Hogarth's Marriage-a-la-Mode has before furnished materials to the author of a novel, published some years ago, under the title of The Marriage-Act. But as that writer pursued a very different story, and as his work was chiefly designed for a political satire, very little use could be made of it for the service of this comedy.
In justice to the person who has been considered as the sole author, the party who has hitherto lain concealed thinks it incumbent on him to declare that the disclosure of his name
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Both the authors, however, who have before been separately honored with the indulgence of the public, now beg leave to make their joint acknowledgernents for the very favorable reception of The Clandestine Marriage.____________________
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Publication information: Book title: The Plays of David Garrick:A Complete Collection of the Social Satires, French Adaptations, Pantomimes, Christmas and Musical Plays, Preludes, Interludes, and Burlesques. Volume: 1. Contributors: Harry William Pedicord - Editor, Fredrick Louis Bergmann - Editor, David Garrick - Author. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1980. Page number: 255.