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your permitting me to be present this morning at Sneer. OL, is that all? i he rehearsal of your new trage

Dan. Excellent, 'efai:h! I see it at once. But Puff. Hush, for Heaven's sake-My tragedy !

-won't this appear rather improbable ? Egad, Dangle, I take this very ill; you know how Puff. To be sure it will—but what the plague! apprehensive I am of being known to be the a play is not to show occurrences that bappen erery author.

day, but things just so strange, that though they Dun. 'Efaith, I would not have told; but it's in never did, they might happen. the papers, and your name at length-in the Morn- Sneer. Certainly, nothing is unnatural, that is ing Chronicle.

not pby:ically impossible. Puff. Ah! those damnd editors never can keep PuffVery true-and for that matter, Don Fe. a secret! Well, Mr. Speer-no doubt you will do rolo Whiskerandos—for that's the lover's nameme great honour-I shall be infinitely happy-might have been over here in the train of the Spahighly fattered.

nish ambassador; or Tilburina, for that is the Dan. I beliove it must be near the time-shall lady's name, might have been in love with him, we go together?

from having heard his character, or seen hís picPuff. No; it will not be yet this hour, for they ture; or from knowing that he was the last man aro always late at that theatre : besides, I must in the world she ought to be in love with, or for meet you there, for I have some little matters to any other good female reason. However, sir, the send to the papers, and a few paragraphs to scrib- fact is, that though she is but a knight's daughter, ble before I go. (Looking at memorandums.] Here is egad! she is in love like any princess! 'a Conscientious Baker,

on the subject of the Army Dan. Poor young lady! I feel sor ber already! Bread,' and 'a Detester of visible Brick-work, in Puff. O amazing!-her poor susceptible heart is favour of the new-invented Stucco ;' boia in the swayed to and fro, by contending passions, likestyle of Junius, and promised for to-morrow.Here is an invention for the running our mail.

Enter Under Prompter. coaches by steam, and ligbting them by gas.-I bave also a very ingenious design for a self-acting Under P. Sir, the scene is set, and everything air-pump, to be fixed in the confined streets, which is ready to begin, if you please. is to supersede the necessity of country excursions Puff Egad, then we'll lose no time. for the benefit of the health. Here are likewise Under P. Though I believe, sir, you will find it many other valuable memorandums, most of which very short, for all the performers have profited by I have no doubt but I shall reoder equally prac- the kind permission you granted them. ticable, and of the greatest importance to the na- Puff. Hey! what! tion. So, egad, I have not a moment to lose. Under P. You know, sir, you gave them leare

to cut out or ounit wbatever they found heavy or unnecessary to the plot, and I must own they have taken very liberal advantage of your indulgence.

[Exit. ACT II.

Puff. Well, well. They are in general vesy

good judges, and I know I am luxuriant. Gentle SCENE I.The Theatre,

men, be seated. [SNEER and DANGLE sit.] Now Nr.

Wodarch [ To Leader of the Band), please to play a Enter Dangle, Puff, and SNEER, as before the dience for the curtain's rising.

few bars of something soft, just to prepare the auCurtain. Three chairs on.

[The Band strike Bobbing Joan,' very forte. Puff. No, no, sir; what Shakspeare says of ac

Puff. [Having stopped them with much difficulty.] tors may be better applied to the purpose of plays; Now, really, gentlemen, this is unkind. I ask you they ought to be the abstract and brief chronicles to play a soothing air, and you strike up Bobbing of the times. Therefore when history, and par- Joan. [70 Sveer, &c.) These gentlemen will have ticularly the history of our own country, furnishes their joke at rehearsal

, you see. [To Orchestra.] anything like a case in point, to the time in which come, gentlemen, oblige me. [The Band play a an author writes, if he knows his own interest, he few bars of soft music.] Aye, that's right,—for ve will take advantage of it ; so, sir, I call my tra- have the scenes, and dresses; egad, we'll go to it, gedy the Spanish Armada ;' and have laid the as if it was the first night's performance; but you scene before Tilbury Fort.

need not mind stopping between the acts. soh! Sneer. A most happy thought, certainly!

stand clear, gentlemen. Now you know there will Dan. Egad, it was ; I told you so. But pray,

be a cry of down !_down!-hats off!-silence ! now, I don't understand how you have contrived to Then up curtain, and let us see what our painters

have done for us. introduce any love into it.

