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Event Comment: Book of the play as perform'd sold in the Theatre [Fairy Tale.] Receipts: #152 14s. (MacMillan)


Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserv'd

Afterpiece Title: The Fairy Tale

Event Comment: Afterpiece: A comic opera [by Bickerstaffe never performed before. Books of the opera at the Theatre. The music by the most eminent composers


Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserved

Afterpiece Title: Daphne and Amintor

Event Comment: [Scheduled for performance, but theatres closed on account of the death of the Duke of Cumberland.


Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserved

Afterpiece Title: Daphne and Amintor

Event Comment: [R+Rich's Register lists The Hermit as afterpiece.] Paid salary list 5 days at #72 6s. 8d. per diem, #361 13s. 4d.; Atkins not on list #1 7s. 6d.; Rollet on note #7 7s.; Vernon on note per order Mr L, #12 12s.; Bill for 2 suit Men's cloathes #15 15s. (Treasurer's Book). [See engagement contract for Guidetti (Private Correspondence of David Garrick, II, 454) arranged for in Paris by Jean Monnet in early August 1766. He was engaged as Premier Danseur and composer of Ballets at 150 Guineas a year plus "300 Livres argent de France" for travelling expenses. He was to dance for no other theatre without explicit permission from Garrick.] Receipts: #130 17s. 6d. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserved

Afterpiece Title: Polly Honeycombe

Dance: II: A New Comic Dance call'd The Vintage-Sga Giorgi, Sg Guidetti (his first appearance in England); End: A New Entertainment of Dancing call'd The Italian Bakers-Guidetti, Mrs King

Event Comment: Overture and Music for the Prelude composed by Bates. Mr Bensley return'd from Covent Garden Theatre Play'd Pierre as usual was received with Applause (Hopkins Diary). Paid Carpenter's Bill #31 10s.; Two surveyors (by Butler) #5 5s. (Treasurer's Book). [The carpenter's bills averaged #10 per week during the season, or about #380 total. No further mention will be made of this item.] Receipts: #238 17s. (Treasurer's Book)


Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserv'd

Afterpiece Title: The Theatrical Candidates

Afterpiece Title: The Lyar

Event Comment: [Announced on playbill of 2 July, which lists no afterpiece, but not advertised on 3 July. Perhaps not acted; the theatre appears to have been closed until 21 July.


Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserved

Event Comment: [Bingham is identified by MS annotation on Kemble playbill.] Afterpiece [1st time; CO 2, by Miles Peter Andrews, based on Le Bucheron; ou, Les Trois Souhaits, by Jean Francois Guichard. Music by Francois Hippolyte Barthelemon]: With New Scenes, Dresses and Decorations. Books of the Songs, Chorusses, &c. to be had at the Theatre. Public Advertiser, 17 Mar, 1778: This Day is published the Songs in Belphegor (6d.). [Text 1st published in Dublin: For the Booksellers, 1788.] Receipts: #196 0s. 6d. (156.5.0; 38.13.6; 1.2.0)


Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserv'd

Afterpiece Title: Belphegor; or, The Wishes

Event Comment: Books of the Songs [in afterpiece] to be had at the Theatre. Receipts: #192 14s. (184/4/6; 8/9/6)


Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserv'd

Afterpiece Title: The Agreeable Surprize

Event Comment: Benefit for Browne. [Miss Eccles, who was from the York theatre, is identified in European Magazine, July 1787, p. 64.] Public Advertiser, 16 July: Tickets to be had of Browne, No. 13, King-street, Covent Garden


Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserv'd

Afterpiece Title: The Flitch of Bacon

Entertainment: Monologue End: a monody, The Shadows of Shakespeare; or, Shakespeare's Characters doing Homage to Garrick (written by Samuel Jackson? Pratt)-Browne

Event Comment: By Permission of the Lord Chamberlain. Benefit for Berry. Afterpiece: Written by the late Samuel Foote, Esq. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30. Tickets to be had at Mrs Richman's@Masquerade@Warehouse, Oxford-street; of Berry, at the George in the Haymarket; and of Rice at the Theatre, where Places for the Boxes may be taken. No Money to be returned


Mainpiece Title: Venice Preserv'd

Afterpiece Title: Taste; or, Diversion in the Morning

Performance Comment: Carmine-Martin (1st appearance on any stage [see above]); Brush-A Gentleman (from the Theatre Royal, Richmond [unidentified]); Novice-Scott; Lord Dupe-Holiday; Alderman Pentweazel-Well; Caleb-Johnson; Boy-Sharp; Puff-Wilkinson; Lady Pentweazel-Mr Berry (2nd appearance on any stage).

