Rejected Addresses

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A collection of parodies by James and Horatio Smith, published 1812.

A competition was held to find a suitable address to celebrate the opening of the new Drury Lane Theatre in 1812. James and Horatio Smith produced a large batch of bogus entries, purporting to be by Wordsworth, Byron, T. Moore, Southey, Coleridge, Crabbe, Sir W. Scott, Cobbett, and others.

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Horatio Smith (1779—1849) writer and humorist

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