To judge, however, from the dedications, prologues and epilogues of his various plays, he seems to have enjoyed the patronage of the earl, afterwards duke, of Newcastle, "himself a muse" after a fashion, and Lord Craven, the supposed husband of the ex-queen of Bohemia.
Some of his prologues and epilogues were written for the London theatres.
Burns composed several prologues and epilogues for some of its actors and actresses.
Garrick was often happy in his epigrams and occasional verse, including his numerous prologues and epilogues.
She excelled in the delivery of the risky prologues and epilogues which were the fashion, and the poet wrote for her some specially daring examples.