Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Oct. 15.
MS: endorsed Rx 7th Novr. 1778. but approved by the Lord Chamberlain in Octr.; prologue (incomplete). Comp. 1795 (123649): differs in detail throughout; each version contains songs and passages not in the other. Comp. also [1833?] and The Plays and Poems of R. B. Sheridan, 1928: MS differs correspondingly from these editions.
 

LA 458 The Invasion; or, A Trip to Brighthelmstone. Comedy, 2 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Application undated, For Mr Harris. I: Wild, C.G. Prod. Nov. 4, 1778.
MS: endorsed Rx 29th. October 1778; prologue. Comp. 3d ed., 1782 (3512): slight differences.
 

LA 459 The Lady of the Manor. Comic opera, 3 acts. William Kenrick.

Application Nov., 1778, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 23.
MS: endorsed Rx 19th. Novr. 1778. Comp. 2d ed., 1778 (Dev HC 19): slight differences.
 

LA 460 L'Avaro Deluso. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Giovanni Bertati and Antonio Andrei (?).

Application Nov. 23, 1778, Thomas Harris and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, H1. Prod. Nov. 24.
MS: cast.
 

LA 461 The Fathers; or, The Good Natur'd Man. Comedy, 5 acts. Henry Fielding.

Application Nov. 25, 1778, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Nov. 30.
MS: numerous cancellations and corrections; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1778 (64902): slight differences.
J.P.C. in B. D.: Various corrections & improvements in the Copy among Larpents MSS are in the hand writing of Sheridan.
 

LA 462 Buthred. Tragedy, 5 acts.

Application Dec. 2, 1778, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 8.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1779 (Dev HC 6): one scene and several lines printed not in MS; other, slight differences.
 

LA 463 The Spendthrift; or, The Christmas Gambol. Comedy, 2 acts. William Kenrick.

Application Dec., 1778, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 21.
MS: prologue.
 

LA 464 The Touchstone. Pantomime, 2 pts. Charles Dibdin.

Application Dec., 1778, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Touchstone; or, Harlequin Traveller) Jan. 4, 1779.
MS. Comp. The Songs, Choruses, &c., in The Touchstone, 5th ed., 1779 (83368): songs printed are virtually the same as those in MS; but each version contains songs not in the other.
See LA 851, and J.P.C.'s note thereon.
 

LA 465 The Wonders of Derbyshire; or, Harlequin in the Peak. Songs, Chorusses, & Recitative.

Application Jan. 2, 1779, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Jan. 8.
MS. Comp. An Account of the Wonders of Derbyshire, 1779 (Dev 8vo 61): slight discrepancies.
 

LA 466 The Law of Lombardy. Tragedy, 5 acts. Robert Jephson.

Application Jan. 26, 1779, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Feb. 8.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1779 (K-D 258): slight differences.
 

LA 467 Jehu. Farce, 2 acts.

Application Feb. 17, 1779, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Feb. 19.
MS.
 

LA 468 The Liverpool Prize. Farce, 2 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Application Feb., 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 22.
MS: three passages marked X in margin, by Examiner(?). Comp. 1779 (K-D 407): numerous differences; MS contains characters and scenes not printed; there are also other discrepancies.
 

LA 469 Zemire e Azore. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Translation by Verazzi of Marmontel's Zémire et Azor.

Application Feb. 22, 1779, Thomas Harris and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, H1. Prod. Feb. 23.
MS.
 

LA 470 The School for Scandal Scandalized. Interlude, 1 act. John Philip Kemble (?).

Application Mar. 3, 1779, Tate Wilkinson, York. Prod. Mar. 27.
MS: in J.P. Kemble's hand.
 

LA 471 Monody. [Verses to the Memory of Garrick.] Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Application Mar. 10, 1779, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Mar. 11.
MS: four lines at end deleted, and note states: These four last lines were erased in the prompter's copy and were not delivered. Comp. Verses to the Memory of Garrick, in The Plays and Poems of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, ed. Rhodes, 1928: several minor differences in phraseology; last 20 lines of printed text not in MS.
 

LA 472 The Critic. Prelude. Richard Cumberland (?).

Application Mar. 15, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Mar. 20.
MS: notice includes Calypso (No. 473), and concludes with a prologue (to Calypso?).
 

LA 473 Calypso. Masque, 3 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Application (with LA 472) Mar. 15, 1779, Thomas Harris, C. G. Prod. Mar. 20.
MS: prologue (?[See LA 472]). Comp. 1779 (K-D 103): slight differences.
 

LA 474 Enea e Lavinia. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Giovanni Gualberto Bottarelli (?).

Application Mar. 20, 1779, Thomas Harris and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, H1. Prod. Mar. 25.
MS.
 

LA 475 Who's the Dupe. Farce, 2 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Application Mar. 29, 1779, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Apr. 4.
MS. Comp. 1779 (K-D 228): minor differences.
 

LA 476 The Contract; or, Female Captain. Farce, 2 acts. James Cobb (?).

Application Mar. 29, 1779, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Apr. 5.
MS: prologue.
 

LA 477 Illumination; or, The Glazier's Conspiracy. Prelude, 1 act. Frederick Pilon.

Application Apr. 7, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 12.
MS: endorsed, in hand of Capell(?), to be consider'd; epilogue. Comp. 1779 (3518): slight differences.
 

LA 478 The Double Deception; or, Lovers Perplex'd. Comedy (5 acts). Elizabeth Richardson.

Application Apr. 23, 1779, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Apr. 28.
MS: Act V lacking; A New Epilogue.
 

LA 479 The Cobler of Castlebury. Ballad farce, 2 acts. Charles Stuart.

Application Apr. 24, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 27.
MS: notice states, for Wilson's benefit; cast. Comp. [1779] (K-D 52): minor variations.
 

LA 480 Gallic Gratitude. Comedy, 2 acts. James Solas Dodd.

Application Apr. 24, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 30 (previously, as The Funeral Pile, Smock Alley, Dublin, 1772).
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Jackson's benefit; prologue. Comp. 1779 (K-D 545): slight differences in Act I; more extensive differences in Act II.
 

LA 481 Fatal Falsehood. Tragedy, 5 acts. Hannah More.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 6, 1779.
MS: notice includes The Chelsea Pensioner (No. 482). Comp. 1779 (Dev HC 14): slight differences.
 

LA 482 The Chelsea Pensioner. Comic Opera, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Application (with LA 481) undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 6, 1779.
MS: a number of corrections and deletions. Comp. 1st ed., 1779 (K-D 422): slight differences.
 

LA 483 La Governante; or, The Duenna. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts. Charles Francis Badini.

Application May 7, 1779, Thomas Harris and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, H1. Prod. May 15.
MS: numerous revisions; title states, translated into Italian.
 

LA 484 Tour in Wales. Comedy, 3 acts.

Application June 30, 1779, George Colman, H2.
MS.
 

LA 485 Summer Amusement. Comic opera, 3 acts. Miles Peter Andrews and William Augustus Miles.

Application undated, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 1, 1779.
MS: a number of corrections. Comp. Songs, Trios, Duetts, and Choruses, in the Comic Opera of Summer Amusement; or, An Adventure at Margate, 3d ed., 1781 (Dev 8vo 72): minor differences; some songs in MS not printed.
 

LA 486 Albina, Countess of Raimond. Tragedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Application July 10, 1779, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 31.
MS: several pages in Act V lacking. Comp. 1779 (Dev HC 5): slight discrepancies; printed version contains scenes, in Acts III and IV, not in MS.
 

LA 487 A Widow and No Widow. Comedy, 3 acts. Richard Paul Jodrell.

Application undated, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 17, 1779.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1780 (K-D 457): minor discrepancies.
 

LA 488 Prologue for the Opening the Theatre at Windsor. Francis Godolphin Waldron.

Application July 22, 1779, F. G. Waldron, Windsor.
MS: notice refers to license, previously granted, for LA 504.
 

LA 489 The Son in Law. Musical farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application undated, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 14, 1779.
MS. Comp. [1833?] (Dev 12mo 69): numerous differences in details.
 

LA 490 The Separate Maintenance. Comedy, 4 acts. George Colman.

Application Aug. 20, 1779, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 31.
MS.
 

LA 491 The Device; or, The Deaf Doctor. Farce, 2 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Application Sept. 23, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Sept. 27.
MS: prologue. Comp. The Deaf Lover, 1780 (Dev 8vo 17), which is an alteration of The Device: Act I virtually the same; Act II completely different.
See LA 510.
 

LA 492 The Bondman, Prologue for.

No application. Spoken, C.G., Oct. 13, 1779.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C., As altered by Cumberland.
 

LA 493 Plymouth in an Uproar. Farce, 2 acts. Edward Neville.

Application Oct. 19, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 20.
MS. Comp. 1779 (K-D 362): considerable differences, MS containing scenes and speeches in Act II not printed.
 

LA 494 The Critic; or, A Tragedy Rehears'd. Dramatic piece, 2 acts. Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Application Oct. 29, 1779, R. B. Sheridan, for self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Oct. 30.
MS: several deletions; prologue, by Richard Fitzpatrick. Comp. 1781
(K-D 139): Acts II and III in printed copy appear as Act II in MS; also several minor differences.
 

LA 495 Prologue (This night, we set to view a Guiltless Wife.) and Epilogue (When Senators attend St. Stephens call.) [to The Duke of Milan?].

Application Nov. 9, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Nov. 10 (?).
MS.
 

LA 496 William and Nancy [Nanny]. Musical farce, 2 acts. Richard Josceline Goodenough.

Application Nov. 11, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 12.
MS. Comp. 1779 (K-D 224): MS contains several songs and some speeches not printed.
 

LA 497 The Mirror; or, Harlequin Every Where. Pantomimic burletta, 3 pts. Charles Dibdin.

Application Nov. 26, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 30.
MS. Comp. 2d ed., 1779 (K-D 360): many differences; MS contains two scenes not printed.
 

LA 498 Zoraida. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Hodson.

Application Nov. 26, 1779, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Dec. 13.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1780 (Dev 8vo 16): minor differences.
 

LA 499 The Times. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Griffith.

Application Nov. 29, 1779, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Dec. 2.
MS: numerous corrections; prologue; cast. Comp. 1780 (K-D 160): several scenes in MS not printed; great discrepancies in Act V.
 

LA 500 The Man of the World. Comedy, 5 acts. Charles Macklin.

Application Dec. 4, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. and Charles Macklin, author. Not produced. (Licensed refused.)
MS: some passages canceled (by Examiner?) and substitutions written in; included: letter to the Lord Chamberlain from Harris, stating, I have taken the Liberty of giving this opportunity to the Author of speaking for himself; letter to the Lord Chamberlain from Macklin, stating his purpose in writing the play, the objects of the satire, etc. Comp. 1793 (K-D 346): virtually identical, except for canceled passages, which are printed as they originally appeared in MS.
See LA 311 and 558.
 

LA 501 Prologue for the Benefit of the Dispensary for the Infant Poor.

Application Dec. 5, 1779, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Dec. 22.
MS.
 

LA 502 [Il Soldano Generoso (?).] Opera (Italian), 8 scenes.

Application Dec. 14, 1779, Thomas Harris and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, H1. Prod. Jan. 1, 1780 (?).
MS: called simply An Opera.
 

LA 503 La Contadina in Corte. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application Dec. 14, 1779, Thomas Harris and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, H1.
MS.
See LA 320.
 

LA 504 The Dramatic Chronicle. An occasional address, to be spoken at the Opening of The Theatre-Royal on Richmond-Green. 1779. Francis Godolphin Waldron (?).

No application (but See LA 488). [1779.]
MS.
 

LA 505 The Experiment. Farce, 2 acts. Charles Murray.

No application. Prod. Norwich, 1779.
MS: several cancellations; one passage marked To be Expunged (by Examiner?). Comp. Norwich, 1779 (Dev 8vo 49): slight differences; corrections in MS appear in printed version.
 

LA 506 A Mirror for the Ladies. Musical interlude, 1 act.

No application. [1779?]
MS: endorsed March the 1st 1779 Wm. Harricks; numerous revisions.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'A Mirror for the Ladies-an Interlude performed at Drury Lane for the benefit of Mr Davis 1779' L.L. (Apparently neither Mr. nor Mrs. Davis had a benefit at D.L. or C.G. in 1779.)
 

1780-1789 (LA 507-856)

 

LA 507 The Shepherdess of the Alps. Comic Opera, 3 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Application Jan. 6, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 18.
MS. Comp. 1780 (K-D 319): MS contains one scene and some stanzas of songs not printed; otherwise practically identical.
 

LA 508 The Widow of Delphi; or, The Descent of the Deities. Musical drama, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Two applications, Jan. 20, 1780, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, H1, and Jan. 24, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. C.G., Feb. 1.
MS: prologue (Statesmen and Poets, oft one fortune find), with separate application, Jan. 28, Thomas Harris, C.G. Comp. The Songs in the Widow of Delphi, 1780 (K-D 103): virtually identical.
 

LA 509 Quinto Fabio. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Antonio Andrei (?), from Apostolo Zeno.

No application. Prod. H1, Jan. 22, 1780.
MS: numerous corrections and cancellations.
See LA 929 (there are many differences).
 

LA 510 The Deaf Lover. Farce, 2 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Application Jan., 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 2.
MS. Comp. 1780 (Dev 8vo 17): slight differences.
See LA 491.
 

LA 511 Oh! It's Impossible. Comedy, 5 acts. John Philip Kemble, from Shakespeare, Comedy of Errors.

Application Feb. 4, 1780, John Kemble for Tate Wilkinson, York. Prod. 1780 (?).
MS: some corrections.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is an alteration of the Comedy of Errors with the names of the characters all changed and the scene laid in London.
 

LA 512 The Wager. Farce, 3 acts.

Application Feb. 7, 1780, Joseph Younger, Manchester.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

LA 513 The Belle's Stratagem. Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Application Feb. 15, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 22.
MS. Comp. 1782 (K-D 228): a number of discrepancies in dialogue.
 

LA 514 The Artifice. Comic opera, 2 acts. William Augustus Miles.

Application Mar. 16, 1780, Richard Brinsley Sheridan For self & Partners, D.L. Prod. Apr. 14.
MS: many corrections and cancellations; cast. Comp. 1780 (K-D 354): order of scenes in Act I quite different; other differences unimportant.
 

LA 515 The School of Eloquence. Interlude. Hannah Cowley.

Application Mar. 30, 1780, Thomas Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Apr. 4.
MS.
 

LA 516 A School for Ladies, Occasional Prologue for. W-H-.

No application. Spoken H2, Apr. 8, 1780 (?).
MS: states, Written by Mr. W. H. Spoken by Mr. Burton, for his Benefit, April 8, 1780.
 

LA 517 Moses and Shadrac; or, A Specimen of Jewish Education. Petit piece, 1 act.

Application Apr. 13, 1780, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Apr. 17.
MS. (Performed for Baddeley's benefit, by him and Burton; perhaps written by Baddeley.)
 

LA 518 The Loyal Volunteers; or, Taylors to Arms. Prelude, 1 act. George Downing.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Volunteers; or, Taylors to Arms) Apr. 19, 1780.
MS: several deletions of text; prologue, endorsed not to be inserted; cast.
 

LA 519 The Elders. Comedy, 2 acts. Henry Man.

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 21, 1780.
MS: prologue. Comp. Miscellaneous Works...of the Late Henry Man, 1802 (Dev 8vo 14): unimportant differences.
 

LA 520 Rinaldo. Opera (English and Italian), 3 acts. Charles Francis Badini, or Giovanni de' Gamerra (?).

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 22, 1780.
Printed copy, 1780.
 

