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LONDON:
Printed for JOHN BELL, near Exeter-Exchange, in the

Strand; and C. ETHERINGTON, at York.

MDCCLXXIII.

Malone 1 397

DEDICATION.

TO

DAVID GARRICK, Esq;

SIR,

IT

ever

T is matter of great doubt wheth-r

any dedicatory address was freer from taint of flattery, than the present; if we pronounce you the best illustrator of, and the best living comment on, SHAKESPEARE, that ever has appeared, or possibly ever will British stage, it is merely echoing the public voice, and concurring with that unparalleled unanimity of praise, which, during so long a course of attended your incomparable merit.

grace the

years, hath

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