The Man of the World (1792) eBook

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The Man of the World was first published in England, with Macklin’s farce Love a la Mode, by subscription, in a handsome quarto.  Facing the title-page is a portrait of the author, “in his 93.^d Year,” engraved by John Conde after Opie, for which the trustees of the fund paid 25 guineas.  Preceding the text of the play are the list of subscribers, which contains many eminent names, an “Advertisement from the Editor,” explaining the occasion and method of publication and giving an account of the handling of the fund by the trustees, and a dedication to Lord Camden, dated 10 December 1792, and signed by Macklin, though one rather suspects that Arthur Murphy had a hand in its composition.  These pieces of front matter have been omitted from the present reproduction as containing nothing material to the reading or interpretation of the play.  The Dramatis Personae follow, and the text begins with signature B page 1, and runs to signature K2^{V}. Love a la Mode, not reprinted here, then follows, with separate title-page and pagination.

Dougald MacMillan

The University of North Carolina

    Notes to the Introduction

[Footnote 1:  See Catalogue of the Larpent Plays in the Huntington Library (1939), Nos. 55, 58, 64, 96, 184, 274, 311, 500, 558.]

[Footnote 2:  Biographia Dramatica (1812), III, 15.]

[Footnote 3:  Quoted by Edward Abbot Parry, Charles Macklin (1891), p. 179.]

[Footnote 4:  See The Huntington Library Bulletin, No. 10 (October, 1936), pp. 79-101.]

THE MAN OF THE WORLD.

A COMEDY.

BY

MR. CHARLES MACKLIN.

AS PERFORMED AT THE

THEATRES-ROYAL, DRURY-LANE AND COVENT-GARDEN.

LONDON

PRINTED BY J. BELL, BOOKSELLER TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS
THE PRINCE OF WALES,
AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY, STRAND.

MDCCXCIII.

[Illustration:  CHARLES MACKLIN (COMEDIAN) in his 93d.  Year.

Printed for the Author by John Bell British Library London July 1792]

Dramatis Personae.

COVENT-GARDEN.

Men.

SIR PERTINAX MACSYCOPHANT,    MR. WILSON.
EGERTON,                      MR. LEWIS.
LORD LUMBERCOURT              MR. THOMPSON.
SIDNEY,                       MR. AICKIN.
MELVILLE,                     MR. HULL.
COUNSELLOR PLAUSIBLE          MR. CUBITT.
SERJEANT EITHERSIDE,          MR. MACREADY.
SAM,                          MR. LEDGER.
JOHN,                         MR. ROCK
TOMLINS,                      MR. EVATT.

Women

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