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MAH closet alone, of Les Amans Mag- survive to reap any advantage from nifiques of Moliere.

it; for, being unable to put the fi36. MAGO AND Dago; or, nishing hand to it, he received some Harlequin the Hero. Pant. by M. assistance in the completing of it Lonsdale. Acted at Covent Gar- from Dr. John Hoadly. The auden, 1794. Not printed. ther died during its run; and, not

37. MAHMOUD; or, The Prince long after his death, Fleetwood, of Persia. Op. by Prince Hoare. then manager of Drury Lane Acted at Drury Lane, 1796. This Theatre, permitted the widow to piece was a compilation of inci- attempt the performing of it, at dents from The Guardian, The that house, for her benefit; when, Arabian Nights Entertainments, notwithstanding the dispute which The Persian Tales, &c. The music had been for a long time subsisting (the last that was composed by between that manager and the Storace) first introduced Mr. Bra- town, with regard to the abating ham (formerly of the Royalty) to the advanced prices on entertaina Theatre Royal. The piece af. ments (and which, as his patent forded a good deal of entertain- was very near expired, he was by ment, and was well received ; and no means anxious to reconcile), Mr. Hoare, we have heard, gene- had arisen to such an height, as to rously gave up the profits of it to occasion nightly riots at the house, Storace's widow. We have great and a determination on the side of pleasure in recording such acts as the audience to permit no reprethese. Not printed.

sentation till their proposed re38. Mahomet. Play. Acted formation was complied with; yet by Henslowe’s Company,

Aug. 15,

so favourable was the town on this 1594. Perhaps THB TURKISH occasion, that not only did the play MAHOMET; which see.

go off without the least intera 39. Manomet. Trag. in the ruption, but the house was so full, collection of Voltaire's plays trans- as to enable the widow to clear uplated under the name of Dr.Franck- wards of an hundred pounds by lin. 12mo.

the profits of it. 40. MAHOMET THE IMPOSTOR. This was also the play which, in Trag. by James Miller. Acted at the year 1753, was the innocent Drury Lane. Svo. 1744. This is cause of a considerable revolution little more than a tolerable transla- in the dramatic world, in another tion of the Mahomet of Voltaire, kingdom, viz. that of Ireland; and whose writings indeed breathe such which finally terminated in the a spirit of liberty, and have con- entire abdication of a theatrical tracted such a resemblance to the monarch, although he had with manners of the English authors, great labour and assiduity brought that they seem better adapted to his domain into a more flourishing succeed on the English stage with state than any of his predecessors out much alteration, than those of had done: for through the too any other foreign writer. This great warmth of party-zeal in a play met with moderate success; considerable part of the audience, its terits liaving fair play, from the which insisted on a repetition of ignorance of the prejudiced part of certain passages in this play, which the audience with regard to its appeared to them applicable to author, who unfortunately did not some persons then in power, and



M A I perhaps a too peremptory manner to Antonio, Ismenia, and Aminta, of opposing that zeal on the side is borrowed from a Spanish roof Mr. Sheridan, then manager of mance, called, Gerardo; and the the Theatre Royal in Smock Alley, comic part, with the affair of Dublin, a disturbance ensued, in Otrante's seizing Florimel, the consequence of which, Sheridan Miller's supposed daughter, and was obliged to quit first the house attempting her chastity, from for the security of his person, and Belleforest's Histoires Tragiques, afterwards the kingdom for the tom. i. hist. 12. The scene lies support of his fortune. The the- in Spain. atre was shut


for the remainder 45. THE MAID OF Bath. Com. of that season; and the manage- by Samuel Foote. Acted at the ment of it, after divers ineffectual Haymarket in 1771. Printed in struggles made by Sheridan for 8vo. 1778. A transaction which some time, partly by deputation, happened at Bath, in which a perand partly in person, to reinstate son of fortune was said to have himself in the quiet possession of treated a young lady, celebrated it, at length devolved totally into for her musical talents, in a very other hands.

censurable manner, afforded the This play was revived at Drury groundwork of this extremely enLane, in the year 1765, with some tertaining performance. The deimprovements by Garrick, and has linquent is here held up to ridicule, since been frequently acted with under the name of Flint; and it applause.

will be difficult to point out a cha41. THE MAIDEN'S HOLYDAY: racter drawn with more truth and Comedy, by Christopher Marloe accuracy than the present, espeand John Day. Entered on the cially in the second act. The parts book of the Stationers' Company, of Lady Catherine Coldstream, Sir April 8, 1654. It was among Christopher Cripple, and Billy those destroyed by Mr. Warbur- Button, are also all highly finished, ton's servant.

and render the piece one of the 42. A MAIDENHEAD WELL Lost. most pleasing of this writer.-Mr. Comedy, by Thomas Heywood. Walter Long, the gentleman to 4to. 1634. Langbaine calls this a whom Foote is said to have alpleasant comedy, and says that it luded in the character of Flint, was acted in Drury Lane with died at Bath, February 2, 1807, much applause.

