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gone now!


-I've bad a great deal of care and trouble this day! If I were sure to beg for it all my to bring it about, children; but, thank my life after--Here, sirrah, cook! look into the stars, 'tis over — 'tis over Now I may Roman history, see what Mark Anthony had sleep with my doors open, and never have for supper, when Cleopatra first treated him my 'slumbers broken with the fear of rogues with chere entiere: rogue, let me have a reand rivals.

past that will be six times as expensive and Ros. Don't interrupt him, and see how far provoking-Go.-And, d'ye hear? One of you his bumour will carry him?

step to monsicur Vendevin, the king's builer,

(Apart to Hypolita. for the same wine that bis majesty reserves Don M. But there is no joy lasting in this for his own drinking; tell him he shall have world ; we must all die when we have done his price for't. our best; sooner or later, old or young, prince 1 Sero. How much will you please to have, sir? or peasant, high or low, kings, lords, and Don M. Too much, sir! lll bave every thing common whores, must die! Nothing certain ; upon the outside of enough to-day. Go you, we are forced to buy one comfort with the sirrah, run to my nephew, don Lewis, give loss of another.-Now I've married my child, my service and tell him to bring all his family I've lost my companion- I've parted with my along with him. girl!-Her heart's gone another way now; Hyp. Ay, sir! this is as it should be! now she'll forget her old father!– I shall never have it begins to look like a wedding. her wake me more, like a cheerful lark, with Don M. Ah! we'll make all the hair in the her pretty songs in a morning, - I shall have world stand an end at our joy. nobody lo chat at dinner with me now, or Hyp. Here comes Flora - Now, madam, obtake up a godly book and read me to sleep serve your cue. in ar afternoon. Ah! these comforts are all


Enter FLORA. Hyp. How very near the extreme of one Flora. Your servant, gentlemen-I need not passion is to another! Now he is tired with wish you joy - You have it, I see—Don Phijoy, till be is downright melancholy. [Aside. lip, I must needs speak with you. Ros. What's the matter, sir?

Hyp. Pshaw! prythee don't plague me with Don M. Ah! my child! now it comes to the business at such a time as this. test, methinks I don't know how to part with Flora. My business won't be deferred, sir. thee.

Hyp. Sir! Ros. O, sir, we shall be better friends than Flora. I suppose you guess it, sir; and ]

must tell


I take it ill it was not done Don M. Ub! ub! shall we? Wilt thou come before. and see the old man now and then ? Well, Hyp. What d'ye mean? beaven bless thee, give me a kiss-I must kiss Flora. Your ear, sir. [They whisper. thee at parting! Be a good girl, use thy hus Don M. What's the matter now, 'tro? band well, make an obedient wife, and I shall Ros. The gentleman seems very free, methinks. die conlenled.

Don M. Troth, I don't like it. Hyp. Die, sir! Come, come, you have a Ros. Don't disturb 'em, sir-We shall know great while to live-Hang these melancholy all presently. thoughts, they are the worst company in the Hyp. But what have you done with don world at a wedding:-Consider, sir, we are Philip?

[-Apart to Flora. young;

you would oblige us, let us have a Fiora. I drew the servants out of the way, linle life and mirth, a jubilee to day at least; while he made his escape; what we do we stir your servants, call in your neighbours, let must do quickly; come, conie, put on your me see your whole family mad for joy, sir. fighting face, and I'll be with 'em presenily. Don M. Ha! shall we be merry then?

[ Aside. Hyp. Merry, sir! ah! as beggars at a feast. Hyp: [Aloud) Sir, I have offer'd you very What, shall á dull Spanish custom tell me, fair; if you don't think so, I bave married the when I am the happiest man in the kingdom, lady, and take your course. I shan't be as mad as I have a mind to? Let Flora. Sir, our contract was a full third ; me see the face of nothing to-day but revels, a third part's my right, and I'll have it, sir. friends, feasts, and music, sir.

Don M. lley! Don M. Ab! thou shalt have thy humour Hyp. Then I must tell you, sir, since you thou shalt bare thy humour! Hey, within there! are pleased to call it your right, you shall not rogues! dogs! slaves! where are my rascals? have it. Ab! my joy flows again, I can't bear it. Flora. Not, sir?

Hyp. No, sir-Look ye, don't put on your Enter several Servants.

pert airs to me—'Gad, I shall use you very Sere. Did you call, sir?

scurvily. Don M. Call, sir! ay, sir: what's the reason Flora. Use me!-You little son of a whore, you are not all out of your wits, sir? Don't draw. you know that your young mistress is mar Hyp. Oh! sir, I am for you. ried, scoundrels?

