High Life below Stairs

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James Townley (1714—1778) playwright and Church of England clergyman


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A comedy by the Revd J. Townley, produced 1759.

Lovel, a rich young West Indian merchant, receives warning that he is being outrageously robbed by his servants. He assumes the character of a country lad, and obtains employment under his own butler. The servants ape the vices and follies of their masters until, the iniquities of most of his staff having been revealed to him, Lovel reveals himself and packs them off.

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