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Molest your march.- If more you ask, 'tis granted. Pho. No,'twas a kind one.-Spare thy tears,
Eum. Still just and brave! thy virtues would

Eudocia!
adorn

For mine are tears of joy:-
A purer faith! Thou, better than thy sect, Eud. Is't possible?
That dar'st decline from that to acts of mercy! Pho. 'Tis done-the powers supreme have
Pardon, Abudah, if thy honest heart

heard my prayer, Makes us er'n wish thee ours.

And prosper'd me with some fair deed this day: Abu. O Power Supreme!

I've fought once more, and for my friends, That mad'st my heart, and know'st its inmost

my country, frame,

By me the treach'rous chiefs are slain: awhile If yet I err, O lead me into truth,

I stopp'd the foe, till, warn’d by me before, Or pardon unknown error!– Now, Eumenes, of this their sudden march, Abudah came. Friends, as we may be, let us part in peace. But first this random shaft had reach'd my breast.

[Exeunt severally. Life's mingled scene is o'er-'tis thus thai hearen

At once chastises, and, I hope, accepts ine. Re-enter ARTAMON and EUDOCIA.

Eud. What shall I say to thee, to give thee Eud. Alas! but is my father safe?

comfori? Ari. Ileaven knows.

Pho. Say only thou forgiv'st me-0 Eudocia! I left him just preparing to engage;

No longer pow my dazzled eyes behold thee When, doubtful of th' event, he bade me haste Through passion's mists; my soul now gazes To warn his dearest daughter of the danger,

on thee,

1 And aid your speedy Night.

And sees thee lovelier 'in unfading charms! Eud. My flight! but whither?

Bright as the shining angel host that stoodO no-if he is lost

Whilst I-but there it smarts. Art. I hope not so.

Eud. Look down, look down, The noise is ceas'd. Perhaps they're beaten off. Ye pitying powers! and help his pious sorrow! We soon shall know ;-here's one that can Eum. 'Tis not too late, we hope, to give inform us.

thee help.

Sce! yonder is my tent: we'll lead thee thither; Re-enter first Officer.

Come, enter there, and let thy wound be dress'd; Soldier, thy looks speak well;—what says thy Perhaps it is not mortal. tongue?

Pho. No! not mortal? 1 Offi. The foe's withdrawn. Abudah has No flatt'ry now. By all my bopes hereafter, been here,

For the world's empire I'd not lose this death. And has renew'd the terms. Caled is kill'd— Alas! I but keep in my fleeting breath

Art. Hold-first thank heaven for that! A few short moments, till I have conjur'd you, Eud. Where is Eumenes?

That to the world you witness my remorse 1 Offi. Hleft him well: by his command I came For my past errors and defend my fame. To search you out: and let you know this news. For know, soon as this pointed steel's drawn out, I've more, but that-'

Life follows through the wound. Art. Is bad, perhaps, so says

Eud. What dost thou say? This sudden pause. Well, be it so; let's know it; O, touch not yet the broken springs of life! Tis but life's checker'd lot.

A thousand tender thoughts rise in my soul : 1 Offi. Eumenes mourns

How shall I give them words? Oh, till this hour friend's unhappy fall - Herbis is slain- I scarce have tasted woe!--- this is indeed A settled gloom seem'd to hang heavy on him ; To part-but, oh!'Th' effect of grief, 'tis thought, for bis lost son. Pho. No more-death is now painful! When on the first attack, like one that sought But say, my friends, whilst I have breath to ask The welcome means of death, with desp'rate (For still methinks all your concerns are mine), valour

Whither have you design’d to bend your lle press'd the foe, and met the fate he wish'd.

journey? Art. See where Eumenes comes! What's Eum. Constantinople is my last retreat, this? He seems

If heaven indulge my wish; there I've resolr'd To lead some wounded friend-Alas! 'tis- To wear out the dark winter of my life, [They withdraw to one side of the Stage. An ole man's stock of days, I hope not many.

Eud. There will I dedicate myself to heaven. Re-enter EUMENES, leading in Phocias, with O, Phocyas, for thy sake, no rival else an Arrow in his Breast.

Shall e'er possess my heart. My father too Eum. Give me thy wound! 0, I could bear Consents to this my vow. My vital flame it for thee!

There, like a taper on the holy altar, This goodness melts my heart. What, in à mo- Shall waste away; till hear'n, relenting, hears ment

Incessant prayers for thee and for myself, Forgetting all thy wrongs, in kind embraces And wing my soul to meet with thine iu bliss T exchange forgiveness thus !

For in that thought I find a sudden hope, Pho. Moments are few,

As if inspir’d, springs in my breast, and tells m. And must not now be wasted. O Eumenes, That thy repenting frailty is forgiv'n, Lend me thy helping hand a little further; And we shall meet again to part no more. (where, where is he? [They advance. Pho. [Plucks out the Arrow] Then all is don Eum. Look, look here, Eudocia!

-'Iwas the last pang-at length Behold a sight that calls for all our tears! I'vegiven up thee, and the world now is nothis Eud, Phocyas, and wounded !-Oh, what

[Die cruel hand

Eum. Q. Phocyas! Phocyas !