[They fight, and Don Manuel interposes. 1 Serv. Yes, sir, and we are all ready to be Ros. Ah! help! murder! [Runs out mad, as soon as your honour will please to Don M. Within there! help! murder! Why, gire any distracted orders.

gentlemen, are ye mad? Pray put up. Hyp. You see, sir, they only want a little

Hyp. A rascal! encouragement.

Don M. Friends, and quarrel! for shame. Don M. Ah! there shall be nothing wanting Flora. Friends I scorn his friendship; and

you must

since he does not know how to use a gentle-1. Hyp. I'm a little rer'd at my servant's beman, I'll do a public piece of justice, and use ling out of the way, and the insolence of this him like a villain.

other rascal. Don M. Better words, sir. [To Flora. Don M. But what occasion have you for

Flora. Why, sir, d'ye take this fellow for post-horses, sir ? don Philip?

Hyp. Something happens a little cross, sir. Don M. What d'ye mean, sir?

Don M. Pray what is't? Flora. That he has cheated me as well as you Hyp. I'll tell you another time, sir. -But I'll have my revenge immediately, [E.rit. Don M. Another time, sir-pray satisfy me

[Hyp.walks about, and Don M. stares. now. Don M. Hey! what's all this? What is it Hyp. Lord, sir, when you see a man's out -My heart misgives me.

of humour. Hyp. Hey! who waits there? Here, you! Don M. Sir, it may be I'm as much out of [To a Servanl] Bid my servant run, and hire lumour as you; and I must tell ye, I don't me a coach and four horses immediately. like your behaviour, and I'm resolu'd to be Serv. Yes, sir.

[Exit Servant. satisfy’d. Don M. A coach!

Hyp. Sir, what is't you'd have? [Pcevishly,

Don M. Lookye, sir-in short-1-I have Enter VILETTA.

receiv'd a lelter. Vil. Sir, sir!-bless me! What's the matter, Hyp. Well, sir. sir? Are not you well?

Don M. I it

may be well, sir. Don M. Yes, yes I am-that is-ha! Hyp. Bless me, sir! what's the matter with Vil. I have brought you a letter, sir.

you? Don M. What business can be have for a Don M. Matter, sir!--in troth I'm almost coach?

afraid and ashamed to tell


but if Vil. I have brought you a letter, sir, from needs know-there's the matter, sir. Octavio.

[Gives the Letter. Don M. To me ? Vil. No, sir, to my mistress

he charged

Enter Don LEWIS. me to deliver it immediately; for he said it concerned her life and fortune.

Don L. Uncle, I am your humble servant. Don M. How! let's see it — There's what I Don M. I am glad to see you, nephew. promised thee-be gone. What can this be Don L. I received your invitation, and am now?

[Reads. come to pay my duty: but here I 'met with The person whom your father ignorantly the most surprising news. designs you to marry, is a known cheat, Don M. Pray what is it? and an impostor; the true don Philip, who Don L. Why, first your servant told me, is my intimate friend, will immediately ap- my young cousin was to be married to-day pear with the corregidore, and fresh evi-todon Philip de las Torres; and just as I dence against him. I thought this advice, was entering your doors, who should I meet though from one you hate, would be well but don Philip with the corregidore, and sereceived if it came time enough to prevent veral witnesses to prove, it seems that the

OCTAVIO. person whom you were just going to marry O, my heart! this letter was not designed to my cousin to, has usurp'd bis name, betray'd fall into my hands-I am frightened—I dare you, robb’d him, and is in short a rank imnot think on't.


Don M. Dear nephew, don't torture me: Re-enter the Servant.

are ye sure you know don Philip when you Sero. Sir, your man is not within. Hyp. Careless rascal! to be out of the way fellows, fellow collegians, and fellow travellers?

Don L. Know him, sir? were not we schoolwhen my life's at stake-Prythee do thou go and see if thou canst get me any post horses.

Don M. But are you sure you mayn't have Don M. Post horses!

forget him neither?

Don L. You might as well ask me if I had Re-enter RosaRA.

not forgot you, sir.

Don M. But one question more and I am Rosi 0, dear sir, what was the matter? dumb for ever-Is that he ? Don M. Hey!