Puff. Love !-Ob, nothing so easy : for it is a received point among poets, that, where history SCENE 11.-The Curtain rises, and discovers Tilgives you a good heroic outline for a play, you may bury Fort. Two Sentinels asleep on the ground. till up with a little love at your own discretion : in doing which, nine times out of ten, you only Dan. Tilbury Fort !-very fine, indeed! anake up a deficiency in the private bistory of the Puff. Now, what do you think I open with ? times. Now I rather think I have done this with Sneer. Faith, I can't guess

Puff. A clock. Sneer. No scandal about Queen Elizabeth, I Sneer. A clock ! bope?

Puff. Hark !--[Clock strikes four.) I open with Puf. O lud ! no, no. I only suppose the go. a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the vernor of Tilbury Fort's daughter to be in love audience--it also marks the time, which is four with tho son of the Spanish admiral.

To'clock in the morning, and saves a description of

some success.


the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the Sir C. (Imitates his manner.] I cano: but sure eastern hemisphere.

mise. Forgive, my friend, Dan. But, pray, are the sentinels to be asleep • If the conjecture's rash--I cannot but Puff. Fast as watchmen.

* Surmise—the state some danger apprehends ! Sneer. Is'nt that odd though, at such an alarm. i Sneer. A very cautious conjecture that. ing crisis!

Puff. Yes, that's his character; not to give an Puff. To be sure it is .—but smaller things must opinion, but on secure grounds.- Now thea. give way to a striking scene at the opening; that's Sir W. O, most accomplished Christopher.' a role. And the case is, that two great men are Puf. Keep up the Christopher! “O most accoming to this very spot to begin the piece ; now, complished Christopher. He calls him by his it is not to be supposed they would open their lips, Christian name, to show that they are on the most if these fellows were watching them ; so, egad, i familiar terms. must either have them sent off their posts, or set • Sir W. O, most accomplished Christopher, I them asleep.

find Sneer. O, that accounts for it!-But tell us, who Thy fears are just. are these coming ?

• Sir C. But where, whence, when, wbat, which, Puff. These? Tbey are—Sir Walter Raleigh

and whose, and Sir Christopher Hatton. You'll know Sir The danger is-metbinks, I fain would learn. Christopber, by his turning out bis toes,-famous, Sir W. You know, my friend, scarce two reyou know, for bis dancing. I like to preserve all volving suns' ibe little traits of character. Now attend. Puff. [Stopping him.] Suit the word to the ac

tion, and the action to ibe word. Enter Sir CHRISTOPHER Hatton and Sir WALTER . You know, my friend, scarce two revolving RALEICH.

[Passes his hands one over the other, with a circular • Sir C. True, gallant Raleigh!'

motion.] Dan. What, bad they been ialking before ? • Sir W. (Using the same action.) You know, my

Puff. O yes; all the way as they came along. I frienil, scarce two revolving suns, beg pardon, gentlemen (To the actors), but these And three revolving moons,'are particular friends of mine. Mr. Sneer and Mr. Puff. No, no: send your moons the other way, Dangle, Mr. Keeley and Mr. Meadows, both very or you'll bring about an eclipse ! promising gentlemen in their profession, I assure (Repeats the same lines again the second timrok, zurn. you. (The Actors take off their hats, and bow very ing his hands the contrary way. } low.) 'I know it's against the rule to introduce • Sir W. (Using Purr's action!). You know, my. strangers at a rehearsal, but as they are particular

friend, scarce two revolving suns, friends of nine, I thought you would excuse. And three revolving moons, have closed their Don't mind interrupting these tellows whenever

course, saything strikes you. (To SNEER and DanoLE. • Since haughty Pbilip, in despite of peace, Sir C. True, gallant Raleigh !

With hostile band bath struck at England's trade • But 0, thou champion of thy country's fame, • Sir C. I know it well. • There is a question which I yet must ask;

Sir W. Philip, you know, is proud Iberia's • A question, which I never ask'd before.

king! • What mean these mighty armaments ?

• Sir C. He is. • This general muster? and this throng of chiefs ?' Sir W. You know, beside, his boasted armaSneer. Pray, Mr. Puff, how come Sir Christopher

ment, Hatton never to ask that question before ?

The fam'd Armada, by the Pope baptized, Puff. What, before the play began? How the With purpose to invade these realmsplague could he?

• Sir C. js sail'd : Dan. That's true, 'efaith!