LA 521 The Female Orators; or, Ladies' Debating Society. Prelude.

Application May 7, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 12.
MS.
 

LA 522 Fire and Water. Comic opera, 2 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Application May 12, 1780, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 8.
MS. Comp. 1780 (K-D 448): a few differences in Act I; more extensive differences in Act II.
 

LA 523 [The Disputants (?).] Farce, 2 acts.

Application May 12, 1780, George Colman, H2.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), 1780 and The Disputants; title does not appear elsewhere in MS.
 

LA 524 The Manager in Distress. Prelude, 1 act. George Colman.

Application May 21, [1780,] George Colman, H2. Prod. May 30.
MS. Comp. [1780] (K-D 316): virtually identical.
 

LA 525 The Miniature Picture. Comedy, 3 acts. Elizabeth, Countess of Craven (later Margravine of Anspach).

Application May 22, 1780, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. May 24.
Printed copy, 1780: a few MS revisions; MS prologue, containing numerous corrections; MS epilogue states, spoken by the Honble Mrs. Hobart at Lady Cravens (Apr. 8). Comp. 1781 (K-D 453): slight differences in prologue; otherwise virtually identical.
 

LA 526 The Chapter of Accidents. Comedy, 5 acts. Sophia Lee.

Application May 23, 1780, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 5.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1780 (146648): extensive differences.
 

LA 527 The Lecture upon Heads, New Matter for. Monologue. Frederick Pilon (?).

Application June 25, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. June 26 (?).
MS: many corrections; prologue. Comp. A Lecture on Heads, Written by George Alexander Stevens, with Additions by Mr. Pilon; As Delivered by Mr. Charles Lee Lewis,...1788 (X66850): MS agrees substantially with printed text. Also comp. 1784: the New Matter and prologue do not appear there.
 

LA 528 The Belles Association; or, Female Orators. Farce, 1 act.

Application July 14, 1780, Joseph Younger, Liverpool. Prod. 1780(?).
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Acted at Liverpool 1780'-L.L.
 

LA 529 The Usurers. Farce, 2 acts.

Application July 14, 1780, Joseph Younger, Liverpool.
MS: prologue.
 

LA 530 The Wedding Night. Musical farce, 1 act. James Cobb.

Application July 21, 1780, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 12.
MS. Comp. Songs, Duetts, Trios, &c., in The Wedding Night, 1780 (Dev 8vo 66): MS and printed songs differ at several points.
 

LA 531 [The Wedding Night (?)], Epilogue in the Character of Arabella.

No application. [Spoken H2, Aug. 12, 1780?]
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), Qy to Wedding Night or Tamer Tamed Qy 1780.
 

LA 532 The Genius of Nonsense. Pantomime. George Colman (?).

Application Aug. 25, [1780,] George Colman, H2. Prod. Sept. 2.
MS: inserted, new Song. Comp. Songs, Duetts, Trios, &c., in The Genius of Nonsense, 1781 (K-D 629): corresponds closely; some parts printed not in MS.
 

LA 533 The Cabinet of Fancy; or, Evening Exhibition. Dramatic piece, 3 pts. [Illustrated lecture, with songs.] George Alexander Stevens.

No application. [Oct. 2, 1780.]
MS: in hand of author; dated Oct. 2d. 1780. (L.L. states, Acted at the Little T.H. 1780.)
 

LA 534 The Close of the Poll. Farce, 2 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Application Oct. 11, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Humours of an Election) Oct. 19.
MS: prologue. Comp. The Humours of an Election, new ed., 1780 (K-D 359): printed as one act; some other discrepancies.
 

LA 535 [The Exciseman.] Farce, 2 acts. Henry Knapp.

Application Nov. 2, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 4.
MS: no title; called Comic Piece in Two Acts, and endorsed, by Capell(?), Call'd What?
 

LA 536 The Generous Imposter. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Lewis O'Beirne.

Application Nov. 6, 1780, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Nov. 22.
MS: prologue and Pastoral. Comp. 1781 (K-D 316): MS contains a few passages not printed; prologue differs slightly.
 

LA 537 The Islanders. Comic opera, 3 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Application Nov. 22, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 25.
MS: cast. Comp. Songs, Duetts, Trios, &c., in The Islanders, 1780 (K-D 429): a number of discrepancies.
 

LA 538 L'Arcifanfano. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts. Carlo Goldoni.

No application. Prod. H1, Nov. 25, 1780.
MS: cast.
 

LA 539 Deaf Indeed. Comedy, 2 acts. Edward Topham.

Application Nov. 29, 1780, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Dec. 4.
MS: previous title, As It Should Be, erased; a few deletions in text; prologue.
 

LA 540 The Lord of the Manor. Comic opera, 3 acts. John Burgoyne.

Application undated, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Dec. 27, 1780.
MS: cast. Comp. 1781 (K-D 281): a few differences; one scene printed not in MS.
See LA 1736.
 

LA 541 Harlequin Free Mason, Songs, Duetts, Trios, &c., in. Pantomime. Charles Dibdin.

Application Dec. 27, 1780, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 29.
MS.
 

LA 542 The Casino; or, London Trip'd down to Bath. Interlude, 1 act.

No application. Prod. Bath, 1780 (?).
MS: some alterations.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Casino, the or London trippd down to Bath.' An Interlude acted at Bath in 1780-This appears from Larpents account book for it does not state on the face of the MS from whence it was sent to be licensed.
 

LA 543 Orfeo. Opera (Italian and English), 1 act. Translated by Povoleri.

No application. Prod. H1, 1780 (?).
Printed copy, 1780.
 

LA 544 Mitridate. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application undated, Peter Crawford, H1, Prod. Jan. 23, 1781.
MS.
 

LA 545 The Siege of Sinope. Tragedy, 5 acts. Frances Brooke.

Application Jan. 24, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 31.
MS. Comp. 1781 (Dev HC 25): slight discrepancies in dialogue and in order of scenes in Act V.
 

LA 546 The Royal Suppliants; or, Macaria. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Delap.

Application Jan. 26, 1781, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Feb. 17.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1781 (Dev HC 24): slight discrepancies in dialogue.
 

LA 547 Il Barone di Torre Forte. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application Feb. 13, 1781, Peter Crawford for Mr. Sheridan, H1. Prod. Feb. 22.
MS.
 

LA 548 The World as It Goes; or, A Party at Montpelier. Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Application Feb. 17, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 24.
MS: prologue and epilogue. (L.L. states, the name afterwards altered to Second thoughts are best.)
 

LA 549 Thelyphthora; or, More Wives than One. Farce, 2 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Application Mar. 7, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Mar. 8.
MS: previous subtitle, Wives Provok'd, erased, and More Wives than One substituted; prologue.
 

LA 550 Dissipation. Comedy, 5 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Application undated, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Mar. 10, 1781.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1781 (Dev HC 11): numerous differences; one scene in MS not printed; Act IV and end of Act V considerably different.
 

LA 551 Elmira. Tragedy, 5 acts.

Application Mar. 19, 1781, Joseph Younger, Manchester.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

LA 552 The Conquest of St. Eustacia. Interlude.

Application Mar. 27, 1781, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D. L. Prod. Mar. 31.
MS.
 

LA 553 Chit Chat; or, Penance for Polygamy. Interlude, 1 act. B. Walwyn.

Application Apr. 19, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 20.
MS: notice states, for the Benefit of Mr. Lee Lewis. Comp. 1781 (K-D 629): songs printed are not in MS; no other differences.
 

LA 554 The Captain. Musical farce, 2 acts.

Application Apr. 24 [1781?], Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L.
MS: cast.
 

LA 555 The Counterfeit Captain; or, Usurer Outwitted. Farce, 2 acts.

Application Apr. 24 [1781?], Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L.
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Counterfeit Captain or the Usurer Outwitted a farce in two Acts was among Larpents MSS. R B. Sheridans letter for the license is dated April 24 (1781) It was therefore performed at Drury Lane. [I have found no record of its performance at D.L., 1780-83.]
 

LA 556 Who'd Have Thought It? Farce, 2 acts. James Cobb.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 28, 1781.
MS: notice states, for Wilson's benefit.
 

LA 557 Seventeen Hundred & Eighty One; or, The Cartel at Philadelphia. Prelude, 4 scenes.

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 28, 1781.
MS: contains no songs, blank spaces being left for their insertion.
 

LA 558 The Man of the World. Comedy, 5 acts. Charles Macklin.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 10, 1781.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), This is the later of the 2 4to copies [It?] is altered according to the Licensers remarks in the other 4to-; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1793 (K-D 346): extensive differences.
See LA 311 and 500.
 

LA 559 Edward and Caroline; or, The Dead Alive. Musical farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application May 10, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. (as The Dead Alive) June 16.
MS. Comp. The Dead Alive, [pirated,] Dublin, 1783 (K-D 288): slight differences.
 

LA 560 An Occasional Prologue on Opening the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

No application. Spoken H2, May 30, 1781.
MS.
 

LA 561 L'Omaggio. Festa Teatrale Giardino. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, June 5, 1781.
MS.
 

LA 562 The Baron of Kinkvervankotsdorsprakingatchdern. Musical comedy, 3 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Application June 6, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 9.
MS: numerous corrections; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1781 (Dev HC 6): numerous and extensive differences in order of scenes, in dialogue, and in songs; MS contains two scenes and many lines not printed.
 

LA 563 The Rose-Wreath; or, Chaplet of Innocence. Pastoral drama, 1 act. John Palmer (?).

No application. Prod. Bath, June 16, 1781.
MS: numerous revisions; cast (Perform'd by Children); signature of J. Palmer at end.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'The Rose Wreath or Chaplet of Innocence a farce in one Act from Bath-1781.' LL-The piece in Larpents MSS. is signed 'J. Palmer' and he was no doubt the author of it. The characters are all filled up as acted at Bath, including Mast Siddons who acted Henry-It is all in Palmers writing.
 

LA 564 The Silver Tankard; or, The Point at Portsmouth. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Elizabeth, Countess of Craven (later Margravine of Anspach).

Application June 30, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 18.
MS: 1 page lacking; prologue.
 

LA 565 The Beggar's Opera [alterations]. Prelude. George Colman, or George Keate (?).

Application Aug. 2, 1781, G. Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 8.
MS: headed Preludio To the Beggars Opera Haymarket 1781.
 

LA 566 Ripe Fruit; or, The Marriage Act. Interlude, 1 act. Charles Stuart.

Application Aug. 16, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 22.
MS: cast.
 

LA 567 Kensington Gardens; or, The Walking Jockey. Piece, 1 act. James Cobb.

Application Aug. 16, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 31.
MS: partial cast.
 

LA 568 The Agreeable Surprize. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application Aug. 23, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. Sept. 3.
MS. Comp. Dublin, 1786 (Dev 12mo 67): slight differences, chiefly in songs.
 

LA 569 The Hodge Podge; or, A Receipt for a Benefit. Interlude.

Application Aug. 25, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 28.
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is a scene between Palmer, Hitchcock the Prompter, Grubstreet, an Author, and Miss Harper. It was for Palmer's benefit.
 

LA 570 Damnation; or, The Playhouse Hissing Hot. Dramatic piece, 1 act. Charles Stuart.

Application Aug. 27, 1781, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 29.
MS: prologue; cast.
 

LA 571 Duplicity. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Application Oct. 8, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 13.
MS: two prologues. Comp. 1781 (Dev HC 11): numerous differences; MS contains many lines and several scenes not printed; second prologue in MS not printed.
See LA 1129.
 

LA 572 The Beggar's Opera, Prelude to.

Application Oct. 13, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Beggar's Opera, now first performed under the title of The Lady's Opera. With a new introduction) Oct. 16.
MS.
 

LA 573 Jupiter and Alcmena. Comic opera, 3 acts. Charles Dibdin, from John Dryden, Amphitryon.

Note

Microprint 2

Application Oct. 25, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 27.
MS.
 

LA 574 The Divorce. Comedy, 2 acts. Isaac Jackman.

Application Nov. 2, 1781, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Nov. 10.
MS: prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1781 (K-D 266): a number of differences, mostly lines in MS not printed.
 

LA 575 The Count of Narbonne. Tragedy, 5 acts. Robert Jephson.

Application Nov. 12, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 17.
MS: prologue and two epilogues, one with separate notice to Examiner, Nov. 20, Thomas Harris, C.G. Comp. 1781 (Dev HC 9): slight differences; both epilogues, one by Edmnd Malone and one by R. J. Goodenough, are printed.

Note

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LA 576 The Circassian. Tragedy, 5 acts. Samuel Jackson Pratt.

Application Nov. 19, 1781, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. (as The Fair Circassian) Nov. 27.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. The Fair Circassian, 2d ed., 1781 (K-D 15): a few differences.
 

LA 577 The Banditti; or, Love in a Labyrinth. Comic opera, 3 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application Nov. 23, 1781, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 28.
MS: cast. (Bound with it: Songs, Choruses, &c., in The Choice of Harlequin [No. 580].) Comp. Songs, Duetts, Trios, Chorusses, &c., &c., in...The Banditti, 1781 (K-D 429): slight differences.
See LA 605.
 

LA 578 I Viaggiatori Felici. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Filippo Livigni.

No application. Prod. H1, Dec. 11, 1781.
MS: cast.
See LA 1370.
 

LA 579 Ignatius. Tragedy, 5 acts.

Application Dec. 20, 1781, Tate Wilkinson, Hull.
MS: several extensive deletions.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Ignatius, a Tragedy-Acted at York. Manager Tate Wilkinson. 1781.' L.L.
Ignatius, a Tragedy in five Acts was sent by Tate Wilkinson to the licencer that it might be performed at the T. R. Hull 'as it was altered' and the MS having many erasures. The Managers letter is dated Hull Dec. 20th. 1781.
 

LA 580 The Choice of Harlequin, Songs, Choruses, &c., in. Pantomime.

Application Dec. 22, 1781, Thomas Harri, C.G. Prod. (as The Choice of Harlequin; or, The Indian Chief) Dec. 26.
MS. (Bound with The Banditti [No. 577]; not listed in B.C.) Comp. 1782 (K-D 365): slight discrepancies.
 

LA 581 Giunio Bruto. [Junius Brutus.] Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application Jan. 3, 1781 [1782?], William Taylor, H1. Prod. Jan. 12, 1782.
MS: numerous deletions and revisions.
 

LA 582 Variety. Comedy (5 acts). Richard Griffith.

Application Feb. 5, 1782, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. Feb. 25.
MS: Acts IV and V lacking; prologue, endorsed By Tickell to Griffiths Play 1782. Comp. 1782 (K-D 160): numerous slight differences, particularly in Act III.
 

LA 583 The Dramatic Puffers. Prelude. Henry Bate [Bate Dudley].

Application (with LA 584) Feb. 7, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 9.
MS: includes prologue to Which Is the Man? Comp. 1782 (K-D 447): substantially identical. (Not listed in B.C.)
 

LA 584 Which Is the Man? Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Application Feb. 7, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 9.
MS: notice includes a Prelude [Bate's The Dramatic Puffers (No. 583)] and Prologue. Comp. 2d ed., 1783 (Dev HC 28): a few differences; prelude not printed with this play.
 

LA 585 Vertumnus and Pomona. Dramatic pastoral, 2 acts. Matthew Pelide.

Application Feb. 11, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 21.
MS: Comp. Songs, Duets, &c., in Vertumnus and Pomona, 1782 (Dev 8vo 66): slight differences.
 

LA 586 The Wishes. Dramatic satire, 5 acts.

