Includes lengthy MS note by Thomas Percy:
"The Author of this Book was — Chetwood, formerly Prompter to Drury Lane Play House. — His List of ancient Plays deserves Credit no farther, than it is confirmed by Langbaine, [the Author?] having had the Dishonesty to forge both Titles and Dates, as I have been assured both by Mr. Capel and Mr. Garrick: who both convicted him upon the fullest Evidence, of forging the intire List of Titles which he has given of Shakespear[e's] Plays. Not one of which he could ever produce, tho' offered a large premium by those Gentlemen. -Thos. Percy 1767"