• Our last advices ao report. Puff. But you will hear what be thinks of the Sir W. Wbile the Spanish admiral's chief hope, matter.

• His darling son, by chance a prisoner has been Sir C. Alas, my noble friend, when I bebold'

ta'en, Puff. (Interrupts him.) My good friend, you en- ' And in this fort of Tilbury' tirely forget what I told you the last rehearsal,- Puff. [ Mocking his tone.] Tilbury!' Don't that there was a particular trail in Sir Christopher's speak of Tilbury Fort as if it was a gin-shop! character that he was famous, in Queen Eliza- Keep up its consequence.

• And in this fort of beth's time, for his dancing-pray, turn your toes Tilbury!' out. (With his foot, he pushes Sir C.'s feet out, until (Sir WALTER repears the line after Purpis manner. they are nearly square.] Tbat will do-now, sir, Sir C. Is now confin'd. proceed.

• Sir W. You also know'Sir C. Alas, my noble friend, when I behold Dan. Mr. Puff, as he knows all this, why does • Yon tented plains in martial symmetry,

Sir Walter go on telling bim ? • Array'd when I count o'er yon glittering lines Puff. But the audience are not supposed to know Of crested warriors

anything of the matter, are they? • When briefly all I bear or see bears stamp Sneer. True, but I think you manage ill: for • Of martial preparation, and stern defence, There certainly appears no reason why Sir Walter • I cannot but surmise-Forgive, my friend, should be so communicative. • If the conjecture's rash'

Puff. Foregad now, that is one of the most un. Puff. [Interrupting.) A little more freedom, grateful observations I ever heard ; for the less in. if you please. Remember that Sir Christopher ducement he has to tell all this, the more I think wa Sir Walter were on the most familiar footing you ought to be obliged to him ; for, I am sure, N9n, as thus- (Quotes the line flippantly you'd know nothing of the matter without it


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Dan. That's very true, upon my word.

Puff. O yes, where they do agree on the stage Puff. But you will find be was not going on. their unanimity is wonderful. Sir C. Enough, enough, - 'tis plain,-and I no Lei. Then, let's embrace,-[They embrace.)-

and now'

[Kneels. • Amin amuzeinent lost!'

Sneer. What the plague, is he going to pray ? Pett"Here, now you see, Sir Christopher did Puff. Yes, hush! In great emergencies, there is not in fact ack any one question for bis own infor- nothing like a prayer! mation.

Lei. O mighty Mars!! Sneer. No, indeed : bis has been a most disin. Puff. Stop, my dear sir. You do not expect terested curiosity!

to find Mars there. No, sir, whenerer vou aqDan. Really, 'I find, we are very much obliged dress the gods, always look into the upper gal to them both.

lery. Puff. To be sure you are.

Now then for the Lei. (Looking up to the gallery.] O mighty commander-in-chief, the Earl of Leicester! who,

Mars! you know, was no favourite but of the Queen's. Dan. But why should he pray to Mars ? We left off - in amazement lost!'

Puff. Hush! • Sir C. Am in amazement lost.

Lei. O mighty Mars, if in thy homage bred, * But see where poble Leicester comes ! supreme • Each point of discipline I've still observ'd; • In honours and command.'

Nor but by due promotion, and the right Sneer. But who are these with him?

• Of service, to the rank of Major-goneral Puff. 0! very valiant knights; one is the go. Have ris'n ;'vernor of the fort, the other the master of the horse. Puff. Keep up the Major-general i [Repeats the And now, I think you shall hear some better lan- line with force.) •To the rank of Major-general guage : I was obliged to be plain and intelligible bave ris'n!' Tip them the Major-general, pray. in the first scene, because there was so much mat- Lei. [ After Puff's manner.] To the rank of ter of fact in it; but now, efaith, you bave trope,

Major-general figure, and metaphor, as plenty as noun-substan-Have ris'n ; assist thy votary now ! tives.

. Gov. (Kneels.] Yet do not rise-hear me !

Mast. of 11. [Kneels.] And 'me! Enter Earl of LEICESTER, Governor, and Master of

• Sir W. [Kneels.] And me! the Horse.