aged 95, and worth more than 43. THE MAIDE WHIM; or, two hundred thousand pounds ; The Critical Minute. A Farce, by the bulk of which he left to Miss Dr. Hill. Acted at Drury Lane, Long, only daughter of Sir James April 24, 1756, for the benefit of Tilney Long, then just entered the author. Not printed. her 17th year, and who, before

44. THE MAID IN The Mill. this unexpected windfall, was sup. ! Com. by Beaumont and Fletcher. posed to be the richest heiress in

Fol. 1647 ; 8vo. 1778. This is a the British dominions. very excellent play, and was one 46. THE MAID OP BRISTOL. of those which, after the Restora- Play, in three acts, by James tion, were revived at the Duke of Boaden. Acted at the Haymarket, York's Theatre. The serious part vo. 1803. The dialogue of this of the plot, viz. that which relates piece is neatly written, and there



MAI is a considerable degree of interest from private resentment; which and pathos in it. It was well re- was not the fact, as it proceeded ceived.

from pure patriotism. He like47. THE MAID OF HONOUR. wise makes her have two interTragi-Com. by Phil. Massinger. views with him, and in the first

Acted at the Phænix, Drury Lane. she avows her loyal principles, and 4to. 1632; 4to. 1638. This play, threatens his life; so that it is very which has considerable merit, met improbable that she would be ada with great applause, and has a mitted to a second conference. copy of verses prefixed by Sir As. The piece in other respects proston Cokain.

sesses merit. It was represented 48. The MAID OF HONOUR. on the Dublin stage. Com. Acted at Drury Lane, 1785. 53. TAE MAID OF THE MILL. This was an alteration of Mas- A Play, by J. Fletcher, assisted singer's play, by J. P. Kemble ; by Rowley. Acted at the Globe but, notwithstanding it was well Theatre, 1623. Mr. Malone seems performed, it was coldly received. to ink this was The Maid's TraNot printed.

gedy; but is it not more likely to 49. The Maid Of Kent. Com. be the same as is printed by the by F. G. Waldron. Svo. 1778. title of THE MAID IN THE MILL? This was originally acted at Drury 54. THE MAID OF THE MILL; Lane, 1773, for the author's be- or, The Country Revels. Farce. nefit. The plot of it is built on a Taken from Beaumont and Fletstory in The Spectator, No. 123.' cher. Acted at Covent Garden,

50. THE MAID OF Lochlin. 1750. N. P. A Lyrical Drama, by William 55. The MAID OF THE MILL Richardson, M. A. This drama, Com. Opera, by Isaac Bickerstaffe. which is a correct and spirited per- Acted at Covent Garden. Svo. formance, does great credit to the 1765. This is taken from Richardauthor. It was published in 1801, son's novel of Pamela, and ran. in a small 8vo. volume, with some thirty-five nights. In the year legendary odes and other poems by 1782, Mr. O'Keeffe added several the same gentleman. Never acted. airs to it, with which it was re

51. The MAID OF Marien- vived with applause. It has since BURG. Drama, in five acts. Trans- been reduced to an afterpiece, and lated from the German of Kratter. performed in that state at Covent Svo. 1798. Never acted. It is Garden. It has been observed, on the story of Peter the Great that, “ like Pamela, this is one of marrying a lass in humble life, “those delusions which frequentwho became Catharine I.

“ ly destroy the proper subordina52. THE MAID OF NORMANDY; « tion of society. The village or, The Death of the Queen of " beauty, whose simplicity and inFrance. Trag. in four acts, by E. nocence are her native charins, J. Eyre. 8vo. 1793 ; 1794. This so smitten with the reveries of rank piece certainly affords very just " and splendour, becomes affected grounds for criticism in many re- “ and retired, disdaining her sítuspects. The character of the he

sation and every one about her.** roine, Charlotte Cordé, the author We do not believe, however, renders less interesting, by making that many instances of Ibis could her assassination of Marat proceed be adduced.



MAI 56. THE MAID OF THE OAKs. larly the whole first act, is written Dramatic Entertainment, by John in verse. Burgoyne. Acted at Drury Lane. 60. The Maid's REVENGE, 8vo. 1774. The style of this per- Trag. hy Ja. Shirley. Acted at the formance is less offensively affect- private house, Drury Lane. 4to. ed than that of certain proclama- 1639. The plot is taken from tions, which induced the Ameri- Reynolds's God's Revenge against cans to style our author The Chro- Murder, book ii. hist. 7. and the nonhotonthologos of War. The Maid scene lies at Lisbon. In the dediof the Oaks, in short, is a piece cation, this is said to have been that confers no honour, and brings the second play that Shirley wrote; no disgrace, on its parent. A few and it is certainly not one of his bold touches from Mr. Garrick's best. pen are supposed to have sent it 61. The Main's TRAGEDY. with additional force on the stage. By Beaumont and Fletcher. Acted As the work of a patriot, a patriot at the Black Friars. 4to. 1619; manager may revive it; but per- 4to. 1622; 4to. 1630; 4to. 1638; haps few audiences will thank him 4to. 1641; 410. 1650; 4to. 1661; for his zeal, or (to use a Burgoynian 8vo. 1778. This play is an exphrase) applaud his scale of talent ceedingly good one, and always met in the direction of a theatre, and with universal approbation. It declare that he consults the public has not, however, been introduced inclination to a charm. This piece to any of our audiences for some was occasioned by the Féte Cham- years past. Scene, Rhodes. pétre given at the Oaks in Kent, 62. The Maid's TRAGEDY. By on the marriage of the Earl of Edm. Waller. Svo. 1690. See the Derby and Lady Betty Hamilton, preceding article. In this play the June 9, 1774. In the year 1792, catastrophe is rendered fortunate. this piece was reduced to a farce, Mr. Fenton observes, that Langand, by means of Mrs. Abington's baine mistook in affirming that excellent performance, was suc- King Charles the Second would cessfully represented.

