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SINCE plays are but a kind of public feasts,
you that never know what spleen or hate is,
To please all tastes, we'll do the best we can ;
Two comic actors, who lived at the time this Play was written.
Men. ANTONIO, }
Mr. Baddeley, CHARINO, old gentlemen
Mr. Waldron. Don Lewis, uncle and near friend to Carlos Mr. Parsons CARLOS, a student, son to Antonio
Mr. Kemble. Clodio, a pert coxcomb, bis brother Mr. Dodd. CHO, servant to Carlos
Mr. Suett, MONSIEUR, valet to Clodio
Mr. Burton. Governor of Lisbon
Mr. Packer. Don DUART, bis nepbew
Mr. Barrymore. DON MANUEL, a sea officer in love with Louisa
Women. ANGELINĄ, daugbter to Charino Mrs. Kemble. Louisa, a lady of quality and pleasure Mrs. Ward. ELVIRA, sister to Don Duart
Miss E. Kemble. HONORIA, cousin to Louisa
Miss T. Tidswell.
} old gentlemen
Mlen. ANTONIO, 2
Mr. Wilson. CHARINO,
Mr. Powell. Don Lewis, uncle, and near friend to Carlos Mr. Quick. CARLOS, a student, son to Antonio Mr. Holman. CLODIO, a pert coxcomb, bis brother Mr. Lewis. SANCHO, servant to Carlos
Mr. Blanchard. MONSIEUR, valet to Clodio
Mr. C. Powell. Governor of Lisbon
Women. ANGELINĄ, daughter to Charino Miss Brunton. LOUISA, a lady of quality and pleasure,
Mrs. Bernard. ELVIRA, sister to Don Duart
Miss Chapman. HONORIA, cousin to Louisa
LOVE MAKES A MAN.
ACT 1. SCENE 1.
A Hall. Enter ANTONIO and CHARINO.
Antonio. Without compliment, my old friend, I shall think myself much honoured in your alliance ; our families are both ancient, our children young, and able to support them; and, I think, the sooner we set them to work, the better.
Cha. Sir, you offer fair and nobly, and shall find I dare meet you in the same line of honour: and, I hope, since I have but one girl in the world, you won't think me a troublesome old fool, if I endeavour to bestow her to her worth; therefore, if you please, before we shake hands, a word or two by the bye; for I have some considerable questions to ask you.
Ant. Ask 'em.
Cha. Well, in the first place, you say you have two sons?
Cha. And you are willing that one of 'em shall marry my daughter ?
Cha. And you are likewise content that the said Angelina shall survey 'em both, and (with my allowance) take to her lawful husband which of 'em she pleases?
Cha. And you farther promise, that the person by her (and me) so chosen (be it elder or younger) shall be your sole heir : that is to say, shall be in a conditional possession of at least three parts of your estate. You know the conditions, and this you positively promise?
Ant. To perform.
full sent and approbation, I give you my hand.
Ant. There's mine.
Cha. And done that's enough- -Carlos, the elder, you say, is a great scholar, spends his whole life in the university, and loves his study.
Ant. Nothing more, sir.
Cha. But Clodio, the younger, has seen the world, and is very well known in the court of France; a sprightly fellow, ha?