• Sir C. [Ã'neels.] And me!' Lei. How's this, my friends! is't thus your Puff. [Kneels.] And me! Now, mind your hits; new-fledg'd zeal

pray altogther. • And plumed valour moulds in roosted sloth ? All. Behold thy votaries submissive beg, Why dimly glimmers that heroic flame,

. That thou wilt deign to grant them all they ask;' • Whose redding blaze, by patriot spirit fed, Puff. No, no, gentlemen, the emphasis is upon

Should be the beacon of a kindling realna ? the word all. Thus :
Can the quick current of a patriot heart

• Behold thy votaries submissive beg, (Thus stagnate in a cold and weedy converse,

• That thou wilt deign to grant them all they · Or freeze in tideless inactivity ?

ask ;' No! raiber let the founta'n of your valour Now, gentlemen. Spring through each stream of enterprize, All. Behold thy rotaries submissive beg, • Each petty channel of conducive during, * That thou wilt deign to grant them all they ask ; • Till the full torrent of your foaming wrath • Assist them to accomplish all their ends, • O'erwhelm the fats of sunk bostility!'

• And sancufy whatever means they use Puff. [Runs up and embraces him.] 'Allow me to. To gain them!' introduce Mr. Horrebow to you-Mr. Dangle and Sneer. A very orthodox quintetto! Mir. Sneer.

[Returns. Puff. Vastly' well, gentlemen, indeed, for per• Sir W'. No more the fresh'ning breail of thy sons who are not much in the habit of praying. Is rebuke

that well managed or not? I believe you haven't Hath fill'd the swelling canvass of our souls ! such a prayer as that on the stage. "And thus, though fate should cut the cable of Sneer. Not exactly:

[All take hands. Lei. (To Puff.) But, sir, you haven't settled * Our topmost hopes, in friendship's closing line how we are to get off here. ! We'll grapple with despair, and if we fall, Puff. You could not go off kneeling, could you? 1 We'll fall in Glory's wake! (They part hands. Lei. O no, sir, impossible !

Lei. [Slowly.] There spoke Old England's ge- Puff. It would have a good effect, efaith, if you Dius!'

could! “ exeunt praying!” Yes, and would vary Puff. No, no, sir; Old England's genius never the established mode of springing off with a glance spokë in that way. She must be a devilish queer at the pit. genius it' she did. No, sir, keep it up. [Quotes Sneer. O never mind, so as you get them off, I'll with heroic bombast.] There spoke Old England's answer for it, the audience won't care how. genius.'

Puff. Well, then, repeat the last line standing, Lei. [With Puff's manner.] There spoke Old and go off the old way. England's genius!

Åll. And sanctify whatever means we use • Then, are we all resolv'd?

gain them.'

[Ereunt. All. We ari-all resolv'd.

Dan. Bravo! a fine exit. Lei. To conquer-or be free.

Sneer. Stay a moment. *A!!. To conques--or be free. « Lei All!

The Sentinels get up. Al All.' Dulo Nom. con. egad!

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• qd Sen. "Tis meet it should.' (Exeunt Sentinels. Til. Indeed, sir, you'll find they will not be

Dan. Hey !--why, I thought those fellows had miss'd. been asleep?

Puff Very well.–Very well ! Puff. Only a pretence; there's the art of it; Til. The cue, ma'am, if you please. they were spies of Lord Burleigh's. But take • Con. It is not meet that he should find you care, my dear Dangle, the morning gun is going thus. to fire.

Til. Thou counsel'st right, but 'tis no easy task Dan. Well, that will have a fine effect. • For barefac'd grief to wear a mask of joy. Puff. I think so, and helps to realize the scene. (Cannon, three times from battery.) What the

Enter Governor. plague !--three morning guns !_ibere never is Gov. How's this in tears?-0but one! Aye, this is always the way at the the- Puff. There's a round O! for you. atre-gire these fellows a good thing, and they Sneer. A capital 0! never know when to have done with it. You have · Gov. Tilburina, sbame! no more cannon to fire ?

• Is this a time for maudling tenderness, Promp. (From within.] No, sir.

And Cupid's baby woes ?-hast thou not heard Purt. Now, then, for soft music.

That haughty Spain's Pope-consecrated fleet Sneer. Pray what's that for ?

Advances to our shores, wbile England's fate, Puff. It shows that Tilburina is coming; no- Like a clipp'd guinea, trembles in the scale ! thing introduces you a heroine like soft music.- Til. (Seising Governor's hand.] Then, is the cri. Here she comes.

sis of my fate at hand ! Dan. And her confidant, I suppose ?

