The Kentish Barons: a Play, in three Acts. Interspersed with Songs … First performed at the Theatre-Royal, Hay-Market, Saturday, June 25th, 1791.

London: Printed for J. Ridgway … 1791.

8vo., pp. [4], 44; title-page slightly foxed, else a good copy in modern wrappers.

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First edition, a political drama by the future fourth Earl of Guildford, son of the Prime Minister, partly in verse; ‘the airs were composed by Miss Monk, a dilettante and very dilettante-like music it was. The language was bold and poetical, and written in elegant blank verse; but, owing to the inferiority of the music, it did not meet with unequivocal success’ (Kelly, Reminiscences, 1826). The comic sub-plot scenes, featuring John Bannister as Gam, are in prose.

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