Document ReferencePw V 551
TitleMS verse, unattributed prologue for Terence's Adelphoe, performed at Westminster School (Jan. 1725); n.d.[1725]
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionThe text consists of 30 lines in elegiac couplets.

This is a specially composed prologue for Terence's Adelphoe, performed at Westminster School.

Text is followed by: 'This was spoke on Jan. 26 1724/5 by French (who acted Demea) in a King scholars habit'.

The 'muliercula' and 'semivir' of lines 3 and 4 are probably the Italian singers Cuzzoni and Senesini.

For the cast list of the play, see Pw2 V 120.
Title Of WorkPrologus in Adelphos
First Line of PoemVidimus Italici nugas pompamq<ue> theatri
Last Line of PoemItalici, sunt vox, praetereaq<ue> nihil.
Physical DescriptionOne quarto
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of the City of London (bottom half only)
WatermarkArms of London
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library:Pw2 V 120
University of Nottingham Library:
Cast list
Publication NoteLewis's Miscellany (1726) & Lusus Westmonasterienses (1730)

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72710Terentius Afer; P. (c.190-c.159 BC); -; Terence; Roman comic dramatistc.190-c.159 BC
NA72712French; Geering (c.1706-); King's Scholar at Westminster School 1721-5c.1706-
NA72713Cuzzoni; Francesca (c.1700-1770); Italian opera singerc.1700-1770
NA72714Senesini; - (fl 1725); Signor; Italian opera singerfl 1725
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