Application Feb. 18, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (in 3 acts) Oct. 3.
MS: prologue and epilogue, with separate notice, endorsed This Piece was licens'd last Season, but it is forgot whether or not the Prologue and Epilogue were sent with it.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is not a revival of the former piece [i.e., Richard Bentley's The Wishes (No. 199)].
 

LA 587 The Positive Man. Farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application Mar. 9, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Mar. 16.
MS: inserted, Song by a Sailor and three other songs. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): marked differences.
 

LA 588 L'Eroe Cinese. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Pietro Metastasio.

Application Mar. 14, 1782, William Taylor, H1. Prod. Mar. 16.
MS: numerous deletions; cast.
 

LA 589 Prologue by the Ghost of Whittington.

Application Apr. 4, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Apr. 10.
MS: notice states, for Quick's benefit.
 

LA 590 The Walloons. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Application Apr. 8, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 20.
MS: included, an Alteration in 2d. Act and New Fifth Act; prologue and epilogue. Comp. The Posthumous Dramatick Works of the Late Richard Cumberland, 1813 (121215): epilogue in MS not printed; New Fifth Act printed; numerous other differences.
 

LA 591 Retaliation. Farce, 2 acts. Leonard MacNally.

Application Apr. 29, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 7.
MS: prologue. Comp. 2d ed., 1782 (K-D 362): printed version contains many speeches not in MS.
 

LA 592 The Fair American. Comedy, 3 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Application May 14, 1782, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, D.L. Prod. May 18.
MS: cast. Comp. 1785 (K-D 404): several songs and speeches printed not in MS.
 

LA 593 Ifigenia [in Aulide (?)]. Opera (Italian), 3 acts. Antonio Andrei (?), from V. A. Cigna.

Application May 23, 1782, William Taylor, H1. Prod. May 25.
MS: cast.
See LA 812.
 

LA 594 The Blind Man; or, The Manoeuvre. [None So Blind as Those Who Won't See (?).] Ballad farce, 2 acts. [Charles Dibdin?]

Application June 14, 1782, George Colman, H2. [Prod. (as None So Blind as Those Who Won't See) July 2?]
MS.
 

LA 595 Fatal Curiosity, Prologue to.

Application June 22, [1782,] George Colman, H2. Spoken June 29 (?).
MS. (Spoken by Palmer.)
 

LA 596 The East Indian. Comedy, 5 acts. Frances (Burney) D'Arblay (?).

Application July 2, 1782, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 16.
MS: prologue.
 

LA 597 The Candidate. Farce, 2 acts. John Dent.

Application Aug. 1, 1782, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 5.
MS: previous title, The Gudgeon, erased; prologue; cast. Comp. 1782 (K-D 445): slight differences in dialogue, and a number of differences in order of scenes, etc.
 

LA 598 The Female Dramatist. Farce, 2 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Application Aug. 3, 1782, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 16.
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was in fact by George Colman the Younger and at his death in 1836 he left two copies of it behind him in his own hand-writing. They are now in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire.
 

LA 599 The Belles' Stratagem; or, The Female Fortune-Hunters. Comedy, 5 acts. Francis Godolphin Waldron, from Imitation; or, The Female Fortune Hunters.

Application Aug. 12, 1782, F. G. Waldron, Richmond. Prod. 1782 (?); and (as Imitation) D.L., May 12, 1783.
MS: many revisions; prologue. Comp. Heigho for a Husband [also an alteration of Imitation], 1794 (K-D 253): many differences; printed play in four acts; prologue differs.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Prologue was written by Waldron.
See LA 1002.
 

LA 600 Harlequin Teague; or, The Giant's Causeway. Dialogue, Songs, Duetts, &c. Pantomime. George Colman (?) and John O'Keeffe (?).

Application Aug. 15, 1782, G. Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 17.
MS. Comp. Songs, Airs, &c., 2d ed., 1782 (K-D 627): a few discrepancies.
 

LA 601 Monopoly. Prelude.

Application Sept. 10, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Sept. 23.
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It seems to have been played on the opening of the theatre for the Season, after it had undergone alterations.
 

LA 602 A Dramatic Oglio. Prelude (monologue).

Application Sept. 13, 1782, Thomas King, D.L. Spoken Sept. 19 (?).
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: This is a soliloquy with parodies & Songs spoken by Tom King on his undertaking the Management of Drury Lane Theatre in 1782.
 

LA 603 The Fatal Interview. Tragedy, 5 acts. Thomas Hull.

Application Oct. 12, 1782, Thomas King, D.L. Prod. Nov. 16.
MS.
 

LA 604 Too Civil by Half. Farce, 2 acts. John Dent.

Application Oct. 17, 1782, Thomas King, D.L. Prod. Nov. 7.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1783 (K-D 257): a few differences.
 

LA 605 The Castle of Andalusia. Comic opera, 3 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application Oct. 28, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 2.
MS. Comp. 1794 (133039): numerous and extensive discrepancies. See LA 577.
 

LA 606 Il Convito. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, Nov. 2, 1782.
MS: cast.
 

LA 607 The Best Bidder. Farce, 2 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Application Nov. 22, 1782, Thomas King, D.L. Prod. Dec. 11.
MS: prologue.
 

LA 608 Lord Mayor's Day; or, A Flight from Lapland. Pantomime, 2 pts. John O'Keeffe.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 25, 1782.
MS: notice describes piece as Medley Entertainment of Dialogue, Song, and Pantomime; numerous corrections.
 

LA 609 Address to the Public. (Oft have I come Ambassadress in State.)

Application Nov. 28, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Nov. 29.
MS. (Spoken by Mrs. Abington on her first appearance at C.G.)
 

LA 610 Philodamus. Tragedy, 5 acts. Richard Bentley.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 14, 1782.
Printed copy, 1767: cuts marked to reduce the play to four acts; MS prologue and epilogue.
 

LA 611 Il Trionfo della Costanza. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, Dec. 19, 1782.
MS: cast.
 

LA 612 Rosina. Musical piece, 2 acts. Frances Brooke.

Application Dec. 27, 1782, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 31.
MS. Comp. 1783 (Dev 8vo 72): Act II differs considerably.
 

LA 613 The School for Vanity. Comedy, 5 acts. Samuel Jackson Pratt.

Application Jan. 15, 1783, Thomas King, D.L. Prod. Jan. 29.
MS: prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. Miscellanies, by Mr. Pratt, 1785 (Harvard Library copy): slight differences.
 

LA 614 The Capricious Lady. Comedy, 5 acts. William Cooke, from Beaumont and Fletcher.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 17, 1783.
MS: prologue, epilogue, and Glee, intended to be Sung in the 2d. Act. Comp. 1783 (Dev HC 9): dialogue more compressed in MS than in printed version.
 

LA 615 The Mysterious Husband. Play, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

No application. Prod. C.G., Jan. 28, 1783.
MS: a number of passages marked for omission, by Examiner(?); prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1783 (K-D 103): slight differences; canceled passages in MS generally printed.
 

LA 616 The Servant Mistress. Musical farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe, from G. A. Federico, La Serva Padrona.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Maid's the Mistress) Feb. 14, 1783.
MS: a number of corrections. Comp. 1770 (K-D 12): dialogue quite different, and songs only slightly similar.
J.P.C. in B.D. [in connection with the 1770 version there listed]: It was licenced again in 1783 or a new piece under the same title, as appears by the following from Larpents MSS-The Servant Mistress, a Musical Farce in 2 Acts acted at Covent Garden in 1783.
 

LA 617 A Bold Stroke for a Husband. Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 25, 1783.
MS: prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 2d ed., 1784 (K-D 358): slight differences.
 

LA 618 The Adventures of a Night. Farce, 2 acts. William Hodson.

Application Feb. 28, 1783, Thomas King, D.L. Prod. Mar. 24.
MS: prologue; partial cast. Comp. 1783 (K-D 354): a few differences in Act I, more extensive differences in Act II.
 

LA 619 I Vecchi Burlati. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, Mar. 27, 1783.
MS: cast.
 

LA 620 The Shamrock; or, Anniversary of St. Patrick. Pastoral romance, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 7, 1783 (previously, Crow Street, Dublin, Apr. 15, 1777).
MS.
See LA 636.
 

LA 621 Tristram Shandy. Farce, 2 acts. Leonard MacNally.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 26, 1783.
MS: notice states, for Aickin's benefit; cast. Comp. 1783 (K-D 206): great differences in order of scenes, dialogue, and songs.
 

LA 622 Creusa in Delfo. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Marco Coltellini (?).

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 29, 1783.
MS: cast.
 

LA 623 Coalition. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Leonard MacNally.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 19, 1783.
MS: notice states, for Wild's benefit.
 

LA 624 Prologue. (Of real Novelty we're told, there's none.)

Application May 28, 1783, George Colman, H2. Spoken June 6 (?).
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), On Opening the H. M. Theatre May 1783.
 

LA 625 L'Avaro. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, June 14, 1783.
MS: cast.
 

LA 626 A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed. Comedy, 3 acts. Denis O'Bryen.

Application June 27, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 5.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

LA 627 The Young Quaker. Comedy, 5 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application July 19, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 26.
MS: a few passages marked for omission, by Examiner(?); prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. [Dublin,] 1788 (K-D 288): differs greatly in content, order of scenes, and phraseology.
 

LA 628 The Birth Day; or, The Prince of Arragon. Comic opera, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application July 31, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 12.
MS: prologue; cast. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): numerous slight differences.
 

LA 629 The Receipt Tax. Farce, 2 acts. John Dent.

Application Aug. 5, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 13.
MS: notices states, for Wilson's benefit; prologue. Comp. 1783 (K-D 362): slight differences.
 

LA 630 The Lawyer; or, A Suit for the Season. Comedy, 3 acts. _____ Williamson.

Application Aug. 12, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 19.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Bulkley's benefit; prologue and epilogue.
 

LA 631 Two to One. Musical comedy, 3 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Application Aug. 14, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. June 19, 1784.
MS: prologue. Comp. Songs, Duets, Trios, &c., in the New Comedy of Two to One, 1784 (K-D 627): numerous discrepancies; dialogue not printed.
 

LA 632 One Rake in a Thousand! Comedy, 2 acts.

No application. Prod. Bristol, Aug. 16, 1783.
MS: prologue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It appears by Larpens Book of accounts to have been sent from Bath in 1783 & he licensed it on June 4th. 1783.
 

LA 633 Seeing Is Believing: A Dramatic Proverb. Farce, 1 act. Richard Paul Jodrell.

Application Aug. 16, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 22.
MS: cast. Comp. 1786 (K-D 265): practically identical.
 

LA 634 Gretna Green. Musical farce, 2 acts. Charles Stuart.

Application Aug. 23, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 28.
MS: cover gives title, New Gretna Green (piece is so listed in B.C.); prologue; cast.
Comp. Songs, Airs, &c. in the Musical Farce called Gretna Green, 1783 (K-D 203): MS contains several songs not printed; a few other discrepancies; dialogue not printed.
 

LA 635 The Green Room. Prelude. _____ Finney.

Application Aug. 25, 1783, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 27.
MS: notice states, for Bannister's benefit.
 

LA 636 The Poor Soldier. Comic opera, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 4, 1783.
MS. Comp. [1828] (Cumberland's British Theatre): a few differences; songs do not correspond exactly.
See LA 620.
 

LA 637 The Magic Picture, Prologue.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Nov. 8, 1783 (?).
MS: headed Prologue to the Revived Play of The Magic Picture; notice states, intended to be spoken as Massinger's Ghost.
 

LA 638 The Metamorphosis. Comic opera, 3 acts. William Jackson.

Application Nov. 25, 1783, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Dec. 5.
MS. Comp. Songs, Duets, &c., in The Metamorphosis, 1783 (Dev 8vo 62): a number of discrepancies; dialogue not printed.
 

LA 639 Lucio Silla. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Application Nov. 28, 1783, Peter Crawford and Giovanni Gallini, H1. Prod. Nov. 29 (?).
MS: cast.
 

LA 640 New Ways to Catch Hearts. Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as More Ways Than One) Dec. 6, 1783.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. More Ways Than One, 2d ed., 1784 (K-D 361): numerous lines in printed version not in MS.
 

LA 641 L'Albergatrice Vivaci. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application Dec. 13, 1783, Giovanni Gallini and Peter Crawford, H1. Prod. Dec. 16.
MS: cast.
 

LA 642 Friar Bacon; or, Harlequin Gulliver. Dialogue and songs. Pantomime, 2 pts. John O'Keeffe.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 23, 1783.
MS.
 

LA 643 Li Rivali Delusi. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application Jan. 5, 1784, Peter Crawford, H1. Prod. Jan. 6.
MS: cast.
 

LA 644 Il Trionfo d'Arianna. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. C. G. Lanfranchi-Rossi.

Application undated, Giovanni Gallini and Peter Crawford, H1. Prod. Jan. 17, 1784.
MS: cast.
 

LA 645 The Reparation. Comedy, 5 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Application Jan. 31, 1784, Joseph Younger, D.L. Prod. Feb. 14.
MS: some erasures; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1784 (K-D 319): a few passages and lines in MS not printed.
 

LA 646 The Double Disguise. Comic opera, 2 acts. Mrs. James (Harriet Horncastle) Hook.

Application Feb. 6, 1784, Joseph Younger, D.L. Prod. Mar. 8.
MS. Comp. 1784 (K-D 32): a few slight differences.
 

LA 647 The Shipwreck; or, Fatal Curiosity. Tragedy, 5 acts. Henry Mackenzie, from George Lillo.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 10, 1784.
MS: prologue.
 

LA 648 Alina; o sia, La Regina di Golgonda. Opera (Italian), 3 acts.

Application Mar. 16, 1784, Peter Crawford, H1. Prod. Mar. 18.
MS.
 

LA 649 The Interview. Comic opera, 2 acts.

Application Mar. 26, 1784, Joseph Younger, D.L. Prod. 1784 (?).
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: ...it was doubtless acted at Drury Lane soon afterwards [after Mar. 26, 1784]-In his account book Larpent entered the payment for the licence on the 27th March 1784.
 

LA 650 The Quacks; or, The Credulous Man. Comedy, 2 acts.

Application Apr. 12, 1784, Joseph Younger, D.L. Prod. Apr. 19.
MS: prologue. (Ascribed to Jesse Foot.-Nicoll.)
 

LA 651 The Fair Refugee; or, The Rival Jews. Comedy, 5 acts.

No application. [Apr. 12, 1784?] Prod. H2, 1784 (?).
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: In Larpents MS it is said that the Comedy was written in 1780-It was licenced by Larpents Acct. books on 12 April 1784-It is probable therefore that it was played in the summer of that year.
 

LA 652 Address by Mr. Quick Riding on an Elelphant.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Apr. 13, 1784.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), Quicks Benefit.
 

LA 653 Hallow Fair; or, The School for Lasses. Interlude, 1 act. [William Woods?]

No application. Prod. Edinburgh, Apr. 17, 1784.
MS: described as A Local, Comical, Farcical, Musical Interlude; endorsed, at end, Edina: W:W: 1784. March. (Performed for the benefit of Woods.)
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Hallow Fair or the School for Lasses an Interlude represented at Edinburgh. Managers letter signed Jackson'-n. d in L. L.
 

LA 654 Robin Hood; or, Sherwood Forest. Comic opera, 3 acts. Leonard MacNally.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 17, 1784.
MS. Comp. 1784 (K-D 319): only slight resemblance between MS and printed version.
 

LA 655 An Address to Be Spoken by Mrs. Wells on Her Benefit Night.

Application Apr. 27, 1784, Joseph Younger, D.L. Spoken Apr. 30.
MS.
 

