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Five nevv plays, viz. The Surprisal, Committee, comedies. And the Indian-queen, Vestal-virgin, Duke of Lerma, tragedies. As they were acted by His Majesty's Servants at the Theatre-Royal. Written by the honourable Sir Robert Howard.

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    SR - OS - 82.1/

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    [10], 252, [2] p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 2Ā°.

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General note: Title words "Suprisal, committee," and "Indian-queen, ... Lerma," are enclosed within braces. Frontis. portrait (plate) of the author signed: G: Kneller Eques pinxit R. White sculpsit. The preface contains a discussion of the use of rhyme in dramatic verse, which occasioned Dryden's Essay of dramatick poesie. Howard replied in the preface to The great favourite, or, The Duke of Lerma. "The Surprisal", "The Committee", "The Indian Queen", "The Vestal Virgin, or The Roman Ladies" and "The Great favourite, or the Duke of Lerma" each have separate dated title pages; pagination and register are continuous. The Indian queen is partly by Dryden. With an epilogue. Signatures: A-2K4; quire A, B1, 2K4 incomplete and laid with some loss of text (some supplied in MS. ink); stained throughout, slightly affecting text UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), H2993 Woodward McManaway, 651 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms, 1961. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 35:6). Microopaque. New York, N.Y. : Readex, 1967. 1 microopaque ;23 x 15 cm. (Three centuries of drama. English, 1642-1700) (Three centuries of English and American plays, 1500-1830). Also available in microfiche. Ownership and custodial history: Deposited by the RSC UK-SuSCL Binding Information: 1/4 leather with marbled pasteboard boards and hand-printed/coloured pastedowns UK-SuSCL