NB: The Opera of ROSAMOND written by Mr. Addison as contracted and perform'd at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane is now publishing at a Subscription of Eight Shillings. A new Edition of COMUS written by Milton is ready to deliver at 6s each Book. The Music in AS YOU LIKE IT and TWELVE NIGHT written by Shakespear at 3s 6d. The Authors former Collection of Ballads at 5s being all the Works he has yet published.
LONDON Printed for the author by Wm. Smith Musick Printer and seller in Middle Row Holborn.
All the above Musical Compsitions to be had at Mr.Arne's in Great Queen Street near Lincoln's Inn Fields where Subscriptions for the OPERA of ROSAMOND are taken in.
George the Second, by the Grace of God, King of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting. Whereas Thomas Augustine Arne of [Crabest]-Buildings near Drury-Lane, in our County of Middlesex, Gent. hath humbly represented unto Us, that he hath with great Study, Labour and ~Expence, composed several Works consisting of Vocal and Instrumental Music, in Order to [...ed] and published; and hath therefore humbly befought Us to grant him Our Royal Privilege and Licence for the sole printing and Publishing thereof, for the Term of Fourteen Years: We being willing to give all due Encouragement to Works of this Nature, are graciously pleased to condescend to his Request: and we do therefore, by these Presents, so far as may be agreeable to the Statute in that Behalf made and provided, grant unto the said Thomas Augustine Arne, his executors, Administrators and Assigns, our Licence for the sole Printing and Publishing the said works, for the Term of FOurteen Years, to be computed from the Date hereof; strictly forbidding all our Subjects within our Kingdoms and Dominions, to Re-print or Abridge the same, either in the like, or any other Volume or Volumes whatsoever; or to import, buy, vend, utter, or distribute any Copies thereof reprinted beyond the Seas, during the aforesaid Term of Fourteen Years, without the Consent or Approbation of the said Thomas Augustine Arne, his Heirs, Executors, and Assigns, as they will answer the conttrary at their Perils. Whereof the Commissioners and other Officers of our Customs, the Master, Wardens and Company of Stationers are to take Notice, that due Obedience may be rendered to our Pleasure herein declared.Given at our Court at St. James's, the Twenty-Ninth Day of January 1740-1, in the Fourteenth Year of Our Reign.
By his Majesty's Command,