1893 text

Cutter, an old word for a rough swaggerer: hence the title of Cowley’s play. It was originally called “The Guardian,” when acted before Prince Charles at Trinity College, Cambridge, on March 12th, 1641.

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Terry Foreman   Link to this

THE GUARDIAN;
A COMEDIE. [revised and named The Cutter of Coleman Street, published 1661 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Cowley#Ret... ]

Acted before
Prince CHARLES
His HIGHNESS

At Trinity-Colledge in Cambridge^
upon the twelfth of March 1641.

Written by
ABRAHAM COWLEY.

London,
Printed for JOHN HOLDEN at the
Anchor in the New-Exchange,

1650.

http://www.archive.org/stream/essaysplaysands00...

Terry Foreman   Link to this

Cutter of Coleman Street

Text available digitized in the Google book of *The complete works in verse and prose of Abraham Cowley* http://goo.gl/9AtlA

Bill   Link to this

Cowley wrote a play, called Cutter of Coleman Street: and Dryden refers to its inhabitants :—

Some have expected from our Bills to-day
To find a Satire in our Poet's play.
The zealous rout from Coleman Street did run,
To see the story of the Friar and Nun;
Or tales yet more ridiculous to hear
Vouched by their vicar of ten pounds a year.
--Dryden's Epilogue to the Assignation, or Love in a Nunnery, 1672.

---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.

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