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Darn. (L.) You've banished it for ever! this was beyond yourself surprising.

Col. Lamb. (L.) Sister

Charl. Come, no set speeches; if I deserve your thanks, return them in friendship to your first preserver:

Col. Lamb. The business of my life shall be to merit it.

Scyw. (R.) And mine to speak my sense of obligations.

Sir J. Lamb. (c.) Oh, my child! for my deliverance, I can only reward you here. For you, my son, whose filial virtue I have injured, this honest deed shall in every article be ratified. And, for the sake of that hypocritical villain, J. declare, that from henceforward I renounce all pious folks ; I will have an utter abhorrence for every thing that bears the appearance

Charl. Nay, now, my dear sir, I must take the liberty to tell you, you carry things too far, and go from one extreme io another. What! because a worthless wretch has imposed upon you, under che .allacious show of austere grimace, will you needs have it, every body is like him? confound the good with the bad, and conclude, there are no truly religious in the world? Leave, my dear sir, such rash consequences to fools and liber tines. Let us be careful to distinguish between virtue and the appearance of itGuard, if possible, against doing honour to hypocrisy. But, at the same time, let us allow there is no character in life, greater or more valuable than that of the truly devout-nor any thing more noble, or more beautiful, than the fervour of a sincere piety.

TILL END,

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Adam. Sweet inasters, be patient! for your father's remembrance, be at accord !

Act I, Scene 1.

AS YOU LIKE IT:

A COMEDY,

in Five Acts,

BY WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE,

PRINTED FROM THE ACTING COPY, WITH REMANKS,

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL,

To which are added,

A DESCRIPTION OF THE COSTUME,-CAST OF TRE CHARACTERS, EXITS AND ENTRANCES,-RELATIVE POSITIONS OF THE PERFORMERS ON TUE STAGE, AND THE WHOLE OF THE STAGE

BUSINESS,

As now performed at the

THEATRES ROYAL, LONDON.

EMBELLISHED WITH A WOOD ENGRAVING,

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

LONDON:

JOHN CUMBERLAND, 19, LUDGATE HILL.

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