The new world of English words
The list of "Books in the Presse, and ready for Printing" at the end of The new world of English words (1658) includes:
- 7. The Tooth-drawer: a Comedy.
Wit and Drollery
Nathaniel Brook's list of "Books in the Press and now printing" at the end of Wit and Drollery (1661) includes:
- 6. The Tooth-drawer, a Comedy.
Unknown. Harbage lists this play in a supplementary appendix.
Possible Narrative and Dramatic Sources or Analogues
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References to the Play
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Commenting on the title's appearance in Nathaniel Brook's list of books in print, Bentley notes: "The advertisement must have been at least premature, for there is no evidence that the play was ever printed, though one would assume that Brook had a manuscript. Nothing else is known of a play of the title" (5.1422-23).
For What It's Worth
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[Phillips, Edward]. The new world of English words, or, A general dictionary containing the interpretations of such hard words as are derived from other languages ... together with all those terms that relate to the arts and sciences ... : to which are added the significations of proper names, mythology, and poetical fictions, historical relations, geographical descriptions of most countries and cities of the world ... / collected and published by E.P. London: Printed by E. Tyler for Nath. Brooke ..., 1658. EEBO.
Wit and drollery joviall poems / corrected and much amended, with new additions, by Sir J.M. ... Sir W.D. ... and the most refined wits of the age. London: Printed for Nathanial Brook ..., 1661. EEBO.
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