LA 656 Bribery on Both Sides. Farce, 1 act.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 4, 1784.
MS.
 

LA 657 Too Loving by Half. Interlude, 2 acts. Horatio Robinson.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 10, 1784.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Martyr's benefit; cast; Airs Duetts &c included separately.
 

LA 658 An Address Written for Mrs. [Stephen] Kemble.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken May 18, 1784.
MS.
 

LA 659 The Election of the Managers. Prelude, 2 acts. George Colman.

Application May 18, 1784, George Colman, H2. Prod. June 2.
MS: title-page states, For the opening of the Theatre Royal Haymarket 1784; some corrections, by author(?), and passages marked for omission, by Examiner(?).
See LA 663, of which this is apparently a copy, with some corrections made.
 

LA 660 Hunt the Slipper. Farce, 2 acts. Henry Knapp.

Application May 20, 1784, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 21.
MS: title on title-page, The Equivocal Lover.
 

LA 661 A Mogul Tale. Farce, 2 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Application May 29, 1784, George Colman; H2. Prod. July 6.
MS. Comp. 1796 (Dev 12mo 35): numerous and important differences.
 

LA 662 Peeping Tom of Coventry. Musical piece, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application May 29, 1784, George Colman, H2. Prod. Sept. 6.
MS. Comp. [Dublin], 1784 (K-D 288): conspicuous differences throughout.
 

LA 663 The Election of the Managers. Prelude, 2 pts. George Colman.

No application. Prod. H2, June 2, 1784.
MS: title-page states, for the opening of the Theatre Royal Haymarket. 1784; corrections; some marks, by Examiner(?); prologue and songs.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Larpents copy has the author's corrections and omissions-It was objected to on account chiefly of personal allusions to the instrumentality of the Duchess of Devonshire in the Westr. Elect: of 1784.
See LA 659.
 

LA 664 The Manager an Actor in Spite of Himself. Interlude. Charles Bonnor, from Jean du Castre d'Auvigny (?).

No application. Prod. C.G., June 14, 1784.
MS: endorsed Translation of La Fête de Compagne or L'Intendant Comédien malgre lui Comedie Episodique Par M. Dauvigny. First perform'd in Paris, in the Year 1784.
 

LA 665 Lord Russell. Tragedy, 3 acts. William Hayley.

Application June 24, 1784, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 18.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. Plays of Three Acts, Written for a Private Theatre, 1784 (K-D 327): slight differences; prologue and epilogue not printed.
 

LA 666 The Noble Peasant. Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Application July 17, 1784, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 2.
MS. Comp. 1784 (K-D 408): numerous differences.
 

LA 667 A Peep into Elysium; or, Foote, Shuter, and Weston in the Shades. Interlude, 1 act.

Application Aug. 7, 1784, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 10.
MS: notice states, for Wilson's benefit; cast.
 

LA 668 The Two Connoisseurs. Comedy, 3 acts. William Hayley.

Application undated, George Colman, H2. Prod. Sept. 2, 1784.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. Plays of Three Acts, 1784 (K-D 327): numerous unimportant differences; prologue and epilogue not printed.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Prologue apologises for the rhime-The Epilogue written by Captain Topham was spoken by Miss Farren.
 

LA 669 An Address to Be Spoken by Mr. Lacy.

Application Sept. 13, 1784, unsigned, H2 (?). Spoken Sept. 13.
MS. (Spoken by Lacy on his first appearance at H2, as Hamlet?)
 

LA 670 The Deception. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Vaughan.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Oct. 28, 1784.
MS: some erasures; prologue and two epilogues, one with separate application for license.
 

LA 671 Aerostation; or, The Templar's Stratagem. Farce, 2 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 29, 1784.
MS: prologue, with separate notice to Examiner; previous title, All the World in the Clouds, erased. Comp. 1784 (K-D 354): slight differences.
 

LA 672 The Spanish Rivals. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. M. Lonsdale.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Nov. 4, 1784.
MS: prologue, with separate application, n.d. Comp. 1784 (K-D 636): a few differences.
 

LA 673 Fontainbleau; or, Our Way in France. Comic opera, 3 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application Nov. 11, 1784, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 16.
MS. Comp. Dublin, 1785 (K-D 288): only very slight resemblance, except that songs correspond in general.

Note

Microprint 2
 

LA 674 The Carmelite. Tragedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Dec. 2, 1784.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1784 (K-D 591): a few differences, especially in Act II.
 

LA 675 The Marriage of Figaro. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Holcroft, from Beaumarchais.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Follies of a Day) Dec. 14, 1784.
MS: prologue. Comp. The Follies of a Day; or, The Marriage of Figaro, 1785 (88503): slight differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Holcroft told me that he took down the dialogue &c in the first instance in the theatre at Paris, then wrote it out & sent the piece to England.
See LA 2077.
 

LA 676 The Natural Son. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Application undated, Thomas Linley. Prod. Dec. 22, 1784.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1785 (K-D 103): a few differences. See LA 1026, an abridgment of this play.
 

LA 677 Il Curioso Indiscreto. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, 1784 (?).
MS: cast.
 

LA 678 Darius. Tragedy, 5 acts. Thomas Stratford (?).

No application. Prod. D.L., 1784 (?).
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Darius a Tragedy-Acted at Drury Lane-The Managers letter signed Thomas Linley 1784. L.L. This is no doubt Dr. Stratfords Tragedy... but the MS, among Larpent's Plays, gives no further information. (See B.D., II, 153.)
 

LA 679 An Elopement; or, The Liverpool Welcome. Farce, 2 acts.

Application undated, unsigned, for Liverpool.
MS: dated 1784; prologue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: ...acted at Liverpool in 1784 [L.L.].
 

LA 680 Le Gelosie Villane. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, 1784 (?).
MS: cast.
 

LA 681 Le Gemèlle. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Girolamo Tonioli (?).

No application. [1784?]
MS: dated 1784; cast.
 

LA 682 Isipile. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

No application. [1784?]
MS. (Dated in L.L., H1, 1784.)
 

LA 683 Lingo's Wedding. Ballad farce, 2 acts.

No application. [1784?]
MS: epilogue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Lingo's Wedding-a ballad farce from Edinburgh in 1784-' L.L.
 

LA 684 Runnamede. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Logan.

No application. Prod. Edinburgh, 1784 (?).
MS: dated 1784; prologue. Comp. Edinburgh, 1784 (K-D 363): numerous differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Larpent's List says that it was acted at Edinburgh in 1784.-It was among his MSS. as having been licenced.
 

LA 685 The Talisman. Farce, 1 act.

No application. [H2, 1784?]
MS: some corrections; prologue.
 

LA 686 The Blacksmith of Antwerp. Farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application Jan. 8, 1785, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 7.
MS: inserted, 2 songs, one with separate application, Sept. 21, 1816, J.[?] Stokes, D.L.; prologue. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (K-D 322): virtually identical; songs inserted in MS not printed.
See LA 1936.
 

LA 687 The Maid of Honor. Comedy, 5 acts. John Philip Kemble, from Philip Massinger.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Jan. 27, 1785.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

LA 688 Liberty Hall. Musical piece, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Feb. 8, 1785.
MS: cast given, but erased. Comp. 1785 (K-D 451): unimportant differences.
 

LA 689 Philander and Rose; or, The Bridal Day. Farce, 2 acts. Elizabeth (Satchell) Kemble.

Application Feb. 8, 1785, William Powell, Manchester. Prod. Apr. 25.
MS. Comp. The Songs, in the Pastoral, called Philander and Rose, Manchester, [1785] (K-D 237): a few differences; dialogue not printed.
 

LA 690 Tea's the Twaddle. Interlude.

Application Feb. 8, 1785, Elizabeth Lloyd, [H2?].
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Tea's the Twaddle', a prelude in one Act performed at the Haymarket in 1785 for the benefit of Elizabeth Lloyd. It is written in imitation of Garricks 'Farmers Return', and like it is in rhime.
 

LA 691 The Arab. Tragedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Mar. 8, 1785.
MS: prologue. Comp. Alcanor, in The Posthumous Dramatick Works of the Late Richard Cumberland, 1813 (121215): only slight resemblance in plot between the two plays.
 

LA 692 St. Giles's Scrutiny. Interlude.

Application Mar. 31 [1785?], unsigned, D.L. Prod. Apr. 11 (?), 1785.
MS. (Performed for Baddeley's benefit.)
 

LA 693 The Israelites; or, The Pamper'd Nabob. Farce, 2 acts. Tobias Smollett (?).

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 1, 1785.
MS: notice states, for Aickin's benefit.
 

LA 694 Fashionable Levities. Comedy, 5 acts. Leonard MacNally.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 2, 1785.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1785 (K-D 448): numerous detailed differences; MS contains several scenes not printed.
 

LA 695 The Author on the Wheel; or, A Piece Cut in the Green Room. Entertainment, 1 act.

Application n.d. [Apr. 9, 1785?], Thomas Linley, D.L.
MS: slight revisions.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Author on the Wheel, a piece cut in the Greenroom was probably played in 1785 as Larpent licensed it on 9th April in that year as appears by his account book-It was only one act. It was sent from the Manager of Drury Lane, Lindly.
 

LA 696 The Nunnery. Musical farce, 2 acts. William Pearce.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 12, 1785.
MS: several passages canceled. Comp. The Words of the Songs... in The Nunnery, 1785 (K-D 627): slight differences; dialogue not printed.
 

LA 697 The Fool. Farce, 2 acts. Edward Topham.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Apr. 15, 1785.
MS: included, an Epilogue-Prologue; prologue and additional scene, with separate application (n.d., Thomas Harris, C.G.), for performance with alterations, C.G., Dec. 14, 1785. Comp. 1786 (K-D 365): slight differences; the C.G. alterations and additional scene of MS are in printed version, but Epilogue-Prologue is not printed.
 

LA 698 The Humourist; or, Who's Who. Farce, 2 acts. James Cobb.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Apr. 27, 1785.
MS: prologue; stage directions.
 

LA 699 A Beggar on Horseback. Farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application Apr. 30, 1785, George Colman, H2. Prod. June 16.
MS. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): slight differences.
 

LA 700 I'll Tell You What. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Application Apr. 30, 1785, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 4.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1786 (K-D 181): a few differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is very doubtful whether Colman gave the name to it [as B.D. reports on hearsay], because in his letter to the Licenser prefixed to Larpents MS. he inserted no name, and it was added with a caret in the hand writing of Mrs. Inchbald.
 

LA 701 The Lawyer's Panic; or, Westminster Hall in an Uproar. Prelude. John Dent.

Application undated, Richard Wilson, C.G. Prod. May 7, 1785.
MS: notice states, for Wilson's benefit; cast. Comp. 1785 (K-D 359): printed version contains a short scene not in MS; other differences slight.
 

LA 702 Robin Bullcalf's Readings; or, His Journey to London. Interlude.

Application [May 9, 1785], Thomas Linley, D.L.
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Robin Bullcalf's Readings, or his Journey to London, an Interlude performed at Drury Lane 1785. obviously performed for some benefit, altho' Lindleys (the Managers) letter does not state for whose benefit.
 

LA 703 The Campaign; or, Love in the East Indies. Comic opera, 3 acts. Robert Jehpson.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 12, 1785 (previously, Smock Alley, Dublin, Jan., 1784).
MS: title-page endorsed a Comic Opera written by Robert Jephson Esqre the poetry by Sr Nathaniel Barry; numerous passages marked for deletion, by Examiner(?).
 

LA 704 Turk and No Turk. Musical comedy, 3 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Application June 18, 1785, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 9.
MS: some corrections and deletions; prologue and epilogue. Comp. Songs, Duetts, Trios, &c., in Turk and No Turk, 1785 (K-D 627): some differences; songs, only, printed.
 

LA 705 William and Susan; or, The Sailors Sheet Anchor. Musical farce, 2 acts.

Application Aug. 20, 1785, James Wrighten, H2. Prod. Aug. 26.
MS: notice states, for Bannister's benefit; cast.
 

LA 706 Here and There and Every Where, Dialogue in. Pantomime.

Application Aug. 26, 1785, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 31.
MS.
 

LA 707 The Roman Father, Prologue to.

No application; endorsed C.G., 1785. Spoken Oct. 17.
MS. (To introduce Miss Brunton in the character of Honoria.)
 

LA 708 Appearance Is Against Them. Farce, 2 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Oct. 22, 1785.
MS: title on first page, The Shawl; prologue. Comp. 1785 (K-D 354): a few differences.
 

LA 709 The Choleric Fathers. Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 10, 1785.
MS. Comp. 1785 (K-D 357): a few differences.
 

LA 710 The Strangers at Home. Opera, 3 acts. James Cobb.

Application Nov. 28, 1785, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Dec. 8.
M.S. Comp. 1786 (K-D 263): a number of differences, mostly in the songs.
 

LA 711 Werter. Tragedy, 5 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Application Nov. 29, [ sic], 1785, John Palmer, Bath. Prod. Nov. 25, 1785.
MS: numerous corrections; title-page dated July 29, 1785; prologue and epilogue. Comp. Dublin, 1786 (K-D 40): numerous differences, especially in last act. Also comp. 1796 (K-D 457): in three acts, made by omission and recombination of material.
 

LA 712 Prologue.

Application Dec. 8, 1785, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Dec. 10.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), For Miss Powell.
 

LA 713 Omai, Songs, &c., in. Pantomime, 2 pts. John O'Keeffe.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 20, 1785.
MS: Comp. new ed., 1785 (K-D 316): some discrepancies; pantomime directions and notes printed are not in MS.
 

LA 714 La Finta Principessa. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Filippo Livigni.

No application. [1785?]
MS: dated, by Larpent (?), 1785.
 

LA 715 The Hurly Burly; or, The Fairy of the Well. Pantomime, 18 scenes. James Cobb and Thomas King.

Application n.d. [1785], Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Jan. 2, 1786 (?).
MS: one correction and one speech deleted; note, dated Dec. 24, 1785: Mr King's best respects wait on Mr Larpent-hopes the alteration made in the enclosed Copy will do away whatever may have been thought exceptionable. Comp. copy (no date, no title-page), apparently printed for distribution in the theater (K-D 630): only first few pages of MS, a few songs, and concluding speeches are printed, such parts of it as have an immediate relation to the plot; no differences in part printed.
 

LA 716 The Inquiry; or, Cause of the Present High Price of Provisions. Prelude, 1 act.

No application. [1785?]
MS: some corrections.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Inquiry...is in my hands-It is a ridicule of the Corporation of London during a time of Scarcity and the date of 1785 is mentioned in it. It is a MS. and perhaps never was acted, although my copy is in the hand writing of the copyist of the theatre. It has no author's name.
 

LA 717 The Man Like Himself; or, Stratford Wake. Interlude, 1 act.

Application undated, William Powell, Manchester, Prod. 1785 (?).
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: ...an Interlude acted at Manchester-Manager Mr Powell in 1785 [L.L.].
 

LA 718 Il Pittòr Parigino. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

No application. [1785].
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), 1785.
 

LA 719 The Swindler. Comedy, 2 acts.

No application.
Printed copy, 1785.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It may be doubted whether it was not acted. It was certainly sent to Larpent in order to be licensed, but it does not appear from which Theatre. [The mere presence of an unannotated printed copy, without manager's letter, among Larpent's MSS is not indication that the piece was acted or even sent for license.]
 

LA 720 Il Marchese Tulipano. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application Jan. 17, 1786, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Jan. 21 (?).
MS: cast.
 

LA 721 Didone. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Pietro Metastasio (?).

Application Feb. 10, 1786, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Feb. 11 (?).
MS: cast.
 

