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Quantity 7 comprises such notables because the composers Handel and Haydn and the fascinating actress Elizabeth Hartley.

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His activities in the fall of 1677 are not now known, though he may have been performing with the King's Company at Drury Lane, where he certainly was in the spring of 1678. In March 1678 Joe acted Whiffler and spoke the Induction to The Man of Newmarket and played Launce and spoke the prologue "in a Red Coat like a Common Souldier" when Trick for Trick was presented. The sparse records of the time make no mention of Joe again until a year later. In March 1679, if not before, he acted La Marre and spoke the epilogue to The Ambitious Statesman.

Joseph Hains the Player's Conversion & Re-conversion (1691) it was explained that Joe had become a Catholic on Malta on the advice of an Italian friend, to cure a tumor on his left arm, but that he had gone back to being a Protestant, since Protestantism had come back in fashion. Joe's recantation prologue proved so amusing that he offered a second one in 1690. On 15 October 1689 Joe was in the thick of legal problems again. He was complained against by his colleague Mountfort, perhaps in Page 15 Public Record Office Document suspending JOSEPH HAINES, 1676 Page 16 league with Charles Killigrew, Thomas or Alexander Davenant (whichever one the bailiffs could find, probably), Thomas Betterton, the younger Powell (George, presumably), Bray the dancing master, the United Company bookkeeper and property maker, Mr Ashbury, and Joseph Trefusis.

Joe was again in debt the following October, to John Curll for £5. Haines was in the King's Company again in 166970, for he was granted livery for the period 16681670 on 2 October 1669. Perhaps he acted Mr Plot in Mr Anthony on December 1669, but the casting comes from the 1690 edition of the play, and the work is listed in The London Stage as having been done by the rival Duke's Company at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre. In July 1670 Joe went to France in the train of the Duke of Buckingham, just as the Life stated.

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