I see the fleet's approach-I seePuff. To be sure : here they are-inconsolable

Puff. Now, pray, gentlemen, mind. This is one -to the minuet in Ariadne!

of the most useful figures we tragedy-writers have, (Soft music in Orchestru. by which a hero or heroine, in consideration or

their being often obliged to overlook things that Enter TILBURINA and Confidant. are on the stage, is allowed to hear and see a num

ber of things that are not. Til. Now flowers unfold their beauties to the Sneer. Yes; a kind of poetical second-sight! sun,

Puff. Yes.Now then, madam, And blushing, kiss the beam he sends to wake Til. -I see their decks them.

· Are clear'd !-I see the signal made! • The strip'd carnation, and the guarded rose,

• The line is form'd !-a cable's-length asunder! • The vulgar wall-flow'r, and smart gilly-flower, I see the frigates station'd in the rear; • The polyanthus mean—the dapper daisy,

And now, I hear the thunder of the guns ! Sweet William, and sweet marjorum,and all I hear the victor's shouts—I also hear • The tribe of single and of double pinks !

The vanquish'd groan—and now 'tis smokemand • Now, too, the feather'd warblersiune their notes • Around, and charm ihe list'ning grove-The lark ! I see the loose sails sbiver in the wind ! • The linnet! chaffinch! bulltinch! goldfinch! I see-I see-what soon you'll seegreenfinch!

(Swoons in the Governor's arms. -Buto to me, no joy can they afford ! Puff. [In rapture, taking TilburINA's hund.] Nor rose, nor wall-filow'r, nor smart gilly-flower, Mrs. Gibbs, allow me to introduce you to Mr. DanNor polyanthus mean, nor dapper daisy,

gle and Mr. Sneer. This is Mrs. Gibbs, one of the Nor William sweet, nor marjorum--nor lark, very best actresses on the stage, I assure you, Linnet, nor all the finches of the grove!'

gentlemen. Puji (Holding his handkerchief to his eyes.] Your Gov. Hold, daughter ! peace! this love bath wbite handkerchief, madam—there, if you please.

turn'd thy brain: Til. I thought, sir, I was’nt to use that 'till The Spanish fleet thou can’st not see-because " heart.rending woe.”

-It is not yet in sight!' Puff o yes, madam-at the finches of the Dan. Egad, though, the Governor seems to make stove,' if you please.

no allowance for this poetical figure you talk of. Til. Nor lark,

Puff. No; a plain matter.of-fact man; that's • Linnet, för all the finches of the grore!' [Weeps. his character. Puff. Vastly well, madam!

Til. But will you then resuse his offer? Dan. Vastly well, indeed!

Gov. I must-I will-I can-I ought-I do. · Til. For, O too sure, heart-rending woe is now Til. His liberiy is all he asks.' The lot of wretched Tilburina!'

Puff. His liberty is all he asks. Dan. O ! 'tis too much.

Sneer. All who ašks, Mr. Puff? Who is he? Sneer. Oh! -it is, indeed.

Puff. Exad, sir, I can't tell. Here bas been • Con. Be comforted, sweet lady-for who knows, such cutting and slashing, I don't know where they But Hear'n bas yet some milk-w bite day in store. have got to, myself. Til. Alas, my youthful-gentle Nora,

l'il. Indeed, sir, you will find it connect very Thy tender youth as yet hath never mourn'd well. • Love's fatal dart.

Til. A retreat in Spain ! Con. But see where your stero father comes; Gov. Outlawry here! • It is not meet that he should find you thus.' Til. Your daughter's prayer!

Puff. Hey, what the plague! what a cut is bere! Gov. Your father's oath ! -why, what is become of the description of ber « Til. My lover! Erst meeting with Don Whiskerandos ? his gallant Gor. My country! behaviour in the sea-fight, and the simile of the « Til. Tilburina! canary-bird?

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Til. A title !

Puff. Your feelings !--but zounds, my feelings · Gov. Honour !

ma'am! Til. A pension !

• Whis. One last embrace. Gov. Conscience !

Til. Now,-farewell, for ever! Til. A thousand pounds!

• Whis. For ever! . Gov. [Starts.] ilah! thou hast touch'd me · Til. Aye, for ever!'

[Going. nearly !

Puff s'death and fury!-Gadslife! Sir! Ma. Til. Canst thou

dam, I really cau't suffer this--if you go out withReject the suppliant, and she daughter too? out the parting look, you might as well dance out . Gov. No more; I would not hear thee plead in Here! vain;

· For ever! Aye, for ever.' • The father softens—but the governor

(Holding forth his arms, as to embrace.] Give them • Is resolv'd!'

