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MAN guished by the title of Daffodils; is wholly borrowed, and that even a species of men, who, without without the least acknowledgment hearts capable of sensibility, or of the theft, fitom the Mons. Poureven manhood enough to relish, ceaugnac and the Bourgeois Gentilor wish for, enjoyment with the homme of Moliere. It was printed sex, yet, from a desire of being under the latter title only 4to.1672, considered as gallants, make court and was acted at the Duke's Theto every woman indiscriminately; atre. At the end is a prologue, whose reputation is certain to be spoken at the Middle Temple; by ruined from the instant these in which it appears that the author sects have been observed to settle was a student there. near her; their sole aim being to 77. MANAGEMENT. Com. by obtain the credit of an amour, Frederic Reynolds. Acted with without ever once reflecting on the success at Covent Garden. 8vo. fatal consequences that may attend 1799. A pleasing mixture of the thereon in the destruction of pri- amusing and pathetic. vate peace and domestic happiness. 78. THE MANAGER AN ACTOR This character, although a very IN SPITE or Himself. Int. by common one, seems to be new to Charles Bonnor. Acted at Covent the stage, and is, in the importance Garden, June 1784. Not printed. to the world of rendering it de- This lively piece was founded on testable to society, undonbtedly La Féte de Campagne; ou, L'Inworthy of an able pen. The au- tendant Comédien malgre lui, Cothor of this farce has taken as broad médie Episodique. Par M. Dorsteps towards this point as the ex- vigny. First performed at Paris, tent of so small a work would give in 1784. It was well calculated to scope for ; yet his catastrophe is show the great versatility of talent somewhat unnatural, and his hero's possessed by Mr. Bonnor, who disgracenot rendered publicenough successively personated nine difto answer the end entirely. As to ferent characters, with very great the second title of it, there seems humour and effect. no apparent reason for the annex- 79. THE MANAGER IN Diso ing it, unless it was to afford occa- TRESS. Prelude, by George Cola sion for a humorous prologue, Acted at the Haymarket. written and spoken by Mr. Gar- 8vo. 1780. This piece has conrick, the author of the piece. siderable merit.

74. The MALL; or, The Modish 80. THE MANAGERS. Com. Lovers. Com. by J. D. Acted at 4to. 1768. It relates to the difthe Theatre Royal. 4to. 1674. ferences then subsisting among This play has been ascribed to the proprietors of Covent Garden Dryden ; but its style and manner Theatre. bear little resemblance to those of 81. MAN AND Wife ; or, The that author; and therefore it is Shakspeare Jubilee. Com. by Geo. reasovable to imagine it the work Colman. Acted at Covent Garof some more obscure writer. den, with good success. Svo. 1770.

75. Malvina. Trag. 8vo. 1786. This short piece was composed for Anon. Printed at Glasgow. the purpose of introducing a pro

76. MAMAMOUCHI; or, The Ci- cession of Shakspeare's characters, tizen turn'd Gentleman. C. by Edw. before Mr. Garrick's Jubilee could Ravenwcroft. 4to. 1675. This play be prepared for representation at


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Μ Α Ν Drury Lane. The character of music, by Bishop, and good scenery, Sally is an imitation of that of Ba- made to run several nights. bet, in the comedy of La Fausse 88. The MaxIAC Maid; or, Agnes, by Destouches; and there Euphemia's Flights. Mus. Interi. are some traits of the character of by J. P. Roberdeau. Acted at the Kitchen, in the third volume of Portsmouth Theatre, 1804. It The Connoisseur.

was a simple, but pathetic tale, 82. MAN AND Wife; or, More framed for the purpose of displaySecrets than One. Com. by S. J. ing a female singer in Ophelia's Arnold. Acted at Drury Lane, melodies, and several other airs of with considerable success. Syo. the same cast. Not printed. 1809.

sy. The MAN IN THE Moon. 83. MANGORA, King Of The Dramatic Sketch, in one act. Ada TIMBUSIANS; or, The Faithful verlised for the opening of the Couple. Tragedy, by Sir Thomas Haymarket Theatre, 1799, but Moore. 4to. 1713. This play was withdrawn. We believe this piece broughton the stage at the was written by Mr. Brewer. Theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields. 90. MANLIUS CAPITOLINUS. It is, with respect to plot, lan- Tragedy, by Ozell. 12mo. 1715. guage, and every other essential This is a translation, in blank verse, of dramatic writing, a most con

from the French of Mons. de la temptible piece; though it was Fosse. We believe it was never acted four nights.

intended for the English stage, 94. THE MAN Hater. Com. but was acted at Paris threescore by Ozell. This is only a transla- nights successively, at the time that tion from The Misanthrope of Mo- the Earl of Portland was ambasliere.

sador at the French court. The 85. The Man HATER. Com. subject of it is from history, and translated from the French, and is to be found in the 6th book of printed in Foote's Comic Theatre, Livy's 1st decade. The translator vol. v, 12mo. 1762.

