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CHAPTER X.

The recruited actors in the Haymarket encouraged by a

subscription.--Drury-lane under a particular ma-
nagement.—The power of a lord chamberlain over
the theatres considered.—How it had been formerly
exercised.-A digression to tragic anthors....

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CHAPTER XI.

Some chimerical thoughts of making the stage useful,
-Some to its reputation.-The patent unprofitable
to all the proprietors but one.A fourth part of it
given away to colonel Brett.-A digression to his
memory.- The two companies of_actors reunited by
his interest and management.--The first direction of
operas only given to Mr Swiney.

104

CHAPTER XII.

A short view of the opera, when first divided from the
comedy.--Plays recover their

credit.-The old patentee
uneasy at their success.Why.—The occasion of
colonel Brett's throwing up his share in the patent.
-The consequences of it.--Anecdotes of Goodman
the actor.-The rate of favourite actors in his time.-
The patentees, by endeavouring to reduce their price,
lose them all a second time. The principal comedians
return to the Haymarket in shares with Swiney.-
They alter that theatre.—The original and present
form of the theatre ir. Drury-lane compared.--Operas
fall off.-The occasion of it.-Farther observations
upon them.-The patentee dispossessed of Drury-
lane theatre.--Mr Collier, with a new license, heads
the remains of that company.

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CHAPTER XIII.

The patentee, having now no actors, rebuilds the new

theatre in Lincoln's-inn-fields.-A guess at his rea-
sons for it.-More changes in the state of the stage.
The beginning of its better days uncier the triumvirate
of actors.-A sketch of their governing characters .. 219

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