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VERY many applications having been received for
the Plays of Sheridan and Goldsmith, uniform with those of Shakespeare in the Miniature Library of the Poets, the publishers are induced to add them to that series, and hope they will meet with the same cordial approval as the previous volumes, of which considerably more than a quarter of a million have already been sold.
The present edition contains the Poems of Goldsmith, in addition to his plays, and all the Plays of Sheridan that can be properly called his. It is true that Pizarro and the Trip to Scarborough usually appear as part of the Dramatic Works of Sheridan, but as the former is simply a translation and adaptation from Kotzebue, and the latter a version of Vanbrugh's first play, The Relapse, under another title, neither of them can be strictly said to belong to Sheridan's Works. The publishers have therefore omitted these two plays, both on this ground and because they are greatly inferior to the others and are rarely acted or read. They have also omitted The Camp, which had only a passing interest, and added nothing to the author's reputation.