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Great Queen Street. - Former fashionable Houses there. — Lewis
and Miss Pope, the Comedians. — Martin Folkes. Sir Godfrey
Kneller and his Vanity. Dr. Radcliffe. Lord Herbert of
Cherbury. — Nuisance of Whetstone Park. - The Three Dukes
and the Beadle. Rogues and Vagabonds in the Time of
Charles II. - Former Theatres in Vere Street and Portugal
Street. — First Appearance of Actresses. — Infamous Deception of
one of them by the Earl of Oxford. - Appearance of an avowed
Impostor on the Stage. — Anecdotes of the Wits and fine Ladies
of the Time of Charles, connected with the Theatre in this Quarter.
- Kynaston, Betterton, Nokes, Mrs. Barry, Mrs. Mountford, and
other Performers. Rich. Joe Miller.
Mrs. Chapone. Clare Market. — History, and Specimens, of
Orator Henley. – Duke Street and Little Wild Street. Anec-
dotes of Dr. Franklin's Residence in those Streets while a Journey-
Theatre of Dryden, Wycherly, Farquhar, Steele, Garrick, and
Sheridan. – Old Drury in the time of Charles II. - A Visit to
it. — Pepys and his Theatrical Gossip, with Notes. – Hart and
Mohun. Goodman. – Nell Gwynn. · Dramatic Taste of that
Age. Booth. - Artificial Tragedy. Wilks and Cibber.
Bullock and Penkethman. A Colonel enamoured of Cibber's
Wig. – Mrs. Oldfield. Her singular Position in Society.
Not the Flavia of the Tatler. — Pope's Account of her last Words
probably not true. Declamatory Acting. Lively Account of
Garrick and Quin by Mr. Cumberland. Improvement of Stage
Costume. King. — Mrs. Pritchard. — Mrs. Clive. – Mrs. Wof-
fington. Covent Garden. Barry. Contradictory Characters
of him by Davies and Churchill. Macklin. Woodward.
Pantomime. English Taste in Music. Cooke. Rise of
Actors and Actresses in Social Rank. - Improvement of the
Audience. Dr, Johnson at the Theatre. Churchill a great Pit
Critic. His Rosciad. His Picture of Mossop. - Mrs. Jordan
Bow Street once the Bond Street of London. Fashions at that
Time. Infamous Frolic of Sir Charles Sedley and others.
Wycherly and the Countess of Drogheda. — Tonson the Book-
seller. — Fielding. — Russell Street. - Dryden beaten by hired
Ruffians in Rose Street. - His Presidency at Wills Coffee-House.
Character of that Place. - Addison and Button's Coffee-House.
- Pope, Philips, and Garth. — Armstrong. Boswell's Intro
duction to Johnson. The Hummums. Ghost Story there.
Covent Garden. The Church. Car, Earl of Somerset.
Butler, Southern, Eastcourt, Sir Robert Strange. Macklin.
Curious Dialogue with him when past a Century. - Dr. Walcot.
Covent Garden Market. — Story of Lord Sandwich, Hackman,
and Miss Ray. - Henrietta Street. - Mrs. Clive. - James Street.
- Partridge, the Almanack Maker. Mysterious Lady. — King
Street. Arne and his father. The Four Indian Kings. —
Southampton Row. Maiden Lane. — Voltaire. — Long Acre
and its Mug-Houses. Prior's Resort there. Newport Street.
St. Martin's Lane, and Leicester Square. Sir Joshua Rey-