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OF

MR. JOHN TOBIN,

AUTHOR OF

THE HONEY-MOON.

WITH

A SELECTION FROM HIS UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS.

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BY MISS BENGER,
AUTHOR OF MEMOIRS OF MRS. ELIZABETH HAMILTON.

LONDON :

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

PREFACE.

SEVERAL years have elapsed since the comedy of The Honey Moon was announced for representation. Unsupported by fashionable patronage or literary connexion, it had to struggle with the inauspicious recollections of an unfortunate opera, which, under the same title, had been lately condemned on the same stage. Of the reputed author, little was known, but that he had long been an unsuccessful suitor at both the winter theatres : an equivocal circumstance, which, as candour or prejudice prevailed, might be quoted as an evidence of superior talent,

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