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The Orphan

The Orphan

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The Orphan a tragedy in five acts by Thomas Otway.
The Orphan a tragedy in five acts by Thomas Otway.

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THE ORPHAN;OR,The Unhappy Marriage. A TRAGEDY,IN FIVE ACTS.BY THOMAS OTWAY.
 
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THE ORPHAN;OR,_The Unhappy Marriage._A TRAGEDY,IN FIVE ACTS.BY THOMAS OTWAY.CORRECTLY GIVEN,AS PERFORMED AT THE THEATRES ROYAL.With Remarks.[Illustration]London:Printed by D. S. Maurice, Fenchurch-street;SOLD BYT. HUGHES, 35, LUDGATE STREET; J. BYSH, 52,PATERNOSTER ROW; & J. CUMMING, DUBLIN.REMARKS.To the great merit of Miss O'Neil, in _Monimia_, we are indebted forthe revival of this tragedy, which was originally played at the Duke'sTheatre, in 1680; and long kept possession of the stage. The languageof this play is poetical and tender, and the incidents affecting; but,amidst many beauties, there is great inconsistency[1].Dr. Johnson observes,--"This is one of the few pieces that has pleasedfor almost a century, through all the vicissitudes of dramatic fashion.Of this play, nothing new can easily be said. It is a domestic tragedy,drawn from middle life:--its whole power is upon the affections; forit is not written with much comprehension of thought, or elegance ofexpression. But, if the heart is interested, many other beauties may bewanting; yet not be missed."[1] Many readers will, probably, exclaim with the critic, when hefirst saw it,--"Oh! what an infinite deal of mischief would a farthingrush-light have prevented!"DRAMATIS PERSONAE.Drury-Lane, 1780. Covent Garden, 1815.Castalio Mr. Reddish Mr. C. Kemble.

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