LA 722 Love in a Camp; or, Patrick in Prussia. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 17, 1786.
MS: cast. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): numerous differences; printed text somewhat longer than MS.
 

LA 723 The Projects. Farce, 2 acts. John Philip Kemble (?).

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Feb. 18, 1786.
MS.
 

LA 724 Prologue.

No application. Spoken, C.G., Feb. 25, 1786.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), On the Death of Henderson 1785.
 

LA 725 La Scuola de' Gelosi. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application Mar. 4, 1786, I.A. Gallini, H1.
MS: notice states, to be performed on Tuesday next; cast.
 

LA 726 The Captives. Tragedy, 5 acts. John Delap.

Application undated, I Ford, for Thos. Linley, D.L. Prod. Mar. 9, 1786. MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1786 (K-D 282): only a few differences, except that last act is longer in printed version.
 

LA 727 The Fair Peruvian. Comic opera, 3 acts.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Peruvian) Mar. 18, 1786.
MS: title, Corally or the Fair Peruvian, given at head of Act I. Comp. The Peruvian, 3d ed., 1786 (K-D 316): a number of differences, especially in the songs; one long passage in MS not printed.
 

LA 728 Giulio Sabino. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. P. Giovannini (?).

Application Mar. 30, 1786, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Mar. 30 (?).
MS: title-page endorsed for the benfit of Signora Ferranese Nelbere [?].
See LA 800 (there are numerous differences).
 

LA 729 The April Fool; or, Folies of a Night. Farce, 2 acts. Leonard MacNally.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 1, 1786.
MS: prologue.
 

LA 730 The Bird in a Cage, Epilogue to.

No application. Spoken C.G., Apr. 24, 1786 (?), at Quick's benefit.
MS.
 

LA 731 Virginia. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application May 2, 1786, I. Gallini, H1
MS: notice states, to be performed on Thursday next; cast.
 

LA 732 The Bristol Sailor; or, The Whimsical Ladies. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. John Bernard.

No application. Prod. Bath, May 9, 1786.
MS: numerous corrections and additions.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'The Bristol Sailor or the Whimsical Ladies, a Musical Entertainment in 2 Acts performed at Bath. Manager Mr Palmer. 1786.' L.L. On the title page of the MS has been written 'By J. Bannister' but carefully erased so as to leave only the initials very legible.

Note

The name of the author, erased by closely placed diagonal strokes in two directions, read under the compound binocular microscope with the aid of a lamp and a dichloric filter, appears to be Bernard, and is certainly not Bannister; and Genest (VI, 420) states that Bernard is the author of the piece. Bernard was this year a member of Palmer's Bath company, and Bannister was playing at D.L.
 

LA 733 L'Inglese in Italia. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Charles Francis Badini.

Application May 17, 1786, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. May 18 (?).
MS: cast.
 

LA 734 Armida. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, May 25, 1786.
MS: cast.
See LA 1351 (these are numerous differences).
 

LA 735 Prologue, for the Opening of the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

Application June 5, 1786, George Colman, H2. Spoken June 19 (?).
MS.
 

LA 736 The Neuter. Farce, 2 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Application June 5, 1786, George Colman, H2. Prod. (as The Widow's Vow) June 20.
MS: prologue. Comp. The Widow's Vow, 1786 (K-D 364): numerous but slight differences.
 

LA 737 The Frolick. Farce, 2 acts.

Application June 7, 1786, John (?) Palmer, Bath.
MS: in notice, previous title, Oxford Scholar, deleted, and Frolick substituted.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'The Frolick, a farce in two acts acted at Bath. Managers Letter signed Palmer June 7th 1786.' LL The MS contains no more, excepting that the piece was originally called the Oxford Scholar-Qy if it is anything like 'the Runaway' q.v.
 

LA 738 The Disbanded Officer; or, The Baroness of Bruchsal. Comedy, 5 acts. James Johnstone.

Application June 29, 1786, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 24.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1786 (K-D 95): a few differences.
 

LA 739 The Married Man; or, The Closet Cordial. Comedy, 4 acts.

Application July 4, 1786, John Ledger, Bath.
MS: numerous erasures and corrections; earlier subtitle, The Delicate Objection, erased; prologue and epilogue; partial cast.
 

LA 740 Occasional Address. (In this bright Court is merit fairly tried.)

Application July 6, 1786, George Colman, H2.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), On some female appearing for the first time as Macheath.
 

LA 741 The Walking Statue; or, The Devil in the Wine Cellar. Farce, 1 act. From Aaron Hill.

No application. Prod. (as The Devil in the Wine Cellar) H2, July 25, 1786.
Printed copy: MS insertions and corrections.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The Walking Statue is in Larpents List as licensed for the Haymarket in 1786-It was a revival with alterations as appears by the Copy in his Collection.
 

LA 742 Address Spoken by Mr. Bannister, Junr.

Application Aug. 1, 1786, George Colman, H2. Spoken Aug. 3.
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), for Miss George on playing the Romp.
 

LA 743 The Siege of Curzola. Comic opera, 3 acts. John O'Keeffe.

No application. Prod. H2, Aug. 12, 1786.
MS.
 

LA 744 Tit for Tat; or, The Mutual Deception. Comedy, 3 acts. George Colman, from Joseph Atkinson, The Mutual Deception.

No application. Prod. H2, Aug. 29, 1786.
Printed copy of Atkinson's play, 1785: extensive MS corrections and additions; MS prologue and epilogue. Comp. Tit for Tat, 1788 (K-D 96): except for some slight differences, the revisions are incorporated.
 

LA 745 Coeur de Lion. Comic opera, 3 acts. Leonard MacNally.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Richard Coeur de Lion) Oct. 16, 1786.
MS. Comp. Richard Coeur de Lion, 1786 (K-D 455): some differences, chiefly in order of scenes.
 

LA 746 Coeur de Lion. Musical entertainment, 3 acts. John Burgoyne, from M. J. Sedaine.

Application Oct. 16, 1786, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. (as Richard Coeur de Lion) Oct. 24, 1786.
MS. Comp. Richard Coeur de Lion, 2d ed., 1786 (K-D 206): virtually identical.
 

LA 747 He Would Be a Soldier. Comedy, 5 acts. Frederick Pilon.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 18, 1786.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1786 (K-D 98): a few differences.
 

LA 748 A School for Grey Beards; or, The Mourning Bride. Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Nov. 25, 1786.
MS: prologue and epilogue, Comp. 1786 (K-D 94): only a few differences, except at end of Act IV.
 

LA 749 The Girl in Stile. Farce, 2 acts. John Scawen.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 6, 1786.
MS: prologue.
 

LA 750 Eloisa. Tragedy, 5 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 20, 1786.
MS: numerous corrections; prologue and epilogue.
 

LA 751 Alceste. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. From Pietro Metastasio.

No application. Prod. H1, Dec. 23, 1786.
MS: cast.
See LA 399.
 

LA 752 The Castle of Wonders, Dialogue, Songs, and Choruses in. Pantomime, 2 acts.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Enchanted Castle) Dec. 26, 1786.
MS.
 

LA 753 Almira. Tragedy, 5 acts.

Application undated, William McCready, Manchester. [1786?]
MS: numerous erasures; prologue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Almira-Acted at Manchester-The Manager's letter signed William McReady in 1786-' [L.L.] The MS supplies no farther information, & the Managers letter has no date.
 

LA 754 Love Conquers All! or, The Cheshire Knight Outwitted. Musical afterpiece, 2 acts. W. Cowdroy.

Application undated, Joseph Munden, Chester. [1786?]
MS: previous title, The Use of the Globe; or, The World Full of Love, erased.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'Love Conquers All or the Cheshire Knight outwitted, an Entertainment (musical) in two Acts from the Theatre Royal at Chester-1786.' Thus it stands in Larpents account book. From the MS among his plays it appears that it was written by W. Cowdroy and the letter requiring a license is signed Joseph Munden and is in his handwriting.
 

LA 755 More Ways than Means. Comedy, 4 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

No application. [1786?] Prod. (as Ways and Means; or, A Trip to Dover) H2, July 10, 1788.
MS: dated, by J.P.C.(?), 1786. Comp. Ways and Means, 2d ed., 1788 (K-D 107): printed in three acts; numerous differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: More Ways than Means, a Comedy in 4 Acts acted at the Haymarket in 1786.' LL. See 'Ways & Means' & MS note. [And, under Ways and Means in B.D.] It was licenced, as appears by Larpents Account books on 16: Augt. 1786 under the title of 'More Ways than Means, a Comedy in 4 Acts' Qy whether the Printed Copy of 1788 varies from the four act play. See MS note 'More Ways than Means.' Some of the characters were subsequently omitted.
 

LA 756 Giannina e Bernardone. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application Jan. 5, 1787, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Jan. 9.
MS: cast.
 

LA 757 The First Floor. Farce, 2 acts. James Cobb.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Jan. 13, 1787.
MS: prologue; cast. Comp. 2d ed., 1787 (K-D 202): slight differences.
 

LA 758 The Heiress. Comedy, 5 acts. John Burgoyne.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Jan. 14, 1787.
MS: some deletions; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1786 (K-D 281): Act II, Scene 2, quite different; other parts practically identical.
 

LA 759 The Man Milliner. Farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Jan. 27, 1787.
MS: prologue. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): substantially the same.
 

LA 760 The Mistakes of a Day. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. [J. H. Colls?]

Application Jan. 31, 1787, G. L. (?) Barrett, Norwich. Prod. 1787 (?).
MS: endorsed X; prologue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was licensed by Larpent to G. L. Barrett Manager of the Norwich Theatre on 31 Jany 1787 Qy if not by J. H. Colls who wrote Election Squibs at Norwich under the name of Pater Pendon Jun. (T. A.) [Thomas Amyot?].
 

LA 761 Such Things Are. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 10, 1787.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1788 (Dev 8vo 18): virtually identical.
 

LA 762 Il Tutor Burlato. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application Feb. 16, 1787, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Feb. 17.
MS: cast.
 

LA 763 Giulio Cesare [in Egitto]. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application Feb. 28, 1787, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Mar. 1.
MS: cast.
 

LA 764 Seduction. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Mar. 12, 1787.
MS. Comp. 1787 (K-D 206): no differences.
 

LA 765 A Specimen of Jewish Courtship. Prelude.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Mar. 23, 1787.
MS: title-page endorsed A Prelude.-To.- The Mistake of a Minute an Entertainment in One Act [submitted with it and bound with it].
 

LA 766 The Mistakes of a Minute. Entertainment, 1 act.

Application (with LA 765) n.d., Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Mar. 23, 1787.
MS. (Not listed in B.C.)
 

LA 767 Lingo's Opinions on Men & Manners. Interlude (monologue with songs), 3 pts. [John Edwin?]

Application undated, J. Booth, C.G. Prod. Apr. 10, 1787.
MS: notice states, to be spoken by Mr. Edwin on his Benefit Night. Comp. copy (no indication of authorship) in The Eccentricities of John Edwin [by John Williams, 1791] (Harvard Library copy): numerous and extensive differences; finale quite different.
 

LA 768 Julia; or, The Italian Lover. Tragedy, 5 acts. Robert Jephson.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Apr. 14, 1787.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1787 (K-D 139): almost identical.
 

LA 769 Gli Schiavi per Amore. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, Apr. 24, 1787.
MS: cast.
 

LA 770 Nina. Comedy, 1 act. George Monck Berkeley, from the French.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 24, 1787.
MS: prologue. Comp. [1787] (K-D 361): printed in two acts; MS does not have songs; other slight variations.
 

LA 771 Harvest Home. Comic opera, 2 acts. Charles Dibdin.

Application Apr. 30, 1787, George Colman, H2. Prod. May 16.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1787 (K-D 355): a few differences; prologue not printed.
 

LA 772 Bonds without Judgment; or, The Loves of Bengal. Farce, 2 acts. Edward Topham.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 1, 1787.
MS: some deletions.
 

LA 773 La Vestale; o sia, L'Amore Protetto dal Cielo. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Charles Francis Badini.

No application. Prod. H1, May 1, 1787.
MS: previous title, Emilia, deleted; cast.
 

LA 774 The Merry Making. Opera, 3 acts.

Application May 7, 1787, George Colman, H2.
MS: prologue.
 

LA 775 The Midnight Hour. Comedy, 3 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald, from the French.

Application May 10, 1787, J. Booth, C.G. Prod. May 22.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1827 (Cumberland's British Theatre): prologue not printed; slight differences.
 

LA 776 The Distress'd Baronet. Farce, 2 acts. Charles Stuart.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. May 11, 1787.
MS: prologue. Comp. 2d ed., 1787 (K-D 357): numerous and extensive differences.
 

LA 777 The Lobby Lounger. Prelude, 1 act. Charles Stuart.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. (as The Box-Lobby Loungers) May 16, 1787.
MS.
 

LA 778 The Cantabs. Musical farce, 2 acts.

Application May, [1787,] Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 21, 1787.
MS: cast.
 

LA 779 The Country Attorney. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Application June 25, 1787, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 7.
MS: numerous excisions and corrections; prologue, and epilogue with separate notice to Examiner, July 6.
See LA 828.
 

LA 780 English Readings. Farce, 1 act. James Cobb.

Application June 25, 1787, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 7.
MS. Comp. 1787 (K-D 97): minor differences.
 

LA 781 Prologue for the Opening of the Theatre Royal Margate.

Application June, 1787, J. Booth, Margate.
MS.
 

LA 782 Inkle and Yarico. Opera, 3 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Application July 25, 1787, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 4.
MS: prologue, dated 1789. Comp. [1787] (K-D 181): discrepancies in the songs; prologue not printed.
 

LA 783 The Test of Love. Farce, 2 acts. _____ Robinson.

Application Aug. 15, 1787, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 17.
MS: notice states, for Miss Farren's benefit; prologue. Comp. Songs, &c., in The Test of Love, 1787 (Dev 8vo 68): songs, only, printed; virtually identical with those of MS.
 

LA 784 The Village Lawyer. Farce, 2 acts. William Macready (?).

Application Aug. 22, 1787, George Colman, H2. Prod. Aug. 28.
MS. Comp. 3d ed., 1795 (K-D 295): detailed differences in dialogue and arrangement of scenes throughout. (J.P.K. has written on the title-page of this ed.: This Piece was not written by Mr. Macready. This is a surreptitious Edition.) Comp. also 1828 (Cumberland's British Theatre): differences in details.
 

LA 785 Vimonda. Tragedy, 5 acts. Andrew McDonald.

Application Aug. 23, 1787, George Colman, H2. Prod. Sept. 5.
MS. Comp. 1788 (K-D 96): slight differences.
 

LA 786 Ups and Downs; or, The Farmer. Comic opera, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Farmer) Oct. 31, 1787.
MS. Comp. The Farmer, Dublin, 1788 (K-D 288): some differences throughout.
 

LA 787 The New Peerage; or, Our Eyes May Deceive Us. Comedy, 5 acts. Harriet Lee.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Nov. 10, 1787.
MS: prologue and two epilogues. Comp. 1787 (K-D 97): slight differences.
 

LA 788 Il Re Teodora. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application Dec. 7, 1787, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Dec. 8(?).
MS: cast.
 

LA 789 All on a Summer's Day. Comedy, 5 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 15, 1787.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
 

LA 790 Il Giramondo. Comic opera (Italian), 3 acts.

No application. [1787?]
MS.
 

LA 791 The Fate of Sparta; or, The Rival Kings. Tragedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

No application. Prod. D.L., Jan. 1, 1788.
MS: in title, Siege erased and Fate written in; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1788 (K-D 102): slight differences.
 

