Rejected Addresses; Or, The New Theatrum Poetarum
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Rejected Addresses; Or, The New Theatrum Poetarum

By Horace Smith
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Rejected Addresses: Or, The New Theatrum Poetarum is the title of an 1812 book of parodies by the brothers James and Horace Smith. It contained 21 good-natured parodies of authors of the time, and was a popular success. Horace Smith was also well known for his sonnet writing competition with Percy Shelly.
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Table of Contents
  • REJECTED ADDRESSES:
  • ADVERTISEMENT TO THE TWENTY-SECOND EDITION.
  • PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION.
  • PREFACE TO EIGHTEENTH EDITION. [0b]
  • CONTENTS.
  • REJECTED ADDRESSES. [1]
    • I. LOYAL EFFUSION.
  • II. THE BABY’S DEBUT. [5a]
    • III. AN ADDRESS WITHOUT A PHŒNIX. [10a]
    • IV. CUI BONO?
    • V. HAMPSHIRE FARMER’S ADDRESS.
      • TO THE SECRETARY OF THE MANAGING COMMITTEE OF DRURY-LANE PLAYHOUSE.
      • IN THE CHARACTER OF A HAMPSHIRE FARMER.
    • VI. THE LIVING LUSTRES.
    • VII. THE REBUILDING.
    • VIII. DRURY’S DIRGE. [38a]
    • IX. A TALE OF DRURY LANE.
    • X. JOHNSON’S GHOST. [52]
    • XI. THE BEAUTIFUL INCENDIARY. [56a]
    • XII. FIRE AND ALE.
    • XIII. PLAYHOUSE MUSINGS.
    • XIV. DRURY-LANE HUSTINGS.
    • XV. ARCHITECTURAL ATOMS.
    • XVI. THEATRICAL ALARM-BELL.
    • XVII. THE THEATRE.
      • A PREFACE OF APOLOGIES.
      • THE THEATRE
    • XVIII.  XIX.  XX. TO THE MANAGING COMMITTEE OF THE NEW DRURY LANE THEATRE. [93]
      • CASE, No. I. MACBETH.
      • CASE, No. II. THE STRANGER. [96]
      • CASE, No. III. GEORGE BARNWELL. [98]
    • XXI. PUNCH’S APOTHEOSIS.
  • FOOTNOTES
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