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pg 452Editor’s Note7ON SEEING MR. LLOYD'S OPERA INSCRIBED TO MR. COLMAN.

  • 1Ah! what a dearth of Patrons in this age,
  • 2To cherish authors and protect the stage:
  • 3When wits all rivalship of genius smother,
  • 4And dedicate their works to one another!

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Editor’s Note
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Printed in LC, 1–4 Dec. 1764.
Robert Lloyd (see Rosciad, 191–8n.) inscribed his comic opera, The Capricious Lovers, to George Colman (see Rosciad, 65–66n.). It was first performed at Drury Lane on 28 November 1764.
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