Don L. That, sir? No, nor in the least like Ros. What made 'cm quarrel, sir? him.—But pray why this concern? I hope we Don M. Child!

are not come too late to prevent the marriage ? Ros. What was it about, sir? You look Don M. Ob! oh! oh! 'ob! my poor child! concern'd.

Ros. Oh!

[Seems to faint. Don M. Concern'd!

Don M. Ab! look to my child. Ros. I hope you are not hurt, sir.. [To Don L. Is this the villain then that bas imHypolita, who ininds her not]-What's the posed on you? matter with him, sir ? he won't speak to me. Hyp. Sir, I'm this lady's husband; and while

[To Don Manuel. I'm sure that name can't be taken from me, Don M. A-speak! --a-go to him again, I shall be contented with laughing at any try what fair words will do, and see if you other you or your party dare give me. can pick out the meaning of all this.

Don M. Oh! Ros. Dear sir, what's ihe matter?

Don L. Nay then, within there!- such a Don M. Ay, sir, pray what's the matter? villain ought to be made an example.

your ruin.

see him?

Enter Corregidore and Officers, with Don Don M. Oh! oh!

PHILIP, OCTAVIO, FLORA, TRAPPANTI, and Oct Can she repent her falsehood then at VILETTA.

last? Is'i possible ?' then I'm wounded too! O O gentlemen, we're undone! all comes 100 my poor undone Rosara! [Goes to her] Unlate! my poor cousin's married to the impostor. grateful! cruel! perjured man! Don P. How!

Don M. Oh! don't insult me! I deserve the Oct. Confusion!

worst you can say.-I'm a miserable wretch, Don M. Ob! ob!

and I reperl me. Don P. That's the person, sir, and I de Vil. So! here's the la-ly in tears, the lover mand your justice.

in rage, the old gentleman out of his senses, Oct. And 1.

most of the company distracted, and the brideTrap. And I.

groom in a fair way to be hanged. - The Flora. And all of us.

merriest wedding that ever I saw in my life. Don M. Will my cares never be over?

[Apart to Hypolita. Cor. Well, gentlemen, let me rightly un

Cor. Well, sir, have you any thing to say derstand what 'tis you charge him with, and before I make your warrant? I'll commit him immediately -- First, sir, you Hyp. A word or two, and I obey ye, sir. say, these gentlemen all know you to be the —Gentlemen, I have reflected on the folly of true Don Philip?

my action, and foresee the disquiels I am like Don L. That, sir, I presume my oath will prove to undergo in being this lady's husband; thereOct. Or mine.

fore, as I own myself the author of all this Flora. And mine.

seeming ruin and confusion, so I am willing Trap. Ay, and mine too, sir. [head? (desiring first the officers may withdraw) to Don M. Where shall I hide this shameful offer something to the general quiet. Flora. And for the robbery, that I can prove

Oct. What can this mean? upon bim: he confess'd to me at Toledo, he Don P. Pshaw! some new contrivancestole this gentleman's portmanteau there, to Let's be gone. carry on his design upon this lady, and agreed Don L. Stay a moment, it can be no harm to give me a third part of her fortune for my to hear bim-Sir, will you oblige us? assistance; which he refusing to pay as soon Cor. Wait without. [Ereunt Officers. as the marriage was over, thought myself Vil. What's to be done now, 'lrow? obliged in bonour to discorer bim.

Trap. Some smart thing, I warrant ye; the Hyp. Well, gentlemen, you may insult me little gentleman hath a notable bead, faith. if you please; but I presume you'll hardly be Flora. Nay, gentlemen, thus much I know able to prove that I'm not married to the lady, of him: that if you can but persuade him to or bav'a't the best part of her fortune in my be honest, 'tis still in his power to make you pocket; so do your worst: I own my inge- all amends; and, in my opinion, 'lis high time nuity, and am proud on't.

he should propose it. Don M. Ingenuity, abandon'd villain !- But, Don M. Ay, 'tis time he were hang'd indeed: sir, before you send him to gaol, I desire he for I know no other amends he can make us. may return the jewels I gave him as part of Hyp. Then I must tell you, sir, I owe you my daughter's portion.

no reparation; the injuries which you com'Cor. 'Ihat can't be, sir-since he has mar- plain of, your sordid avarice, and breach of ried the lady, her fortune's lawfully bis: all promise here have justly brought upon you: we can do, is to prosecute him for robbing therefore, sir, if you are injured, you may this gentleman.

thank yourself for it. Don M. O that ever I was born.

