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" Bastard without a father to acknowledge it ; true it is that my plays are not exposed to the world in volumes, to bear the title of works (as others *) : one reason is, that many of them by shifting and change of companies, have been negligently lost.... "
The Ancient British Drama ... - Page 431
edited by - 1810 - 614 pages
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An Account of the English Dramatick Poets: Or, Some Observations and Remarks ...

Gerard Langbaine - English drama - 1691 - 556 pages
...negligently loft, Others of them are (till re* tamed in the Hands of fbme A&ors", who ' think it againfl their peculiar profit to have ' them come in Print ; and a third, That it was ' never any great Ambition in me to be Volu' minoufly read. Thefe feent to me, to be more plaiifible...
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland: To the Time ..., Volume 1

Theophilus Cibber, Robert Shiells, Thomas Coxeter - Biography & Autobiography - 1753
...loft ; others of them are ft ill " retained in the hands of fome aftors, who think " it againft their profit to have them come in " print, and a third, that it was never any gn.at " ambition in me to be voluminoufly read." Thefe feem- to be more plaufible reafons...
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A Select Collection of Old Plays: Green's tu quoque, or The city gallant

Robert Dodsley, Isaac Reed - English drama - 1780
...negligently loft ; others of them are ftill retained in the " hands of fome aftors, who thinke it againft their peculiar profit to " have them come in print; and a third, that it never was any great u ambition in me, to bee, in this kind, voluminoufly read." And ja the preface to Tie Rapt of Lucrece,...
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Troilus and Cressida. Othello

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, John Bell - 1788
...it One for another." Again, T. Heywood, in his preface to the English Traveller, 1633 : Others of them are still retained in the hands of some actors,...their peculiar profit to have them come in print." STEEVENS. It appears, however, that frauds were practised by writers as well as actors. It stands on...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copy ...

William Shakespeare - 1805
...call it One for another." Again, T. Heywood, in his preface to The English Traveller, 1633 : " Others of them are still retained in the hands of some actors,...their peculiar profit to have them come in print." STEEVENS. Notwithstanding what has been said by a late editor, [Mr. Capell,] I have a copy of the first...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1805
...call it One for another" Again, T. Heywood, in his preface to The English Traveller, l6'33 : " Others of them are still retained in the hands of some actors,...their peculiar profit to have them come in print." STEEVEKS. Notwithstanding what has been said by a late editor, [Mr. Capell,] I have a copy of the first...
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Specimens of English dramatic poets, who lived about the time of Shakspeare ...

Charles Lamb - 1808
...reason is that many of them by shifting and change of companies, have been negligently lost. Others of them are still retained in the hands of some actors,...in print, and a third that it never was any great amhition in me to be in this kind voluminously read. All that I have further to say at this time is...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of Mr ...

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Gerhard Fleischer - Drama - 1808
...it One for another. " Again , T. Hey wood , in hi* preface to The English. Traveller, i633: "Others of them are still retained in the hands of some actors, who think it against their peculiar profit to hve them come in print. " STEEVEXS. con and Friar Bungay , and Orlando 'Furiato, iSg'ii ami i5c)g,...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1809
...call it One for another." Again, T. Heywood, in his Preface to The English Traveller. 1633: "Others of them are still retained in the hands of some actors,...their peculiar profit to have them come in print." Stcevent. It appears, however, that frauds were practised hy writers as well as actors. It stands on...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 12

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Samuel Johnson, Isaac Reed, George Steevens - 1809
...cjll it One fur another." Again, T. Heyivood, in his Preface to The English TsmdUr, 1633: " Others of them are still retained in the hands of some actors, who think it appainst their peculiar profit to have them come in print." (rrrrnu. Il appears, however, that frauds...
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