not suffer this play to appear on 57. THE MAID OF THE VALE. the stage; being assured by Mr. Comic Opera, translated and al- Southern, that in the latter end tered from La Buona Figliuola. of that reign he had seen it acted Dublin, 1775.

at the Theatre Royal, as originally 58. The MAID'S LAST PRAYER; written, but never with Waller's or, Any rather than fail. Con). by alterations. Thomas Southern. Acted at the 63. THE MAID THE MISTRESS. Theatre Royal. 4to. 1693. Scene, Con. by W. Taverner. Acted at London. There is a song, by the Theatre Royal. 4to. 1708 ; Congreve, in this play.

12mo. 1732. The running-title 59. The Maid's METAMOR- to the 4to. edition is, The DisPHOSIS. Com. by John Lyly. 4to. APPOINTMENT; or, The Maid the 1600. This play was frequently Mistress. acted by the children of Paul's, 64. The MAID The Mistress. and is one of those pieces in which Burletta. Acted at Covent Garthe author has attempted to refine den, 1783. Not printed. This the English language. The great- was no other than La Serva Paest part of the play, and particu, drona translated, and a few altera



MAL tions made in it, by Mr. O'Keeffe, was never acted. The time of the for Signora Sestini's benefit. action is, when Ergar Atheling

65. MAIDS; or, The Nuns of Aed into Scotland from Williaru Glossenbury. Farce, in one act, the Conqueror. translated from Les Dragons et les 71. MALCOLM KING or Scots. Benedictines of M. Le Brun, by Play, by Charles Massey. Acted James Wild. 12mo. 1804. in 1602. Not printed.

66. MAIDS AND BACHELORS; or, 72. The MALCONTENT. Trag. My Heart for Yours. C. by Lum Com, by John Marston. Acted ley St. George Skeffington. Acted by the King's servants. 4to. 1004. at Covent Garden, June 6, 1800, D. C. 1780. Of this play there for the benefit of Mrs. Mattocks are two editions in the same year. and Mr. Farley. This was merely To one of the copies are added an an alteration of The High Road to induction, a new character, and Marriage; the names of all the other particulars, by John Webster. characters being changed, and va- It is dedicated, in the warmest and rious alterations made in the con- most complimentary manner posduct of the piece. Scene, Man- sible, to Ben Jonson ; yet so fickle fredonia. Not printed.

and uncertain a thing is friend67. MAJESTY MISLED; or, The ship, especially among poets, whose Overthrow of Evil Ministers. Trag. interests, both in fame and fortune, 8vo. 1734. The title-page says it are frequently apt to clash with was intended to be acted at one of each other, that we find this very the theatres, but was refused for author, two years afterwards, in certain reasons. This play is on the epistle prefixed to his sothe story of Edward II. and the phonista, casting very harsh and Spencers, and intended as an at- severe, though oblique reflections, tack on favouritism. It was re- on the Sejanus and Catiline of the printed in 8vo. 1770, as applicable writer whom he at this time adto that period. The original dedi- dressed as the most exalted genius cation was to Alderman Barber. of the age he lived in. Some of

The present edition is dedicated to Marston's enemies represented this the freeholders of Middlesex; and, play as designed to strike at paras we have heard, by Mr. John ticular characters; but Langbaine Wilkes.

endeavours to vindicate the author 68. MAJESTY MISLED. Trag. from that charge, calling it " 8vo. 1770.

See the preceding “ honest general satire. article.

73. The Male COQUETTE ; 69. MAKB A Noise Tom. Far. or, Seventeen Hundred Fifty-seven. occasioned by the lighting of a Farce, by David Garrick. Acted loyal bonfire, with that brush of at Drury Lane. Svo. 1757. This iniquity Mr. B-y, who was little piece was planned, written,

-y burnt in effigy at the town of and acted, in less than a month. Wakefield, in Yorkshire. 8vo. It first appeared at Mr. Wood1718. This piece seems to be ward's benefit, and is intended to both local and temporary, and is expose a kind of character no less therefore at present unintelligible. frequent about this town than eiScene, Wakefield.

ther the Flashes or Fribbles, but 70. MALCOLM. Trag. by'Miss much more pernicious than both, Roberts. 8vo. 1779. This tragedy and which the author has distin




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