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THE

German Theatre,

TRANSLATED BY

BENJAMIN THOMPSON, ESQ.

IN SIX VOLUMES,

Dedicated, by Permission, to

HER GRACE

The Duchess of Devonshire.

VOL. I.

CONTAINING

LIFE OF KOTZEBUE,
STRANGER,
VIRGIN OF THE SUN,

PIZARRO.

London :
Printed by J. Wright, Denmark-Court,
FOR VERNOR AND HOOD,

No. 31, POULTRY.

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PREFACE.

!

THE GERMAN Theatre has now reached its twentieth number, and the proprietors have infinite reason to be satis. fied with the reception the work has experienced : they, at the same time, flatter themselves, that nothing on their part has been wanting to render it, in all respects, worthy of the public encouragement. Particular care has been taken that the best artists should be employed both in designing and engraving the subjects of the several embellishments which have attracted such general notice; and, while no pains and expence have been spared in the decorations, the TRANSLATOR has been equally anxious to select the best plays of the most popular and ingenious writers in Germany, with many of whom he is in the habits of close correspondence, and by this means has been enabled to satisfy the curiosity of the subscribers to this undertaking, by publishing the earliest translation of their works.

Of the talents of Mr. THOMPSON, as a translator, it is now unnecessary to speak. The best critics, as well of this country as of Germany, where the work is in great estimation, have pronounced the highest eulogium on the accůracy, spirit, and elegance, which have distinguished all that gentleman's performances.

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