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A List of Plays and Entertainments by Scottish Dramatists 1660-1800
Terence Tobin

The following list of plays and entertainments attempts to register all known dramatic works by native-born Scottish authors written during the Restoration and eighteenth century. Because of the fugitive nature of the material this list must be incomplete. The precarious position of the drama in North Britain is no doubt responsible for the loss of a number of theatrical pieces. Scots at home and abroad frequently put out plays anonymously. This practice, which arose from necessity because of ecclesiastical and civil curtailment, and became customary, was followed from the birth of professional theater in Scotland through the era of Sir Walter Scott.

Edinburgh was the center of the Scottish theatrical world, and the only town which offered regular dramatic presentations during most of the period under consideration. Theaters did open during the last years of the eighteenth century in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Arbroath, and Dundee. Other towns also witnessed occasional productions, but most new endeavors premiered in the Scottish capital.

Scots playwrights almost invariably tried to have their dramas staged in London, and settled for a Scottish opening as a last resort. Because of the abiding interest in the London stage, and the frequent imitation of British drama, one can speak of Scottish dramatists only in the sense of national origin. Morever, Scottish drama is a false label, because one cannot show a significant difference between the creative products of Englishmen and those of Scots which indicate indigenous drama in the North, nor peculiarly Scottish tendencies in plays which appeared in the South. Rather than eliciting a distinction between plays by Scots which appeared in Scotland, or elsewhere, arising from divergent traditions, this entire corpus of works is certainly British in form, and frequently British in feeling.


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This register, which is arranged according to authors, gives the title, place and date of premiere, place and date of first publication. When significant, other editions and printings of the text are noted. Select notices and reviews of the plays are listed.

The title of the play is followed by an indication of the type of play concerned. These designations are in no way final. Thus a tragedy may be more accurately described as a melodrama, a ballad opera may be an operatic farce. Where possible the designation employed by the playwright or playbills has been used. The abbreviations for types of dramas are as follows:

  • B.O. Ballad Opera
  • Can. Cantata
  • C. Comedy
  • C.O. Comic Opera
  • D.P. Dramatic Poem
  • E. Entertainment
  • F. Farce
  • H. History
  • I. Interlude
  • M. Masque
  • Mus. Musical
  • O. Opera
  • O.F. Operatic Farce
  • Or. Oratorio
  • P. Pastoral
  • Pan. Pantomime
  • Pol. Political
  • Pre. Prelude
  • Rel. Religious
  • Sat. Satire
  • T. Tragedy
  • T.C. Tragi-comedy

The theater or place of premiere and the date of the opening are given in round brackets. If no such information is presented, the play did not appear on the stage, or there is no record of its having been presented. The abbreviations for the theaters are as follows:

  • Can. Canongate Theatre, Edinburgh
  • C.G. Covent Garden, London
  • D.L. Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, London
  • H. Little Theatre in the Haymarket, London
  • L.I.F. Lincoln's Inn Fields, London
  • T.H. Taylor's Hall, Edinburgh
  • T.R.E. Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, i.e. the playhouse in Shakespeare Square, in Prince's Street.

Notices of plays which opened in Edinburgh were almost exclusively the province of the Edinburgh Evening Courant and the Caledonian Mercury. These newspapers are abbreviated E.E.C. and C.M. respectively. Neither newspaper felt constrained to give the name of every play it advertised. Because dramatic criticism is almost nonexistent in the Scottish press of this period, only the first notice of the play is given. With regard to the anonymous plays, interludes, after


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pieces and the like, the newspaper notice is in many instances the sole indication that the play existed. Because of the obscurity of these short entertainments, only those which seem to be of a local or native character are included.

Notation of bibliographically useful data not generally known has been made under several entries. Select periodical and newspaper notices of plays, particularly contemporaneous reviews, are listed under the play to which they refer. Some recent scholarship on particular plays is noted. The London Stage 1660-1800 (1965), which is abbreviated L.S., provides much valuable information about the plays included in this list which appeared in the British capital.

A number of errors which have appeared in previous lists of plays have been silently corrected.

The necessary first-hand investigation of many of the materials used in this study was made possible by an XL Grant awarded by the Purdue University Research Foundation.

ALLAN, ADAM. The New Gentle Shepherd, a pastoral comedy; reduced to English by Lieut. Adam Allan. C. Frederickton, New Brunswick and London: 1798. [There are alterations in the songs and a third scene is added in Act IV.]

[ARBUTHNOT, JOHN.] Three Hours after Marriage. C. (D.L. Jan., 1717), London: 1717; 8°. [Although John Gay's name appears on the title page, this play was written in collaboration with John Arbuthnot and Alexander Pope.] L.S., Pt. 2, I, clxxi, 431-32; Pt. 3, II, 678, 1225, 1231.

ARMSTRONG, JOHN. The Forced Marriage, T. in Miscellanies, II, London: 1770; 8°.

[BAILLIE, __]. Patriotism! Pol. F. Edinburgh: 1763; 8°.

[BAILLIE, JOANNA] A Series of Plays: in which it is attempted to Delineate the stronger passions of the mind. Each passion being the subject of a tragedy and a comedy. Contains: Count Basil: a Tragedy. T. The Tryal: a Comedy. C. DeMonfort: a Tragedy. T. (D.L. April 29, 1800). British Critic, XIII (Jan., 1799), 284. Critical Review, XXIV (Sept., 1798), 13. Monthly Magazine, V (Sept., 1798), 66. Margaret S. Carhart, The Life and Work of Joanna Baillie (New Haven: 1923). M. Norton, "The Plays of Joanna Baillie," R.E.S., XXIII (April, 1947), 131-43. [For a list of Miss Baillie's works published after 1800, see Allardyce Nicoll, A History of English Drama 1660-1900 (1966), IV, 257-58.]

[BAILLIE, JOHN OR JAMES*.] The Married Coquet. C. London: 1746; 8°. The Patriot. Being a Dramatick History of the Life and Death of William the First Prince of Orange, Founder of the Republick of Holland. By a Lover of Liberty [i.e., Baillie], Pol. London: 1736; 4°. [*Nicoll, III, 296, follows earlier lists which give this author's name as John Baillie. A copy in the National Library of Scotland contains the notation that the author is James Baillie.]

BRACKENRIDGE, HUGH HENRY. The Rising Glory of America. Pol. (Nassau Hall, Princeton, Sept. 25, 1771), Philadelphia: 1771; 8°. [This commencement exercise was written in collaboration with Philip Freneau. Brackenridge delivered the triologue.]


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____ The Battle of Bunkers-Hill. Pol. (Brackenridge's Academy, Maryland, Autumn, 1775, Philadelphia: 1776; 8°. Pennsylvania Evening Post, Nov. 7, 1776. Pennsylvania Ledger, Nov. 9, 1776. Pennsylvania Journal, Nov. 13, 1776. Claude C. Robin, New Travels through North America, trans. Philip Freneau (Boston: 1784), p. 12.

