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Cherish this beauteous mourner, take her from me,
As the last present of a dying friend.
King E. If aught could make the precious gift

more dear,
It would be, Warwick, that it came from thee.
O! I will guard her with a parent's care
From ev'ry ill, watch over and protect her;
And when the memory of thee shall awake,
As oft it will, her poignant griefs, repel
The rising sigh, wipe off the flowing tear,
And strive to charm her to forgetfulness.

Warw. Then I shall die in peace.
Lady E. G. Yet thou may'st live.

Waru. Impossible: I feel
The hand of death

press
cold

upon my heart, And all will soon be o'er.

King E. Alas! my friend, the memory of thee Will poison every bliss.

Warw. All-healing time, That closes every wound, shall pour its balm O'er thine.- Meanwhile, remember Warwick's fate. I

gave my word to Margaret, and broke it; Heav'n is not to be mock’d, it soon o'ertakes us, And in our crime we meet our punishment. O, Edward, if thou hop'st that length of days, And fair prosperity, shall crown thy wishes, Beware of passion and resentment-make Thy people's good and happiness thy own, Discourage faction, banish flatterers, Keep thy faith inviolate, and reign in peace. I can no more--My love !-Have mercy, Heaven!

[Dies. King E. Let ev'ry honour, to a soldier due, Attend the hero to his tomb-meanwhile, Deep in the living tablet of my heart, Will I engrave thy words-illustrious shade! Living, thou wert my counsellor and friend-And dead, I will remember and obey thee.

Lady E. G. Warwick, farewell! I shall not long

survive thee. King E. I hope thou wilt-Elizabeth, remember His dying charge, think on thy promise giv’n. Thou shalt remain with me, with me lament Our common benefactor; we will sit And talk together of my Warwick's virtues, For I will try to emulate them all, And learn, by copying him, to merit thee. His great example shall inspire my breast With patriot zeal-shall teach me to subdue The pow'r of faction, vanquish party rage, And make me, what alone I wish to be, The happy king of an united people.

(Eseunt omnes.

THE END.

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A COMEDY,

IN FIVE ACTS ;

BY RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN, Esq;

AS PERFORMED AT THE THEATRES ROYAL,

DRURY LANE AND COVENT GARDEN.

PRINTED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE MANAGERS

FROM THE PROMPT BOOK.

WITH REMARKS

BY MRS. INCHBALD.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME,

PATERNOSTER POW,

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