An apology for the life of Mr. The' Cibber, comedian. :
Being a proper sequel to the Apology for the life of Mr. Colley Cibber, comedian. : With an historical view of the stage to the present year. /
Supposed to be written by himself. In the style and manner of the Poet Laureat.
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Dublin : Re-printed by and for George Faulkner, 1741.
Advertisements on page  and  pages at end.
"Doubtfully ascribed to Henry Fielding."--Halkett & Laing.
Not by Cibber, but a satire upon him sometimes attributed to Henry Fielding. First published 1740 as 'An apology for the life of Mr. T... C..., comedian.' It is an attack both on Colley Cibber's somewhat pompous autobiography, and on Theophilus too, who is given a spurious preface signed "T.C." and dated July 1740, when the work first appeared in London. Fielding had cause to dislike the Cibbers, but it is unlikely he ahad a hand in this book, and may even have had it in mind when he declared that "he never was, nor would be the Author of anonymous Scandal on the private History or Family of any Person whatever." - Lowe, Arnott & Robinson, Engish Theatrical History, 2610.
Physical description: xi, , 178,  pages ; 17 cm. (12mo in 6s)
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