observes, that La Fosse studied some 86. MANHOOD AND Wisdone: time at the University of Oxford. A Masque of muche Instructione. 91. The Man Millinen. Mus. Anonymous. 4to. 1563. For this Farce, by John O'Keeffe. Acted date and description we have only at Covent Garden, 1787. Printed Chetwood's authority, who is ne- in his works. 8vo. 1798. It was ver to be trusted. The piece was unsuccessful on the stage. so rare above an hundred years 92. THE MAN OF BUSINBSS. ago, that it appears never to have Corn. by George Colman. Acted been seen by Kirkman.

at Covent Garden. 8vo. 1774. 87. The MANIAC; or, Swiss This performance was attended Banditti. Serio-Comic Opera, by with moderate success. Plautus, S. J. Arnold. Acted by the Drury Terence, and Marmontel, have Lane Company, at the Lyceum, contributed, says the author, to en1810. Not printed. This was a rich this play. The Deux Amis heavy and tedious performance; of Monsieur Beaumarchais also the principal character being a sort suggested some hints of the fable; of female counterpart of O vian, but the traces of them in this in The Mountaineers. It was, comedy are so little apparent, that however, by the aid of some pretty it might be questioned if that au

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MAN thor would be able to claim his traced the groundwork of almost all own property, but for Mr. Col- the Foppingtons and Petit Maitres mau's acknowledgment. Mr. Gib- which appeared in the succeeding bon says, “ It is a very confused comedies of that period. It is

miscellany, of several plays and said, that Sir George (who is suptales; sets out brilliantly enough; posed to have drawn young Bel" but as we advance, the plot lair from his own character) in

grows thicker and the wit thin- tended the part of Dorimant as a

ner, till the lucky fall of the compliment to the famous Earl of “ curtain preserves us from total Rochester, designing in that cha“ chaos.”

racter to form a portrait of his 93. THE MAN OF ENTERPRISE. Lordship, wherein all the good Farce, by Charles Shillito. Acted qualities he possessed (which were at the Norwich Theatre, and, as not a few) were set forth in the understand, with

most conspicuous light; and a veil Printed at Colchester, in 8vo. 1789. thrown over his fojbles, or at least It is a diverting performance. such a gloss laid on them as to

94. The NIAN OR FAMILY. A make them alınost appear so many Sentimental Comedy, by Charles perfections. Sir Richard Steele, Jenier. Svo. 1771 ; 121110. 1771, in The Spectator, No. 65, cen. Dublin, Dedicated to Mr. Gar- sures this play with some severity, rick, and taken from Diderot's and concludes bis strictures on it Père de famille.

in these words : “ To speak plain95. THE MAN OF HONOUR. “ ly of this whole work, I think Co.. by Francis Lynch. At what nothing but being lost to a time this play was written or pub- sense of innocence and virtue fished we do not exactly know, can make any one see this cobut imagine it must have been “medy, without observing more about 1730, or between that time frequent occasion to move sorand 1740, as The Independent Pa- row and indignation, tban mirth triol, by the same author, came " and laughter.

At the sanie out in 1737.

"s time I allow it to be nature, 96. THE MAN OF HONOUR. 66 but it is nature in its utmost Com. by Wm. Davies. Svo. 1756. corruption and degeneracy.” It Never acted.

has, however, been defended by 97. The Man or Mode; or, the celebrated Jolin Dennis, and Sir Fopling Flutter. Com. by Sir Lord Orford; the latter of whom, George Etherege. Acted at the speaking of the licentious indecency. Duke's Theatre. 4to. 1676; 1684; of the stage when this play was 1693. This is an admirable play; written, says, The same age the characters in it are strongly “ produced almost the best comemarked, the plot is agreeably con- dy we have, though liable to ducted, and the dialogue truly po. “ the same reprehension. The lite and elegant. The character of Man of Mode shines as our first Dorimant is perhaps the only com- genteel comedy; the touches pletely fine gentleman that has are natural and delicate, and ever yet been brought on the never overcharged. UnfortaEnglish stage; at the same time nately, the tone of the most fa. that in that of Sir Fopling (de- “shionable people was extremesigned from Beau Hewitt) may be “ ly indelicate; and when Addi

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MAN son [Steele), in The Spectator, the name of Mr. Alexander Taste, “ anathematized this play, he for- “ a poet, who, in spite of defor

got that it was rather a satire on “ mity, imagines every woman " the manners of the court, than " he sees in love with him," &c. “ an apology for them. Less li- It had been previously published “ centious conversation would not in 1732, under the title of Mr. “ have painted the age.” Lord Taste, The Poetical Foe, &c. Orford's Works, vol. ii. p. 315.

which see. 99. The MAN OF NEWMARKET. 104. THE MAN OF TASTE. Comedy, by the Hon. Edward Farce, Anonymous, 1752. This Howard. Acted at the Theatre piece was performed at Drury Royal. 4to. 1678. Scene, London. Lane, but is nothing more than

