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THE

W O R KS

OF THE LATE

RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN,

LONDON: PRINTED BY THOMAS DAVISON, WHITEFRIARS.

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JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET;

JAMES RIDGWAY; AND THOMAS WILKIE.

1821.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

In sending forth this Collection of the Works of Mr. Sheridan, without the Life of the Author, by which it was to have been accompanied, it is but right to explain some of the reasons of such an omission to the public.

One of the chief. causes of delay has been the absence from · England of the person to whom the very difficult and delicate task of doing: justice to the memory of this extraordinary man was entrusted. At a distance from all those living witnesses of his career, who alone can supply the means of tracing it fully and accurately, it may easily be imagined that

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