____ The Death of General Montgomery at the Seige of Quebec. A Tragedy. Pol. (Brackenridge's Academy, Maryland, Autumn, c. 1777), Philadelphia: 1777. Pennsylvania Evening Post, April 12, 1777. Pennsylvania Journal, April 23, 1777. Pennsylvania Weekly, April 23, 1777.

____ A Masque, written at the Warm Springs, in the year 1784. M. (Warm Springs, Va., 1784), in Pittsburgh Gazette, June 16, 1787; reprinted in Gazette Publications (Carlisle, Pa., 1806), pp. 35-40. [This masque was written in honor of George Washington.] Claude Milton Newlin, The Life and Writings of Hugh Henry Brackenridge (Princeton: 1932).

BROWN, JAMES. The Frolic. F. Edinburgh: 1783; 8°. [The earliest record of presentation is a performance at T.R.E. May 2, 1787; the premiere probably occurred in 1783.]

[BROWN, WILLIAM] Look before ye Loup; or, a Healin' Sa' for the Crackit Crowns of Country Politicians . . . by Tam Thrum, an Auld Weaver [i.e. Brown]. Pol. Edinburgh and Philadelphia: 1793; 8°.

____ Look before Ye Loup Part Second: or, Anither Box of Healin' Sa' for the crackit crowns of Country Politicians . . . by Tam Thrum, an Auld Weaver [i.e. Brown]. Pol. Edinburgh: 1794; 8°.

BURNESS, JOHN. Charles Montgomery . . . Written in the Manner of George Barnwell. T. (Mason's Hall, Lerwick, Shetland, April 18, 1798) Stone-haven: 1799-1801?

____ Plays, Poems, Tales and other Pieces. Montrose: 1819; 8°. Contains: The Hermit; or, The Dead Come to Life. C. (Berwick upon Tweed). [This piece is an adaptation of Smith's Trevanion.] Rosmand and Isabella; or, The Persisting Penitent. T. (Musselburgh). The Old Soldier. C. (North Shields). Sir James the Rose. T. (Musselburgh). Charles Montgomery. T.

____ The Recruit. I. Montrose, n.d. [This is an altered version of Gavin Turnbull's The Recruit.]

BUSHE, AMYAS. Socrates. D.P. London: 1758; 4°. ["Extracts of Amyas Bushe's Excellent Dramatic Poem," Universal Magazine, XXIII (July, 1758), 23-25, may have preceded the publication of the entire work.]

[CARSTAIRS, CHRISTIAN]. The Hubble Shue. F. Edinburgh: c. 1786.

CLERKE (CLARK), WILLIAM. Marciano, or the Discovery. T.C. (Holyrood House, Dec. 27, 1662?), Edinburgh: 1663; 4°.

COLDSTREAM, PATRICK. Joseph. Rel. (Montrose Grammar School, April 25, 1732). C.M., April 25, 1732. [This is a translation of Josephus by Cornelius van Schoon (Terentius Christianus).]

____ Dido. T. (Grammar School of Crail, Fyfe, August, 1737). [This is an adaptation based on Virgil's Aeneid.]

____ Judith. Rel. (Grammar School of Crail, Fyfe, August 28, 1740). [This is an adaptation of Judith by Cornelius van Schoon.]

____ Turnus and Aeneas. T. (Grammar School of Crail, Fyfe, August 24, 1742). C.M., Sept. 2, 1742. [This is an adaptation based on Virgil's Aeneid.]

CRAUFORD (CRAWFORD), DAVID. Courtship A-la-mode. C. (D.L. July 9, 1700), London: 1700; 4°. L. S. Pt. 1, clv, 513, 531-32.

____ Love at First Sight. C. (L.I.F. March 25, 1704), London: 1704. L.S. Pt. 2, II, 61-62.


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DALRYMPLE, DAVID, LORD HAILES. The Little Freeholder. D.E. London: 1790; 4°.


____ The Fair Hybernian. T.

____ The Sailor's Return. C.O.

____ St. Kilda, or The Sons of a Gun. F.

____ The Shepherd of Snowdon. Mus.E. (Salisbury).

____ A Voyage to Nootka. C.O. (Winborne, Dorsetshire).

____ Maria, or the Maid of the Rock. C.O. (Lymington, 1790's). R. W. Babcock, "Eighteenth Century Comic Opera Manuscript," PMLA., LIII (1937), 907-08.

DOW, ALEXANDER. Zingis. T. (D.L. Dec. 17, 1768), London: 1768; 8°. L.S., Pt. 4, III, 1348, 1374-80, 1382, 1438.

____ Sethona. T. (D.L. Feb. 19, 1774), London: 1774; 8°. L.S., Pt. 4, III, 1742, 1787-90.

DRUMMOND, JOHN. A Collection of Poems for Reading and Repetition. Edinburgh: 1762. Contains: The Death of Hector. T. The Redemption of the Body of Hector. [Both school plays are extracted from Pope's translation of Homer's Illiad.]

____ The Death of Teribazus and Ariana: Extracted from Mr Glover's Leonidas, T. in The Art of Reading and Speaking in Public; being a Collection for the use of Schools and Private Perusal. Edinburgh: 1780; 8°.

DUNCAN, GIDEON. The Constant Lovers; or, the Sailor's Return. Edinburgh: 1798; 8°.

EDWARDS, MISS [CHRISTIAN]. Otho and Rutha, a Dramatical Tale, in Miscellanies in Prose and Verse. Edinburgh: 1776; 16°. [This work is about equally divided between narrative and dramatic form.]

ELPHINSTON, JAMES. Forty Years of Correspondence between Geniusses ov boath Sexes and James Elphinston in 6 pocket volumes, foar ov oridginal letters, two ov poetry, in which all the letters ov himself and his friends appeared with the spelling altered in accordance with the new system. London: 1791, V. Contains: Israel on Mount Horeb. Or. 1773. The Temple of Harmony. Can. [Both works are translations from the French.]

ERSKINE, ANDREW. She's Not Him, and He's Not Her. F. (Can. Feb. 6, 1764) [Edinburgh]: 1764; 8°. C. M., Feb. 1, 1764. E. E. C., Feb. 4, 1764. See The Cloaciniad. Edinburgh: 1761.

EWING, PETER. The Soldier's Opera, or, Life Without a Mask. C.O. London: [1792]; 8°.

[FINLAYSON, JOHN]. Marches Day: A Dramatic Entertainment . . . as annually performed by the Originals, at * * * [i.e., Linlithgow]. E. Edinburgh: 1771; 8°.

FLEMING, ROBERT (THE YOUNGER). The Monarchical Image: or, Nebuchadnezzar's Dream, D.P. in The Mirrour of Divine Love Unvail'd. London: 1691; 8°. L.S., Pt. 1, 387.

