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SAMUEL FOOTE, Esq.
OF HIS GENUINE
BON-MOTS, ANECDOTES, OPINIONS, &c.
THREE OF HIS DRAMATIC PIECES,
Not published in his Works.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
BY WILLIAM COOKE, Ese.
"A merrier man
I never spent an hour's talk withal.
For every object that the one did catch,
PRINTED FOR RICHARD PHILLIPS,
NO. 6, BRIDGE-STREET, BLACKFRIARS.
FOOTE was in his person about the middle size, rather clumsily made; with a broad fleshy face, that would be reckoned both vulgar and unmeaning, but for a certain archness in his eye, which at once overcame all other appearances, and instantly proclaimed him the genuine humourist. There are several prints of him both in his dramatic and private character, none of which are unlike; but the most perfect is the French print published immediately after one of his trips from Paris, and which is prefixed to these Memoirs.
He married early in life, but had no