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THE

ENGLISH DRAMA

PURIFIED:

BEING A SPECIMEN OF

SELECT PLAYS,

IN WHICH

ALL THE PASSAGES THAT HAVE APPEARED TO THE EDITOR

TO BE OBJECTIONABLE IN POINT OF

MORALITY,

ARE OMITTED OR ALTERED.

WITH

PREFACES AND NOTES.

BY JAMES PLUMPTRE, B.D.

FELLOW OF CLARE-HALL, CAMBRIDGE.

It is very possible, that Plays might be so framed, and governed by such rules,

as not only to be innocently diverting, but instructing and useful, to put some vices and follies out of countenance, wbicb cannot, perhaps, be so decently reproved, nor so effectually exposed and corrected any other way.

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

VOL. II.

CONTAINING THE PROVOK'D HUSBAND. THE GOOD-NATURED MAP. THE CONSCIOUS LOVERS. A WORD TO THE W SP. /

THE CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE.

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CAMBRIDGE, PRINTED BY F. HODSCN: And Sold by F. C. and J. RIVINGTON, No. 62, St. Paul's Carrc:I-YARD, and J. HATCHARD, No. 190, PICCADILLY, LONDON; and J. DEIGHTON, and

J NICAOLSON AND Son, CAMBRIDGE.

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PROVOK'D HUSBAND;

OR,

A JOURNEY TO LONDON.

A COMEDY,

WRITTEN BY

Sir J. VANBRUGH, and COLLEY CIBBER, Esq.

FIRST PERFORMED AT THE

THEATRE-ROYAL in DRURY-LANE,

In the Year 1727.

Colenta

-Vivit tanquam vicina mariti.

Jov, Sat. VI.

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