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LONDON THEATRE.

A COLLECTION OF THE

Most celebrated Dramatic Pieces.

CORRECTLY GIVEN, FROM COPIES USED IN THE THEATRĖS,

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LONDON:
RINTED FOR WHITTINGHAM AND ARLISS,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

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DISTREST MOTHER.

A Tragedy.
BY AMBROSE PHILIPS.

CORRECTLY GIVEN, FROM COPIES USED IN THE THEATRES,

BY
THOMAS DIBDIN,
OF THE THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE.

Author of several Dramatic Pieces, &c.

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Printed at the Chiswick Press,

BY C. WHITTINGHAM;
FOR WHITTINGHAM AND ARLISS, PATERNOSTER

ROW, LONDON.

LIBRARY

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THE DISTREST MOTHER

Is taken from the tragedy of ANDROMAQUE, by Racine, and was first acted at Drury Lane in 1712.

Mr. Addison, from the warm interest he took (in common with many learned and celebrated cotemporaries) in the success of this play, has made it the subject of two pambers of the Specitator; the one produced prior to the play, and a second during the run of it. The epilogue also, supposed to be furnished by Mr. Addison, was so well received as to have been encored on each of the three first nights of representatiou.

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