FORBES, WILLIAM. Xantippe, or the Scolding Wife, done from the Conjugium of Erasmus, by W. F. of D. [i.e. William Forbes of Disblair], D.P. Edinburgh: 1724*; 4°. [*Ralston Inglis, Dramatic Writers of Scotland, (Glasgow: 1868), p. 131, gives 1726 as the date of publication. The title page of the copy in the National Library of Scotland notes 1724 as the date of publication.] Allan Ramsay Metamorphosed into a Heather Bloter Post in a Pastoral between Oegan and Milibiae. D.P. [Edinburgh]: n.d.; 4°.


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[FYFFE, ALEXANDER]. The Royal Martyr, King Charles I. O. [Edinburgh]: 1705; 4°. [This anonymously published opera was printed as a tragedy, 1709. In 1712 the second edition of the tragedy, The Tragedy of the Royal Martyr King Charles I, appeared. This edition enlarged to five acts, in prose and verse, differs markedly from 1705 drama. The Royal Martyr, or Life and Death of Charles I (T.R.E. April 7, 1794), is probably a revival of this play.] E.E.C. April 5, 1794.

GORDON, ALEXANDER. Lupone, or the Inquisitor. C. (Hay. March 15, 1731), London: 1731; 8°. L.S., Pt. 3, I, 123, 129. C.M., Feb. 10, 1759. James Boswell, London Journal 1762-1763. ed. F. A. Pottle. p. 5.

GRAHAME, JAMES. Wallace. T. [Edinburgh]: 1799. [Six copies were printed privately.] Mary Stewart, Queen of Scots. H. Edinburgh: 1801; 8°.

GRAY, SIMON. Historical Catalogue of the Writings, Published and Unpublished, of Simon Gray, of Dunse, Berwickshire. London: 1840, lists:

The Spaniard; or, Relvindez and Elzora, the True though Injured Lovers. T. 1787; altered, 1790; rewritten, 1802; happy ending added, 1832.

The Spaniard; or, Relvindez and Elzora . . . and The Young Country Widow . . . With Three Letters to Dr Blair; and Thoughts on the Present State of the British Drama, and what seems calculated to improve it. London: 1839; 8°.

____ New Modes of Making Love; or, Bob Bell, Ensign-to-be, a-Courting. C. 1789-1830. [The citations of dates in the Catalogue presumably indicate the period from first draft through the finished play.]

____ The Young Country Widow. C. 1790. London: 1839; 8°. See The Spaniard.

____ Adamana; or the Rash Maiden. T. 1791. The Lady of Lanley Hall; Or, a Manner-Scape of Scotland Three Centuries Ago. A Dramatic Romance, in Blank verse. 1791; rewritten, 1800.

____ A Lesson to Maidens; or, the Ruined Sisters. Being a Sequel to The Lady of Lanley Hall. T. 1791-1800.

____ Bachelor Convinced; or, Wife Triumphant. C. 1791. [London]: 1830.

____ The Duellist. C. 1791-1831.

____ The Courtier Grown Jealous, and Abram's Courtship. C. 1791-1831.

____ The School for Family; or, the Humours of Blood. C. 1791-1831.

____ Freedom Triumphant. A Drama, in Twenty-four Scenes. T. 1792; revised, 1807.

____ Liberty and Equality; or, the Rights of Man Club. C. 1793-1806.

____ Years of Discretion, and The Triumph of a Chair. C. 1794-1828.

____ City Scenes; or, The Triumph of Years and Money C. 1794-1828.

____ The Courtier Tricked; or, Good Words Made Deeds for Once. 1794-1830.

____ The H. F. Club; or, Church of Blasphemy. C. 1795; printed? 1830.

____ The Widower. C. 1795-1831.

____ Gowerie's Conspiracy. H.T. (Boarding School, Kensington Gravel Pits, June 8, 1796).

____ The Assasins. T. 1796-1830. Bailie Greig and His Three Daughters; alias, the Retail Shop: or Characters drawn from Life; or, if ye will, a Dramatico-Epic Novel of a new kind, being intended for the Entertainment of Fifty-eight Nights. 1798; completed 1829.

____ Borthwicko Castle; or, Seven Ghosts and a Half. A Burlesque Romantic Drama A most serious machanical play, intended for a Christmas Piece, though not a Pantomime. 1798.

____ Hume Castle Lost; or, Bustle Pertness, and Singsong. Being a True Comic Opera. B.O. 1798-1800.

____ Hume Castle Won; or, Singsong Pertness, and Bustle. Being another True Comic Opera. B.O. 1798-1804.


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____ Faith and I Must; or Bachelor Subdued, and Woman still Triumphant. C. 1800-1831.

____ The Step-Mother; and Omnia Vincit Amor; or, Love the Conqueror. 1800-1834. [The privately printed catalogue of Gray's works lists over 50 plays by this writer. He wrote 12 plays on the seasons alone, after 1800.]

GREENFIELD, ANDREW. Henrique, Prince of Sicily, T. in Poems. London: 1790; 8°. John Nichols, Literary Anecdotes (London: 1812-15), VIII, 261-62. [This tragedy ends abruptly in Act IV unfinished.]

HAMILTON, NEWBURGH. The Doating Lovers; or, the Libertine Tam'd. C. (L.I.F. June 23, 1715), London: 1715; 12°. L.S., Pt. 2, I, 360-61.

____ The Petticoat Plotter. F. (D.L. June 5, 1712), London: 1720; 12°. L.S., Pt. 2, I, cxix, 277, 279-80, 376-77. C.M., August 26, 1754. [Hamilton wrote the lyrics for Handel's oratorios Sampson and Saul.]

HART, [SAMUEL*]. Herminius and Espasia. T. (Can. Feb. 12, 1754) [Edinburgh]: 1754; 8°. E.E.C. and C.M., Feb. 12, 1754. Scots Magazine, XXV (Feb., 1754), 212. [*The author is sometimes incorrectly identified as Charles Hart.]

HENDERSON, ANDREW. Arsinoe, or the Incestuous Marriage. T. London: [1752]; 8°. [This play is a translation of Corneille.]

____ In Foro [This manuscript is unfinished.]

[HERON, ROBERT]. St. Kilda in Edinburgh, or, News from Camperdown. Mus.F. (T.R.E. Feb. 21, 1798), Edinburgh: 1798; 8°. E.E.C., Feb. 15, 1798.

____ Pizarro, a Tragedy in five Acts, differing widely from all other Pizarros in respect of Characters, sentiments, language, incidents, and catastrophes. By a North Britain [sic] [i.e., Heron] T. London: [1799]; 8°. James Sinton, "Robert Heron and His Writings," Papers of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society 1930-1935. XV (Edinburgh: 1935), 17-21.

