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as much obliged as the others to act on the stage and assist in the management, though he refused to do either, still demanded his whole share in the profits—after many fruitless endeavours to bring him back, they offered him half a share, if he had a mind to quit the stage, and make it a sinecure—this he declined—after being two years in Chancery, and obtaining a decree in his favour, he gained much less than had been offered him. (C. Cibber.)

It is difficult to say what could induce Dogget, who was fond of money, to throw himself out of a large annual income—if having done himself so much credit some years before, by defending his person against the attack of that Theatrical Despot, the Lord Chamberlain, he had a mind now to distinguish himself by defending his property, the case was quite different; for as the License was a mere favour from the Crown and granted only during pleasure, the Crown might without injustice to Wilks, Dogget and Cibber have recalled it totally; and a fortiori might insist on their receiving Booth into partnership, whose merit as an actor entitled him to that distinction— and as to their property in scenes dresses &c., neither Booth nor his friends objected to his paying a reasonable sum for the share he was to have in them.

Cibber thinks, with much probability, that Dogget repented of his conduct when it was too late—he was so immoveable in what he thought was right or wrong, that he could never be easy under any kind of theatrical government; and was generally so warm in pursuit of his interest, that he often out-ran it —Cibber remembered him three times, for some years, unemployed in any theatre, from his not being able to bear, in common with others, the disagreeable accidents, that in such societies are unavoidable.

D. L. 1713-1714.

Sep. 22. Macbeth——26. Julius Caesar.

29. Pilgrim. Mad Englishman = Norris.

Oct. 1. Rover 3. Othello 5. Old Batchelor.

7. Mrs. Santlow returned to D. L. and made her 1st appearance in the Fair Quaker.

8. Venice Preserved 10. Indian Emperour.

12. Love for Love. Ben = Dogget.

13. Unhappy Favourite. Essex = Wilks.

14. Not acted 6 years, Evening's Love.

15. Amorous Widow—17. Hamlet—19. Cato. 21. Chances and Country Wake. Hob = Dogget:

Flora = Mrs. Santlow: 22. Constant Couple.

23. Sir Courtly Nice. Leonora = Mrs. Porter.

24. Distressed Mother 26. Recruiting Officer.

28. Rule a Wife and School boy.

30. Committee 31. Caius Marius.

Nov. 2. Silent Woman 4. Spanish Fryar.

5. Tempest 6. Amphitryon.

9. Double Gallant. Sir Harry Atall = Leigh.

11. Wife's Relief. Sir Tristram Cash = Dogget: Arabella = Mrs. Mountfort.

13. Royal Merchant—14. Humorous Lieutenant.

16. Squire of Alsatia. Teresia = Mrs. Mountfort.

17. Mourning Bride 18. Love makes a Man.

19. She wou'd if she cou'd—20. Country Wake.

21. King Lear—23. Strategem—24. Volpone.

25. Never acted, Apparition, or the Sham Wedding. Sir Tristram Gettall (uncle to Welford) = Norris: Plotwell (servant to Friendly) = Pack: Sir Thomas Eitherside (father to Aurelia) = Bullock: Dawbwell (pretended friend to Welford) = Keen: Welford=Booth: Mendwell (Old Welford in disguise) = Bowman: Friendly (in love with Clarinda) = Mills: Foist (a lawyer) = Spiller: Aurelia Mrs. Mountfort: Clarinda (in love with Friendly) = Mrs. Santlow: Buisy (woman to Aurelia) = Mrs. Saunders: Mrs. Abigail Eitherside (an old maid) = Mrs. Baker:— scene London—time from eleven in the morning till twelve at night—Old Welford is supposed to have been drowned on his return to England—Sir Tristram, with the assistance of Foist, forges a deed, in which Old Welford gives all his property to Sir Tristram, and leaves his son at Sir Tristram's mercy— Plotwell pretends to be Foist's clerk, and nearly gets the deed out of Sir Tristram's hands, but a note from Dawbwell puts Sir Tristram on his guard—Sir Tristram afterwards drops the note, and Dawbwell's treachery is discovered—Sir Thomas Eitherside insists that Aurelia should marry Sir Tristram—she is first married properly to Welford, and then married to Sir Tristram by Plotwell in the disguise of a parson—in the 5th act, Sir Tristram wants Aurelia to go to bed—she laughs at him—Plotwell enters dressed as a nurse with a child in his arms—he tells Sir Tristram that the child is Aurelia's—Friendly, and

then Clarinda in man's clothes, acknowledge openly their intimacy with Aurelia—Sir Tristram sends for his nephew—Welford promises to release Sir Tristram from his wife on certain conditions—just as Sir Tristram is going to sign the agreement, Dawbwell enters, and disconcerts Welford's scheme— Mendwell throws off his disguise, and sets all to rights—this C. was written by a Gentleman of Oxford —it is very far from a bad play—the 5th act has a strong resemblance to the 5th acts of the Beau's Duel and the City Match—Dawbwell in the 4th act marries Mrs. Abigail, supposing her to be Aurelia— this is an improbable incident, and as it does not much contribute to the conduct of the plot, it would have been better omitted—as likewise the appearance of Old Welford to Sir Tristram as his own Ghost.

26. For the Author. Apparition—last time.

27. CEdipus.

Dec. 1. Bartholemew Fair—2. Northern Lass.

5. Comical Revenge 7. Feigned Innocence.

9. Funeral 10. Albion Queens.

11. Confederacy 12. Man of the Mode.

15. Aurenge-Zebe 16. Epsom Wells.

18. Scornful Lady. Savil = Johnson.

21. Alchemist.

Jan. 2. Richard the 3d.

5. Never acted, the Victim. Achilles = Booth: Agamemnon = Wilks: Ulysses = Keen: Menelaus = Mills: Areas - Ryan: Euribates = Bullock Jun.: Iphigenia = Mrs. Porter: Eriphile = Mrs. Oldfield: Clytemnestra = Mrs. Knight:—this T. was written by Charles Johnson, and acted 6 times—Whoever is acquainted with the Iphigenia in Aulis of Euripides, will not receive much satisfaction from the perusal of this play, or of Boyer's on the same subject—see Achilles D. L. 1699—Charles Johnson's play is in most respects the same as Racine's, but he has added the character of Menelaus, and opened the play differently—when the Victim was published Boyer re-printed his play, and charged C. Johnson with plagiarism—Johnson has certainly borrowed the outlines of the last scene from Boyer, but he seems not to have borrowed any thing more—he makes Achilles not enter till just before the death of Eriphile, which is absurd, as Iphigenia might have been sacrificed in the mean time, without his having done any thing to prevent it—Boyer manages this better. 26. Virtue Betrayed.

28. Tender Husband. Mrs. Clerimont= Mrs. Bignall.

Feb. 2. Never acted, Jane Shore. Hastings = Booth: Dumont = Wilks: Gloster = Cibber: Bellmour = Mills: Catesby = Husband: Ratcliffe = Boman: Jane Shore = Mrs. Oldfield: Alicia = Mrs. Porter:—acted 19 times—great expectations seem to have been formed of this play before its appearance—it was announced for publication in the Daily Courant Jan. 31st—and in the following paper, Tickets were advertised for sale at the principal Coffee-houses for the 3d and 6th nights of representation, on which nights the boxes and pit were laid together, and the Tickets^ were 10s. and 6d. each. {B. M.)

Sir Thomas More is supposed to have written his history of Richard the 3d about 1513, the 4th year of Henry the 8th, at which time Jane Shore was alive

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