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Pretends to taste, at Operas cries caro,
And quits her Nancy Dawson, for Che Faro :
Doats upon dancing, and in all her pride
Swims round the room, the Heinel of Cheapside :
Ogles and leers with artificial skill,
Till having lost in age the power to kill,
She sits all night at cards, and ogles at spadille.
Such, through our lives the eventful history-
The fifth and last act still remains for me.
The bar-maid now for your protection prays,
Turns female Barrister, and pleads for Bayes.

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EPILOGUE 1

TO BE SPOKEN IN THE CHARACTER OF

* TONY LUMPKIN

By J. CRADOCK, Esq.

WELL—now all's ended—and my comrades gone, Pray what becomes of mother's nonly son ? A hopeful blade !—in town I'll fix my station, And try to make a bluster in the nation ; As for my cousin Neville, I renounce her, Off—in a crack--I'll carry big Bett Bouncer.

Why should not I in the great world appear ? I soon shall have a thousand pounds a year ! No matter what a man may here inherit, In London—'gad, they've some regard to spirit. I see the horses prancing up the streets, And big Bett Bouncer bobs to all she meets ; Then hoiks to jigs and pastimes ev'ry nightNot to the play—they say it a’n’t polite ; To Sadler's Wells perhaps, or operas go, And once by chance, to the roratorio. Thus here and there, for ever up and down, We'll set the fashions too to half the town ; And then at auctions—money ne'er regard, Buy pictures like the great, ten pounds a yard : Zounds, we shall make these London gentry say, We know what's damn'd genteel as well as they.

1 This came too late to be spoken.

SCENE FROM

THE GRUMBLER

A FARCE

PLAYED AT COVENT GARDEN THEATRE, May 8th, 1773

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ

MR. QUICK.
MR. DAVIS.
MR. OWENSON.

Sourby (the Grumbler)
Octavio (his Son)
Wentworth (Brother-in-law to Sourby)
Dancing Master (called Signior Capriole

in the Bills)
Scamper (Servant)
Clarissa (in love with Octavio)
Jenny (her Maid)

MR. KING.
MR. SAUNDERS.
Miss HELME.
Miss PEARCE.

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