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" That tho' the Town was then, perhaps, not much more than half so Populous as now, yet then the Prices were small (there being no scenes) and better order kept among the Company that came; which made very good People think a Play an Innocent Diversion... "
A Select Collection of Old Plays: Adventures of five hours - Page 342
by Robert Dodsley, Isaac Reed - 1780
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An Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber, Comedian, and Late Patentee of the ...

Colley Cibber - Actors - 1750 - 555 pages
...not much more than half fo populous as now, yet then the Prices were fmall, (there being no Scenes) and better Order kept among the Company that came...good People think a Play an innocent Diverfion for art Hour or two; the Plays themfelves being then, for the moft part, more ihftructive and moral. Whereas,...
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The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq, Volume 1

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - English essays - 1786
... " fmall, fr.all, there being no fcenes, add better order kept among the company that came. This made' very good people think a play an innocent diverfion for an hour or two, the plays themfelves being more inftruftive and moral. Whereas of late the playhoufes...
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Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Great Britain, Volume 3

Biography & Autobiography - 1838
...not much more than half so populous as now, yet then the pieces were small (there being no scenes), and better order kept among the company that came,...which made very good people think a play an innocent diversion for an idle hour or two, the plays themselves being then, for the most part, more instructive...
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The Past and Present State of Dramatic Art and Literature

Frederick Guest Tomlins - English drama - 1839 - 32 pages
...not much more than half so populous as now, yet then the prices were small (there being no scenes) and better order kept among the company that came...which made very good people think a play an innocent diversion for an idle hour or two, the plays themselves being then, for the most part, more instructive...
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Our Old Actors

Henry Barton Baker - Actors - 1881 - 460 pages
...patronage. This view is taken by the author of ' Historia Histrionica.' ' Better order was formerly kept among the company that came, which made very good people think a play an innocent diversion for an idle hour or two, the plays themselves being then, for the most part, more instructive...
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Thespis on Tryal: Or, The Moralitie of Playes Considered

John Geier - Theater - 1887 - 36 pages
...not much more than half so populous as now ; yet then the prices were small (there being no scenes), and better order kept among the company that came...which made very good people think a play an innocent diversion for an idle hour or two ; the plays being then, for the most part, more instructive and moral....
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Social England Illustrated: A Collection of XVIIth Century Tracts

English literature - 1903 - 458 pages
...than half so populous as now ; yet then the prices [of admission] were small (there being no scenes), and better order kept among the company that came:...which made very good people think a play an innocent diversion for an idle hour or two ; the plays being then, for the most part, more instructive and moral....
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A Source Book in Theatrical History

Alois Maria Nagler - Performing Arts - 1959 - 611 pages
...not much more than half so Populous as now, yet then the Prices were small ( there being no scenesl and better order kept among the Company that came;...which made very good People think a Play an Innocent Diversion for an idle Hour or two, the Plays themselves being then, for the most part, more Instructive...
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