HOME, JOHN. Douglas. T. (Can. Dec. 14, 1756), London: 1757; 8°. E.E.C. and C.M., Dec. 4, 1756. L.S., Pt. 4, I, xxv; Pt 4, II, 552, et seq. A. E. Gipson, John Home, a study of his Life and Works, etc. (Caldwell: 1916). Douglas. ed. H.J. Tunney (Lawrence: 1924), pp. 94-7, contains a digest of contemporary comments on the play.

____ Agis. T (D.L. Feb. 21, 1758), London: 1758; 8°. Critical Review, V (March, 1758), 327-41. The Story of the Tragedy of Agis. With observations on the Play, the Performance, and the Reception. London: 1758. L.S., Pt. 4, II, 607, et seq.

____ The Siege of Aquileia T. (D.L. Feb. 21, 1760), London: 1760; 8°. L.S., Pt. 4, II, 742, 775-78.

____ The Fatal Discovery. T. (D. L. Feb. 23, 1769), London, 1769; 8°. L.S., Pt. 4, III, 1348, et seq.

____ Alonzo. T. (D.L. Feb. 27, 1773), London: 1773; 8°. L.S., Pt. 4, III, 1653, et seq.

____ Alfred. T. .C.G. Jan. 21, 1778), London: 1778; 8°. Henry Mackenzie, "Memoir," Works of Home (Edinburgh: 1822), I, 46-48, mentions three MSS: The Surprise, or Who Would Have Thought It. C. c. 1774. Alina, or the Maid of Yarrow. T. c. 1779. A two act fragment of an East Indian Story. T. c. 1780.

HOUSTON, LADY ELEONORA CATHCART. The Coquettes, or the Gallant in the Closet. C. (Can. Feb., 1759). C.M., Feb. 10, 1759. James Boswell, London Journal 1762-1763. ed. F. A. Pottle. p. 5,

[HUNTER, JOHN]. The Wanderer and Traveller. Rel. Glasgow: 1733*; 8°. [*A MS notation in Hunter's Commonplace Book gives the publication date as 1712.]


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[HUNTER, ROBERT]. Androboros. A Bographical [sic] farce in three acts, viz. The senate, The consistory, and The apotheosis. Pol. Monoropolis [New York]: 17[09-14]; 4°.

JACKSON, JOHN*. Eldred; or the British Freeholder. T. (Capel-street, Dublin, Dec. 2, 1773), London: 1782; 8°. L.S., Pt. 4, III, 1901-02, 1973. [This tragedy was also called "Eldred; or the British Father." cf., E.E.C., Feb. 14, 1774.]

____ The British Heroine. T. (C.G. May 5, 1778). [A slightly different version of this tragedy entitled "Geralda; or, The Siege of Harlech" was staged in Dublin, Jan. 13, 1777.]

____ Sir William Wallace, or Ellerslie; or, The Siege of Dumbarton Castle. T. (T.R.E. July 26, 1780). E.E.C., July 19, 1780.

____ Tony Lumpkin's Ramble Through Edinburgh (T.R.E. July 26, 1780). E.E.C., July 19, 1780.

____ Transformation; or, the Manager An Actor in Spite of Himself. (T.R.E. April 29, 1789). E.E.C., April 27, 1789. [This is probably the work of Jackson. He undoubtedly wrote a number of afterpieces and brief occasional farces and adaptations during his tenure as an Edinburgh Theatre manager. *Donald Mackenzie, Scotland's First National Theatre (Edinburgh: 1963), p. 10 notes that Jackson was Scottish.]

LEARMONT, JOHN. The Unequal Rivals., P., in Pastorals, Satirical, Tragic, and Comic. [Edinburgh]: 1791; 8°.

LINDSAY, LADY ELIZABETH (COUNTESS OF HARDWICK) The Count of Oberon, or the Three Wishes (Private theater at Wimpole Hill, near Cambridge, c. 1800), London: 1831; 8°.

LOGAN, JOHN. Runnamede. T. (T.R.E. May 5, 1784), Edinburgh: 1784; 8°. E.E.C., May 1, 1784. "The Life of Logan," in Poems and Runnamede a Tragedy, (Edinburgh and London: 1805), p. xxx, mentions the following manuscripts:

The Wedding Day. T. The Carthaginian Heroine. T. Electra. T. A tragedy on the death of Mary Queen of Scots. T.

LYON, WILLIAM. The Wrangling Lovers; or, Like Master Like Man. (Can. April, 1745), Edinburgh: 1745; 8°. L.S., Pt. 4, III, 1487, 1490-91, 1550. [This is an alteration of Vanbrugh's Mistake.]

[MC ARTHUR, SAMUEL]. The Duke of Rothesay. T. [Edinburgh]: 1780; 8°. [This tragedy was written in 1764.]

MAC DONALD, ANDREW. Vimonda. T. (Hay. Sept. 5, 1787), London: 1788; 8°.

____ The Miscellaneous Works of Andrew M' Donald. London: 1791; 8°. Contains: The Fair Apostate. T. The Princess of Tarento. C. O. Love and Loyalty. C. O.

MACKENZIE, HENRY. The Prince of Tunis. T. (T.R.E. March 8, 1773), Edinburgh and London: 1773; 8°. E.E.C. and C.M., March 6, 1773.

____ The Shipwreck: or Fatal Curiosity . . . altered from Lillo. T. (C.G. Feb. 10, 1784), London and Edinburgh: 1784; 8°.

____ False Shame, or The White Hypocrite., C., in Works, VIII, Edinburgh: 1808; 8°. ["Force of Fashion" is an earlier title for False Shame. The drama was never performed. cf., Richard E. Quaintance, "Henry Mackenzie's Sole Comedy," The Huntington Library Quarterly, XXV (May, 1962), 249-51.]

____ The Spanish Father, T. in Works, VIII, Edinburgh: 1808; 8°.

____ Dramatic Pieces from the German. I The Sister; a Drama by Goethe, Author of the Sorrows of Werter. II The Conversation of a Father with His Children by Gesner, Author of The Death of Abel. III The Set of Horses; A


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Dramatic Piece by Emdorff [i.e., Ayrenhoff]. Edinburgh and London: 1792; 8°. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, II (Edinburgh: 1792), 154-92. [These translations have been attributed to Mackenzie and Dr. Francis Okely.]

____ Virginia, or the Roman Father. T. Edinburgh: 1820. [This tragedy was written in 1761 when Mackenzie was sixteen. The author had the piece privately printed and circulated among select Edinburgh friends. He reworked his juvenile effort before publication.]

MAC LAREN, ARCHIBALD. The Conjuror; or, the Scotsman in London. F. [Dundee]: 1781; 12°.

____ The Coup de Main, or the American Adventurers. Mus.E. (New Theatre, Dundee, 1783) [Perth]: 1784; 8°. [An altered version was published as The Coupde-Main; or, Love and War in Yankeyland. London: 1816; 12°.]