(Exit. the last puff of your tragedy bellows ! Putt. My dear sir, give that a little more force, • Whis. [With arms extended.] For ever! Oh! if you please--' but the governor's resolv'd!' Til. Aye, for ever, Oh!' . Gov. [Imitating Puff's manner.] The father [They rush into each other's arms, then relucsoftens- but the governor

tantly part, and ereunt WHISKERANDOS and • Is resolv'd!

[Euit quickly. TILBURINA.] Til. 'Tis well,- hence then, food hopes;- fond Con. But pray, sir, how am I to get off here? passion, hence ;

Puff. You, pshaw ! what the devil signifies hor Dutv, bebold I am all over thine

you get off!

[Pushes the Confidant off. Whis. (Without.] Where is my love-my-be- [Drop-scene lowers; Sneer and DANGLE rise.) hind!'

Dan. 0, charming! Puff. My what!- What's that, Mr. Penson? Puff: Hey!—'tis pretty well, I believe. You Enter WHISKEILANDOS.

I don't attempt to strike out anything newJlave the goodness to let me hear that line but I take it I improve on the established modes. again?

Enter Under Prompter. • Whis, Where is my love-my behind ?'

Under P. Sir, the carpenter says it is impossible Puff. No, no, sir." Where is my love-my-you can go to the Park scene yet. behind the scenes"-spoken behind the scenes. PuffThe Park scene! No-I mean the de

This. Oh, I beg pardon, sir, but I assure you it scription scene here, in the wood. is written so in my part.

[Erit. Under P. Sir, the performers have cut it out.

Puff. Cut it out!

Under P. Yes, sir. • Whis. Where is my love-my-beauteous zabeth ?

Puff. What! the whole account of Queen Eli. enemy.

Under P. Yes, sir. • My conquering Tilburina! How! is't thus We meet? Why are thy looks averse ! What

Puff. And the description of her horse and sidesaddle.

Under P. Yes, sir. • That falling tear-that frown of boding wóe ? • Hah! now indeed I am a prisoner!

Puff. So, so, this is very fine, indeed! Mr. Yis, now I feel the galling weight of these

Prompter, how the plague could you suffer this? Disgraceful chains—which, cruel Tilburina !

Prompter. [From within.] Sir, indeed, the prun

ing kniteThy doating captive gloried in before. But thou art false, and Whiskerandos is undone! why, here has been such lopping and toppings, I

Puff: The pruning knife-zounds! the axe! Til. O no; low little dost thou know thy Til- shan't have the bare trunk of my play left presentlı.

burina. • Whis. Art thou, then, true ? Begone cares, please ; but, upon my soul, I'll print it every word.

- Very well, sir-the performers must do as they doubts, and fears, • I make you all a present to the winds;

Sneer. That I would, indeed. • And if the winds reject you---try the waves.'

Puff. Very well--sir-then we must go on. Puff. The wind, you know, is the established [Exit Under Prompter.] Well, now, if the scene

is ready-we'll go on. receiver of all stolen sighs, and cast-off griefs, and apprehensions.

[The drop-scene rises, and discovers a wood scene. . Til. Yet must we part ?-Stern duty seals our

A carpet spread on the stage, and a chair in doom :

the centre.] • Though here I call yon conscious clouds to wit- So, now for my mysterious yeoman.

Enter a Beefeater. • Cou!! I pursue the bias of my soul,

Beef. Perdition catch my soul, but I do love • All friends, all rights of parents, l’d disclaim, thee ! * And thou, my Whiskerandos, should'st be father Sneer. Haven't I heard that line before? And mother, brother, cousin, uncle, aunt,

Puff. No, I fancy not.Where, pray? • And friend to me!

Dan. Yes, I tbiuk there is something like it is Whis. O matchless excellence !- And must we Othello." part ?

Puff. Gad! now you put me in mind on't, I he. • Well, if-we must-we must-and in that case lieve there is—but that's of no consequence-al • The less is said the better.'

that can be said is, that two people happened to Puff. Hey-d, y!-bere's a cut!-Wlat! are all lit on the same thought-and Shakspeare mada the mutual protestations out?

use of it first, that's all. Tii. Now, pray, sir, don't interrupt us just bere; Sneer. Very true. - ruin our feelings.

Puf. Now, sir your soliloquy—but spoak more


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