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I L OG U

O GUE,

WRITTEN by a LADY,

And SPOKEN by Mrs. CLI V E.

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ELL---thank my stars, that I have done my

talk,
And now throw off this aukward, idiot Mask.
Cou'd we suppose this circle fo refin’d,
Who seek those Pleasures that improve the mind,
Cou'd from such vulgarisms feel delight,
Or laugh at characters so unpolite?!
Who come to plays, to fee and to be seen ;
Not to hear things that shock, or give the spleen ;
Who shun an opera, when they hear 'tis thin?
" Lord! do you know?” says lady Bell-

66 I'm 66 told " That Jacky Dapple got so great a cold “ Last Tuesday night-There wa’n't a creature there ; “ Not a male thing to hand one to one's chair ! “ Divine Mingotti? what a swell has she ! “ O! such a fustinuto

upon

B! “ Ma'am, when she's quite in voice she'll go to C.” "Lord !” says my Lady English-“ here's a pother! “ Go where she will, I'll never see another." (Her ladyship, half-choak’d with London air, And brought to town to see the lights—and stare.) “ Fine singing that !.

I'm sure it's more like “ screaming ; "To me, I vow, they're all a pack of women ! s Oh Barbare ! Inhumana !

-Tramontane! " Does not this creature come from Pudding-lane !

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Lord replied ;

“ Look, look, my Lord ! She goggles !ha, ha,

pray

be quiet; « Dear lady Bell

, for shame! you'll make a riot. Bring in a bill, my lord, to keep 'em out.” “ We'll have a Taste Act, faith!

my “ And shut out all that are not qualified.”Thus ridicule is bounded like a ball, Struck by the Great, then answer'd by the Small ; While we, at times, return it to you all. A skilful hand will ne'er your rage provoke ; For though it hits you, you'll applaud the stroke ; Let it but only glance, you'll never frown ; Nay, you'll forgive, tho't knocks your neighbour

down.

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Governor Cape and Robin.
Gov. ND he believes me dead, Robin?

Rob. Most certainly. Gov. You have given him no intimation that his for : tunes might mend?

Rob. Not a diftant hint.
Gov. How did he receive the news?

Rob. Calmly enough : when I told him that his hopes from abroad were at an end, that the friend of his deceased father thought he had done enough in putting it in his power to earn his own livelihood, he replied 'twas no more than he had long expected, charged me with his warmest acknowledgments to his concealed benefactor, thanked me for my care, lighed and

left me.

Gov. And how has he lived fince ?

Rob. Poorly, but honestly : To his pen he owes all his fubsistence. 'I am fure my heart bleeds for him: consider sir, to what temptations you expose him.

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