chapter  II
THE THEATRES AND AUDIENCES
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It was ardently hoped by all the lovers of the Theatre, that the Managers of Co vent-Garden, in shewing their taste for the fine arts would have shewn also a liberality worthy of the taste, and thus increased the respectability and the true interest of the stage: but people, it seems, are destined to be disappointed, who expect from these men anything but the merest feelings of tradesmen. The new theatre opened on Monday night with the increased prices of 45. to the Pit, and 7s. to the Boxes, and if the town at least expected an increase of comfort on the occasion it was to be disappointed even in that respect.