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WSG to the New York Times, February. 18, 1880.

"CHARITY."

To the Editor of the New York Times:

This play, invented and written by me, is about to be revived at Daly’s Theatre.  It has been reconstructed and rewritten by Mr. Daly, and the part of Mr. Skinner introduced by him without my consent, and in direct opposition to my wishes.  I desire to make it clear, both to the press and to the public, that I hold myself utterly irresponsible for the play in its forthcoming debased condition.  I am advised that, in the present state of the law of copyright, I am powerless to prevent this outrage.

    W.S. GILBERT.
FIFTH-AVENUE THEATRE, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1880.


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