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LONDON:

Printed for J. TONSON: And Sold by W.FEALES,

at Rowe's Head, the Corner of Effex-Street, in
the Strand. MDCCXXXIII.

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To the Right Honourable

CHARLES MONTAGUE,

One of the

Lords of the Treasury.

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Heartily with this Play were as perfect as I intended it, that it might be more worthy your Acceptance; and that my Dedication of it to you, might be more becoming that Honour and Esteem which I, with every Body who is fo fortunate as to know you, have for you. It had your Countenance when yet unknown; and now it is made publick, it wants your Protection.

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I would not have any Body imagine, that I think this Play without its Faults, for I am Confcious of feveral. I confefs I defign'd (whatever Vanity or Ambition occafion'd that Defign) to have written a true and regular Comedy: but I found it an Undertaking which put me in mind of Sudet multum, fruftraque labaret aufus idem. And now to make Amends for the Vanity of fuch a Defign, I do confefs both the Attempt, and the imperfect

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