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THE

BRITISH DRAMA.

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PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM MILLER, OLD BOND-STREET.

PRINTED BY JAMES BALLANTYNE,

EDINBURGH.

1804.

1143).15

dvirta Ligy Library Dec 26, 907.

wilé 01 Frank Huzey Cross

of Boston

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MEN.

WOMEN. Sir GEORGE Arry, a gentleman of four thou- Miranda, an heiress, worth thirty thousand sand a-year, in love with MIRANDA.

pounds, really in love with Sir GEORGE, but Sir Francis Gripe, guardian to MIRANDA and pretends to be so with her guardian, Sir MARPLor, father to CHARLES, in love with FRANCIS MIRANDA.

Isabinda, daughter to Sir JEALOUS, in love Charles, friend to Sir George, in love with with CHARLES, but designed for a Spanish ISABINDA.

merchant by her father. SIR JEALOUS TRAFFICK, a merchant that had Patch, her woman.

lived some time in Spain, father to ISABINDA. SCENTWELL, woman to MIRANDA. Marplot, a sort of silly fellow, cowardly, but

very inquisitive to know every body's business. WHISPER, servant to Charles.

Scene-London.

ACT I.

SCENE 1.-The Park.

Sir Geo. Why, there it is now! a man, that Sir George Airy meeting CHARLES,

wants money, thinks none can be unhappy that

has it; but, my affairs are in such a whimsical Cha. Ha! Sir George Airy a birding thus posture, that it will require a calculation of my early! what forbidden game roused you so soon: nativity to find if my gold will relieve me or not. for no lawful occasion could invite a

person

of Cha. Ha, ha, ha! nerer consult the stars about your figure abroad, at such unfashionable hours. that; gold has a power beyond them; gold unSir Geo

. There are some men, Charles, whom locks the midnight councils ; gold outdoes the fortune has left free from inquietudes, who are wind, becalms the ship, or fills her sails; gold is diligently studious to find out ways and means to omnipotent below; it makes whole armies fight make themselves uneasy.

or fly; it huys even souls; and bribes wretches to Cha. Is it possible that any thing in nature can betray their country : then, what can thy busiruffle the temper of a man whom the four season: vess be that gold won't serve thee in ? of the year compliment with as many thousans Sir Geo. Why, I'm in love. pounds, nay, and a father at rest with his ancestors : Cha. In love!--Ha, ha, ha, ha! in love!

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