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people merry, while not a soul will laugh at any of my comedies. , I wish, with all my heart, that Davy Dumpling had been at Davy Jones's Locker.

Sir T. Well, sirrah Toby Tripeface, and what have you to say for breaking into my house, and running away with my daughter ?

'Jer. I did neither, Sir Timothy. Mrs. Dorothy Dunstable let me into your house ; and I let my master out, who ran away with your daughter himself. But here is a couple, who will no doubt make their own apology.

Enter CAPTAIN WING'EM and MARIA, L. Sir T: Soh, good folks, you've tricked the old knight; you've bamboozled the alderman to his face, and, now, you're come to laugh at him. Hark ye, Captain Wing'em, you shall find me no enemy to a good joke, though I, mye self, may chance to be the subject of it ;-and Sir Marmaduke's tragedy has put us in such good humour, that, with every disposition to look angry, I can't muster up a face, for the life of me.--I am convinced you are a gentleman, siuce you bear his majesty's commission. I believe your regard for my daughter is disinterested, for you have hazarded the displeasure of her father, upon whom her fortune depends, and that you are a monstrous clever fellow, is beyond a doubt, or you would'nt have proved too inany for me. These recommendations have overcome my scruples; I therefore desire that the wedding-dinner may be celebrated at my house: and if our good friend, Sir Marmaduke, will honour us with his presence

Sir M. With all my heart! Since I'm not to be the subject of an Epithalamium, égad, I'll be the author of one! I'll invoke the muse. Descend, ye nine!

Enter BOMBAST, R.
Bomb. Blush, blush, thou sun! Start back, thou rapid

ocean,
And into chaos pulverise the world!
For Billy Bombast has receiv'd a blow'

And Davy and Sir Timothy shall die ! Sir T. Mr. Bombast, I beg ten thousand pardons for this ludicrous mistake.

Bomb. Ha, ha, ha! Poison iv jest, Sir Timothy! No uffence in the world. But the new tragedy?

Sir T'. It shall be performed, Mr. Bombast : you shall pink the old boy to a miracle !

Bomb. Shall I, Sir Timothy ?- Then, ladies and gentlemen, may we request the honour o. your company tomorrow evening? [Po the audience.]

FINALE.
Flo. "Our author lean, behind the scene,

To you entrusts his cause ;
() glad his heart before we part,

And greet him with applause.
Bomb. And, may he find his laughing plan,

Has pleas'd our gen'rous friends well;
Each critic the Good-natur'd man,

Why then, “ All's well that ends well."

THE END.

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Mrs. Haller, as soon as she sees the Stranger, sbrieks, and swoons in the arms of the Baron. The Stranger casts a look at ber, struck with astonishment and horror.

Act IV. Scene 2,

A DRAMA,

In Five Acts.

auquel ricaricha tendens tiek TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN OF KOTZEBUE,

1761-181 BY BENJAMIN THOMPSON, Esq.

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PRINTED FROM THE ACTING COPY, WITH REMARKS,

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL.

To which are added,

A DESCRIPTION OF THE COSTUME,--CAST OF THE CHARACTERS,
RXITS AND ENTRANCES, RELATIVE POSITIONS OF THS PPR-
FORMERS ON THE STAGE, AND THE WHOLE OF THE STAGE

BUSINESS,

As now Performed at the

THEATRES-ROYAL, LONDON.

EMBELLISHED WITH A FINE WOOD ENGRAVING,

By Mr. BONNER, from a Drawing by Mr. R. CRUIKSHANK.

LONDON:

JOHN CUMBERLAND, 19 LUNGATE HILL.

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