____ The Humours of Greenock Fair; or, the Taylor made a Man. Mus.I. (Greenock, 1788) [Paisley]: 1790; 12°.

____ The Highland Drover; or, Domhnul Dubh M'Na-Beinn [i.e., Black Donald Son of the Mountain] Mus.I. (Inverness, c. 1790) Greenock; 1790; 12° altered version, London: [1805]; 12°.

____ The First Night's Lodgings. F. (1790-1800), London: [1800]; 12°.

____ American Slaves; or, Love and Liberty. C.O. (Dumfries, 1792). [This play was doubtless published under another title.]

____ The Siege of Perth; or, Sir William Wallace the Scots Champion. I. (Dumfries, 1792) [Perth]: 1792. [This piece was made into a musical and appeared as Wallace the Brave: or, The Siege of Perth. London: 1819; 12°.]

____ The Bonny Lass[es] of Leith; or, The Humours of Dugald Mc Bicker. Mus. I. (T.R.E. 1793) [Edinburgh?]: 1790-1793?

____ Scottish Volunteers Mus.F. (Greenock, c. 1795 [Paisley]: 1795; 8°. [This is the same play as The Bonny Lasses of Leith.]

____ Siege of Berwick; or, The Brothers Devoted. Mus.D. (1792-1795), London: 1818; 8°.

____ What News from Bantry Bay; or, The Faithful Irishman C.O. (St. Peter's Guernsey, c. 1794) [Dublin]: 1798; 8°. [This piece was reprinted as an entertainment, The Humours of the Times; or, What News Now? London: 1799; 8°.]

____ Old England Forever! or A Fig for the Invasion. C.O. [Bristol]: 1799; 12°.

____ Negro Slaves. I. (T.R.E.? c. 1799) [Edinburgh]: 1799, 8°. [Negro Slaves; or the Blackman and Blackbird. London: 1799; 12°, is an enlargement of the earlier version.]

____ Soldier's Widow; or the Happy Relief. Mus.E. London: 1800; 8°. [A Soldier and a Sailor. London: 1805; 12°, is an altered version of this play, as is Credulity; or, the Force of Superstition . . . To which is added A Chip of the Old Block; or, the Pirates Repulsed. London: 1823; 12°.]

____ The Monopolizer Outwitted. Mus.E. London: 1800; 12°. [For a list of Mac Laren's plays which appeared after 1800, see Nicoll, IV, 350-52.]

[MACLAURIN, COLIN] Hampden. T., in Fugitive Pieces. Poems on Various Subjects by a Scotch Gentleman: A Member of the Faculty of Advocates. [i.e., Mac Laurin] Edinburgh: 1799; 8°.

____ Songs in the Justiciary Opera. Composed Fifty Years Ago, by C____ M________ and B______ [i.e., Sir Alexander Boswell] Auchinleck: 1816.

MACLAURIN, GEORGE. Laura, or the Punishment of Perfidy. T., in The Poetical Works of Colin MacLaurin, Advocate and of the Late George MacLaurin, Writer, Edinburgh, VI, Edinburgh: 1812; 8°.

MACLAURIN, JOHN, LORD DREGHORN. The Public. A Tragedy in one Scene. Sat., in Poems on Several Occasions, I, Dreghorn: 1769; 8°. [This satire privately printed on the author's estate involves the struggles between Lee and Foote for the patent for the Edinburgh Theatre.]


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____ The Philosopher's Opera. C.O. Edinburgh: c. 1757. [This satire on Douglas has been attributed to MacLaurin.]

____ The Deposition, or Fatal Miscarriage: a Tragedy [Edinburgh]: [1757]; 8°. [This satire on Home and his circle has been attributed to MacLaurin.]

MALLET (MALLOCH), DAVID. Eurydice. T. (D. L. Feb. 22, 1731), London: 1731; 8°. Daily Journal, Feb. 20, 1731. Remarks on the Tragedy of Eurydice in which It is endeavoured to prove that same Tragedy is wrote in favour of the "Pretender" and is a scurrilous Libel against the present Establishment (London: 1731). The Works of Aaron Hill (London: 1753), IV, 47; 97-100. L.S., Pt. 3, I, lxiv, 118-22, et seq.

____ Mustapha. T. (D. L. Feb., 1738), London: 1739; 8°. Scots Magazine, X (March, 1739), 88. L.S., Pt. 3, II, 760-62.

____ Alfred. M. (Cliveden Gardens, Aug. 1, 1740), London: 1740; °8. L.S., Pt. 3, II, 1161, 1164. [This masque was written in collaboration with James Thomson. It was billed as an opera, with music by Thomas Arne when it opened at D. L. March, 1744.]

____ Alfred, A Masque. T. (D. L. Feb. 23, 1751), London: 1751; 8°. L.S., Pt. 4, I, 203, et seq. [Mallet labeled his alteration of the original version a tragedy. The differences in the two versions are not as great as Mallet would have had audiences believe.]

____ Britannia. M. (D.L. May, 1755) London: 1753; 8°.

____ Elvira. T. (D. L. Jan. 1763), London: 1763; 8°. L.S., Pt. 4, II, 948, et seq. Edward Gibbon's Journal, ed. D.M. Low. pp. 185-86, 202-04. Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763, pp. 56-62. Critical Strictures on the New Tragedy of Elvira Written by Mr. David Malloch (London: 1763).

MARSHALL, JANE. Sir Harry Gaylove, or Comedy in Embryo. C. Edinburgh: 1772; 8°. Terence Tobin, "A Consideration of Jane Marshall's Sir Harry Gaylove, Delta Epsilon Sigma Bulletin, XIII (Dec., 1968), 107-13.

MICKLE, WILLIAM. The Siege of Marseilles. T., in Poems and a Tragedy, London: 1794; 4°. Scots Magazine, LI (Nov., 1789), 532-34; (Dec., 1789), 581-83.

MITCHELL, JOSEPH The Fatal Extravagance. T. London: 1720; 8°. Paul S. Dunkin, "The Authorship of The Fatal Extravagance," MLN, LXI (May, 1945), 328-30. P. P. Kies, "The Authorship of The Fatal Extravagance," Research Studies of the State College of Washington, XIII (Pullman: 1945), 155-58. L.S., Pt. 2, II, 625, et seq. [Aaron Hill collaborated on this play.]

____ The Highland Fair, or Union of the Clans. B. O. (D. L. March, 1730), London: 1731; 8°. L.S., Pt. 3, I, 124-26, 130.

MONCRIEFF, JOHN. Appius. T. (C. G. March 6, 1755), London: 1755; 8°. L.S., Pt. 4, I, 471-74. [Biographia Dramatica, II, 33-34, asserts that Sheridan revised the play for performance.]