LA 792 The Fate of Sparta; or, The Rival Kings. Tragedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Jan. 1, 1788.
MS. Comp. 1788 (K-D 102): slight differences. (This MS is practically identical with LA 791, except that it lacks the prologue and epilogue and is in a different hand.)
 

LA 793 Such Things Were. Tragedy, 5 acts. Prince Hoare.

No application. Prod. Bath, Jan. 1, 1788; and D.L. (as Julia; or, Such Things Were), May 2, 1796.
MS: some corrections, insertions, and excisions; apparently marked by prompter; canceled title on title-page, The Tears of Virtue (title under which it is listed in B.C.).
 

LA 794 La Locandiera. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application Jan. 10, 1788, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Jan. 15.
MS: cast.
 

LA 795 King and No King, Prologue to.

No application. Spoken C.G., Jan. 14, 1788.
MS.
 

LA 796 Calcutta; or, Twelve Hours in India. Comic opera, 3 acts. James Cobb.

Application Feb. 18, 1788, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. (as Love in the East) Feb. 25.
MS: some corrections. Comp. Love in the East; or, Adventures of Twelve Hours, 1788 (K-D 97): minor discrepancies.
 

LA 797 Sing Tantara Rara, Rogues All. Farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Tantara Rara) Mar. 1, 1788.
MS. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): slight differences.
 

LA 798 La Cameriera Astuta. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application Mar. 1, 1788, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Mar. 4.
MS: cast.
 

LA 799 The Regent. Tragedy, 5 acts. Bertie Greatheed.

Application Mar. 15, 1788, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Mar. 29.
MS. Comp. 1788 (K-D 206): slight differences.
 

LA 800 Giulio Sabino. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. P. Giovannini.

Application Mar. 22, 1788, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Apr. 5 (?).
MS: cast.
See LA 728.
 

LA 801 The Ton; or, Follies of Fashion. Comedy, 5 acts. Eglantine, Lady Wallace.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 8, 1788.
MS: numerous corrections and cancellations; prologue and epilogue; note, Mr. Booth to Larpent, Apr. 2, 1788, stating that he has sent the first Full Copy of La: Wallace's Comedy that came to his hands,... He has also inserted the Prologue and Epilogue and made the alterations as intended at the last Rehearsal. Comp. 1788 (K-D 97): slight differences.
 

LA 802 Animal Magnetism. Comedy, 3 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 29, 1788.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1828 (Cumberland's British Theatre): numerous slight differences; prologue not printed.
 

LA 803 L'Olimpiade. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application May 3, 1788, Henry Johnson for I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. May 8.
MS: inserted, a printed song by Badini, in Italian and English, to be sung by Marchesi after the performance; cast.
 

LA 804 The Stone Eater. Interlude, 1 act. Charles Stuart.

Application May 10, 1788, Thomas King, D.L., Prod. May 15.
MS. Comp. 1788 (K-D 101): almost identical.
 

LA 805 Marian of the Grange. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Frances Brooke.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Marian) May 22, 1788.
MS. Comp. 1800 (K-D 453): marked differences in dialogue, order of scenes, names of characters, etc.
 

LA 806 Occasional Address. (So oft has Pegasus been doom'd to trial.)

Application Aug. 9, 1788, George Colman, H2. Spoken Aug. 26 (?).
MS. (Spoken by Mrs. Kemble at her benefit.)
 

LA 807 A Touch of the Times; or, A Ramble thro' London. Interlude.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. H2, Aug. 20, 1788 (?).
MS: dated 1788; notices states, to be Receited by Mr. Bannister Junr at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is called 'an Interlude' but it is merely a satirical recitation, and it was not at the Haymarket [as is stated in B.D.] but at Drury Lane.
 

LA 808 Projectors; or, Wit at a Pinch. Farce, 2 acts.

Application undated, John Ledger, Bath. [1788?]
MS: dated by J.P.C. 1788.
 

LA 809 La Cosa Rara. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Lorenzo da Ponte.

Application Jan. 8, 1789, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Jan. 10.
MS: cast. Comp. 1805 (Larpent Plays, LA 1455): slight differences; printed play includes English translation, and has an entirely different cast.
 

LA 810 Prologue. (The sanguine Father, leading to the Scene.)

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Jan. 10, 1789.
MS: endorsed 1789; notice states, to be spoken on the Appearance of Miss Wallace [Wallis], as Sigismunda.
 

LA 811 The Impostors. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Application Jan. 17, 1789, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Jan. 26.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1789 (K-D 95): virtually identical.
 

LA 812 Ifigenia in Aulide. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. F. Moretti.

Application Jan. 21, 1789, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Jan. 24.
MS: cast.
See LA 593.
 

LA 813 The Toy. Comedy, 5 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 3, 1789.
MS: prologue and two epilogues, one with separate application, undated but endorsed 23d. Janry. 1789. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keefe, 1798 (147094): notable and extensive differences, especially in Act V.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The scene is laid at the Toy at Hampton Ct. It was acted afterwards in 3 Acts as 'The Lie of the Day.' The Epilogue was damned & another substituted on the second night.
 

LA 814 Hide and Seek; or, The Slippers. Ballad farce, 2 acts.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Feb. 24, 1789.
MS.
 

LA 815 Il Disartore. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

No application. Prod. H1, Feb. 28, 1789.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), 1789; cast.
 

LA 816 Mary Queen of Scots. Tragedy, 5 acts. John St. John.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Mar. 21, 1789.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1789 (K-D 95): virtually the same.
 

LA 817 La Villana Riconoscenta. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giuseppi Palomba (?).

Application Mar. 23, 1789, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. Mar. 24.
MS: cast.
 

LA 818 Such Things Have Been. Interlude, 2 acts. Thomas Ryder.

Application Mar. 25, 1789, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Mar. 31.
MS: endorsed, by Larpent(?), Covent Garden-March 1789.
 

LA 819 Address.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken Mar. 28, 1789.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Pope's benefit. (Spoken by her.)
 

LA 820 The Pharo Table. Dialogue and songs. Comedy, 3 acts. From Susannah Centlivre, The Gamester.

Application n.d. [Mar., 1789], Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as The Faro Table) Apr. 4, 1789.
MS: notice states, The following Dialogue & Songs are in [tended?] as the Alteration from a Comedy of Five Acts call'd The Gamester written by Mrs. Centlivre, into a Comedy of Three Acts call'd the Pharo Table...; dated, by Larpent(?), March 1789.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Some new songs as well as new dialogues were added and were sent for Licence in March 1789.
 

LA 821 Half an Hour after Supper: A New Novel. Interlude.

Application Apr. 9, 1789, George Colman, H2. Prod. May 23.
MS. Comp. 1789 (K-D 96): a few differences.
 

LA 822 As It Should Be. Dramatic piece, 1 act. Walley Chamberlaine Oulton.

Application Apr. 9, 1789, George Colman, H2. Prod. June 2.
MS. Comp. 1789 (K-D 97): some differences.
 

LA 823 The Suspicious Brother. Comedy, 2 acts.

Application Apr. 9, 1789, George Colman, H2. Prod. (as Try Again) June 26, 1790.
MS: cast. Comp. Try Again, 1790 (K-D 206): only slight differences.
 

LA 824 The Little Hunch-Back; or, A Frolic in Bagdad. Farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 14, 1789.
MS: some erasures and corrections. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1789 (147094): several differences, with printed text longer than MS.
See LA 2158, an alteration of this play.
 

LA 825 The Civilian; [or, Farmer Turned Footman]. Opera, 2 acts. Samuel William, Ryley.

Application Apr. 15, 1789, William Powell, Manchester. Prod. May 13.
MS: insertions and corrections, by author(?); cast. Comp. Roderick Random, a Comic Opera; and The Civilian, etc., Huddersfield, [1790?] (K-D 344): numerous and pronounced differences.
 

LA 826 The Enraged Musician. Musical interlude, 1 act. George Colman.

Application Apr. 17, 1789, George Colman, H2. Prod. (as Ut Pictura Poesis) May 18.
MS: two slightly varying prologues, one dated Apr. 26, 1789 (and, on verso, Apr. 28, 1789); title-page adds to title, To the Memory of Hogarth. Ut Pictura Poesis. Comp. Ut Pictura Poesis! or, The Enraged Musician, 1789 (K-D 94): a few differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It is Hogarths Picture ['The Enraged Musician'] put into words.
 

LA 827 False Appearances. Comedy, 5 acts. Henry Seymour Conway.

Application undated, Thomas Linley, D.L. Prod. Apr. 20, 1789.
MS: prologue, dated April 4th. 1789, and epilogue. Comp. 1789 (K-D 107): numerous and extensive differences.
 

LA 828 The School for Widows. Comedy, 5 acts. Richard Cumberland.

Application Apr. 25, 1789, Thomas Harris, C.G.Prod. May 8.
MS: prologue and epilogue.
See LA 779.
 

LA 829 Occasional Prologue, on the First Appearance of a Young Gentleman, at Covent Garden Theatre, in the Character of Alexander.

No application. Spoken C.G., Apr. 28, 1789.
MS: dated Apr. 28, 1789.
 

LA 830 St. George's Day; or, Britons Rejoice! Entertainment, 1 act.

Application undated, William Thomas Lewis, C.G. Prod. Apr. 30, 1789.
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Apr., 1789.
 

LA 831 The Dramatist; or, Stop Him Who Can. Comedy, 5 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Application May 7, 1789, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 15.
MS: prologue and epilogue; notice states, for the Benefit of Mrs. Wells; cast. Comp. 1793 (K-D 357): a few differences.
 

LA 832 La Vendemnira. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giovanni Bertati.

No application. Prod. H1, May 9, 1789.
MS: title-page dated 1789; cast. (Dated May 8, 1798, in B.C.)
 

LA 833 Laoeudaimonos; or, A People Made Happy. Masque, 1 act.

Application May 12, 1789, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. May 19.
MS: title-page states, In Commemoration of the Restoration of His Majesty's Health...
 

LA 834 The Swop. A dramatic piece, 2 acts.

Application May 14, 1789, George Colman, H2. Prod. June 22.
MS: title-page states, From the German of Coll. D'Ayrenhoff; prologue.
 

LA 835 Perseverance; or, The Third Time the Best. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Walley Chamberlaine Oulton.

Application May 18, 1789, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. June 2 (previously, Crow Street, Dublin, Mar. 12).
MS.
 

LA 836 La Generosita d'Alessandro. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. From Pietro Metastasio, Alessandro nell' Indie.

No application. Prod. H1, June 2, 1789.
MS: dated May, 1789; cast.
 

LA 837 Il Barbiere di Civiglia. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. From Beaumarchais.

Application June 9, 1789, I. A. Gallini, H1. Prod. June 11.
MS: notice states, for Signora Storace's benefit; cast.
 

LA 838 The Married Man. Comedy, 3 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald, from Destouches.

Application July 2, 1789, George Colman, H2. Prod. July 15.
MS. Comp. 1789 (K-D 96): a few differences.
 

LA 839 The Benevolent Planters. Dramatic piece, 1 act. Thomas Bellamy.

Application July 29, 1789, George Colman, H2. Prod. (as The Friends) Aug. 5 and (as The Benevolent Planters) Aug. 10.
MS: title, Slavery but a Name, deleted, and The Benevolent Planters substituted; prologue, dated July 31, 1789; last page endorsed, Decr. 11, 1788 Mr. Bellamy...; notice states, for Mrs. Kemble's benefit. Comp. 1789 (K-D 97): quite different in all respects.
 

LA 840 The Battle of Hexham; or, Days of Old. Play with music, 3 acts. George Colman, The Younger.

Application Aug. 3, 1789, G. Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. Aug. 11.
MS: Act III lacking. Comp. Dublin, 1790 (K-D 232), endorsed, by Kemble, This is a pirated Copy, and shamefully incorrect, and comp. 1808 (K-D 422): numerous unimportant differences between MS and both eds.
 

LA 841 The Comet; or, How to Come at Her. Comic piece, 3 acts.

Application Aug. 5, 1789, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. Aug. 10.
MS: a number of erasures and corrections; cast.
 

LA 842 The Learned Lady; or, Double Reform. Comedy, 2 acts. Robert Oliphant.

Application Aug. 6, 1789, John Philip Kemble, Liverpool. Prod. 1789.
MS: passage in text deleted, and marked too personal, in margin, by Larpent; copy of note, Larpent to Kemble, objecting to a Passage in the 2d Act, which is of so personal a Nature that it ought to be omitted,...; also note, James Wrighten to Larpent, requesting that license be sent to him for transmission to Kemble.
 

LA 843 Thimble's Flight from the Shopboard. Piece, 1 act.

Application Aug. 14, 1789, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. Aug. 25.
MS: notice states, for Bannister's benefit on Tuesday 27th instant. Comp. Brighthelmston, [1789?] (K-D 95): slight differences.
 

LA 844 The First of September; or, Each Man His Bird. Afterpiece, 2 acts. Robert Oliphant.

Application Aug. 31, 1789, John Philip Kemble, Liverpool.
MS.
 

LA 845 The Island of St. Marguerite. Opera, 2 acts. John St. John.

Application Oct. 21, 1789, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: title, The Iron Mask, erased on title-page; several passages deleted. Comp. 1789 (K-D 95): a number of differences, especially in the last act.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was forbidden in the first instance on account, apparently of the free sentiments it inculcates, considered dangerous in 1789-It was afterwards returned to the Manager [Examiner?] with a note from J. P. Kemble stating-'The Author of the Iron Mask' (so the piece was originally called) 'flatters himself that he has expunged every objectionable word and circumstance from this little opera'-Dated Octr. 21. 1789. All the corrections and omissions were made by J. P. Kemble and are marked by him in his hand in the copy sent to Larpent. On the 4th. Novr. a fair copy was sent to the Licenser with all the passages to which he objected omitted.
See LA 848.
 

LA 846 Goodwin. Tragedy, 5 acts. Anne Yearsley.

No application. Prod. Bath, [Oct.?] 1789.
MS: much revised; endorsed By Mrs. Yearsley the Bristol Milkwoman. Octr. 1789; prologue and epilogue, each dated October 1789. Comp. Earl Goodwin, 1791 (K-D 472): numerous differences.
 

LA 847 Marcella. Tragedy, 3 acts. William Hayley.

Application Nov. 4, 1789, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Nov. 7.
Printed copy, pp. 93-174 from Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre, 1784: some MS notes. Comp. Dublin, 1784: another ed., but identical text.
J.P.C. in B.D.: The date of Kemble's letter, (as Manager of Drury Lane) to Larpent is Nov. 4th. 1789-The two Theatres brought it out in rivalry of each other.
See LA 849.
 

LA 848 The Island of St. Marguerite. Opera, 2 acts. John St. John.

Application Nov. 4, 1789, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Nov. 13.
MS: prologue. Comp. 1789 (K-D 95): this MS follows LA 845 rather than the printed text, but contains prologue and one song not in LA 845 but printed; the alterations called for by corrections in LA 845 are made in this MS.
 

LA 849 Marcella. Tragedy, 3 acts. William Hayley.

No application. Prod. C.G., Nov. 10, 1789.
MS: dated Novr. 1789; two copies of prologue, one endorsed Prologue to the Tragedy of Marcella-Covent Garden. Comp. version from Plays of Three Acts, 1784 (Larpent Plays, LA 847): a few discrepancies; prologue not printed.
See LA 847 and J.P.C.'s note thereon.
 

LA 850 The Haunted Tower. Opera, 3 acts. James Cobb.

Application Nov. 18, 1789, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Nov. 24.
MS: numerous deletions and some corrections and insertions. Comp. Dublin, [1790?] (K-D 399), and Duncombe's ed. [1832?] (Dev 12mo 55): MS differs considerably from both eds.
 

