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.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

19 Jan 2011, 9:33 p.m. - Terry Foreman

THE GUARDIAN; A COMEDIE. [revised and named The Cutter of Coleman Street, published 1661 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Cowley#Return_to_England ] 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/essaysplaysands00cowlgoog/essaysplaysands00cowlgoog_djvu.txt

6 Aug 2011, 12:28 a.m. - Terry Foreman

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

9 Dec 2014, 3:36 p.m. - Bill

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.

9 Dec 2014, 3:37 p.m. - Bill

Coleman Street: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/12117/

25 Jun 2016, 9:48 p.m. - Terry Foreman

Cutter of Coleman-Street a comedy : the scene London, in the year 1658 / written by Abraham Cowley. Cowley, Abraham, 1618-1667. London: Printed for Henry Herringman ..., 1663. Early English Books Online [full text] http://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A34817.0001.001?view=toc


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