Dance: I afterpiece: Mock Minuet-Alderman, Lady Pentweazel

Song: End: The Tobacco Box-Johnson, Miss Chatterley

Entertainment: Monologues After Singing: British Loyalty[; or, A Squeeze to St. Paul's-Wilkinson; End II afterpiece: Bucks have at Ye All-a Gentleman (1st appearance on any stage [unidentified])

Music: Between Acts: several pieces of Martial Music-his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester's Band(, in full uniform, by Permission)

Event Comment: The King's Company. The exact date of this performance is not known, but the Prologue refers to "After a four Months Fast," suggesting that the theatre did not reopen until the end of the Long Vacation (24 Oct. 1681 is the beginning of Michaelmas Term). The Epilogue also seems to refer to events at Bartholomew Fair, and the Prologue to the King's visit to Newmarket, from which the King did not return until 12 Oct. 1681. Furthermore, The Impartial Protestant Mercury, No. 54, 28 Oct. 1681, reports: A Revised Play was some days since Acted on an Eminent Publick Theatre, and the Prologue is extreamly talked of. [The periodical reprints some of the lines (which are essentially those in the printed version).] The Loyal Protestant, No. 70, 29 Oct. 1681, refers to the same performance and reprints part of the Epilogue (which also is essentially that of the separately printed Epilogue). All of these elements point to a performance in mid-October. Both the Prologue and the Epilogue were printed separately, and have been reprinted by Wiley, Rare Prologues and Epilogues, pp. 43-45. Broadside copies of the Prologue and Epilogue in the Huntington Library bear Luttrell's manuscript notations that both were written by Dryden. Luttrell's date of acquisition is 13 Feb. 1681@2, an instance in which Luttrell's date of purchase does not apparently correspond closely to a date of performance


Mainpiece Title: Mithridates, King Of Pontus

Performance Comment: For a previous cast, see February 1677@8. A Prologue spoken at Mithridates King of Pontus, the First Play Acted at the Theatre Royal this Year, 1681. Written by John Dryden. Epilogue written by Dryden and spoken by Goodman and Mrs Cox.
Event Comment: The United Company. There is uncertainty concerning this date; it appears on Luttrell's copy (Huntington Library) of the separately printed Prologue and Epilogue, and the date may represent the time of his purchase rather than a date of performance. The Prologue and Epilogue are reprinted in Wiley, Rare Prologues and Epilogues, pp. 141-45. Downes (Roscius Anglicanus, pp. 39-40): All the preceding Plays, being the chief that were Acted in Dorset-Garden, from November 1671, to the Year 1682; at which time the Patentees of each Company United Patents; and by so Incorporating the Duke's Company were made the King's Company, and immediately remov'd to the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane. Upon this Union, Mr Hart being the Heart of the Company under Mr Killigrew's Patent never Acted more, by reason of his Malady; being Afflicted with the Stone and Gravel, of which he Dy'd some time after: Having a Sallary of 40 Shillings a Week to the Day of his Death. But the Remnant of that Company; as, Major Mohun, Mr Cartwright, Mr Kynaston, Mr Griffin, Mr Goodman, Mr Duke Watson, Mr Powel, Sr, Mr Wiltshire, Mrs Corey, Mrs Bowtell, Mrs Cook, Mrs Montfort. [Joined the new company]. Note, now Mr Monfort and Mr Carlile, were grown to the Maturity of good Actors. The mixt Company then Reviv'd the several old and Modern Plays, that were the Propriety of Mr Killigrew, as Rule a Wife, and have a Wife: Mr Betterton Acting Michael Perez; Don Leon, Mr Smith, Cacofogo, Mr Cartwright: Margaretta, Mrs Barry: Estiphania, Mrs Cook. Next, @The Scornful Lady.@The Plain Dealer.@The Mock Astrologer.@The Jovial Crew.@The Beggars Bush.@Bartholomew-Fair.@The Moor of Venice.@Rollo.@The Humorous Lieutenant.@The Double Marriage.@ With divers others. George Powell, Preface to The Treacherous Brothers (1690): The Time was, upon the uniting of the Two Theatres, that the Reviveing of the old stock of Plays, so ingrost the study of the House, that the Poets lay dorment; and a new Play cou'd hardly get admittance, amongst the more precious pieces of Antiquity, that then waited to walk the Stage. Cibber, Apology, ed. Lowe, I, 95-96): I shall content myself with telling you that Mohun and Hart now growing old [for, above thirty Years before this Time, they had severally born the King's Commission of Major and Captain in the Civil Wars), and the younger Actors, as Goodman, Clark, and others, being impatient to get into their Parts, and growing intractable, the Audiences too of both Houses then falling off, the Patentees of each, by the King's Advice, which perhaps amounted to a Command, united their Interests and both Companies into one, exclusive of all others in the Year 1682. This Union was, however, so much in favour of the Duke's Company, that Hart left the Stage upon it, and Mohun survived not long after


