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Cha. I am determin’d; and all the fathers in the -world shall never oblige me to marry contrary to my inclinations.

Sir 7.1%. I have

Cha. I never will submit to this tyranny; and if I must not have the man I like, I'll die a maid.

Sir Jaf. You shall have Mr Dapper

Cha. No ; not in any manner; not in the least, not at all : you throw away your breath ; you lose your time : you may.confine me,

beat

me, destroy me, kill me ; do what you will, use me as you will, but I never will consent; nor all your threats, nor all your blows, , nor all your ill-usage, never shall force me to consent. So far from giving him my heart, I never will give him my hand : for he is my averfion; I hate the very fight of him ; I had rather see the devil, I had rather touch a toad: you may make me miserable any other

way. ; but with him you shan't, that I'm resolv'd. Gre. There, Sir, there; I think we have brought her tongue to a pretty tolerable consistency.

Sir Jaf. Confiftency, quotha! why, there is no stopping her tongue. Dear doctor, I desire you' would make her dumb again.

Gre. That's impossible, Sir; all that I can do to serve you is, I can make you deaf, if you please. Sir Jaf. And do you

think Cha. Áll your reasoning thall never conquer my resoJution.

Sir Jaf. You shall marry Mr Dapper this evening.
Cha. I'll be buried firit.

Gre. Stay, Sir, itay ; let me regulate this affair; it is a distemper that possesses her, and I know what remedy to apply to it.

Sir Jaf. Is it poflible, Sir, that you can cure the distempers of the mind ?

Gre. Sir, I can cure any thing. Hark ye, Mr Apothecary, you see that the love she has for Leander is entirely contrary to the will of her father, and that there is no time to lose, and that an immediate remedy is necessary. For

my part, I know of but one; which is a dose of purgative running-away, mixt with two erams of pills matrimoniac, and three large handfuls of

the

the arbor vitæ : perhaps she will make some difficulty to take them ; but as you are an able apothecary, I shall truft to you for the success. Go, make her walk in the garden; be sure lose no time ; to the remedy, quick; to the remedy fpecific.

[Exeunt Leander and Charlotte. Sir Jaf: What drugs, Sir, were those I heard you mention, for I don't remember I ever heard them spoke of before?

Gre. They are fome, Sir, lately discover'd by the Royal Society.

Sir Jaf. Did you ever fee any thing equal to her infolence ?

Gre. Daughters are indeed sometimes a little too headstrong

Sir Jal. You cannot imagine, Sir, how foolíthly fondi she is of that Leander:

Gre. The heat of blood, Sir, causes that in young #minds.

Sir Jaf. For my part, the moment I discover'd the violence of her paflion, I have always kept her lock’d up, • Gre. You have done very wisely. Sir Jaf. And I have prevented them from having the leaft communication together : for who knows

what might have been the consequence? Who knows • but she might have taken it into her head to have run away with him? Gre. Very true. Sir Jaf. Ay, Sir, let me alone for governing girls ; "I think I have some reason to be vain on that head; I I think I have shown the world that I understand a little

of women, I think I have : and let me tell you, Sir, • there is not a little art requir’d. If this girl had had • fome fathers, they had not kept her out of the hands of so vigilant a lover as I have done. Gre. No certainly, Sir.'

Enter Dorcas. Dor. Where is this villain, this rogue, this pretended ? physician?

Sir Jaf. Heyday! what, what, what's the matter now? Dør. Oh, firrah, firrah !-would you have destroyed O 2

yours ceeds

me a fee

you, you villain

your wife, you villain? Would you have been guilty of murder, dog!

Gre. Hoity toity! -What madwoman is this?

Sir Jaf. Poor wretch ! -For pity's fake cure her, doctor. Gre. Sir, I shall not cure her, unless somebody gives

-If
you

will give me a fee, Sir Jasper, you thall see me cure her this inftant. Dor. I'll fee

-Cure me!
AIR, set by Mr Seedo.
• If you hope by your skill

• To give Dorcas a pill,
• You are not a deep politician :

• Cou'd wives but be brought

• To swallow the draught,
• Each husband would be a physician.

Enter James. Ja. O Sir, undone, undone ! Your daughter is run away with her lover Leander, who was here dis. guis'd like an apothecary and this is the rogue of a physician who has contriv'd all the affair.

Sir Jaf. How! am I abus’d in this manner! Here, who is there? Bid my clerk bring pen, ink, and paper; I'll send this fellow to jail immediately.

Ja. Indeed, my good doctor, you ftand a very fair chance to be hang'd for stealing an heiress.

Gre. Yes indeed, I believe I shall take my degrees

now.

Dor. And are they going to hang you, my dear husband?

Gre. You see, my dear wife.

Dor. Had you finish'd the faggots, it had been fome confolation.

Gre. Leave me, or you'll break my heart. Dor. No, I'll ftay to encourage you at your death - nor will I budge an inch till I've seen you hang'd.'

To them Leander and Charlotte. Lean. Bebold, Sir, that Leander whom you had for. bid your house, restores your daughter to your power, even when he had her in his. I will receive her, Sir, only at your hands. ---I have received letters, by which i have learnt the death of an uncle, whose estate far ex.

you are?

ceeds that of

your

intended fon-in-law. Şir Jaf. Sir, your virtue is beyond all estates; and I give you my daughter with all the pleasure in the world. Lean. Now

my

fortune makes me happy indeed, my dearest Charlotte. And, doctor, I'll make thy fortune too.

Gre. If you would be so kind to make me a physician: in earnest, I should defire no other fortune.

Lean. Faith, doctor, I wish I could do that in re. turn for your having made me an apothecary; but I'll do as well for thee, I warrant.

Dor. So, fo; our physician, I find, has brought about fine matrers. And is it not owing to me, firrah, that you have been a physician at all?

Sir Jaf. May I beg to know whether you are a phyfician or not-or what the devil

Gre. I think, Sir, after the miraculous cure you have feen me perform, you have no reason to ask wheth am a physician or no- --And for you, wife, I'll henceforth have you behave with all deference to my greatı ness.

Dor. Why, thou puff’d up fool, I could have made as good a physician myself; the cure was owing to the apothecary, not the doctor

AIR, We've cheated the Parfon, &c. When tender young virgins look pale and complain, You

may . fend for a dozen great doctors in vain : All give their opinion, and pocket'their fees ; Each writes her a cure, though all miss her disease

Powders, drops,

Juleps, flops, A cargo of poison from physical shops. Though they physic to death the unhappy poor maid; What's that to the doctor -fince he must be paid ?? Would

you know how you may manage her right? Our doctor has brought you a noftrum to-night,

Can never vary,

Nor miscarry,
If the lover be but the apothecary.

CHORUS.
Can never vary, &c..

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P R O L OG UE.

Written by Mr GARRICK,
And spoken by him in the character of an Auctioneer.

B

EFORE this Court, I PETER PUFF appear,

A Briton born, and bred an Audioneer ;
Who for myself, and eke a hundred others,
My useful, honest, learned, bawling brothersy.
With much humility and fear implore ye,
To lay our present desp'rate case before yes-

'Tis said this night a certain wag intends
To laugh at us, our calling, and our friends :
W lords and ladies, and such dainty folks,
Are cord of auction-hunting by his jokes ;
Should this odd doctrine spread throughout the land,
Before you buy, be sure to understand;
on, think on us what various ills will now
When great ones only parchafe what they know!

Why

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