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THE SECOND VOLUME.
Great Queen Street. Former fashionable Houses there. — Lewis
and Miss Pope, the Comedians. — Martin Folkes. — Sir Godfrey
Kneller and his Vanity. - Dr. Radcliffe. - Lord Herbert of
Cherbury. - Nuisance of Whetstone Park. - The Three Dukes
and the Beadle. Rogues and Vagabonds in the Time of
Charles II. · Former Theatres in Vere Street and Portugal
Street. — First Appearance of Actresses. — Infamous Deception of
one of them by the Earl of Oxford, Appearance of an avowed
Impostor on the Stage. Anecdotes of the Wits and fine Ladies
of the Time of Charles, connected with the Theatre in this Quarter.
- Kynaston, Betterton, Nokes, Mrs. Barry, Mrs. Mountford, and
other Performers. Rich. - Joe Miller. — Carey Street and
Mrs. Chapone. Clare Market. — History, and Specimens, of
Orator Henley. — Duke Street and Little Wild Street. — Anec-
dotes of Dr. Franklin's Residence in those Streets while a Journey-
DRURY LANE, AND THE TWO THEATRES IN DRURY LANE AND
Craven House. Donne and his Vision. Lord Craven and the
Queen of Bohemia. – Nell Gwynn. — Drury Lane Theatre.—
Its Antiquity, different Eras, and Rebuildings. The principal
Theatre of Dryden, Wycherly, Farquhar, Steele, Garrick, and
Sheridan. — Old Drury in the time of Charles II. – A Visit to
it. — Pepys and his Theatrical Gossip, with Notes. — Hart and
Mohun. Goodman. Nell Gwynn.
Dramatic Taste of that
Age. Booth. Artificial Tragedy.
Wilks and Cibber.
Bullock and Penkethman. - A Colonel enamoured of Cibber's
Wig. – Mrs. Oldfield. Her singular Position in Society. -
Not the Flavia of the Tatler, — Pope's Account of her last Words
probably not true. Declamatory Acting. — Lively Account of
Garrick and Quin by Mr. Cumberland. — Improvement of Stage
Costume. King. — Mrs. Pritchard. Mrs. Clive. - Mrs. Wof-
fington. — Covent Garden. Barry. - Contradictory Characters
of him by Davies and Churchill. Macklin. Woodward.
Pantomime. English Taste in Music. Cooke. Rise of
Actors and Actresses in Social Rank. Improvement of the
Audience. - Dr. Johnson at the Theatre Churchill a great Pit
Critic. - His Rosciad. His Picture of Mossop. - Mrs. Jordan
and Mr. Suett. Early Recollections of a Play-goer
COVENT GARDEN CONTINUED AND LEICESTER SQUARE.
Bow Street once the Bond Street of London. - Fashions at that
Time. - Infamous Frolic of Sir Charles Sedley and others.
Wycherly and the Countess of Drogheda. Tonson the Book.
seller. — Fielding. Russell Street. - Dryden beaten by hired
Ruffians in Rose Street. — His Presidency at Will's Coffee-House.
- Character of that Place. Addison and Button's Coffee-House.
- Pope, Philips, and Garth. · Armstrong. - Boswell's Intro-
duction to Johnson. The Hummums. Ghost Story there.
Covent Garden. - The Church. Car, Earl of Somerset.
Butler, Southern, Eastcourt, Sir Robert Strange. Macklin.
Curious Dialogue with him when past a Century. - Dr. Walcot.
Covent Garden Market. Story of Lord Sandwich, Hackman,
and Miss Ray. - Henrietta Street. - Mrs. Clive. - James Street.
- Partridge, the Almanack Maker. — Mysterious Lady. — King
Street. — Arne and his Father. The Four Indian Kings. -
Southampton Row. · Maiden Lane. — Voltaire. — Long Acre
and its Mug-Houses. Prior's Resort there. - Newport Street.
- St. Martin's Lane, and Leicester Square. Sir Joshua Rey-
nolds. — Hogarth. Sir Isaac Newton
CHARING CROSS AND WHITEHALL,
Old Charing Cross, and New St. Martin's Church. - Statue of
Charles I. — Execution of Regicides. Ben Jonson. Walling-
ford House, now the Admiralty. - Villiers, Duke of Buckingham;
Sir Walter Scott's Account of him. — Misrepresentation of Pope
respecting his Death. - Charles's Horse a Satirist. Locket's
Ordinary. Sir George Etherege. Prior and his Uncle's Tavern.
Thomson. Spring Gardens. Mrs. Centlivre. Dorset
Place, and Whitcombe Street, &c., formerly Hedge Lane. The
Wits and the Bailiff. Suffolk Street. Swift and Miss Van-
homrigh. Calves' Head Club, and the Riot it occasioned.
Scotland Yard. Pleasant Advertisement. Beau Fielding and
his Eccentricities. — Vanbrugh. · Desperate Adventure of Lord
Herbert of Cherbury ·
WOLSEY AND WHITEHALL.
Regal Character of Whitehall. - York Place. Personal and Moral
Character of Wolsey. Comparison of him with his Master,
Henry. — His Pomp and Popularity. - Humorous Account of
his Flatterers by Sir Thomas More. Importance of his Hat.
Cavendish's Account of his Household State, his Goings Forth in
Public, and his Entertainments of the King -
Henry the Eighth. - His Person and Character. Modern Qia-
lifications of it considered. — Passages respecting him from Lingard,
Sir Thomas Wyat, and others. - His Additions to Whitehall. -
A Retrospect at Elizabeth. - · Court of James resumed. Its gross
Habits. Letter of Sir John Harrington respecting them.
James's Drunkenness. - Testimonies of Welldon, Sully, and Roger
Coke. Curious Omission in the Invective of Churchill the Poet.
- Welldon's Portrait of James. Buckingham, the Favourite.
Frightful Story of Somerset. Masques. Banqueting House.
- Inigo Jones and Ben Jonson. — Court of Charles the First.
Cromwell. - Charles the Second. -James the Second
St. James's Park and its Associations. Unhealthiness of the Place
and Neighbourhood. - Leper Hospital of St. James. — Henry
the Eighth builds St. James's Palace and the Tilt-Yard. — Original
State and Progressive Character of the Park. Charles the First.
Cromwell. Charles the Second; his Walks, Amusements, and
Mistresses. The Mulberry Gardens. — Swift, Prior, Richardson,
Beau Tibbs, Soldiers, and Syllabubs. - Character of the Park at
present. · St. James's Palace during the Reigns of the Stuarts
and two first Georges. Anecdotes of Lord Craven and Prince
George of Denmark. Characters of Queen Anne, and of George
the First and Second. George the First and his Carp. — Lady
Mary Wortley Montagu and the Sack of Wheat. Horace
Walpole's Portrait of George the First. The Mistresses of that
King and of his Son. — Mistake of Lord Chesterfield. — Queen
Caroline's Ladies in Waiting. — Miss Bellenden and the Guineas.
- George the Second's Rupture with his Father, and with his
Son. - Character of that Son. Buckingham House. Sheffield
and his Duchess. — Character of Queen Charlotte. — Advantages
of Queen Victoria over her Predecessors