Mainpiece Title: Title Unknown

Performance Comment: Prologue To the King and $Queen At the Opening of Their Theatre by Mr Dryden-Mr Batterton; Epilogue by the same Authour-Mr Smith.
Event Comment: [This was Mrs Hitchcock's 1st appearance in London. Miss Farren was from the Manchester theatre. Miss Twist is identified in playbill of 14 July.] Because of Foote's acting scarcely anything but his own plays "a relaxation of discipline has been fallen into at the Haymarket... The audience last night, however, were not less surprized than pleased at the very regular manner in which the Comedy and the Burletta were exhibited. All the business of the stage perfect, all the little parts smoothly given, and the whole rather superior than inferior to a performance at either of the Winter Theatres" (Morning Chronicle, 10 June)


Mainpiece Title: She Stoops To Conquer

Performance Comment: Young Marlow-Palmer; Hastings (with a song)-DuBellamy; Sir Charles Marlow-Fearon; Diggory-Massey; Landlord-Griffiths; Tony Lumpkin-Jackson; Hardcastle-Edwin; Miss Neville-Mrs Hitchcock [from the Theatre Royal, Bath (on playbill of 6 June)]; Mrs Hardcastle-Mrs Gardner; Betty-Mrs Poussin; Miss Hardcastle-Miss Farren (1st appearance in London).

Afterpiece Title: Midas

Event Comment: Mainpiece: In I a Masquerade Scene incident to the Play. [This was included in all subsequent performances.] No Money to be returned. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Brandon at the Theatre. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30 [see 2 Nov.]. [No playbill this season lists the various prices of admission; they were probably, as usual: Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s.] Receipts: #255 6s. (253.11.6; 1.14.6)


Mainpiece Title: Romeo And Juliet

Performance Comment: Romeo-Holman (1st appearance at this theatre these 2 years); Capulet-Powel; Benvolio-Davies; Friar Lawrence-Hull; Paris-Macready; Tibalt-Cubitt; Prince-Gardner; Peter-C. Powell; Mercutio-Lewis; Lady Capulet-Mrs Platt; Nurse-Mrs Pitt; Juliet-Mrs Achmet (from the Theatre Royal Crow Street, Dublin]; 1st appearance on this stage).; 1st appearance on this stage).

Afterpiece Title: The Farmer

Song: End IV: Juliet's Funeral Procession-; With Dirge-; Vocal Parts-Bannister, Johnstone, Cubitt, Darley, Rock, Letteney, Reeve, W. Thompson, Mrs Mountain, Miss Stuart, Mrs Davenett, Mrs Watts, Mrs Gray, Miss Rowson, Miss Francis, Mrs Masters, Mrs Powell, Mrs Byrne, Mrs Martyr

