I have longed wished for an opportunity of expressing the high gratification I have received from your favourable opinion of the Frolics of Puck. Being placed in the management of the Queen’s Theatre, I am called upon to inform you that your name is on the Free List of that little establishment, and I gladly embrace the occasion of adverting to my feelings as to this matter, which has probably escaped your recollection, though it still lives so vividly in mine. But you know the story, which poor Kotzebue tells of himself; his master, the celebrated Musaeus, had it seems mightily admired a certain poem of his conceited pupil’s; when the time for a general examination arrived, and each boy was
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