The Stone Eater,

Stuart (Charles)

The Stone Eater,

an Interlude. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane, with universal applause.

Description: title-page a little stained, first leaf loose, pp. 19, 8vo, disbound

Publication Details: Printed for H. D. Symonds, 1788

Notes: A farcical interlude, set in Ireland, where 'a hot Welch captain, Captain Leek, and the bold Irish commander, Captain O'Thunder, and that young pennyless hangdog, Apeall', compete for the hand of Letitia, whose father's credulity extends to the existence of Stone Eaters. Charles Stuart's flourit is 177-91, between which years a small number of plays and songs were produced; one, The Irishman in Spain, seems to confirm that the author was himself Irish. ESTC record 8 copies, but none are in the UK....more

Bibliography: (ESTC N24188)

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Price: £400

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1788

Stock Number: 65028

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