99. The Man or Parts; or, Miller's piece cut into a farce by. A Trip to London. Farce, by throwing out that part of the plot Isaac Jackman. 12mo. 1795, Dub- which is taken from the Ecole des lin. This miserable piece was Maris, and retaining only that acted in Crow Street Theatre. which is borrowed from the Prea

100. THE MAN OF QUALITY. cieuses Ridicules. Farce, by Mr. Lee.

Acted at 105. THE MAN OF TEN THOU. Drury Lane. 8vo. 1776. A poor SAND. Com. by Thomas Holcroft. alteration of Vanbrugh's Relapse. Acted at Drury Lane, without

101. The MAN OF REASON. success. 8vo. 1796. Political preCom. by Hugh Kelly. Performed judices certainly operated strongly at Covent Garden. 1776. This was to condemn this piece, which was acted only one night, and is not acted but seven nights. printed. The author of Mr. 106. THE MAN OF THE MILL. Kelly's Life says, “it must be Burlesque Tragic Opera. The

acknowledged that it was in- music compiled and the words « ferior to his other works, and written by Signor Squallini. 8vo.

was supposed to have suffered 1765. A poor parody on The

greatly by the misconception of Maid of the Mill. “ the actor (Mr. Woodward) who 107. The MAN OF THE WORLD, “performed the principal charac- Com. by Charles Macklin. Acted « ter in it.”

with great success at Covent Gar102. The Man of TASTE. den, 1781. 4to. 1793. This play, Comedy, by James Miller. 8vo. which in respect to originality, 1735. This play was acted at force of mind, and well-adapted Drury Lane, with considerable satire, may dispute the palm with success. The plot of it is borrow- any dramatic piece that has aped partly from the Ecole des Maris, peared within the compass of half and partly from the Precieuses Rie a century, was received with the dicules, of Moliere.

loudest acclamations, in Ireland, 103. The Man OF TAStk. about seventeen years before, under Com. As it is acted by a summer the title of The True-born Scotch company, near Twickenham. 8vo. man, in three acts. In London, 1733. Such is the title-page; but however, an official leave for its the running-title is quite different; exhibition was repeatedly denied ; being The POETICAL Fop; or, and our audiences are indebted The Modes of the Court. In this for the pleasure they have since piece Mr. Pope is ridiculed, under derived from it, to the death of


Μ Α Ν Mr. Capell, the late sub-licenser

« Her worth demands it all, of the Theatres Royal. This

“ Pure and unmix'd on her the sacred

drops should fall.” scrupulous petty placeman had

Her modes of pleasing, diversified long preferred what he conceived to be the bias of a court, to the have reached their highest point;

with endless variety, seemed to innocent gratification of the pub- and, on this occasion, were invilic. His sagacity on a former occasion, also, should not be for- gorated by ardent zeal for the suc

cess of the meritorious veteran, gotlen. He once prohibited the

The plot of the play is briefly rehearsal of an opera, because this: a crafty subtle Scotchman, he thought the situation of Phar

thrown upon the world without Daces too pearly resembled that of friends, and little or no education, the Young Pretender ; nor, till a

directs the whole of his observaminister of state interposed his authority, would our guardian which he is indefatigable) to the

tion and assiduity (in both of eunuch of the stage indulge the lovers of music with, this favourite By his unwearied efforts, and

pursuit of fortune and ambition. entertainment.-Peacetohisashes! He has consigned the care of his warned by the defects of his own

meannesses, he succeeds; but, own works to the publisher as well education, he determines to give as ostensible author of Mr. George his eldest son the best that could H-ge's Letter to himself. Pro

be obtained, and for this purpose vident dulness could have dug no

puts him into the hands of a clerdeepergrave forits literary remains. gyman of learning, integrity, and

But to resume our subject. The honour, who, by teaching him reception afforded to Mr. Mack- good precepts, and showing him lin's comedy, as well as to his own

the force of good example, makes astonishing performance of the him the very reverse of what the principal part in it, must liave father intended; viz. not a man gratified his warmest expecta- educated the better to make his liops. Before the conclusion of

court to the great, and extend the his epilogue had reminded us how

views of false ambition-but to much our fathers (our grand- make himself respected, indepenfuthers might very well have been dent, and happy. Thus he defeats added], were delighted by the the views of his father, who wants efforts of bis youth, we felt no

to marry him to a lady of rank and weak propension to reward the fortune, but to whom he cannot labours of his age. The Man of direct his affections, and marries the World, indeed, began its career

the daughter of a poor officer, during the last weeks of an expir. little better than a dependant on ing season (May 10, 1781).; but his mother, but who has virtues the length and vigour of its course

and accomplishments to adorn any were reserved for the following situation. In short, the latter feels winter. The actors, in general, the just consequences of an overwere fortunate in the characters vaulting ambition ; while the son,

, portioned to the exertions of Miss seeking his own happiness indeportioned to the exertions of Miss pendent of fortune or honours, in Younge, were at command, she the concluding lines, thus avows should receive more distinct ap- and rejoices in the principles that plause:

he is governed by :

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