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

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

VOL. III.

CONTAINING

LIONEL AND CLARISSA,
THE KING AND MILLER. 1 THE BLIND BETIGAR.
THE TOY-SHOP

BARATARIA.
SIR JOHN COCKLE.

ROSINA.
APPENDIX AND INDSX.

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

J NICHOLSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE.

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