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Such Things Are

A Play, in Five Acts

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Published: 1800
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,101 / 74 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,107
Added to site: 2012.01.25
mnybks.net#: 31251

The travels of an Englishman throughout Europe, and even in some parts of Asia, to soften the sorrows of the Prisoner, excited in the mind of the Author the subject of the following pages, which, formed into a dramatic story, have produced from the Theatre a profit far exceeding the usual pecuniary advantages arising from a successful Comedy. The uncertainty in what part of the East the hero of the present piece was (at the time it was written) dispensing his benevolence, caused the Writer, after many researches and objections, to fix the scene on the island of Sumatra, where the English settlement, the system of government, and every description of the manners of the people, reconcile the incidents of the Play to the strictest degree of probability.

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