Last Updated on May 12, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 47
A JOVIAL CREW; OR, THE MERRY BEGGARS is a good-natured, unpretentious comedy. It presents a world filled with pleasantly unreal problems that permit equally unreal solutions, a world populated with eccentric gentry and philosophic beggars. Light, gay entertainment was the author’s goal, and he attained it.