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This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

 


THE

LAW OF LOMBARDY;

 

A

TRAGEDY:

 

AS IT IS PERFORMED AT THE

THEATRE-ROYAL

IN

DRURY-LANE

 

WRITTEN BY

ROBERT JEPHSON, ESQ.

AUTHOR OF BRAGANZA.

 
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LONDON.
PRINTED FOR T. EVANS, NEAR YORK-BUILDINGS, STRAND.
MDCCLXXIX.
[Price One Shilling and Sixpence.]

TO THE
KING.

SIR,

 

YOUR Majesty's having graciously permitted me to prefix your royal name to this tragedy, has impress'd me with so deep a sense of the honour, that I despair of finding terms sufficient to express my acknowledgements.

Tho' the public, which is seldom disposed to receive favourably, performances destitute of merit, has been pleased to give this a very induglgent reception, I must still regret its imperfections, when I consider that it may for a moment become the object of your Majesty's attention. Having ommitted nothing in my power to render it not entirely unworthy of such an exalted patronage, I can't forbear to flatter myself, that it may raise in the breast os your Majesty those emotions which well imagined distress never fails to excite in the noblest natures: but at the same time I more anxiously wish, that no other easiness but from such ficticious sorrow may ever approach youl and that the greatest and most amiable sovereign in Europe, may be also for ever distinguished as the most prosperous and happy.

I am,
SIR,
Your Majesty's
most dutiful subject,
and most obliged
humble servant,
ROBERT JEPHSON.

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ

PALADORE, Mr. SMITH.
KING, Mr. BENSLEY.
RINALDO, Mr. PACKER.
ASCANIO, Mr. HURST.
LUCIO, Mr. FARREN.
SENATOR, Mr. CHAMBERS.
SHEPHERD, Mr. WRIGHT.
FORESTERS, Mr. WRIGHTEN.
Mr. FAWCET.
SQUIRE TO PALADORE, Mr. PHILEMORE.

AND

BIRENO, Mr. HENDERSON.
PRINCESS, Miss. YOUNGE.
ALINDA, Mrs. ROBINSON.

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