MORISON, DAVID. Jack and Sue; or, the Fortunate Sailor. C.O., in Poems. Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. Montrose: 1790; 8°. Biographia Dramatica, II, 246.

[MORRIS, ROBERT]. Fatal Necessity: or, Liberty Regain'd. A. Tragedy: As it was Once acted in Rome For the Sake of Freedom and Virtue. Pol. London: 1742; 8°.

MURDOCH, JOHN. The Double Disguise. C.?, in Pictures of the Heart and the Double Disguise, II, London: 1783; 12°. [This play was written for a private performance.]

MYLNE, JAMES. Poems consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces and Two Tragedies. Edinburgh: 1790; 8°

Contains: The British Kings. T. Darthula. T.

NESBIT, GABRIEL. Caledon's Tears, or Wallace, a Tragedy Containing the Calamities of Scotland, from the Death of King Alexander III. to the betraying


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and butchering of that faithful Father of his Country, Sir William Wallace, of Ellerslie. Collected from the Chronological Records, by G. Nesbit. T. Edinburgh: 1733; 8°.

NIMMO, MATTHEW. The Fatal Secret; or, Truth Disguised. T. Dundee: 1792; 8°.

NORVAL, JAMES. The Generous Chief. T. (Montrose, c. 1792), Montrose: 1792; 8°.

[OSWALD, JOHN] "SYLVESTER OTWAY." The Humours of John Bull. O.F., in Poems. London: 1789; 8°.

PATERSON, WILLIAM. Arminius. T. London: 1740; 8°. L.S., Pt. 3, I. liii; Pt. 3, II, 813.

[PATON, ______]. William and Lucy. B.O. Edinburgh: 1780; 8°.

[PENNECUICK, M. D. ALEXANDER]. The Interlocutor. C. Edinburgh: 1803; 8°. [This play is probably not the work of Pennicuick. cf. William Brown, "Writings of Alexander Pennicuick, M. D., and Alexander Pennecuick, Merchant," Publications of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society 1901-04, VI (1906), 117-31.]

[PENNICUICK, (MERCHANT), ALEXANDER]. Corydon and Cochrania, a Pastoral on the Nuptials of the High and Potent Prince, His Grace James, Duke of Hamilton, Chatelherault and Brandon, &c. Solemniz'd February 14, 1723. By A. P. Gent. P. Edinburgh: 1723; 4°. [See RAMSAY, The Nuptials.]

PITCAIRNE, ARCHIBALD. The Assembly. C. London: 1722; 8°. [This comedy was written in 1692, was revised by anonymous hand and appeared as The Assembly, or Scotch Reformation. London: 1766; 8°. The second edition contains an interesting preface, which indicates that the play is the product of several authors. Pitcairne's name appears on the title page of the third edition, Edinburgh: 1817.]

RAMSAY, ALLAN. The Nuptials: A Masque on the Marriage of His Grace James Duke of Hamilton, And Lady Anne Cochran. M. (Edinburgh: Feb. 14, 1723), Edinburgh: 1723. [See PENNECUICK, MERCHANT.]

____ The Gentle Shepherd. A Scots Pastoral Comedy. P. (T. H. Jan. 22, 1729) Edinburgh: 1725; 12°. The Eccho; or, Edinburgh Weekly Journal, IV, Jan. 29, 1729. Burns Martin, Allan Ramsay, etc. (Cambridge: 1931). L.S., Pt. 3, I, xcvii; 252, et seq.

[RICHARDSON, WILLIAM]. The Indians. T. (Richmond Theatre, near London and Caledonian Theatre, Glasgow, c. 1790), London: 1790; 8°.

____ The Maid of Lochlin, taken from Fingal attributed to Ossian. D.P. (Glasgow College, late 1700's) 1801; 8°.

RIDDEL, JOHN. George's Natal Day. M. (T.R.E. and Argyle Street Theatre, Glasgow, c. 1780), in Original Poems by a Young Gentleman. Edinburgh: 1780; 8°.

____ Malvina. T. Glasgow: 1786; 8°.

SCOTT, THOMAS. Edwin and Catherine; or The Distressed Lovers. T., in Poems. Paisley: 1793; 8°.

SCOTT, SIR WALTER. Goetz of Berlichingen, With the Iron Hand: A Tragedy. Translated by William* Scot, Esq. Advocate, Edinburgh. T. London: 1799; 8°. [*A few copies were printed before the error was discovered.] Henry A. White, Sir Walter Scott's Novels on the Stage (New Haven: 1927). [For a list of Scott's dramatic contributions after 1800, see Nicoll, IV, 397.]

SHIRREFS, ANDREW. Jamie and Bess, or the Laird in Disguise, a Scots Pastoral Comedy in imitation of The Gentle Shepherd. P. (Aberdeen, *Elgin, Inverness). Aberdeen: 1787; 8°. [*The earliest recorded performance is Aberdeen, Jan. 12, 1788. The play premiered before this season.]


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____ The Sons of Brittania. I. (Amateur production, Edinburgh, 1796), Edinburgh: 1796.

SMITH, [EAGLESFIELD]. Sir John Butt. Pol. F. Edinburgh: 1798; 8°.

SMITH, WILLIAM. An Exercise consisting of a Dialogue and Ode Sacred to the Memory of His Late Gracious Majesty George II (College of Philadelphia, May 23, 1761), New York: [1761]. [Smith wrote the dialogue for this commencement exercise; Francis Hopkinson wrote the ode.]

____ An Exercise, containing dialogue and two odes set to music for the public Commencement in the College of Philadelphia (College of Philadelphia, May 17, 1775), Philadelphia: 1775.

SMOLLETT, TOBIAS. The Regicide, or King James the First King of Scotland. T. London: 1749; 8°.

____ Alceste. O. c. 1749. L.S., Pt. 4, I, 97, 179.

____ The Reprisal, or the Tars of old England. C. (D. L. Jan. 22, 1757), London: 1758; 8°. Critical Review, III (Feb., 1757), 159. L.S., Pt. 4, II, 551, et seq.

____ The Israelites, or the Pampered Nabob. F. (C. G. Jan. 4, 1785). [This piece has been attributed to Smollett, probably erroneously.]

STEELE, ARCHIBALD. The Shepherds' Wedding. P. [Edinburgh]: 1789; 8°.

STEWART, JAMES. The Two English Gentlemen, or the Sham Funeral. C. (Hay., March 21, 1774), London: 1774; 8°.

____ The Students, or the Humours of St. Andrews. F. (Hay., 1779), London: 1779; 8°.

STEWART, THOMAS. Valentia, or the Fatal Birth-Day. T. London: 1772; 8°. [This play is based upon Rowe's The Fair Penitent.]

STUART, CHARLES. The Experiment. C. (C.G. April 16, 1777). [This piece is attributed to Stuart.]

