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Sir Pet. Oons ! what a fury !
Jos. Surf. Sir, I am so confounded, to find that Lady Sneerwell could be guilty of suborning Mr. Snake in this manner, to impose on us all, that I know not what to say : however, lest her revengeful spirit should prompt her to injure my brother, I had certainly better follow her directly. For the man who attempts to
Exit. Sir Pet. Moral to the last !
Sir Oliv. Ay, and marry her, Joseph, if you can. Oil and vinegar !-egad you'll do very well together.
Row. I believe we have no more occasion for Mr. Snake at present ?
Snake. Before I go, I beg pardon once for all, for whatever uneasiness I have been the humble instrument of causing to the parties present.
Sir Pet. Well, well, you have made atonement by a good deed at last.
Snake. But I must request of the company, that it shall never be known.
Sir Pet. Hey! what the plague ! are you ashamed of having done a right thing once in your life ?
Snake. Ah, sir, consider-I live by the badness of my character; and, if it were once known that I had been betrayed into an honest action, I should lose every friend I have in the world.
Sir Oliv. Well, well-we'll not traduce you by saying anything in your praise, never fear.
[Exit SNAKE. Sir Pet. There's a precious rogue !
Lady Teas. See, Sir Oliver, there needs no persuasion now to reconcile your nephew and Maria.
Sir Oliv. Ay, ay, that's as it should be, and, egad, we'll have the wedding to-morrow morning.
Chas. Surf. Thank you, dear uncle.
Sir Pet. What, you rogue ! don't you ask the girl's consent first?
Chas. Surf. Oh, I have done that a long time-a minute ago-and she has looked yes.
Mar. For shame, Charles L-I protest, Sir Peter, there has not been a word
Sir Oliv. Well, then, the fewer the better ; may your love for each other never know abatement.
Sir Pe. And may you live as happily together as Lady Teazle and I intend to do!
Chas. Surf. Rowley, my old friend, I am sure you congratulate me; and I suspect that I owe you much.
Sir Oliv. You do, indeed, Charles.
Chas. Surf. Why, as to reforming, Sir Peter, I'll make no promises, and that I take to be a proof that I intend to set about it. But here shall be my monitor—my gentle guide. Ah ! can I leave the virtuous path those eyes illumine?
Though thou, dear maid, shouldst waive thy beauty's sway,
[To the audience
SPOKEN BY LADY TEAZLE.
Must I then watch the early crowing cock,
In a lone rustic hall for ever pounded,
A DRAMATX: PIECE IN THREE ACTS.
TO MRS. GREVILLE. MADAM, --In requesting your permission to address the following pages to you, which, as they aim themselves to be critical, require every protection and allowance that approving taste or friendly prejudice can give them. I yet ventured to mention no other motive than the gratification of private friendship and esteem. Had I suggested a hope that your implied approbation would give a sanction to their defects, your particular reserve, and dislike to the reputation of critical taste, as well as of poetical talent, would have made you refuse the protection of your name to such a purpose. However, I am not so ungrateful as now to attempt to combat this disposi. tion in you. I shall not here presume to argue that the present state of poetry claims and expects every assistance that taste and example can afford it; nor endeavour to prove that a fastidious concealment of the most elegaæt productions of judgment and fancy is an ill return for the possession of those endowments. Continue to deceive yourself in the idea that you are known only to be emin mly admired and regarded for the valuable qualities that attach private frier dships, and the graceful talents that adorn conversation. Enough of wha' . you have written has stolen into full public notice to answer my purpose ; und you will, perhaps, be the only person, conversant in elegant literature, who shall read this address and not perceive that by publishing your particular approbation of the following drama, I have a more interested object than to boast the true respect and regard with which I have the honour to be, Madam, your very sincere and obedient humble servant,
R. B. SHERIDAN.
LAGIARY Mr.Parsons. MR. HOPKINS.
Mr. Hop. PUFF .
. . . Mr. King MR. HOPKINS. DANGLE . Mr. Dodd.
\ Mrs. HopSNEER.
Mr.Palmer. MRS. DANGLE . SIGNOR PASTICCIO RI) Mr.Delpini. SIGNORE
Mr.Delpini. SIGNORE TORNELLO.
PASTICCIO and the Miss
Pasticcio ( Miss Field INTERPRETER
. UNDER PROMPTER
Mr. Philli Scenemen, Musicians, and
CHARACTERS OF THE TRAGEDY. LORD BURLEIGH . . Mr. Moody. JUSTICE i...Mr. Packer. GOVERNOR OF TIL | Mr. Wrighten. CONSTABLE. . . . Mr. Fawceti. GOVERNOR OF TIL-LYWachi SON . . . . . . Mr. Lamash,
BURY FORT. . s Earl of LEICESTER Mr. Farren. THAMES . . . . · Mr. Gawdry. SiR WALTER RALM Beurtre TILBURINA . . . MISS Pope. LEIGH. . ..
Mrs. Brad. Six CHRISTOPHER Mr. Waldron. Is
shaw. HATTON . . .
Justice's LADYMrs. Johnston. MASTER OF THE Į Mr. Kenny. SECOND NIECE. . . Miss Kirby.
First NIECE ... Miss Collett. HORSE . . DON FEROLO WHIS. I Mr. Bannis. Knights, Guards, Constables, Sen
KERANDOS.. ter, jun. Itinels, Servants, Chorus, Rivers, BEEFEATER .. Mr. Wright. | Attendants, &c., &c. SCENE,-LONDON : in Dangle's House during the First Act, and
throughout the rest of the Play in DRURY LANE THEATRE
BY THE HONOURABLE RICHARD FITZPATRICK.