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False delicacy: A comedy; as it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane.

Kelly, Hugh.

Published by Pr. for R. Baldwin, W. Johnston, and G. Kearsly, London, 1768
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Kelly, the son of an Irish tavern-keeper, launched his London literary career by contributing to newspapers while working as a copying-clerk to an attorney. After marrying a needlewoman, he moved to Middle Temple Lane, where the DNB says "he laboured untiringly as literary hack." Next he gained fame as a theater critic, publishing two books criticizing the actors of the Drury Lane Theatre and of Covent Garden; Garrick, whom Kelly had prudently praised in the first book, then encouraged Kelly to write plays himself. Kelly?s first production, this play enjoyed great success both onstage and in print. Garrick wrote the prologue and epilogue to this rather provoking tale of an entire circle of friends attempting to get themselves successfully paired off, most of them foolishly determined to marry people they don?t love for the sake of nobly sparing everyone else?s feelings, and all of them completely misunderstanding the true natures of the various relationships. This is almost certainly the first edition; of the four printings in 1768, one identifies itself as the fourth edition and the other two both seem to have been labelled "A new edition." 4to. [3] ff., 88 pp. NCBEL 2, 845. On Kelly, see: DNB. Recent wrappers. Lacking half-title. Three pages including title stamped by now-defunct library. Pages with previous sewing-holes and some light foxing towards the end. Bookseller Inventory # 3767

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Title: False delicacy: A comedy; as it is performed...

Publisher: Pr. for R. Baldwin, W. Johnston, and G. Kearsly, London

Publication Date: 1768

Edition: 1st Edition

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