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CHRONOLOGY. i Collier (3. 202, n.) says

Date on Stationers'

Fleay's Play this was played about 1632,

Company Theatre

Title-Page Register

but gives no authority for
(A Fault in Friendship)
Prince's (Red Bull]

the statement.
New Academy

1640 1658 1628 ?
2 The references in the
City Wit

1653 c1629 ? 1
prologue to the deaths of (Lovesick Maid)

King's at Court


Jonson and Dekker point Lovesick Court

1640 1658 c1629 ?
to 1637 as the date. This

Globe and
Northern Lass

1632 1632 c1630
is confirmed by the ap-

pended note to the Cour.
Queen's Exchange
King's Blackfriars

1657 1631-2
Covent Garden Weeded. (King's

1640 ]

1658 1632 tious Reader,' which sug. Novella

King's Blackfriars 1632

1653 1633
gests that the play was
Lancashire Witches
King's Globe

1634 1634 1634
written for Beeston's Boys, (Apprentice's Prize)


formed in (Life and Death of Sir


c1634 February, 1637. Moreover,

Martin Skink) the reference to the long Queen and Concubine (Revels]


1659 01635?
closing of the theatres on

account of the plague (2.2, Sparagus Garden


1635 1640 1640 1635

p. 260), puts the date as
Mad Couple well Matched

1653 1636 ?
late as October 2, 1637,


Salisbury when the theatres reopened.

1638 1640 1640

1636 ? 2

By their Majesties'
English Moor


1640 1659 1637
Company Fleay must

mean the King and Queen's

1653 1637-8?
Young Company, the of.

Court Begger

Cockpit 1632

1653 1640

Majesties'] ficial title of Beeston's

(Their Boys, who occupied the Jovial Crew

Cockpit 1641 1651 1652 1641

Majesties'] * Cockpit, according to Mur. (Wit in a Madness)

1640 ray (1. 368), from 1637 to (Christianetta)

1640 1642. (Jewish Gentleman)



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This bibliography is based on the publications of Lowndes, Corser, Hazlitt, Greg, the Grolier Club, etc., and the catalogues of the British Museum and the Bodleian, as well as the Yale, Harvard, and other important libraries of America. All the facts except the dates of unimportant editions I have verified by examining the various books listed.


The only manuscript of a play of Brome known to be extant is one of the English Moor in the library of Lichfield Cathedral. The Bishop of Stafford, librarian of the Cathedral, has been good enough to inform me that there seems to be nothing of particular importance about the manuscript in the way of marginal notes, etc. I have not had the opportunity to compare it with the printed edition of 1659.



The Northern Lasse, a Comedie. As it hath been often Acted with good Applause, at the Globe and BlackFryers. By his Majesties Servants. Written by Richard Brome. Hic totus volo rideat Libellus. Mart. London : Printed by Aug. Mathevves, and are to be sold by Nicholas Vavasovr, dwelling at the little South dore of St. Paul's Church. 1632.


Dedicated to Richard Holford. Prefatory verses by Ben Jonson, F. T. Mag. Art. Oxon., St. Br., John Ford, Tho. Dekker, and F. T.

Other editions :

Lowndes gives 1635 as the date of the second edition,
and Hazlitt and Fleay have followed him, but I have
found no trace of such an edition in any other biblio-
graphical work, or in any library or bookseller's cata-
Second edition, with sub-title, A Nest of Fools, 1663.

Other editions, 1684, 1700?
Sixth edition, with music to the songs by Daniel

Purcell, 1706.
Eighth edition, 1717.
Another edition, Dublin : S. Powell for E. Risk, 1726.

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The Late Lancashire Witches. A Well received Comedy lately acted at the Globe on the Bankeside, by the kings Majesties Actors. Written by Thomas Heywood and Richard Brome. Aut prodesse solent aut delectam. London. Printed by Thomas Harper for Benjamin Fisher, and are to be sold at his shop at the Sign of the Talbot, without Aldersgate. 1634.

Other editions :

The Poetry of Witchcraft. A reprint of the Late Lan-
cashire Witches with Shadwell's Lancashire Witches and
Tegue o'Divelly, the Irish Priest, by S. 0. Halliwell,
Esq., 1853. (Eighty copies.)

Reprinted also in Heywood's Works, Pearson's edition. London, 1874, Vol. 4.

Selections :

Act 4, scene 1, and Act 1, scene i, are reprinted in Lamb's Specimens of the English Dramatic Poets. 1808. (Ed. Lucas, 4. IOI-104).


Die Hexen in Lancashiro, von Thomas Heywood. Shakespeare's Vorschule III. Herausgegeben von Ludwig Tieck. Leipzig, 1823.


The Sparagus Garden : A Comedie. Acted in the yeare 1635, by the then company of Revels, at Salisbury Court. The Author Richard Brome. Hic totus volo rideat Libellus. Mart. London: Printed by J. Okes, for Francis Constable, and are to be sold at his shops in Kings-street at the signe of the Goat and in Westminster-hall. 1640.


Dedicated to William, Earl of Newcastle. Prefatory verses by C. G. and R. W.

Selections from Act I, scene 3 ; Act 2, scene 3; and Act 2, scene 5, with various short omissions, are given in Lambs Specimens, 1827. (Ed. Lucas, 4. 468—470).

THE ANTIPODES The Antipodes: A Comedie. Acted in the yeare 1638, by the Queenes Majesties Servants, at Salisbury Court in Fleet-street. The Author Richard Brome. Hic totus volo rideat Libellus. Mart. London: Printed by J. Okes, for Francis Constable, and are to be sold at his shops in Kings-street at the sign of the Goat, and in Westminsterhall. 1640.


Dedicated to William, Earl of Hertford. Prefatory verses by C. G. and Rob. Chamberlain.

Selections from Act 2, scenes 1 and 2 ; Act 1, scene 6; and Act 2, scenes 8 and 9, with various short omissions, are given in Lamb's Specimens (Ed. Lucas, 4. 464-468).

Act 2, scene 9, reprinted in English Verse-Dramatic Scenes and Characters. Edited by W. J. Linton and R. H. Stoddard. London, 1884. p. 193.

A JOVIALL CREW A Joviall Crew: or the Merry Beggars. Presented in a Comedy at the Cock-pit in Drury Lane in the yeer 1641. Written by Richard Brome. Mart. Hic totus volo rideat Libellus. London: Printed by J. Y. for E. D. and N. E.; and are to be sold at the Gun in Ivy-Lane. 1652.


Dedicated to Thomas Stanley. Prefatory verses by John Hall, J. B., Ja. Shirley, Jo. Tatham, and Alex. Brome.

Other editions:
Second, 1661. Third, 1684.

Another, with songs and a key to the beggar's cant, 1708.

The Beggars' Chorus, or the Jovial Crew. 1670 ?, 1690 ?, 1700 ? (all folio).

The Jovial Crew, a Comic Opera, as it is acted at the Theatre Royal, by His Majesty's Servants. With the Musick prefixed to each Song. London: 1731. Price is. 6d.

Other editions of the opera : 1732, 1760, 1761, 1764, 1767, 1774, 1780, 1781. A New Book of Songs to the Jovial Crew, 1731.

Airs, Songs and Duettos in the Jovial Crow, selected from the Prompt Book by James Wild. London, 1792.

The Jovial Crew, reprinted in Dodsley, 1744, 1780, 1825, but not in 1876. Also in Sir Walter Scott's Ancient British Drama, 1810, Vol. 3.

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