Don M. Nay, dear sir, I do confess my Hyp. Return the jewels, sir! if you don't blindness, and could heartily wish your eyes pay me the rest of her fortune to-morrow or mine had dropp'd out of our beads before morning, you may chance to go to gaol be- ever we saw one another. fore me.

Hyp. Well, sir (however little you have Don M. O that I were buried! Will my deserved it), yet for your daughter's sake, if cares never be over?

you'll oblige yourself, by signing this paper, Hyp. They are pretty near it, sir; you can't io keep your first promise, and give her, with have much more to trouble


her full fortune, to this gentleman, I'm still Cor. Come, sir, if you please; I must desire content, on that condition, to disannul my to take your deposition in writing.

own prelences, and resign ber. (Goes to the Table with Flora. Don M. Sir, I don't know how to answer Don P. Now, sir, you see wbat your own you: for I can never believe you'll have good rashness has brought ye to.

nature enough to bang yourself out of the Don M. Pray forbear, sir.

way to make room for him? Hyp. Keepií up, madam. [Aside to Rosara. Hyp. Then, sir, to let you see I have not

Ros. Oh, sir! how wretched have you made only an honest meaning, but an immediate me! is this the care you have taken of me for power too, to make good my word, I first my blind obedience to your commands? this renounce all title to her fortune: these jewels, my reward for filial duty?. [To Don Manuel. which I received from you, I give him free Don M. Ah! my poor child!

possession of; and now, sir, the rest of her Ros. But I deserve it all, for ever listening fortune you owe him with her person. to your barbarous proposal, when my con Don M. This is unaccountable, I must conscience might have told me, my vows and fess—But still, sir, if you disannul

your preperson in justice and honour were the wronged tences, how you'll persuade that gentleman, to Octario's.

whom I am obliged in contract to part with bis


gue as himself.

Don P. Thai, sir, shall be no lell; I am too sued, and carried with this kind surprise at well acquainted with the virtue of my friend's last, gives me wonder equal to my joy. title, to entertain a thought that can disturb it. Hyp. llere's one that at more leisure shall

Hyp. Now, sir, it only stops at you. inform you all : she was ever a friend to your

Don M. Well, sir, I see the paper is only love, has had a bearly share in the fatigue, conditional, and since the general welfare is and now I am bound in honour to give her concern’d, I won't refuse to lend you my help- part of the garland too. ing hand to it; but if you should not make Don P. How! she! your words good, sir, I liope you won't take Flora. Trusty Flora, sit, at your service! I it ill if a man should poison you.

have had many a battle with my lady upon Don P. And, sir, let me too warn you how your account; but I always told her we should you execule this promise; your flatiery and do her business at last. dissembled penitence bas deceiv'd me Don M. Another melamorphosis! Brave girls, already, which makes me, I confess, a little faith! Odzooks, we shall have 'em make camslow in my belief; therefore take heed, expect paigus shortly. no secondo mercy ! for be assured of this, I Don P. In Seville I'll provide for thee. nerer can forgive a villain.

Hyp. Nay, bere's another accomplice too, Hyp. If I am proved one spare me not-1 confederate I can't say; for honest Trappanti ask but this–Use me as you find me.

did not know but thai I was as great a roDon P. That you may depend on. Don Mt. There, sir.

Trap. It's a folly to lie; I did not indeed, [Gives Hypolila the Writing, signed. madam.- But the world cannot say I have Typ. And now, don Philip, I confess you been a rogue to your ladyship- and if you are the only injured person here.

had not parted with your money-, Don P. I know not ihai-do my friend righi, Hyp. 'Thou hadst not parted with thy honesty. and I shall casily forgive thee.

Trap. Right, madam; but how should a Hyr. His pardon, with his thanks, I am poor naked fellow resist when he had so many sure I shall deserve: but how shall I forgive pistoles held against him? [Shoa's Monej. myself? Is there in nature left a means that Don M. Ay, ay, well said, lad. can repair the shameful slights, the insults, 'il. Ea? A templing bait indeed! let him and the long disquiets you bave known from offer to marry me again if be dares. [Aside. love?

Don P. Hell, Tiappanti, thou bast been Don P. Let me understand thec.

serviceable, however, and I'll think of thee. Hyp. Examine well your heart, and if the Oct. Nay, I am his debtor too. fierce resentment of its wrongs has not extin Trap. Ah! there's a very easy way, genguished quile the usual soft compassion there, tlemen, to reward me; and since you partly revive at least one spark in pily of my wo- owe your happiness to my roguery, I should mau's weakness.

be very proud to owe mine only to your geDon P. Whither wouldst thou carry me ? Oct. As how, pray?

