THE THESPIAN MIRROR
SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1806.
'If we offend, it is with our good will.
'That you should think we come not to offend.
'But with good will.........................................
IT was the purpose of the Editor after the distribution of the last number of the Thespian Mirror, to have dismissed the work with some editorial remarks, an index, and title page for the use of such subscribers as considered the numbers worthy preservation; but in the execution of the plan, finding that the design exceeded its limits, he has been compelled to add another to the series, accompanied by the promised documents.
His first wish is to express his gratitude for the liberal patronage with which the publication has been honoured, and at the same time to declare his regret that it was pot more worthy, that patron. age. Other avocations, and other engagements pre-occupied his attention; and what little intervals of time he was enabled to devote to it were moments occasionally stolen from the duties of his employment. He was often obliged to watch the glimmerings of the midnight taper, and pen his lucubrations in hours usually devoted to repose. His work was undertaken to beguile the fatigues of an unpleasing--pursuit it was composed amidst the pressures of business--it was found that the contemplated pastime encreased cares, encreased labours--it was then too late to abandon the project--the unassisted efforts of a youth who wrote under these numerous disadvantages were given to the world in a crude, imper