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son, trusting much to the liberality of a British dudience, as all the first-rate performers are in disgrace.
Those members of the society who have notoriously made the most of their former inferior situations, will be carefully promoted; the candle-snuffers who have made the most of their candle-ends, will be placed in a line more suitable to the display of their talents; and the scene-shifters who have been most successful in their deceptions upon the public, will meet with all due encouragement. Those gentlemen who have hitherto been always unsuccessful, will be now placed elsewhere, every man being fit for something. It is presumed, that as they have hitherto failed wherever they have been tried,' their new situations must be those for which nature designed them. To complete the number of characters necessary for a great National Theatre, a selection of young men has been made from those who have shown most spirit when brought before the public in the late popular piece called the Royal Culprit. The company
will commence the season with a new tragi-comic Farce, called the Administration, or the No Popery Rump. The part of Expedition will be given to a promising young nobleman, who, having twice failed in his attempts upon Cambridge, has been thought peculiarly adapted to the character. Old Conscience and Bigot are to remain, as the parts cannot be better filled. Ways and Means will be moved into the Treasury, the necessity of this change being obvious.
The duel-scene between Intrigue and Prosy must, it is feared, he omitted.
Great hopes are entertained of being enabled to procure the public favourite J. Kemble, whose present concern is declining so fast, and who has shown himself so admirably qualified to take the principal part of Old Vigour.
MR. PERCEVAL'S SONG FOR THE JUBILEE.
[From the Waterford Mirror.]
YE Westminster lads and ya lasses,
Though you may be glad,
For myself, I ani sad;
Though you may be glad, &c.
To be sure, when I think how I pleaded,
And now when I see,
I'm the top of the tree,
And now when I see, &c.
Yet the truth is, that even John Kemble
So much as I do
For ny playhouse too,
So much as I do, &c.
I'm afraid that I have not much reason
“ The No. Party men”
Will be at me again,
The " No Party men," &c.
Here are two of our lads who've been fighting,
So our old farce again,
" Don't abuse public men,” Will never go down with the “ No Party men,”
So our old farce again, &c.
302 MR. PERCEVAL'S SONG FOR THE JUBILEE,
How with faces so gay,
We betray'd Castlereagh,
How with faces so gay, &ça
VII. Poor Wellesley has got, too, his nose in; 'T was he that propos'd this deposing;
He denied, it was true,
That the practice was new,
He denied it was true, &e,
The " No Party men"
Did not know the trick then, But now we shall have it again and again.
The “ No Party men," &c.
I'm afraid it won't do,
For only us two,
I'm afraid it won't do, &c.
These pieces, 't is true,
Are pathetic and new,
These pieces, 't is true, &c.
To be sure, there's the crack Spanish actor,
But poor Baron Douro,
He turns out so so,
But poor Baron Douro, &c.
When I think how the guns we were firing,
And to write, as he did,
Of his march to Madrid,
And to write as he did, &c.
That Cuesta should stay,
Whilst he went and fought Ney;". When he left his sick lads, and himself got away.
That Cuesta should stay, &c.
The No Party chick
Will play off their trick,
The No Party chick, &c.
v. So, my dear Ally Croker, your hand, Sir, Let all honest men " make a stand," Sir;
And though it is true
This piece is not new,
And though it is true, &c.
[From the Morning Post, Nov. 9.] YE Masters of Oxford, to rise who intend,
A fig for Lord Eldon-make Grenville your friend; For though Eldon might give a few livings perhaps, There's Grenville may get you all Cardinals' caps.
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THE CHALLENGE AND THE REPLY.
[From the Morning Chronicle, Nov. 10.)
St. James's Square, Sept. 19, 7809, 'T'S needless for me, Sir, to make any rout,
For facts that preceded our sudden turn-out;
You kuew mighty well, Sir, that had I but knowri,
Yet though I write this, I am free to confess,