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Never acted at this Theatre. [Under his real name, Snow, Hargrave had 1st appeared at this theatre on 7 Oct. 1791. In mainpiece the playbill assigns Sadi to Knight, but "The part of Sadi, which [Knight] was prevented from appearing in by indisposition, was undertaken by Townsend, who acquitted himself very ably" (Morning Herald, 8 Oct.). Townsend's part as a Muleteer was probably omitted.] Receipts: #128 11s. (125.16; 2.15)


Mainpiece Title: The Mountaineers

Performance Comment: Octavian-Hargrave (from the Theatre Royal Dublin; 1st appearance); Kilmallock-Johnstone; Lope Tocho-Quick; Sadi-Townsend; Virolet-Middleton; Bulcazin Muley-Macready; Muleteers-Bowden, Townsend?, Haymes; Goatherds-Powel, Simmons, Thompson; Roque-Davenport; Ganem-Toms; Pacha-Farley; Ali Beg-Abbot; Agnes-Mrs Clendining; Floranthe-Miss Mansel; Zorayda-Miss Wallis; Musical Characters-Linton, Blurton, Street, Gray, Abbot, Little, Lee, Sawyer, Tett, Kenrick, J. Linton, Thomas, Oddwell, Cooke, Everett, Philipps, Mrs Mountain, Mrs Gilbert, Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Follett, Mrs Castelle, Mrs Masters, Mrs Blurton, Mrs Norton, Mrs Watts, Miss Leserve, Miss Walcup, Mrs Henley, Miss Owen, Miss Logan, Mrs Martyr.

Afterpiece Title: Netley Abbey

Event Comment: [Miss Andrews' 1st appearance on the stage was at dl on 13 May 1796.] The Publick is respectfully informed that, in consequence of the Benefit advertised for To-morrow, at the Theatre-Royal in Covent Garden, no Entertainments will be given here on that night; it being the wish of the Proprietor of this Theatre to promote, by any means in his power, the success of the above charitable purpose


Mainpiece Title: Tit For Tat

Afterpiece Title: The Agreeable Surprise

Performance Comment: Lingo-Fawcett; Sir Felix Friendly-Hollingsworth (of dl); Compton-Bannister; Eugene-Davies; Chicane-Usher; Thomas-Waldron Jun.; John-Lyons; Cudden-Chippendale; Stump-Ledger; Laura-Miss Andrews (1st appearance on any stage [recte at this theatre]); Mrs Cheshire-Mrs Davenport; Fringe-Mrs Harlowe; Cowslip-Mrs Gibbs (1st appearance in that character).

Afterpiece Title: Katharine and Petruchio

Event Comment: 2nd piece [1st time; D 3, by Henry Neuman, based on Der Opfertod, by August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue. Text (R. Phillips, 1799) assigns no parts]. Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. 2nd Gallery 1s. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 [same throughout season]. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Rice, at the Theatre. The Theatre, since the last Season, has been newly Decorated. [Beginning with 19 June the playbill: Printed by T. Woodfall, Drury Lane; on 4 Sept.: No. 104, Drury Lane.] Morning Chronicle, 27 June 1799: This Day is published Family Distress (2s.). Gentleman's Magazine, May 1800, pp. 406-8, prints a letter from "J. B." in which strong exception is taken to Kotzebue in general, and this play in particular. "Theatrical entertainments have an extensive influence upon the manners of Society. When well regulated, and the pieces for representation well selected both as to matter and manner, they may be esteemed friendly to morality, and improvers of public taste. But what shall we say when both these ends are disregarded; when moral virtue is banished from the scene, and purity of taste is destroyed by affected language and pantomimical decorations? Improvements in almost every art and science have been within a few years, rapid and important. But that is not the case with the stage; nor can it be, while Kotzebue and his friends usurp the venerable boards of Shakespeare." The writer then, in sarcastic terms, outlines the plot of Family Distress. [Pope and Miss Chapman were both from cg.


