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Waiter. Sir!

Colonel E. Dat Colonel Epaulette is come to vail: on dem_.

Waiter. I shall, sir.

Colonel E. By all I can hear, de must be vile bourgeois, but on account of my lord's recommendation, I must show dem some civility, and Squire Tallyho tells me, dey have a fine daughter too—Ay, my English dress is lucky upon de occasion—dey must be vouderfully pleased vid it. Lepoche, my taileur, has not been in London for noting, and I am much oblige to Mr. Lackland for his advice in my affairs—I hope dey did tell my Ladyde Bull too, dat I vas coming to vait on her. [Retires.

Enter SIR JOHN BULL, in a. Passion, and Room.

Sir J. B. You've been, sirrah, but where have you been ?

Robin. Why, wasn’t I sent for the French tailor?

Sir J. B._ The French tailor ! Oh, to take measure of me—well, where is he?

- Robin. I don’t know, he came into the house with me.

Sir J. B. Very well; since it must be so, go, and send him here.—~[E.rit RoB1N.] Ha! ha! ha ! any thing to please mademoiselle my wife, since I must be a jackanapes, and have a French tailor, ha! ha! ha! Oh, 'gad here he is !

Colonel E. Oh, dis must be Sir .Iohn—[Aside.] Sir, I am your most obedient servant.

Sir J. B. Servant, friend!

C0l0nelE. I presume, you are Sir John de Bull.

Sir J. B. Ay.

Colonel E. Sir, I have receive a lettre, from 'my friend de Duke

Sir J. B. His friend the Duke—whata grand tailor it is! [Aside

Colonel E. lave great reason to tink I am dear

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to him, and he recommend you to me in de highest terms. ' .

Sir J. B. Sir, if you_ are dear to your friends, no doubt but your terms will be high to me.

Colonel E. Sir!

Sir J. B. However, since my wife will have it soout with your shears.

Colonel E. Sir!

Sir J. B. Let's see your book of patterns.

Colonel. E. Pattern !

Sir J. B. Yes, to chuse my colour.

Colonel E. I carry de colour! vat, you take me for an ensign ?— but I excuse, as de custom of your country gives a privilege-— _

Sir J. B. I can't answer for my country, but you shall have my custotn—Now, pray,friend, how many men may you have ?

Colonel E. About a tousand.

Sir J. B. [.4side.] A thousand journeymen! must have great business.

Colonel E. About a to_usand in my regiment.

Sir J. B. Oh, you work fora regiment?

-Colonel E. Vork ! I no understand vat he mean--.Sir, de ladies

Sir J. B. You understand the work for the ladies?

Colonel E. Monsieur, in compliance vid the lettre of his grace, I shall show every civilite, and, if you please,vill ave de honour of introduce my Lady de Bull, and mademoiselle, her daughter, to de prince.

Sir. I. B. You! My Lady Bull introduced by a. tailor !

Colonel E. Tailor! Aha ! Sir, if you vere not an Englishman, your life—your life, sir, should answer_for dis affront—-but from my respect to your country, I pardon you.

SirJ. B. Affront! What! are you above your bu~ ainess, you proud monkey, you ?

Colonel B. You are under some gross error, or you

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are a person void of manncrs—if de former, you are a fool by nature; if dc latter, a clown by habit--and as both is beneath my resentmenl, I sall look to my noble friend for an explanation of dis affront offered to Colonel Epaulette. [E.-it. _ Sir J. B. Colonel Epauleite! Oh, the devil ! wlat a blunder I have made!—-{Calls out.] _My lady—11y Lady Bull! ' Enter LADY BULL.

Lady B. What's the matter —whai's the matter now

Will! yOiJ, John? ' Sir J. B. The mischief to play—hcre has been Colonel Epaulette, and I unfortunately mistook him for the French tailor that I expected, to take orders for my new Clothes.

Lady B. Sir John, why will you ever attempt to speak to persons of distinction ? < Take a Colonel of the Gendesarmes for a tailor—how absurd !—[Calla] Who waits?—-Sir John, pray stay and explain this affair.

Sir J. B. We l—damme, l wouldn’t face him again for the pay ofhis whole regiment. [E.rit.

Lady B. [Passi0nately.] Who waits, I say?

Enter RoBIN.

Show that gentleman up stairs.

Robin. Who, madam?

Lady B. The tailor, as your master calls him.

Robin. The tailor—oh, here he comes, madam.

' [E1-it.

Lady B. Ay, here is the colonel, endeed—no regi'mentals—-yes, I heard of his dressing entirely in the English manner.

- Enter LEPOCIIE.

[Courtesies very respccffully] Sir, I almost blush to see you,and scarce know how to apologize for Sir John's mistake.

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Lep. Madam, I vait upon Sir John, to

Lady B. Really, sir, he's ashamed to appear in your presence, after--—-but he has contracted such unfashionable habits, that hé——

- Lep. Madam,Ivill equip him vid de fashionable habit, dat he need not shame to appear in de royal presence. _

Lady B. Sir, you have had a loss to-day?

Lep. Oui, I lose my lodger.

Lady B. By this day's running?

Lep. Oui, they did run away.

Lady B. Sir, I mean the match.

Lep. Oui, dey make de match.

Lady B. But, sir, I wish better success to your

loan.

Lep. [Aside] Success to my_Joau!

_ Lady B. But, for all your turf amusements, I dare my, you are a great man in the cabinet—in commit~ tees—privy councils, and board of works.

Lep. Board of vorks! [Aside.] Ay, she mean In shopboard. ' Lady B. And,I warrant, you are in all the deep

French political secrets—you know all the ministers’

measures.

Lap. Oui, I take all deir measures.

Lady B. We were informed, sir, in Paris, that you were much with the prince. _

Lep. Oui, I am quite free in de family.

Lady B. And, when it suits you to introduce us to his highness—- -

Lep. Me? non !—de ‘prince? I could introduce you to de head butler indeed—

Lady B. Introduce us to the butlerl—Ay, ay, from.

Sir John's rust-ic behaviour, the colonel here, thinks‘ us fit for no better company. Enter Sm Jonu; Lnrocuz lakes oat Pattern-Book.

Oh, Sir John, I have been endeavouring to apologize for you, to the colonel here.

Lcp. [Looks about.] Colonel!
Sir J. B. Egad, I fancy this is the tailor, indeed.

Lep. I am, at your service, sir. '

Lady B. How!

Sir J. B. Ha! ha! ha! My lady, why will you pretend to speak to persons of distinction ?w-mistake a tailor, for a colonel, and a gendesarmes! ha! ha! ha!

Lady B. A tailor! then you're a very impudent little fellow !

Lep. Vell, miss, your moder /voud not call me so.

Sir J. B. Her mother, you villain! '

Lady B. Sir John, pray don’t abuse the young man.

Sir]. B. Abuse! You little rascal, how dareyou have the impudenco to be taken for a colonel ?—Get away, this instant, or, I'll crop you, with your own $heari—Get along, you rascal.

[Pushes out Lnrocnn.

Enter Ilonm.

Robin. Madam, there's Miss Dolly gone off,—and Mrs. Casey says, it's upon some marriage scheme, or other.

Lady B. My daughter!

Sir J. B. My Doll!

Robin. And from what I can learn from Squire Tallyho's man, she's to meet his master.

Lady B. There's your honest Yorkshireman, Sir John Bull !

Robin. I think they say, sir, she's gone to Colonel Epaulette's lodge.

Sir J. B. Ay, there's your honourable Frenchman, my Lady Bull !—but, come along—l'll have my daughter !—Rob me of my child !—Oh, for a search warrant '.—Oh, for an English jury! Come along.

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