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Sir Oliver S. Well, then, the fewer the better;
may your love for each other never know abatement!
Sir Peter T. And may you live as happily together as Lady Teazle and I intend to do!
Charles S. Rowley, my old friend, I am sure you congratulate me; and I suspect that I owe you much.
Sir Oliver S. You do indeed, Charles.
Rowley. If my efforts to serve you had not succeeded, you would have been in my debt for the attempt; but deserve to be happy, and you overpay me.
Sir Peter T. Ay, honest Rowley always said you would reform.
Charles S. Why, as to reforming, Sir Peter, I'll make no promises, and that I take to be a proof that I intend to set about it; but here shall be my monitor - my gentle guide--ah! can I leave the virtuous path those eyes illumine?
Though thou, dear maid, shouldst wave thy beauty's sway,
[To the audience.
BY MR. COLMAN.
Spoken by Lady TEAZLE.
I, who was late so volatile and gay,
Save money - when I just knew how to waste it!
Must I then watch the early crowing cock,
Meanwhile he drew wise morals from his play,