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Y inscribing this flight performance to you,
I do not mean so much to compliment you as myself. It may do me some honour to inform the public, that I have lived many years in intimacy with
serve the interests of mankind also to inform them, that the greatest wit may be found in a character, without impairing the most unaffected piety.
I have, particularly, reason to thank for your partiality to this performance. The undertaking a comedy, not merely sentimental, was very dangerous; and Mr. Colman, who saw this piece in its various stages, always thought it so. However I ventured to trust it to the public; and though it was necessarily delayed till late in the season, I have
reason to be grateful.
I am, Dear Sir,
Your most sincere friend,
By David Garrick, Esq.
I'm crying now--and have been all the week!
I give it up—morals won't do for me;
A kind of magic charm--for be assur'd,
E P I LOGUE
By Dr. GOLDSMITH. ELL, having stoop'd to conquer with success,
And gain'd a husband without aid from dress, Still as a Bar-maid, I could wish it too, As I have conquer'd him to conquer you: And let me say, for all your resolution, That pretty Bar-maids have done execution. Our life is all a play, compos'd to please, 66 We have our exits and our entrances," The first act shows the simple country maid, Harmless and young, of ev'ry thing afraid; Blushes when hir'd, and with unmeaning action, I hopes as how to give you satisfaction. Her second act displays a livelier scene; Th' unblushing. Bar-maid of a country inn. Who whisks about the house, at market caters, Talks loud, coquets the guests, and scolds the waiters. Next the scene shifts to town, and there be soars, The chop-house toast of ogling connoissieurs. On’Squires and Cits she there displays her arts, And on the gridiron broils her lover's hearts And as she smiles, her triumphs to compleat, Even Common Councilmen forget to eat. The fourth act news her wedded to the 'Squire, And Madam now begins to hold it higher: