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a blank as a sheet of white paper. You are honest, old Medium, by comparison, just as a fellow sentenced to transportation is happier than his comipanion condemned to the gallows-Very worthy, because you are no rogue; tender-hearted, because you never go to fires and executions; and an affectionate father and husband, because you never pinch your children, or kick your wife out of bed.

Med. And that, as the world goes, is more than every man can say for himself. Yet, since you force me to speak my positive qualities—but no matter, you remember me in London; didn't I, as member of the Humane Society, bring a man out of the New River, who, it was afterwards found, had done me an injury?

Sir Chr. And, dam’me, if I would not kick any man into the New River that had done me an injury. There's the difference of our honesty. Oons ! if you want to be an honest fellow, act from the impulse of nature. Why, you have no more gall than a pigeon.

Med. And you have as much gall as a turkey cock, and are as hot into the bargain-You're always so hasty; among the hodge-podge of your foibles, passion is always predominant.

Şir Chr. So much the better.. -Foibles, quotha ? foibles are foils that give additional lustre to the gems of virtue. You have not so many foils as I, perhaps.

Med. And what's more, I don't want 'em, Sir Christopher, I thank you. Sir Chr. Very true; for the devil a gem have

you to set off with 'em.

Med. Well, well; I never mention errors ; that, I flatter myself, is no disagreeable quality- It don't become me to say you are hot.

Sir Chr. 'Sblood! but it does become you: it becomes every män, especially an Englishman, to speak the dictates of his heart.

Enter SERVANT.

Sørv. An English vessel, sir, just arrived in the harbour.

Sir Chr. A vessel! Od's my life ! Now for the news-If it is but as I hope Any dispatches?

Serv. This letter, sir, brought by a sailor from the quay

[Exit. Sir Chr. [Opening the letter.] Huzza! here it is. He's safe-safe and sound at Barbadoes.

[Reading1-Sir, My master, Mr Inkle, is just arrived in your harbour. Here, read, read ! old Medium

Med. [Reading, Um'- Your harbour ;-we were taken up by an English vessel, on the 14th ult. He only waits till I have puffed his hiar, to pay his respects to you and Miss Narcissa : In the mean time, he has ordered me to brush

up this letter for your honour, from Your humble servant, to command,

Timothy TRUDGE. Sir Chr. Hey.day! Here's a style ! the voyage has jumbled the fellow's brains out of their places; the water has made his head turn round. But no matter; mine turns round too, l'll and

prepare

Narcissa directly ; they shall be married slap-dash, as soon as he comes from the quay. From Neptune to Hymen: from the hammock to the bridal bed-Ha! old boy!

Med. Well, well ; don't flurry yourself-you're so hot!

Sir Chr. Hot ! blood, ar'n't I in the West Indies ? Ar'n't I

governor of Barbadoes ? He shall have heras soon as he sets his foot on shore. “ But plague on't, he's so slow.”-She shall rise to him liké Venus out of the sea. His hair puffed ? He ought to have been puffing, here, out of breathi, by this time.

a blank as a sheet of white paper. You are honest, old Medium, by comparison, just as a fellow sentenced to transportation is happier than his comipanion condemned to the gallows-Very worthy, because you are no rogue ; tender-hearted, because you never go to fires and executions; and an affectionate father and husband, because you never pinch your children, or kick your wife out of bed.

Med. And that, as the world goes, is more than every man can say for himself. Yet, since

you

force me to speak my posttive qualities—but no matter,— you remember me in London; didn't I, as member of the Humane Society, bring a man out of the New River, who, it was afterwards found, had done mean injury?

Sir Chr. And, dam’me, if I would not kick any man into the New River that had done me an injury. There's the difference of our honesty. Oons ! if you want to be an honest fellow, act from the impulse of nature. Why, you have no more gall than a pigeon.

Med. And you have as much gall as a turkey cock, and are as hot into the bargain-You're always so hasty; among the hodge-podge of your foibles, passion is always predominant.

Sir Chr. So much the better. Foibles, quotha ? foibles are foils that give additional lustre to the gems of virtue. You have not so many foils as I, perhaps.

Med. And what's more, I don't want 'em, Sir Christopher, I thank you.

Sir Chr. Very true; for the devil a gem have you to set off with 'em.

Med. Well, well; I never mention errors ; that, I flatter myself, is no disagreeable quality - It don't become me to say you are hot.

Sir Chr. 'Sblood! but it does become you: it becomes every man, especially an Englishman, to speak the dictates of his heart.

Enter SERVANT.

Serv. An English vessel, sir, just arrived in the harbour. Sir Chr. A vessel! Od's my

life! Now for the news- If it is but as I hope- Any dispatches?

Serv. This letter, sir, brought by a sailor from the quay:

[Exit. Sir Chr. [Opening the letter.) Huzza! here it is. He's safe-safe and sound at Barbadoes.

[Reading.)-Sir, My master, Mr Inkle, is just arrived in your harbour. Here, read, read ! old Medium

Med. [Reading.] Um'-Your harbour ;-we were taken up by an English vessel, on the 14th ult. He only waits till I have puffed his hiar, to pay his respects to you and Miss Narcissa : In the mean time, he has ordered me to brush up this letter for your honour,

from Your humble servant, to command,

Timothy TRUDGE. Sir Chr. Hey.day! Here's a style! the voyage has jumbled the fellow's brains out of their places; the water has made his head turn round. But no matter; mine turns round too, I'll

go
and prepare

Narcissa directly; they shall be married slap-dash, as soon as he comes from the quay. From Neptune to Hymen: from the hammock to the bridal bed-Ha! old boy!

Med. Well, well; don't flurry yourself--you're so hot!

Sir Chr. Hot ! blood, ar'n't I in the West Indies ? Arin't I

governor of Barbadoes? He shall have her as soon as he sets his foot on shore. “ But plague on't, he's so slow.” She shall rise to him liké Venus out of the sea. His hair puffed ? He ought to have been puffing, here, out of breath, by this time.

Med. Very true ; but Venus's husband is always suppo ed to be lame, you know, Sir Christopher.

Sir Chr. Well, now do, my good fellow, run down to the shore, and see what detains him.

(Hurrying him off Med. Well, well; I will, I will.

[Exit. Sir Chr. In the mean time I'll get ready Narcissa, and all shall be concluded in a second. My heart's set upon it.. Poor fellow ! after all his rumbles, and tumbles, and jumbles, and fits of despairI shall be rejoiced to see him. I have not seen him since he was that high.---But, zounds! he's so tardy!

Enter SERVANT.

Serv. A strange gentleman, sir, come from the quay,

desires to see you. Sir Chr. From the quay? Od's my life! "Tis he'Tis Inkle ! Show him up directly. (Exit Servant.] The rogue is expeditious after all. I'm so happy.

Choisight

Enter CAMPLEY.

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My dear fellow ! [Shakes hands.] I'm rejoiced to see you.

Welcome ; welcome here, with all my soul Camp. This reception, Sir Christopher, is beyond my warınest wishes-Unknown to you

Sir Chr. Ay, ay; we shall be better acquainted by and by. Well, and how, eh! tell me! But old Medium and I have talked over your affair a hundred times a day, ever since Narcissa arrived.

Camp. You surprise me! Are you then really acquainted with the whole affair?

Sir Chr. Every tittle.
Camp. And can you, sir, pardon what is past ? -
Sir Chr. Pooh ! how could you help it?

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