Mainpiece Title: Peeping Tom

Afterpiece Title: Family Distress

Performance Comment: Characters by Pope (1st appearance on this stage), Swendall (from the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh; 1st appearance on this stage), Palmer, Master Tokely, Davies, Davenport, J. Palmer, Waldron, Abbot, Lyons, H. Johnston, Mrs Davenport, Miss Leserve, Miss Chapman (1st appearance on this stage). Cast from European Magazine, June 1799, p. 404: Robert Maxwell-Pope; Harrington-Swendall; Landlord-Palmer; Harry-Master Tokely; Flood-Davies; John Hartopp-Davenport; Dempster-J. Palmer; Jew-Waldron; Dumfries-Abbot; Servant-Lyons; Walwyn-H. Johnston; Old Blind Lady-Mrs Davenport; Jane-Miss Leserve; Arabella-Miss Chapman.

Afterpiece Title: The Village Lawyer

Event Comment: By Authority. At 6 P.M. Boxes 3s. Pit 2s. Gallery 1s. [The opening night of the new theatre in Goodman's Fields. The Prologue and Epilogue were printed in Weekly Journal or British Gazetteer, 8 Nov.


Mainpiece Title: The Recruiting Officer

Performance Comment: Plume-Giffard; from the Theatre Royal in Dublin: Balance-W. Giffard; Worthy-Smith; Brazen-Collet; Kite-W. Williams; Bullock-R. Williams; Melinda-Mrs Purden; Sylvia-Mrs Thomas; Rose-Mrs Mountfort; Lucy-Mrs Haughton; With a New Prologue-; Epilogue address'd to the Town-.


Event Comment: Mainpiece: Never aceted here. [Mrs Montague was from the York theatre.


Mainpiece Title: The Jealous Wife

Performance Comment: Oakly-Bensley; Major Oakly-Digges; Charles-Dimond [From the Theatre Royal, Bath]; Lord Trinket-Lamash; Captain O'Cutter-Egan; Tom-Stevens; Paris-Jackson; John-Kenny; Lady Freelove's Servant-Painter; Russet-Aickin; Sir Harry Beagle-Palmer; Lady Freelove-Miss Sherry; Harriot-Miss Harper; Toilet-Miss Hale; Chambermaid-Mrs Poussin; Mrs Oakly-Mrs Montague (1st appearance).

Afterpiece Title: The Flitch of Bacon

Dance: End: Tambourine Dance, as17790602

Event Comment: [This theatre had no patent; it could therefore remain open in Holy Week.


Mainpiece Title: George Barnwell; Or, The London Merchant

Performance Comment: Trueman-A Gentleman (from the Theatre Royal in London [unidentified]); Thorowgood-Rivers; Uncle-Brown; Blunt-Farrel; Barnwell-Clifford; Lucy-Mrs Fowler; Milwood-Mrs Palmer.

Afterpiece Title: The Mock Doctor; or, Dumb Lady Cured

Afterpiece Title: Linco's Travels

Entertainment: Monologue.End: Comic Paraphrase on Shakespear's Seven Ages of Man-Farrel

Event Comment: Mainpiece: Not acted these 4 years. [In mainpiece the playbill does not list the Child; for the assignment see Morning Post, 10 Oct., and edition of 1787 (Rachael Randall).] "[Mrs Siddons's] merit in the character was infinite, and the applause she received unbounded. In various of her scenes the plaudits were repeated . . . During the fourth and fifth acts there was almost an incessant clapping, and when Isabella expired her death was rendered glorious by the theatre's resounding with thundering applause for more than a minute" (Morning Chronicle, 11 Oct.). "L'actrice la plus noble dans ses manieres, madame Siddons, ne perd rien de sa dignite quand elle se prosterne contre terre . . . Enfin, il arriva ce moment terrible ou Isabelle, s'etant echappee des mains des femmes qui veulent l'empechcr de se tuer, rit, en se donnant un coup de poignard, de l'inutilite de leurs efforts. Ce rire du desespoir est l'effet le plus difficile et le plus remarquable que le jeu dramatique puisse produire; il emeut bien plus que les larmes: cette amere ironie du malheur est son expression la plus dechirante. Qu'elle est terrible la souffrance du coeur, quand elle inspire une si barbare joie, quand elle donne, a l'aspect de son propre sang, le contentement feroce d'un sauvage ennemi qui se serait venge!" (Mme de Stael: Corinne, livre XVII, chapitre iv). Receipts: #181 11s. (147/0; 34/6; 0/5)


Mainpiece Title: Isabella; Or, The Fatal Marriage

Performance Comment: Biron-Smith; Count Baldwin-Packer; Carlos-Farren; Belford-R. Palmer; Child-Master Siddons; Sampson-Wrighten; Villeroy-Palmer; Nurse-Mrs Love; Isabella-Mrs Siddons (from the Theatre Royal, Bath) .