(nerosity. Hyp. The extravagant allempl I have this Trap. Why, si., I find by my constitution, day run through to meet you thus, justly may that it is as natural to be in love as to be hunsubject me to your contempt and scorn, unless gry, and that I han't a jot less stomach than the same forgiving goodness that used to over- the best of my bellers; and though I have ofilook the failings of Hypolita, prove still my en thought a wise but dining every day upon friend, and solien all with the excuse of love. the same dish; yel methinks it's better than [All seem amazed] 0 Philip--Hypolita is- no dinner at all. Upon which considerations, yours for ever. [They advance' slowly, and gentlemen and ladies, I desire you'll use your

at last rush into one another's Arms. interest with Madona here-To admit me into Don P. It is, it is, Hypolita! And yet ’lis her good graces. she! I know ber by the busy pulses at my Don M. A pleasant rogue, faith! Odzooks, beart, which only love like mine can feel, and the jade shall

' have him. Come, hussy, he's she alone can give. [Embraces her eagerly. an ingenious person.

Don M. Have I then been pleased, and pla Vil. Sir, I don't understand bis stuff; when gued, and frighted out of my wits, by a wo- be speaks plain I know what to say to him. man all this while? Odsbud, she is a notable Trap. Why then, in plain terms, let me a contriver! Stand clear, ho! For if I have not lease for life.—Marry me. a fair brush at her lips; nay, if she does not Vil. Ay, now you say something - I was give me the hearty smack too, odds-winds and afraid, by what you said in the garden, you thunder, she is not the good-humour'd girl I had only a mind to be a wicked tenant at will. take her for.

Trap. No, no, child, I have no mind to be Hyp. Come, sir, I won't balk your good turn'd out at a quarter's warning. humour. [11e kisses her] And now I have a Vil. Well, there's my hand-And now meet favour to beg of you; you remember your me soon as you will with a canonical promise: only your blessing here, sir. lawyer, and I'll give you possession of the Don M. Ah! E ostacion and Rosara kneel. rest of the premises.

Don M. Odzooks, and well thought of, I'll so, children, heaven bless ye together—And send for one presently. Here, you, sirrah, run pow my cares are over again.

to father Benedick again, tell bim his work Och. We'll study to deserve your love, sir. don't hold here, his last marriage is dropp'd

Don P. My friend successful too! Then my to pieces; but now we have got better tackle, joys are double-But how tbis generous at- bę must come and stitch two or three fresh tempt was started first, how it has been pur-couple together as fast as be can.


Don P. Now, my Hypolita !

10! never let a virtuous mind despair, Let our example teach inankind to love; For constant hearts are love's peculiar care. From tbine the fair their favours may improve:


