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"DUETT—John and Princess.
Prin. " The dearest form my childhood knew,
John. l< Oh, Ludy, think, while thus you sigh,
|"** Ah no, | th^sc | eyes of heavenly blue,
So dearly lov'd, if lov'd by | j^V. | lt(At the conclusion" she shews him the Picture).
John. Heavens! my own portrait. Prin. Your's !—This is the Prince. John. I am the Prince. (Dropping on his knee). Prin. Ah! fairly caught at last. When next you use disguise, "beware of John of Paris."
(Shews the Letter). (Pedrigo enters at the moment, and the Chamberlain on the opposite side).
Ped. Hey! mercy on us! but I thought how 'twould be—I said he'd take possession of her, and he has done it—he's done it!
Cham. Do my eyes deceive me!— Does the Princess suffer at her feet—
John, Her husband! (Rising)—Is that so surprising, Sir?
Pea. Ah, is that so surprising? (to Cham.)
Cham. Husband !—Oh scandalous! abominable!
Ped. Oh scandalous, abominable! (to John.)
Cham. Consider, Madam, who you are—consider what the world will say.
Prin. The world will say I have made a prudent choice.
Cham. An acknowledgment! You are merry —but let me hope this jest will not be repeated before witnesses.
Enter Villagers, with Rosa, &c.
John. Does my Lord Chamberlain believe I wish to wed clandestinely? No. Be witness all, that I, John of Paris, take the most illustrious Princess of Navarre to wife.
Ped. His wife!
Cham. What, publicly declare it! Pray, Madam, as publicly deny it.
Prin. Friends, I confirm it—in John of Paris, behold my husband.
Cham. I'm thunder-struck!—I must do my duty. In the King's name, and by virtue of my authority, I charge you all, lay hands on John of Paris.
John. Knights, advance!
(They suddenly appear with the Banners, &c. &c. led by Vincent.—John throws off his open garment, and shews his Order).
Cham. Do I dream !—The Hereditary Prince ef France!
John. Even so.
Ped. And Mr. John's man!
Cham. Oh, Sir, my fault was not intentional.
(On his knee to John).
Ped. (Dropping on his knees to Vincent) Oh, Mr. John's man, my fault was not intentional—I never wish'd to offend a customer—every body knows Pedrigo Potts. (Dolefully).
John. In this happy union, all is forgottenall forgiven, and the meanest person present shall partake our joy.
Ped. The meanest person! (jumping up) then Pedrigo Potts is a happy man,—such an event makes an hotel for ever!—I'll call it Royal, clap a new sign over my door, pay particular attention to all comers, and not one I hope will leave the house, without finding good entertainment at John of Paris.
"Joy! joy! joy!
"To Beauty high
"Joy ! joy ! joy!"
%* Owing to the length of the Piece, the first Song after John'* entrance in the First Act, the Duett in the Second Act; and the Finale, were, after the first representation, omitted.
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ALL THE PLAYS
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PLAYS ALREADY PUBLISHED.
1. King Richard the Third.
4. Venice Preserved.
7. Julius Caesar.
8. Romeo and Juliet.
11. Fair Penitent.
12. The Revenge.