. Frances Abington was a prominent actress at Covent Garden in the early 1780s. The
role in The West Indian
was “Lady,” not “Mis,” Rusport (DNB
; The Oxford Companion to English Literature
, ed. Sir Paul Harvey, Oxford, 1932). In her journal, AA2
adds: “The entertainment was the Rehearsal, a very stupid piece. Their majesties
showed their taste, as it was the result of their command” (Jour. and Corr.