DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1658 Brome, Richard The Weeding of the Covent Garden, or The Middlesex Justice of Peace (The Covent Garden Weeded)

Reference Information

DEEP #: 5182.04
Greg #: 808a
STC/Wing #: n/a
Record Type: Play in Collection
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: n/a
Play Edition: 1
Format: Octavo
Leaves: 52 1/2
Date of First Publication: 1658
Date of First Production: 1632
Company of First Production: King's Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 octavo in collection
In Collection: Five New Plays (1659)

Title-Page Features

Title: [2A1r] THE WEEDING OF THE COVENT-GARDEN. Or the Middlesex-JVSTICE OF Peace. A Facetious COMEDY.
Author: A POSTHUME of RICHARD BROME, An Ingenious Servant, and Imitator of his Master, that famously Renowned Poet Ben. Johnson.
Latin Motto: Aut prodesse solent, aut delectare Poetæ. Dramatis Personæ.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Andrew Crook, and are to be sold at the Green Dragon in St. Pauls Churchyard: And Henry Broom at the Gun in Ivy-lane. 1658.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "The Actors Names" [A4v]
Other Paratexts: "Upon Aglaura printed in Folio" (verses) signed "R. B." (Richard Brome) [A2r]; "A Song" [A2v]; "To my Lord of Newcastle, on his Play called The Variety. He having commanded to give him my true opinion of it" (verses) signed "R. B." (Richard Brome) [A4r]

Stationer Information

Publisher: Brome, Henry; Crooke, Andrew (1)
Imprint Location: C.3 (Newgate Within - Ivy Lane); A.3 (Paul's Churchyard - Northeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Aug 4, 1640: Entered to Andrew Crooke (1): "six Playes vizt. ... The Covent Garden. ... by Mr. Rich: Broome".