LA 851 Harlequin Touchstone [The Touchstone], New Airs, Songs & Chorusses in. Pantomime, 2 pts. Charles Dibdin (?).

Application Nov. 19, 1789, Thomas Harris, C.G. Not produced(?). (License refused.)
MSS (2, bound together): some of the same airs appear in both; cover to first endorsed New Airs Songs & Chorusses &c in the revived Pantomime of Harlequin Touchstone, C.G., Nov., 1789; cover to second endorsed Songs Dialogues & Chorusses in the revived Pantomime of Touchstone, C.G., Nov., 1789, and (by Larpent) Forbidden.
J.P.C. in B.D. (s.v. The Touchstone): It was revived in 1789 or rather attempted to be revived but when the songs &c were sent to the Licenser they were 'forbidden' & that word is written on the copy in Larpent's MSS.-No reason is apparent.
See LA 464.
 

LA 852 The Force of Fashion. Comedy, 5 acts. Henry Mackenzie.

Application Dec. 2, 1789, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 5.
MS: numerous corrections and excisions; prologue and epilogue; partial cast.
 

LA 853 The Genius of Liverpool. Prelude. T. Harpley.

No application. [Dec. 21, 1789.]
MS: dated 21st. December 1789. Comp. Dramas and Poems, Liverpool, 1790 (K-D 321): slight differences.
J.P.C. in B.D.: Larpent enters Kemble as Manager of the Liverpool Theatre when this piece was sent up and licensed on the 21st. Decr. 1789.
 

LA 854 Ninetta; or, Chi dell'Altrui Siveste, Presto Si Spoglia. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

No application. [Dec. 30, 1789?] Prod. H2 (H1 Company), Jan. 16, 1790.
MS: title-page states, as performed at the Royal Theatre in the Hay Market...Decbr. 30th. 1789; cast.
 

LA 855 The Man of Enterprise. Farce, 2 acts. Charles Shillito.

No application. Prod. Norwich, 1789 (?).
MS: numerous erasures and some corrections; cast. Comp. Colchester, 1789 (K-D 201): numerous slight differences.
 

LA 856 The Merry Men of Kent. Comedy, 5 acts.

No application. [1789.]
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Manchester, 1789.
J.P.C. in B.D.: ...licensed on 23 March 1789 for the Manchester Theatre.
 

1790-1799 (LA 857-1274)

 

LA 857 Eudora. Tragedy, 5 acts. William Hayley.

No application. Prod. C.G., Jan. 29, 1790.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. Three Plays, Chichester, 1811 (K-D 515): prologue and epilogue not printed; slight differences.
 

LA 858 I Due Castellani Burlati. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Filippo Livigni.

No application. Prod. H2, Feb. 2, 1790.
MS: dated London 1790; cast.
 

LA 859 The Adventures; or, Mutual Deception. Farce, 2 acts. Edward Morris.

Application Feb. 11, 1790, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Mar. 18.
MS: title changed from The Travellers; prologue. Comp. 1790 (K-D 100): slight differences.
 

LA 860 The Czar [Peter]. Comic opera, 3 acts. John O'Keeffe.

No application. Prod. C.G., Mar. 8, 1790.
MS: numerous corrections and deleted passages; cast. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798: many differences, especially in the songs.
See LA 881, an alteration of this play.
 

LA 861 Love in Many Masks. Comedy, 5 acts. John Philip Kemble, from Aphra Behn, The Rover.

No application. Prod. D.L., Mar. 8, 1790.
Printed copy [1790]: dated, by Larpent(?), March 8th. 1790; a few passages marked in margin.
 

LA 862 The Spoilt Child. Farce, 2 acts. Isaac Bickerstaffe (?). [Attributed also to Dorothy Jordan and to James Ford.]

Application Mar. 13, 1790, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Mar. 22.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 15; prologue. Comp. 1805 (K-D 409): a number of slight differences. (The Dublin ed. [1799] is in some respects closer to the MS.)
 

LA 863 Better Late than Never. Comedy, 5 acts. Miles Peter Andrews.

Application Mar. 25, 1790, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Nov. 17.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 30; prologue and two versions of epilogue. Comp. 1790 (K-D 204): slight differences, chiefly a few speeches in MS not printed.
 

LA 864 No Song, No Supper. Opera, 2 acts. Prince Hoare.

Application Apr. 9, 1790, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Apr. 16.
MS. Comp. 3d ed., 1795 (K-D 453): MS contains two songs not printed; many differences in wording.
 

LA 865 Mordecai's Beard. Interlude.

Application Apr. 10, 1790, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Apr. 20.
MS: previous title, The Jew's Beard, erased.
 

LA 866 Roderick Random. Comedy, 3 acts. Samuel William Ryley.

Application Apr. 12, 1790, William Powell, Manchester.
MS: notice, signed by Powell, at Theatre Royal Drury Lane; dated by Larpent Drury Lane April 1790. Comp. Huddersfield, [1798?] (K-D 344): MS lacks the songs; slight differences in dialogue.
J.P.C. in B.D.: It was sent to be licensed on April 12, 1790 by W. Powell then prompter at D.L. Theatre who stated that it was to be performed at Manchester-It was probably therefore acted before 1793.
 

LA 867 Arden of Feversham. Historical tragedy, 5 acts. George Lillo and John Hoadly.

No application. Prod. (Reduced to Three Acts with material Alterations) C.G., Apr. 14, 1790(?).
Printed copy, 1762: numerous deletions and some MS additions.
See LA 160.
 

LA 868 L'Usurpator Innocente. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

No application. Prod. H2, Apr. 20, 1790.
MS: cast.
 

LA 869 The Widow of Malabar. Tragedy, 3 acts. Mariana Starke.

Application (with LA 870) Apr. 21, 1790, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 5 (previously, privately at Camberwell, 1790).
MS: epilogue, and Address for Miss Brunton; cast. Comp. 1791 (Dev 8vo 18): some passages in MS not printed; otherwise only a few differences.
 

LA 870 The Crusade. Opera, 3 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Application Apr. 21, 1790, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 6.
MS: notice applies also to The Widow of Malabar (No. 869); states The Crusade is intended for May 1; prologue and address; inserted, a note from Larpent to Lewis, Apr. 26, demanding that a passage be expunged (deleted in MS); an apparent reply is bound with LA 1058, q.v. >Comp. Songs, Duets, Chorusses, &c., in the Historical Romance of The Crusade, 1790 (35397): in Act I little correspondence; less discrepancy in later acts; songs, only, printed.
 

LA 871 Andromaca. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Charles Francis Badini.

No application. Prod. H2, May 28, 1790.
MS: cast.
 

LA 872 Nootka Sound; or, Britain Prepar'd. Pantomimic, operatic farce.

Application June [1?], 1790, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. June 4.
MS: contains chiefly songs and disconnected passages of dialogue for insertion in a pantomime; two pages canceled; cast.
 

LA 873 Occasional Address, on Opening the Hay Market Theatre.

Application June 10, 1790, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Spoken June 14(?).
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), June 11.
 

LA 874 New Spain; or, Love in Mexico. Opera, 3 acts. John Scawen.

Application July 6, 1790, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. July 16.
MS. Comp. 1790 (K-D 206): slight differences.
 

LA 875 The Kentish Barons. Play, 3 acts. Francis North.

Application July 30, 1790, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. June 25, 1791.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 1, 1790; Act III lacking. Comp. 1791 (K-D 106): great differences.
 

LA 876 The Richmond Gardener. Farce, 1 act.

No application. Prod. Richmond, Aug. 1, 1790(?).
MS: dated, by Larpent, Richmond, Aug. 1, 1790.
 

LA 877 Taste and Feeling. Dramatic caricature, 1 act.

Application Aug. 9, 1790, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. Aug. 13.
MS: prologue.
 

LA 878 Modern Breakfast; or, All Asleep at Noon. Interlude. Henry Siddons.

No application. Prod. H2, Aug. 11, 1790.
MS: some corrected passages; dated by Larpent Theatre Royal, Haymarket 3d. August 1790; cast. Comp. 1790 (K-D 102): only slight differences; prologue not in MS.
 

LA 879 Lindor and Clara. Play, 3 acts. James Fennell.

Application Aug. 18, 1790, J. Fennell, Richmond. Prod. provinces, ca. 1790(?).
MS. Comp. 1791 (K-D 451): printed in five acts; several scenes printed not in MS.
 

LA 880 The Basket Maker. Comic opera, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application Aug. 20, 1790, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. Sept. 4.
MS: dated by Larpent Aug. 24. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): numerous and extensive differences.
 

LA 881 The Fugitive. Comic opera, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application Nov. 1, 1790, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 4.
MS: dated by Larpent Nov. 2; notice includes The German Hotel (No. 882).
See LA 860.
 

LA 882 The German Hotel. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

Application (with LA 881) Nov. 1, 1790, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 11.
MS: dated by Larpent Covent Garden Novr. 2d. 1790; epilogue, dated Nov. 9, and prelude; cast. Comp. 1790 (K-D 355): no important differences.
 

LA 883 A Divertisement. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. James C. Cross.

No application. Prod. C.G., Nov. 23, 1790.
MS: numerous excisions and corrections; cast.
See LA 884.
 

LA 884 Songs in the Divertisement. Charles Dibdin (?).

No application. Prod. C.G., Nov. 23, 1790.
MS. (Apparently songs used in Cross's A Divertisement [ No. 883].)
 

LA 885 Julia [de Roubigné]. Tragedy, 5 acts. Catherine Metcalf, from Henry Mackenzie.

Application Dec. 16, 1790, Keasberry and Diamond, Bath. Prod. Dec. 23.
MS: title-page reads, The Story taken with some Alteration of Incident from the Novel of Julia de Roubigne [by Henry Mackenzie]; numerous deletions; prologue and epilogue.
 

LA 886 The Picture of Paris Taken in the Year 1790, Dialogue, Airs, Duetts &c. in. Pantomime. Charles Bonnor and Robert Merry.

No application. Prod. C.G., Dec. 20, 1790.
MS: dated by Larpent 11th. Decr. 1790 Covent Garden; prologue.
 

LA 887 The Siege of Belgrade. Comic opera, 3 acts. James Cobb.

Application Dec. 26, 1790, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Jan. 1, 1791.
MS. Comp. Songs, Duets, Trios, Choruses, &c., in The Siege of Belgrade, 1791 (K-D 206): printed text contains several songs not in MS; songs, only, printed.
 

LA 888 La Villanella Rapita. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giovanni Bertati (?).

No application. Prod. H2 (?), 1790.
MS: slight deletion; cast. (Dated, in B.C., H2, Feb. 24, 1790.)
 

LA 889 Who's to Have Her. Opera, 2 acts.

Application Jan. 4, 1791, Stephen Kemble, Sheffield.
MS.
 

LA 890 The Upholsterer, Additions to. Farce. Arthur Murphy.

Application Jan. 21, 1791, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (with alterations) Feb. 2.
MS: dated by Larpent Jan. 25.
See LA 131 and 227.
 

LA 891 The School for Arrogance. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 4, 1791.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 2; numerous corrections, excisions, and revisions; prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 2d ed., 1791 (K-D 456): a number of differences; some passages deleted in MS are printed.
 

LA 892 The Woodman. Comic opera, 3 acts. Henry Bate [Bate Dudley].

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 26, 1791.
MS: dated by Larpent Feb. 25. Comp. 2d ed., 1791 (K-D 106): a few differences; MS contains a few passages not printed.
 

LA 893 The Merry Mourners. Farce, 2 acts. John O'Keeffe.

No application. Prod. (as Modern Antiques) C.G., Mar. 14, 1791.
MS: dated by Larpent Mar. 10. Comp. Modern Antiques; or, The Merry Mourners, in The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): slight differences in dialogue.
 

LA 894 The Greek Slave. Comedy, 5 acts. From Beaumont and Fletcher.

Application Mar. 14, 1791, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. Mar. 22.
MS: epilogue.
 

LA 895 Lorenzo. Tragedy, 5 acts. Robert Merry.

Application Mar. 25, 1791, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 5.
MS: some corrections; prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1791 (K-D 106): slight differences.
 

LA 896 Huniades; or, The Siege of Belgrade. Tragedy, 5 acts. Hannah Brand.

Application Mar. 26, 1791 (date inserted by Larpent?), John Brunton, Norwich. Prod. Norwich (?), 1791; later H1 (D.L. Company), Jan. 18, 1792.
MS: numerous corrections and erasures. Comp. Plays and Poems, Norwich, 1798 (K-D 397): numerous differences in phraseology and arrangement.
See LA 932, alterations for this play.
 

LA 897 The Earl of Essex, Epilogue to. (Tho' Rutlands pangs are o'er, shall I presume.)

No application. Spoken C.G., Apr. 11, 1791 (?).
MS: dated, by J.P.C.(?), 1791.
 

LA 898 Wild Oats; or, The Strolling Gentlemen. Comedy, 5 acts. John O'Keeffe.

Application Apr. 12, 1791, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 16.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. The Dramatic Works of John O'Keeffe, 1798 (147094): some differences.
 

LA 899 The Cave of Trophonius. Opera, 2 acts. Prince Hoare.

Application Apr. 26, 1791, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. May 3.
MS. Comp. Songs, Duets, Trio, and Finales, in The Cave of Trophonius, 1791 (K-D 103): some differences; songs, only, printed.
 

LA 900 The Hue and Cry. Farce, 2 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Application Apr. 26, 1791, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Prod. May 11.
MS: prologue.
See LA 1184, an alteration by J. C. Cross.
 

LA 901 Alexander the Little. Burlesque, 2 acts.

Application Apr. 29, 1791, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 2.
MS: dated by Larpent May 2.
 

LA 902 L'Idalide; o sia, La Vergine del Sole. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. F. Moretti.

No application. Prod. Pantheon, Apr. 30, 1791.
MS: cast.
 

LA 903 The Hop; or, Who's Afraid. Sketch.

Application May 2, 1791, John Philip Kemble, D.L. Not produced (?).
MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: In Larpents Copy many passages are underscored as objectionable-It was sent by J. P. Kemble for Licence on May 2d. 1791.
 

LA 904 Address. (Once more I'm come to shew my Vulgar Folly.)

Application May 2, 1791, Thomas Harris, C.G. Spoken May 3.
MS: endorsed For Mrs. Mattock's Benefit.
 

LA 905 The Dreamer Awake; or, The Pugilist Match'd. Farce, 2 acts. Edmund John Eyre.

Application May 3, 1791, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 6.
MS: prologue. Comp. Shrewsbury, 1791 (K-D 255): slight differences.
 

LA 906 National Prejudice. Comedy, 5 acts. _____ Simon.

Application May 7, 1791, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 10.
MS: dated by Larpent May 9; prologue.
 

LA 907 Honesty the Best Policy. Farce, 2 acts.

Application May 10, 1791, Thomas Harris, C.G. Billed at C. G. in 1791 but...withdrawn (Nicoll).
MS: a number of corrections; prologue.
 

LA 908 The Union; or, St. Andrew's Day. Musical entertainment, 2 acts. Richard Wilson (?).

Application May 16, 1791, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 18.
MS: dated by Larpent May 21; cast.
 

LA 909 Primrose Green; or, Love in the Country. Comic opera, 2 acts.

Application May 17, 1791, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. May 24.
MS: dated by Larpent May 21.
 

LA 910 The Cottage Maid. Musical piece, 1 act.

