Cyrus: A Tragedy. As Performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden. JOHN HOOLE.

Cyrus: A Tragedy. As Performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden.

Publisher: London: Printed for T. Davies, 1768.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 841; Fleeman 68.12HC/1a; ESTC T3451.
Condition: First and final leaves slightly foxed; fine copy.
Book ID: 22414

Description

8vo, modern brown boards, stamped with black lettering. Half-title present.

Comments

¶ The first of three plays by John Hoole (1727-1803), translator and aspiring writer. Hoole was a friend of Samuel Johnson and a member of his Essex Head Club. Johnson wrote the dedication to Cyrus, and John Hawksworth wrote the epilogue. Hoole was best known for his translation of Tasso, which earned him the nickname of Tasso Hoole. See the ODNB online and Boswell's Life of Johnson.

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