GEORGE COLMAN Was the son of Francis Colman, Esq., His Majesty's resident at the court of the Grand Duke of Tuscany al Florence, by a sister of the Countess of Bath. He was born at Florence about 1753, and had the lionour of having king George The Second for his godfather. He received his education at Westminster School, where he very early showed his poetical talents. The first performance by him was a copy of verses addressed to his cousin Lord Pulteney, wril ter in the year 1947, while lie was al Westminster, and since printed in The St. 'ame's Magazine, a work published by his unfortunate friend, Robert Lloyd. From Westminster School be removed 10 Oxford, and became a student of Christchurch. It was there, at a very early age, that he engaged with his friend Bonnel Thornton, in publishing the Cennusseur, a periodical paper which appeared once a weck, and was continued from Jan. 31. 1754. to Sept. S. 1756, When the age of the writers of this entertaining paper is considered, the wit and humour, the spirit, the good senso and shrewd observations on life and manners, with which it abounds, will excile some degree of wonder; bul will, at the same time, evidently point out the extracrdinary talents which were afterwards to be more fully displayed in The Jealuss IF ife an The Clandestine Marriage. The recommendation of his friends, or bis choice, but probably the forner, ieduced him to fix upon the law for his profession; and was accordingly entered at Lincoln's Inn, and in due saron called to the bar. He attended there a very short time; thongh, if our recollectiou does not mislead us, he was seen often enough in the courts to prevent the supposition of his abanduning the profession merely for want of encouragereal, On the 18th of March 1758, he took ihe degree of Master of arts at Oxford ; and in the year 1760 his first dramatic piece, Polly Honeycomb, was acied at Drury Lane, with great success. For several years before, the comic Muse Hemed to have relinquished the stage, No comedy had been produced at either theatre, since the year 1951, wbes Veure's Gil Blas was with difficully performed nine nigis. In July 1764 Lord Bath died: aud on that cvent Mr Colmsn found himself circumstances fully sufficient to enable him to follow the bent of his genius. The first publication which he produced, after this seriod, was a translation in blank verse of the comedies oi' Terence, 1765; sod w boerer would wish to see the spirit of an aucient bard transfused into the English language, must look for it in Mr. Colman's version. The successor of Lord Bath, General Pulteney, died in 1767; and Mr. Culman again found hinxli rememhered in his will, by a second annuity, which confirmed the independency of his fortune, horever, to bave selt no charms in an idle life; as, in 1767, he united will Messrs, Harris, Rutherford, and Powell, in the purchase of Covent Garden Theatre, and took upon himself the laborinus office of acting manager. After contisuing manager of Covent Garden Theatre seven years, Mr. Colman sold his share and interest therein to Mr. James Leake, one of bis dien partners; and, in 1777, purchased of Mr. Foote the Little Theatre in the Haymarket. The estimation in which the entertainments exhibited under his direction were held by the public, the reputation which the theatre acquired, and the continual concourse of the polilo world during the height of summer, sufliciently spoko the praises of Mr. Colman's management, Indeed, it has been long admillcd, that no person, since the death of Mre Garrick, was so able to superintend the entertainments of the stage as the subject of this account. About the year 1785 Mr. Colaan gave the public a new translation of, and commentary on, Horace's Are of Poetry; in which he produced a new system in explain this very difficult poem. In opposition to Dr. Hurd, he supposed,"llal one of the sons of Piso, undoubtedly the elder, hat either written or mediated a poctical work, most probably a tragedy; and that he bad, with the knowledge of the family, communicated his piece or intention to Horace. But Horace cither dissaproving of the work, or dombling of the poetical faculties of the elder Piso, or both, wished to dissuade him from all ihuoghi of publication. With this view he formed the design of writing this epistle; addressing it, with a courtliness and deliczey perfectly agreeable in his acknowledged character, indifferently to the whole family, tho father and his two sons. Epistelus ad Pisones de arte Poetica.” This hypothesis is supported with much learning, ingenuity, and modesty; and, if not fully established, is at least as well enlitled to applause as that adopted by the Bishop of Worcester: publicatise of the Horace, the Bishop said 10 Dr. Douglas, “ Give my complimenis lo Colman, and thank him for the sudsoise manner in which he has treated me; and tell him, that I think he is righi" Mr. Colman died at Paddington, on the tilb of August 1791, at the age of 62. A few hours before his death he was seized with violent spasms; and les were succeeded by a melancholy slapor, in which he drew his last breath.

Ile seems,

On the


Com, by Geo. Colman, 1-61. This picce made its appearance at Drury Lane with prodigions success. The groundwork of it is derived from Fielding's History of Tom Jones, at the period of Sophia's laking refuge al Lady Bellaston's hout. The characters borrowed from that work, however, only serve as a kind of underplot to introduce Mr. and Mrs. Oakley, viz. tbe Jealous Wife and her husband. It must be confessed, that the passions of the lady are liere worked up to a very great height; and Mr. Oakley's vexation and domestic misery, in consequence of her behaviour, are very strongly supported. Yet, perhaps, the author would have better answered his purpose with respect to the passion he intended 10 expose the absurdity of, had he made her appear somewhat less of the virago, and Mr, Oaklıy pol so much of the hen pecked husband; since she now appears rather a lady, who, from a consciousness of her own power, is desirous of sapporting the appearance of jealousy, to procure her an indue influence over her husband and family, than sac, who, feeling the reality of that liurbulent yet fluctuating passion, kecomes equally absurd in the suddenness of forminz anjust suspicions, and in that hastiness of being satisfied, which love, the only true basis of jealousy, will constantly Occasios. When this play was originally acted, it was remarked, that the scene of Mrs. Oakley's hysteric fits borea near resemblance to the line situation of Mrs. Termagant in The Squire of Alsatia.

Mr. Colman has been accused of a misomer is calling it The Jealous IV ile; Mrs. Oakley being totally destitute of that delicacy, which some consider pecessary to constilule jealousy. Many exceptions might be taken to the characters in this piccc-that of Lady Freclore is per'a aps too odious for the stage, while that i Captain O'Cutter does liule hunour to the navy. The play, however, upon the whole, boasis more than an ordinary share of merit.






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