Afterpiece Title: A Trip to Scotland

Dance: Afterpiece: With a Postilion Dance incident to the Piece. [This was danced in all subsequent performances.]

Song: In Act III of mainpiece an Epithalamium, with singing by Miss Collett and Miss Wright. [This was sung, as here assigned, at all subsequent performances, except on 6 Nov. 1782, 15 Mar., 6 May, 5 June 1783.]

Event Comment: "[Kemble] has not, and we speak charitably, any pretensions to a first or second rank in the theatre. We are sorry for this, as he seemed to labour earnestly, but in vain" (London Magazine, Oct. 1783, p. 350). Paid Music 3 nights #23 19s. Receipts: #288 12s. 6d. (287/0/0; 1/12/6)


Mainpiece Title: Othello

Performance Comment: Othello-[S.] Kemble (from the Theatre Royal, Dublin; 1st appearance on this stage); Roderigo-Bonnor; Cassio-Whitfield; Brabantio-Hull; Lodovico-Davies; Montano-Mahon; Duke-Booth; Gratiano-Fearon; Iago-Henderson; Emilia-Mrs Whitfield; Desdemona (1st time)-Miss Satchell .

Afterpiece Title: The Quaker

Event Comment: [Lamash had originally acted at this theatre from 1774 to 1782]. Receipts: #190 9s. 6d. (143.18.0; 46.5.6; 0.6.0)


Mainpiece Title: The Way To Keep Him

Performance Comment: Lovemore-Wroughton; Sir Brilliant Fashion-Lamash (from the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh); William-Baddeley; Sideboard-Burton; John-Phillimore; Sir Bashful Constant-King; Mrs Lovemore-Mrs Ward; Muslin-Miss Pope; Lady Constant-Mrs Brereton; Mignionet-Miss Tidswell; Furnish-Mrs Heard; Widow Belmour (with a song in character)-Miss Farren.

Afterpiece Title: Harlequin's Invasion

Event Comment: Ballet: 1st Time [at this theatre. The two Miss Simonets were from the king's.]. With new Scenes and Dresses. Receipts: #119 9s. 6d. (113.6.6; 6.3.0)


Mainpiece Title: Marcella

Afterpiece Title: The Citizen

Performance Comment: Young Philpot-Bernard; Sir Jasper Wilding-Thompson; Young Wilding-Davies; Beaufort-Macready; Quildrive-C. Powell; Dapper-Rock; Old Philpot-Quick; Corinna-Miss Brangin; Maria-Miss Richards (from the Theatre Royal, Margate; 1st appearance on this stage). 1st appearance on this stage).

Dance: End afterpiece: A Grand Ballet of Action, as performed at the King's Opera House in the Hay-market [most recently in season of 1787-88] The Deserter[. Principal Characters-Cranfield, Delpini, Boyce, Byrne, Mrs Davenett, the two Miss Simonets (1st appearance [at this theatre])

Performance Comment: Principal Characters-Cranfield, Delpini, Boyce, Byrne, Mrs Davenett, the two Miss Simonets (1st appearance [at this theatre]).at this theatre]).
Event Comment: "The farce waited some time for Bannister, who performed at Covent-Garden Theatre in The Woodman. An apology was made for his absence, and, in a few minutes after, he came" (Gazetteer, 14 June)


Mainpiece Title: I'll Tell You What

Afterpiece Title: The Agreeable Surprise

Performance Comment: Sir Felix Friendly-Wilson (1st appearance on this stage these 6 years); Compton-Bannister; Eugene (1st time)-Bland; Chicane-Usher; Lingo-Cornellys (from the Theatre Royal, Dublin [1st appearance on this stage]); Thomas-Burton; John-Phillimore; Laura-Mrs Bannister; Mrs Cheshire-Mrs Webb; Fringe-Mrs Edwards; Cowslip-Mrs Wells.