____ The Cobler of Castlebury. Mus.E. (C.G. April 27, 1779) London: 1779; 8°.

____ Damnation, or the Playhouse Hissing Hot. I. (Hay. Aug. 29, 1781).

____ Ripe Fruit, or the Marriage Act. I. (Hay. Aug. 22, 1781). [This piece was the "third course" in The Feast of Thalia.]

____ Gretna Green. Mus.F. (Hay. Aug. 2, 1783) Songs, Airs, . . . in Gretna Green. London: 1783; 8°. [Only the songs were printed.] [This piece was advertised as "Gretna Green; or, A Trip to Marriage," cf., E.E.C., July 19, 1786.]

____ The Box-Lobby Loungers. Pre. (D. L. May 16, 1787).

____ The Distressed Baronet. F. (D.L. May 16, 1787), London: 1787; 8°.

____ The Stone Eater. I. (D.L. May 14, 1788), London: 1788; 8°.

____ The Irishman in Spain. F. (Hay. Aug. 30, 1791), London: 1791; 8°. [This farce is an adaptation of She Would Be a Duchess, which was banned by the Lord Chamberlain, Aug. 13, 1791.]

ST. SERFE (SYDSERF), THOMAS. Tarugo's Wiles, or the Coffee House. C. (L.I.F. Oct. 5, 1667), London: 1668; 4°. L.S., Pt. 1, cxxiii, cxxv, 119, 120. Pepys, Diary, Oct. 5, 1667. The Journals of John Lauder Lord Fountainhall, pp. 174-75. Downes, Rosicus Anglicanus, p. 31.

TAIT, WILLIAM. Jeptha. T. Edinburgh: 1751. [This is a translation of George Buchanan's Jepthes.]

[THOMSON, ADAM]. The Disappointed Gallant; or, Buckram in Armour. . . . Written by a Young Scots Gentleman [i.e., Thomson] B.O. (T. H. 1736-37?) Edinburgh: 1738; 8°.

THOMSON, [ALEXANDER]. The German Miscellany; consisting of Dramas, Dialogues, Tales and Novels. Translated from that Language. Perth: 1796; 12°. Contains: Bianca Capello A Dramatic Narrative From the same Work [i.e., Meissner's Sketches.] The Indians in England, a comedy, from Kotzbue. C. [This translation appeared as The East Indian . . . Translated from the German of Augustus


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von Kotzebue. Dublin: 1800; 8°.] The Lottery Ticket . . . translated from C.F. Bellert. C. [n.d.]

THOMSON, JAMES. The Tragedy of Sophonisba. T. (D.L. Feb. 28, 1730), London: 1730; 8°. A Criticism of the New Sophonisba (London: 1730). L.S., Pt. 3, I, xxxiii, 40-44 et seq.

____ Agamemnon. T. (D. L. April 6, 1738), London: 1738; 8°. L.S., Pt. 3, II, 710, et seq.

____ Edward and Eleonora. T. London: 1738; 8°. L.S., Pt. 3, I, liii; Pt. 3, II, 766. [This tragedy slightly altered by Thomas Hull opened C. G. March 18, 1775.]

____ Alfred, A Masque. M. 1740. [This masque was written in collaboration with David Mallet.] See MALLET.

____ Tancred and Sigismunda. T. (D. L. March 18, 1745), London: 1745; 8°. L.S., Pt. 3, II, 1160-64, et seq. C.M., Feb. 2, 1748; March 30, 1749; March 11, 1754; Feb. 10, 1755; Jan. 31, 1756; March 31, 1757. Glasgow Journal, May 14, 21, 1753. E.E.C., Jan. 31, 1756. March 31, 1757.

____ Coriolanus. T. (C. G. Jan. 13, 1749), London: 1749; 8°. L.S., Pt. 4, I, 60, et seq.

TURNBULL, GAVIN. The Recruit. I. (Dumfries: 1792). Dumfries: 1794; 8°.

TYTLER, A[LEXANDER] F[RASER], LORD WOODHOUSELEE. The Robbers . . . Translated from the German of Frederick Schiller. T. Edinburgh: 1792; 8°.

WALLACE, LADY EGLANTINE MAXWELL. Diamond Cut Diamond. C. London: 1787; 8°.

____ The Ton; or, Follies of Fashion. C. (C.G. April 18, 1788), London: 1788; 8°.

____ The Whim . . . With an address to the public, upon the arbitrary and unjust aspersion of the licenser against its political sentiments. Offered to be acted for the benefit of the hospital and poor of the Isle of Thanet, but refused the royal license . . . C. Margate and London: 1795; 8°.

____ Cortes. T. Biographia Dramatica, II, 131.

WHYTE,______. The Confession. C. (T.R.E. March 25, 1799). E.E.C., March 21, 1798.

WILSON, JOHN. Earl Douglas; or Generosity Betray'd. T. Glasgow: 1764; 8°. [This tragedy is a revision of Earl Douglas. A Dramatic Essay. Edinburgh: 1760; 8°.]

WOOD, JOHN. The Duke of Rothsay. T. Edinburgh: 1780; 8°.

WOOD, WILLIAM. A Translation of Allan Ramsay's The Gentle Shepherd into English. P. [Edinburgh]: [1785]; 8°.

____ The Billet-Master; or, The Forgery: An Opera. C.O. [Edinburgh]: 1787; 8°.

WOODS, WILLIAM. The Highlander's Return. I. (T.R.E. March 31, 1777) E.E.C., March 26, 1777.

____ The Volunteers. F. (T.R.E. March 19, 1778) E.E.C., March 11, 1778. [The title was expanded to "The Volunteers; or, Britons strike Home" (Hull, 1778).]

____ The Twins; or, Which Is Which? . . . Altered from the Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. F. (T.R.E. March 27, 1780). Edinburgh: 1780; 8°. E.E.C., March 20, 1780. [Woods undoubtedly wrote a number of other pieces which have not yet come to light.]

Plays by Unknown Authors or of Doubtful Attribution

Acis and Galatea, a Masque. M. (St. Mary's Hall, Edinburgh, August 1, 1750). E.E.C., July 30, 1750.

Adventures in Edinburgh; or, The Taylor Distress'd. (T.R.E. April 22, 1782). E.E.C., April 17, 1782.


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The Appendix, a farce, or the Spirit of the Spirit of Liberty. Extracted from the Works of "Junius jun.," author of the Spiritual Magazine. To which is added a receipt for making an Appendix to any book after it is published and exposed to sale. By a Real Friend of Liberty. F. Newcastle: 1770. [Inglis. p. 89, attributes the authorship to James Murray.]

Away to Leith Links; or, Golfing We Will Go. F. (T.R.E. May 2, 1787). E.E.C., April 28, 1787.

Brissot's Ghost! or, Intelligence from the Other World; communicated to a meeting of those who call themselves friends of the people. Pol. Edinburgh: 1794; 8°.

