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Dramatic Censor (Newspaper) - April 5, 1800, London, Middlesex TO WILLIAM THOMAS LEWIS, Esq. sir, - . JT is the prerogative of Literary Characters to claim kindred and acquaintance with merit .wherever they find it. The Editor of the Dramatic Censor, therefore, makes no apology for the liberty he now takes in gracing his work with the sanction of your name, and paying the awanj of public commendation to public worth ; the tribute of respectful homage^ to professional superiority, universally acknowledged; to Geniris, universally admired. He feels proud in the enjoyment and exercise of a privilege, to which he not only claims the common inalienable right of authors, but which the imperious mandate of duty and justice-calls upon him to assert. The. work, which he now does* himself the honour of offering to your acceptance, is of a nature which has ! frequently led him to investigate your own actions and personal conduct with a vigilant, a scrutinizing, and, for a considerable time, he does not hesitate to own, with no favouring eye. He has followed you, through good and evil report; and
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