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Wilson, 1954; "The Rehearsal: A Study of Its Satirical Methods" by Peter Lewis, in Durham University Journal, March 1970. Just as Don Quixote and The Dunciad have outlived the hack writing they parodied, so Buckingham's The Rehearsal survives as an eminently stageworthy play, while the heroic tragedies it burlesqued are studied more often for the theories justifying their form than for their intrinsic interest. The Rehearsal was Buckingham's single major contribution to the drama (though his adaptation of Fletcher's The Chances is still occasionally preferred to its original), for he was, as Dryden claimed in Absalom and Achitophel, "everything by starts, and nothing long," a man of curious vice, and considerable virtuosity.
The Gay Deceivers; or, More Laugh Than Love, music by Michael Kelly, from a play by Theodore Hell (produced 1804). 1808. ). 1805. Who Wants a Guinea? (produced 1805). 1805. We Fly by Night; or, Long Stories (produced 1806). 1808. The Forty Thieves, with Sheridan, music by Michael Kelly (produced 1806). 1808; as Ali Baba, 1814. The Africans; or, War, Love, and Duty, music by Michael Kelly (produced 1808). 1808. X. Z. (produced 181 0). 1820. The Quadrupeds of Quedlinburgh; or, The Rovers of Weimar (produced 1811 ).
Translator, Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered (books 1-2). 17 38. Translator, A New System of Fairy; or, A Collection of Fairy Tales, by Comte de Caylus. , 17 50. Reading List: Brookiana: Anecdotes of Brooke by C. H. , 1804; Memoirs of Brooke by Isaac D'Olier, 1816; Brooke by H. Wright, 1927. The eighteenth century so abounds in truly great novelists that excellent or eccentric second-raters are ignored. " Now it may win only a notice in some learned discussion of Williatr Law's A Serious Call to the Devout and Holy Life or of Shaftesbury's sentimental philosophy.