The Buck's Ramble Through Edinburgh; or, A Trip to Comely Garden (T.R.E. April 21, 1779). E.E.C., April 17, 1779.

Burnam Wood; or, The Highland Chief (T.R.E. March 16, 1793).

The Devil to Pay, or the Play House Metamorphos'd . . . As it was acted at the Canongate Theatre, January 24, 1768. F. Edinburgh: 1767. [This playlet commemorates the licensing of the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh.]

The Duke of Rochford. T. Edinburgh: 1799. ["Said to be from the posthumous papers of a Lady of Quality." Inglis, p. 145.]

Edinburgh Delivered; or, the World in Danger. D.P. Edinburgh: 1782; 8°.

Elim and Maria. A Pastoral Tragedy. P. Glasgow: 1792; 8°. [This pastoral "tragedy" has been attributed tenuously to Thomas Muir. See N.&Q., 1st series, X (Sept. 30, 1853). 263-64, and (Nov. 18, 1854), 414.]

The Enraged Musician F. (Can. Feb. 2, 1753). E.E.C. and C.M., Jan. 30, 1753.

Epilogue to the Winter Session. I. Edinburgh: c. 1780.

The Fool. F. (T.R.E. May 2, 1787).

The Fortune Hunter, or A Trip to the Lighters. F. (T.R.E., 1780).

The Genius of Glasgow. M. (Caledonian Theatre, Glasgow, 1792).

Glasgow Green, or a Trip to Loch Lomond. I. (Caledonian Theatre, Glasgow, 1798).

The Good Woman Without a Head; or, Diarmugh M'Finnan's Voyage to America. F. (T.R.E. April 19, 1784). E.E.C., April 14, 1784.

The Greenock Landlady; or, The Sailors in Port Glasgow. F. (T.R.E. July 20, 1772). E.E.C., July 8, 1772.

Haddington Grammar School Play [Name unknown] (March, 1724). Haddington Council Records, March 28, 1724.

Hallow Fair. F.I. (T.R.E. April 17, 1784). [This may have been written by William Woods.]

Harlquin Highlander; or, a Trip to Roslin Castle (T.R.E. April 15, 1773). E.E.C., April 7, 1773.

Highland Competition Prize; or, Shelty's Trip to Auld Reekie (T.R.E. April 21, 1790). E.E.C., April 19, 1790.

Highland Festival (T.R.E. April 21, 1779). E.E.C., April 26, 1779.

A Hint to the Sailors; or, The Wapping Landlady (T.H. July 7, 1756.) E.E.C., July 3, 1756.

Hooly and Fairly; or, The Highland Lad and the Lowland Lass (T.R.E. April 30, 1789). E.E.C., April 27, 1789.

The Humours of the Town I. (T.R.E., 1776).

The Leith Landlady F. (T.R.E. March 30, 1778). E.E.C., March 25, 1778.

The Mad Cap, a Comedy for the Digestion, in three acts; from the German of Kotzbue, by R_____H_____ C. Edinburgh: 1800. [R.H. may be Robert Hunter.]

The Manager's Last Stake; or, the Resurrection of Digges, Ross and Lancashire C. (T.R.E. March 5, 1796).

Modern Politics, or the Cat Let out of the Pack. Pol. Edinburgh: 1793; 8°.


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The New Maid of the Oaks, a tragedy as lately acted near Saratoga, by a company of tragedians, under the direction of "The Maid of the Oaks," by Ahab Salem.. Pol. [Edinburgh]: 1788; 8°. [Inglis, p. 90, attributes this piece to James Murray.]

The Parting Lovers; or The Highland Recruits. (T.R.E. March 20, 1776). E.E.C., March 17, 1776.

Pastoral in Latin and English [title unknown] P. (Dundee Grammar School, 1751). [This was probably written by the master.]

Pastoral [title unknown] P. (Hamilton Grammar School, 1722). [Mr. Findlater was headmaster at Hamilton at this time, and may have written the Latin pastoral. cf. Inglis, p.142.]

Peggy's Love (T.R.E. March 27, 1800). E.E.C., March 24, 1800.

Penance for Having Two Wives at a Time . . . after Thelyphthora by Rev. [Martin] Madan. I. (T.R.E. June 6, 1792). E.E.C., June 2, 1792.

The Philistines, or the Scottish Tocsin Sounders. Pol. Edinburgh: 1793; 8°.

The Planters of the Vineyard; or a Kirk Session Confounded. by Mr. Lothian*. As it was performed At Forthtown by the Persons of the Drama. C. Edinburgh: 1771; 8°. [*Lothian is almost certainly a pseudonym.]

Religious satire [title unknown] Rel. (Lundy, 1668). [Jack Mckenzie, "A Study of Eighteenth Century Drama in Scotland (1660-1760)," University of St. Andrews. An unpublished doctoral dissertation, 1955. I, 276, attributes the authorship to Mr. Bouok, a schoolmaster.]

The Royal Council of Advice; or, the Regular Education of Boys, the Foundation of all other national improvements (Kirkcaldy Grammar School. Aug. 29, 1734). E.E.C., Aug. 27, 1734. C.M., Aug. 29, 1734.

Safe Moored; or, The Sailors Return to Leith (T.R.E. May 31, 1788). E.E.C., May 29, 1788.

The Sons of Auld Reekie; or, All in Good Humour (T.R.E. Sept. 24, 1796). E.E.C., Sept. 19, 1796.

The Stationer's Shop. F. (Amateur production, Aberdeen, March, 1772).

The System of Lavater; or, The Knights of the Past .T.R.E. July 31, 1797). E.E.C., July 27, 1797.

Thomson's Birthday, or the Triumph of Reason, a Serio Comic Pantomime. Pan. T.R.E. May 3, 1794). E.E.C., May 1, 1794.

Tollerators and Con-Tollerators. Pol. (Edinburgh, private performance, June 10, 1703), in Archibald Pitcairn. Babell; A satirical Poem on the Proceedings of the General Assembly in the Year M.DC.XCII. ed. George H. Kinloch. Edinburgh: 1830.

Tragi-comedy [no title] T.C. in The True Loyalist, or, Chevalier's Favourite. Edinburgh: 1799; 8°. [This play which deals with the history of Lady Wemyss, has been attributed to Charles Salmon.]

Trick Upon Trick; or, the Vintner in the Suds. I. (T.R.E. Sept. 10, 1796). E.E.C., Sept. 8, 1796.

A Trip to Leith, I. T.R.E. (April 26, 1787). E.E.C., April 23, 1787.

The Virtuous Chambermaid of Auld Reekie. I. (T.R.E. April 30, 1787). E.E.C., April 26, 1787.

I am indebted to Norma Armstrong, "The Edinburgh Stage 1715-1820: A Bibliography," Library Association of Great Britain. An unpublished F.R.C.S. thesis, 1968, for a number of the anonymous entries.


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