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ENGLISH DRAMA

PURIFIED:

BEING A SPECIMEN OF

SELECT PLAYS,

IX WHICH

THE PASSAGES THAT HAVE APPEARED 'fO THE EDITOR
TO BE OBJECTIONABLE IN POINT OP

MORALITY,

ARE OMITTED OR ALTERED.

WITH

PREFACES And NOTES.

By JAMES PLUMPTRE, B. D.

FELLOW OF CUEZ-HALL, ciMHRICKIi.

It is very possible, that Plays might be so framed, and governed by inch rate,

a* not only to be innocently diverting, but instructing and useful, to put

ftoine vices'and follies out of countenance, which cafluot, perhaps, be so

decently reproved, nor so effectually exposed and corrected any uthwr way.

See Archbp. Tillotson's Sermon on The Evil of Corrupt Communication.

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TEE KE\V YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

599421 A

ASTOR, LENOX AND

TIU3EN FOUNDATIONS

ft 1931' I.

LIONEL AND CLARISSA;

OR A

School for Fathers.

«

A COMIC OPERA.

FIRST ACTED AT THE

THEATRE-ROYAL in COVENT-GARDEN,
In The Year 1768.

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