Application May 18, 1791, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. June 3.
MS: dated by Larpent May 21. Comp. Airs, Dutes, Choruses, &c., in The Cottage Maid, 1791 (Dev 8vo 68): some discrepancies; songs, only, printed.
 

LA 911 Introductory Address.

Application June 18, 1791, George Colman, the Younger, H2. [Spoken June 20?]
MS: endorsed, by J.P.C.(?), On some young Actor [Palmer, Jr.] (the Son of an Actor) in the part of Prince Henry.
 

LA 912 Next Door Neighbours. Comedy, 3 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Application July 4, 1791, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. July 9.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1791 (K-D 106): some differences.
 

LA 913 The Surrender of Calais. Play, 3 acts. George Colman, the Younger.

Application July 20, 1791, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. July 30.
MS: dated by Larpent July 23; cast. Comp. 1808 (K-D 424): numerous differences.
 

LA 914 The Northern Lass; or, Days of Good Queen Bess. Piece, 2 acts. Stephen Kemble, from Heywood's Fair Maid of the West.

Application July 20, 1791, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. (as The Northern Inn; or, The Good Times of Queen Bess) Aug. 16.
MS: dated by Larpent July 23; prologue; cast. (Performed for Mrs. S. Kemble's benefit.)
J.P.C. in B.D.: ...It was strongly cast, according to Larpent's MS, including R. Palmer, Palmer, Bannister Junr. Wewitzer, Mrs Kemble &c.
 

LA 915 She Would Be a Duchess. Farce, 2 acts. Charles Stuart.

Application Aug. 8, 1791, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Not produced. (License refused.)
MS: endorsed by Larpent ...taken from the Spanish. August 13th. 1791 prohibited. The Title changed To The Irishman in Spain; titlepage twice marked X and also endorsed by Larpent suppressed, with date and new title; numerous slight passages marked X throughout. (Bound with The Irishman in Spain [No. 917, q.v.], under which this MS is included in B.C.)
 

LA 916 Richard the Third, Occasional Prologue for.

No application. Spoken H2, Aug. 24, 1791 (?).
MS: endorsed For Mr. Bannister Jun's first appearance in King Richard the Third.
 

LA 917 The Irishman in Spain. Farce, 1 act. Charles Stuart.

Application Aug. 30, 1791, G. Wrighten, H2. Prod. Aug. 13.

Note

There is some confusion as to the dates of performance and application for license of the revised version. Was the performance allowed before the revision was submitted in a clean state to the Examiner?
MS. Comp. 1791 (K-D 258): printed text contains prologue and some scenes not in MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: On Aug 30 1791 Wrighten the Prompter sent it 'in its altered shape' to Larpent for a licence-It seems then to have been licensed without mark or remark-The piece She Would be a Duchess was also among Larpents MSS and all the parts objected to by Genl Gunning marked with crosses-The title page has these words 'August 13th. 1791. Suppressed.'
See LA 915.
 

LA 918 Poor Old Drury. Prelude, 1 act. James Cobb.

Application Sept. 20, 1792 [1791], John Philip Kemble, H1 (D.L. Company). Prod. Sept. 22, 1791.
MS: many corrections; endorsed On removing to the Kings Theatre.
 

LA 919 Oscar and Miona; or, The Hall of Fingal. Airs, Duetts and Chorusses. Ballet pantomime.

Application Oct. 13, 1791, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. (as Oscar and Malvina; etc.) Oct. 20.
MS.
 

LA 920 Notoriety. Comedy, 5 acts. Frederic Reynolds.

Application undated, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Nov. 5, 1791.
MS: prologue and epilogue; inserted, song for Act III, with separate application, Nov. 3. Comp. 1793 (K-D 361): a few differences.
 

LA 921 A Day in Turkey; or, The Russian Slaves. Comedy, 5 acts. Hannah Cowley.

Application Nov. 29, 1791, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 3.
MS: prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1792 (K-D 109): a few differences.
 

LA 922 La Pastorella Nobile. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Saverio Zini.

No application. Prod. Pantheon, Dec. 17, 1791.
MS: endorsed 1th Opera 1791 to be performed at the Kings Theatre Pantheon _____ A. Trancart [?]; cast. Comp. 1800 (Larpent Plays, LA 1309): slight differences.
 

LA 923 Blue Beard; or, The Flight of Harlequin, Songs in. Pantomime.

Application Dec. 19, 1791, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 21.
MS: dated by Larpent Dec. 21.
 

LA 924 The Advertisement; or, A New Way to Get a Husband. Farce, 2 acts. James Fennell.

No application. [1791?]
MS: several pages canceled.
J.P.C. in B.D.: 'The Advertisement or a new way to get a Husband' a farce in 2 acts was licensed on March 3d. 1791 and according to Larpents accounts played for the benefit of Lee Lewis-Larpents Copy contains some curious erasures of passages against dramatic despotism-
 

LA 925 La Discordia Conjugale. Opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application n.d. [1791], by A. Trancart [?], Pantheon. Prod. Pantheon, 1792 (?).
MS: cast.
 

LA 926 The Double Amour. Farce, 2 acts.

Application undated, unsigned, H2. Prod. H2, 1791.
MS: dated, by J.P.C.(?), 1791.
 

LA 927 Epilogue. (This Night-by liberal Genius set apart.)

No application. [1791?]
MS: dated 1791; endorsed For the Fund.
 

LA 928 La Locanda. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts. Giovanni Bertati (?).

No application. [Pantheon, 1791?]
MS: date, 1791, inserted on title-page (by J.P.C.?).
 

LA 929 Quinto Fabio. Opera (Italian), 2 acts. Antonio Andrei (?), from Apostolo Zeno.

Application n.d. [1791], Robert Bray O'Reilly, Pantheon. Prod. June 2, 1791 (?).
MS.
See LA 509.
 

LA 930 The Soldier's Opera. Comic opera, 2 acts. Peter Ewing.

No application. [1791?]
MS: title-page states, Written by Captain P Ewing Marines The Music by Dibdin; MS is signed at end, Peter Ewing Capt: of Marines The 2d Day of April 1791. Comp. [1792] (K-D 298): printed version longer than MS.
J.P.C. in B.D.: ...it seems doubtful whether it was not performed, although there is no Managers letter with the MS.
 

LA 931 The Englishmen in Germany. Farce, 2 acts.

No application. [Manchester, Jan. 13, 1792.] Prod. Manchester, 1792(?).
MS: dated, by Larpent(?), Manchester. 13th. January 1792.
 

LA 932 Agmunda, Alterations in. [Huniades.] Tragedy. Hannah Brand.

Application Feb. 1, 1792, John Philip Kemble, H1 (D.L. Company). Prod. Feb. 2.
MS: notice states, These are the Alterations in the Tragedy of Huniades, which is now called Agmunda; alterations in the play; epilogue.
See LA 896.
 

LA 933 The Majician [No Conjuror]. Comic opera, 3 acts. Robert Merry.

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 2, 1792.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Jan., 1792; signed Robt. Merry; long canceled passages; cast. Comp. The Airs, Duets, Glees, Chorusses, &c., in the Comic Opera of The Magician No Conjurer, 1792 (Dev 8v0 66); only slight discrepancies.
 

LA 934 Le Trame Deluse. Comic opera (Italian), 2 acts.

Application Feb. 8, 1792, William Jewell, H1.
MS: cast.
 

LA 935 The Road to Ruin. Comedy, 5 acts. Thomas Holcroft.

No application. Prod. C.G., Feb. 18, 1792.
MS: dated by Larpent C Garden. Febry 1792; numerous erasures and corrections; prologue and epilogue; partial cast. Comp. 1792 (K-D 106): no important differences.
 

LA 936 Tony Lumpkin's Ramble to London. Monologue (i.e., dialogue).

Application Mar. 6, 1792, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 10.
MS: endorsed by Larpent A Piece spoken at Covent Garden April the 6th. 1792; prologue, headed Tony Lumpkin in Town.
 

LA 937 The Fugitive. Comedy, 5 acts. Joseph Richardson.

Application Mar. 16, 1792, John Philip Kemble, H1 (D.L. Company). Prod. Apr. 20.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. 1792 (K-D 259): last three acts differ in order of scenes.
 

LA 938 Occasional Prologue.

Application Mar. 22, 1792, John Philip Kemble, H1 (D.L. Company). Spoken Mar. 29 (?).
MS: notice states, for Bannister's benefit.
 

LA 939 The Mermaid. Farce, 2 acts. Andrew Franklin.

No application. Prod. C.G., Mar. 26, 1792.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Mar. 24; a few passages deleted. Comp. Dublin, 1792 (K-D 295): a few slight differences.
 

LA 940 The Village Coquet. Entertainment, 2 acts. _____ Simon.

Application Apr. 9, 1792, John Philip Kemble, H1 (D.L. Company). Prod. Apr. 16.
MS: dated by Larpent Apr. 11; notice states, for Mrs. Jordan's benefit.
 

LA 941 Zelma; or, The Will o' th' Wisp. Opera, 3 acts. _____ Meyers.

Application Apr. 12, 1792, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 17.
MS: several songs canceled; cast. Comp. Airs, Duets, Choruses, &c., in Zelma, 1792 (Dev 8vo 66): a few differences; songs, only, printed.
 

LA 942 The Irishman in London; or, The Happy African. Farce, 2 acts. William Macready.

Application (with LA 943) Apr. 16, 1792, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Apr. 21.
MS: number of passages marked, by Examiner(?), for omission(?); cast. Comp. New Edition, 1799 (K-D 359): MS contains several passages not printed.
 

LA 943 The Intrigues of a Morning; or, An Hour in Paris. Farce, 2 acts. Eliza Parsons.

No application. Prod. C.G., Apr. 18, 1792.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Apr. 16; notice to Examiner relates to The Irishman in London (No. 942); cast. Comp. 1792 (K-D 359): no differences.
 

LA 944 Hail Fellow, Well Met. Farce, 1 act.

No application. Announced for C.G., May 8, 1792; not produced.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Apr. 24; a number of erasures and corrections; cast.
 

LA 945 The Point of Honour. Farce, 2 acts. John Peter Roberdeau.

No application. Announced for C.G., May 8, 1792; not produced.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Apr. 24; a number of passages marked by Examiner; prologue; partial cast.
 

LA 946 The Rights of Woman. Musical farce, 1 act.

No application. Announced for C.G., May 8, 1792; not produced.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., Apr. 24; several songs deleted; cast.
 

LA 947 Just in Time. Comic opera, 3 acts. Thomas Hurlstone.

No application. Prod. C.G., May 10, 1792.
MS: dated by Larpent May 1; a few passages deleted. Comp. [1792] (K-D 258): a number of differences.
 

LA 948 Dido, [Queen of Carthage; with the Masque of Neptune's Prophecy]. Opera, 3 acts. Prince Hoare.

Application May 10, 1792, John Philip Kemble, H1 (D.L. Company). Prod. May 23.
MS: cover endorsed Theatre Royal Haymarket (D.L.) and dated May 7. Comp. 1792 (K-D 255): slight differences; one scene and one song in MS not printed.
 

LA 949 The Dupes of Fancy; or, Every Man His Hobby. Farce, 2 acts. George Saville Carey.

Application May 10, 1792, John Philip Kemble, H1 (D.L. Company). Prod. May 29.
MS: dated by Larpent May 10. Comp. 1792 (K-D 255): slight differences.
 

LA 950 [A Cure for a Coxcomb; or, The Beau Bedevil'd.] Drama, 1 act. Songs by John Collins and Charles Dibdin.

No application. Prod. C.G., May 15, 1792.
MS: dated, by Larpent, C.G., May 7; called A new Drama on cover; title not given; numerous insertions; sources of interpolated songs given in most cases

Note

Interpolated songs are mostly from John Collins, The Brush. See Collins, Scripscrapologia (1804), and William Oxberry, Theatrical Banquet (1809).
; cast.
 

LA 951 Poor Old Hay Market; or, Two Sides of the Gutter. Interlude, 1 act. George Colman, the Younger.

Application June 11, 1792, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. June 15.
MS.
 

LA 952 Lovers No Conjurors. Farce, 2 acts. Elizabeth Inchbald.

Application June 26, 1792, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. (as Young Men and Old Women) June 30.
MS: dated by Larpent June 25.
 

LA 953 All in Good Humour. Dramatic piece, 1 act. Walley Chamberlaine Oulton.

Application June 26, 1792, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. July 7.
MS: dated by Larpent June 25. Comp. 1792 (K-D 262): a few differences.
 

LA 954 The Enchanted Wood, with Songs and Choruses. Legendary drama, 3 acts. _____ Francis.

Application July 13, 1792, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. July 25 (previously, Bath, Nov. 20, 1785?).
MS: Comp. 1792 (K-D 255): some differences.
 

LA 955 Cross Partners. Comedy, 5 acts. [Miss Griffiths?]

Application Aug. 19, 1792, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. Aug. 23.
MS: prologue and epilogue. Comp. ed. By a Lady [Kemble has noted in his copy, Miss Griffiths], 1792 (K-D 260): printed text much shorter than MS.
 

LA 956 The Family Compact. Farce, 2 acts. John Rose.

Application Aug. 30, 1792, George Colman, the Younger, H2. Prod. Sept. 6.
MS: prologue.
 

LA 957 A Farewell Address.

Application Sept. 4, 1792, G.(?) Wrighten, H2. Spoken Sept. 5.
MS: notice states, for Mrs. Bannister's benefit, tomorrow evening. (Spoken by her.)
 

LA 958 Prelude for the Opening of the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, September 11, 1792. Richard Cumberland.

Application Sept. 11, 1792, Thomas Harris, C.G. Performed Sept. 17.
MS: some alterations and excisions.
 

LA 959 The Prisoner. Opera, 3 acts. John Rose.

Application Oct. 7, 1792, John Philip Kemble, H1 (D.L. Company). Prod. Oct. 18.
MS: dated by Larpent Oct. 10; previous title, The Dungeon of Death, erased on cover, appears at head of dramatis personae; another former title, Clara or the Maid of Chili, erased; cast. Comp. [1792] (K-D 265): numerous and pronounced differences.
 

LA 960 Hartford Bridge; or, The Skirts of the Camp. Musical farce, 2 acts. William Pearce.

No application. Prod. C.G., Nov. 3, 1792.
MS: some corrections; cast. Comp. new edition, 1796 (K-D 355): a few differences.
 

LA 961 The Pirates. Opera, 3 acts. James Cobb.

Application Nov. 12, 1792, John Philip Kemble, H1 (D.L. Company). Prod. Nov. 21.
MS: title-page gives title, The Pirate. Comp. Songs, Duets, Trios, Chorusses, &c., in The Pirates, 1792 (K-D 265): some differences; songs, only, printed.
 

LA 962 The Historical Play of Columbus. Play, 5 acts. Thomas Morton.

Application Nov. 23, 1792, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 1.
MS: prologue and epilogue; cast. Comp. 1792 (K-D 260): a few differences.
 

LA 963 Richard the Second. Comic opera, 3 acts. Richard Cumberland (?).

Application Dec. 8, 1792, Thomas Harris, C.G. Not produced? (License refused.)
MS: endorsed by Larpent: (Written by Mr. Cumberland.) Decr. 8th. 1792. Licence refused by The Lord Chamberlain.
 

LA 964 [Harlequin's Museum; or, Mother Shipton Triumphant.] Songs in a New Pantomime. Pantomime.

Application Dec. 12, 1792, Thomas Harris, C.G. Prod. Dec. 20.
MS: Harlequin's Museum added on title-page and on a sheet, inserted in MS, containing another song; the latter endorsed by Larpent Song in the Pantomime of Harlequin's Museum, Decr. 1792.