Excerpt from In and About Drury Lane, Vol. 1 of 2: And Other Papers, Reprinted From the Pages of the 'Temple Bar' Magazine The Republication of papers which have originally appeared in a Magazine frequently requires justification. In the present instance this justification, it is thought, may be found in the special kwledge which Dr. Doran had of all matters pertaining to the stage; in his intimacy with the literature which treats of manners and customs, English and foreign; and in his memory, which retained and retailed a great amount of anecdote, told with a sprightly wit. These volumes, reprint with one or two exception from the pages of the 'Temple Bar' Magazines, will, it is believed, be found to contain many good stories, and much information ustentatiously conveyed. It is hoped, therefore, that the public will endorse the opinion of the writer of this Preface, and consider that the plea of justification has been made out. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.