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So tell Horneck and Nesbitt, And Baker and his bit, And Kauffman beside, And the Jessamy bride,' With the rest of the crew, The Reynoldses two, Little Comedy’s’ face, And the Captain in lace." (By the bye you may tell him, I have something to sell him ; Of use I insist, When he comes to enlist. Your worships must know That a few days ago, An order went out, For the foot guards so stout To wear tails in high taste, Twelve inches at least : Now I've got him a scale To measure each tail, To lengthen a short tail, And a long one to curtail.) -
Yet how can I when vext,
| Miss Mary Horneck, afterwards Mrs. Gwyn. : Miss Catherine Horneck, afterwards (1771) Mrs. Bunbury. Her portrait by Sir Joshua, one of his finest works, is now at Bowood.
3 Ensign (afterwards General) Horneck, son of Mrs. Horneck, widow of Captain Kane Horneck.
But, alas ! your good worships, how could they be wiser,
ON THOMAS PARNELL. 2
Tuis tomb, inscrib'd to gentle Parnell's name,
The following is the compliment alluded to :
“ While fair Angelica, with matchless grace,
Paints Conway's lovely form and Stanhope's face;
And thou art rivall’d by thyself alone.” · From “The Haunch of Venison,” &c., 1776. Written about the year 1770, but never inscribed on any stone or brass over Parnell's grave. Parnell died in 1718, and was buried in Trinity Church, Chester. Goldsmith wrote his Life. See vol. iv.
PROLOGUE TO “ ZOBEIDE :",
Spoken by Mr. Quick,” in the character of a Sailor.
In these bold times, when Learning's sons explore
[Upper Gallery There mangroves spread, and larger than I've seen 'em
[Pit. Here trees of stately size—and turtles in 'em-- (Balconies.
1 “Zobeide," a Tragedy, by Joseph Cradock, Esq., was first represented at Covent Garden on the 10th of December, 1771, and was well received. (See p. 87.) The text here given is that of the third edition of “Zobeide,” 1772, 8vo.
“Mr. Goldsmith presents his best respects to Mr. Cradock ; bas sent him the prologue, such as it is. He cannot take time to make it better. He begs he will give Mr. Yates the proper instructions; and so, even so, he commits him to fortune and the public.” Mr. Yates was to have spoken the Prologue.
* John Quick, the original “Tony Lumpkin ” in Goldsmith's comedy, and the favourite actor of George III. Died April 4, 1831, aged 83.
3 Cook and Green.
Here ill-conditioned oranges abound
(Stage. And apples, (Takes up one and tastes it.
-bitter apples, strew the ground.
1 Any profits that might accrue from the representation of his tragedy Cradock had given to Mrs. Yates, who greatly distinguished herself in the part of Zobeide.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF HER ROYAL HIGINESS THE PRINCESS DOWAGER OF WALES,
The following may more properly be termed a compilation than a poem. It was prepared for the composer in little more than two days; and may therefore rather be considered as an industrious effort of gratitude than of genius. In justice to the composer it may likewise be right to inform the public, that the music was composed in a period of time equally short.
OVERTURE.—A solemn Dirge.
And waken every note of woe !
"Tis ours to weep the want below,
1 This hurried and unworthy offspring of the muse of Goldsmith was performed in Mrs. Cornely's Great Room, in Soho Square, 20th February, 1772, and first printed by W. Woodfall in 1772, small 4to. The composer was Signor Vento ; the speakers, Mr. Lee and Mrs. Bellamy; and the singers, Mr. Champness, Mr. Dine, and Miss Jameson,
Widow of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and mother of King George III. Died 1772.