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Late Patentee of the Theatre-Royal.
bis OWN TIME.
WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.
Mart. lib. 2
The THIRD EDITION.
To which is now added,
A Dialogue on Old PLAYs, and OLD PLAYERS.
Τ Ο Α :
ECAUSE I know it would give you lefs. Con
cern, to find your Name in an impertinent Satyr, than before the daintieft Dedication of a modern Author, I conceal it.
Let me talk never fo idly to you, this way; you are, at least, under no ils
necessity of taking it to yourself: Nor when I boaft of your Favours, need you blush to have bestow'd them. Or I may now give you all the Attributes, that raise a wise, and good-natur'd Man, to Efteem, and Happiness, and not be censured as a Flatterer by my own, or your Enemies.
-I place my own first; because'as they are the greater Number, I am afraid of not paying the greater Respect to them. Yours, if such there. are, I imagine are too well-bred to declare themselves : But as there is no Hazard, or visible Terror, in an Attack, upon my defencelefs Station, my Censurers have generally been Perfons of an intrepid Sincerity. Having S