Alas! he hears not now, nor sees my sorrows! A fruitless zeal, yet all I now can show ;
Yet will I mourn for thee, thou gallant youth! Tears vainly flow for errors learn'd too late,
As for a son—so let me call thee now. When timely caution should prevent our fate.
A much-wrong'd friend, and an unhappy hero !

[Exeunt.

COMEDY.

HYPOCRITE.

GOOD NATURED MAN. BOLD STROKE FOR A WIFE.

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER. BUSY BODY.

EVERY MAN IN HIS HUMOUR. PROVOKED HUSBAND.

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A SCHOOL FOR GROWN CHILDREN. FASHIONABLE LOVER.

THREE WEEKS AFTER MARRIAGE. IVEST INDIAN

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SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL.

CONSCIOUS LOVERS.
PRIDE SHALL HAVE A FALL.

CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE RIDE

ISAAC BICKERSTAFF.

A sans of Ireland, and for some time one of the most successful wriiers for the stage. He was probably born abel the sea 1735, having been appointed one of the pages of Lord Chesterfield, when he was Lurd Licutenant of Ireland, is 1'46. He was once an officer of marines, buil left the service with circumstances which do not reflect credit ca la as a man. These circumstances not attacking the reputation of his writings, our readers will assist us in coverlegiben ih the charitable veil of oblivion; and we shall stand excused in the eyes of the feeling world for decline 135 13 concinde his Biography.

THE HYPOCRITE, (DY by Isaac Bickerstaff, Acted at Drury Lane 1768. The general plot of this comedy is borrowed from des Tartes of Molière, and the principal character in it, viz. that of Docior Cantwell

, is a close copy from that great The conduct of the piece, however, is so greatly altered as to render it perfectly Englisli, and the coque! (par pete: is truly original and most elegantly spirited. The author has strongly pointed out the mischiefs and ruin which **** fregendly brought into the must noble and valuable families by the sell-interested machinations of those skulking

krozcicas vipers, those wolves in sheep's clothing, who at the troublesome and unsettled period in which this please was first writt:n, (by Cibber 1718) covering their private views beneath the mask of public real and sanctity,

id the part of the great serpent of old, first tempting to sin, and then betraying to punishment. It is an alteration of ter's Scauror. Scarcely any thing more than the character of Mawworm was written by the present author, who

ceed it for the sake of Weston's comic talents. Few plays have had the advantage of better acting, and, in con*anee, few had a greater share of success. It is one of the most valuable characteristics of this play, that while it motely salirixes bypocrisy, l'anatism ( as in Mawworm), and onliageous pretensions i sanctily, it carefully distinguishes beseca these and rational piety.

The play. met with great success in the representation, taking a riin of cighteen 4.) the subject itself being ils protection, and its enemies not daring to show any more at that time than a few na of sileat contempt. The conseqnence, however, was what the author foresaw; that is to say, the stirring up a to 2331 laim, who would scarcely duller any thing he wrole afterwards to meet with fair play, and making him del butt of Misl's Journal, and all the Jacobite faction. Nor do we think it by any means an improbable surLike, ku the entity and inveteracy of his antagonist Mr. Pope, and the set of wits who were connected with him, Biful Eate their original foundation traced from the appearance of this play.

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ACT I.

Sir J. So I do, sir, that I am her father, Seese l.- A Hall in Sir John Lambert's

and will dispose of her as I please.

Col. L. I do not dispule your authority, sir; House. Enter Sir John LAMBERT and Colonel to be concerned for your honour.

but as I am your son too, I think it my duis

llare not LAMBERT.

you countenanced his addresscs to my sister? 19. L. Prat consider, sir.

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birth and fortune are well known to you; and but since you think it your duty, as a son, lo I dare swear, be may defy the world to lay be concerned for my errors, I think it as much a blemish on his character.

mine, as a father, to be concerned for yours. Sir J. Why then, sir, since I am to be ca- If you think fit to amend them, so; if not, techised, I must tell you I do not like his take the consequence. character; he is a world-server, a libertine, and Col. L. Well, sir, may I ask you,

without has no more religion than you have. offence, if the reasons you have given me are

Col. L. Sir, we neither of us think it pro- your only reasons for discountenancing Mr. per to make a boast of our religion; but, if Darnley's addresses to my sister? you please to inquire, you will find that 'we Sir I. Are they not flagrant? would you go to church as orderly as the rest of our have me marry my daughter to a Pagan?'). neighbours.

Col. L. He intends this morning paying his Sir J. Oh, you go to church! you go to respects to you, in hopes to obtain your final church !-Wonderful! wonderful! to bow, and consent; and desired me to be present as a grin, and cough, and sleep: a fine act of de- mediator of articles between you.

Die votion indeed.

Sir J. I am glad to hear it.

Col. L. Well but, dear sir

Col. L. That's kind indeed, sir. Sir J. Colonel, you are an Atheist.

Sir J. May be not, sir; for I will not be at Col. L. Pardon me, sir, I am none: it is a home when he comes: and because I will not character I abhor; and next to that, I abhor tell a lie for the maiter, I'll go out this moment. the character of an enthusiast. ?)

Col. L. Nay, dear sir Sir J. Oh, you do so; an enthusiast!-this Sir J. And, do you bear- because I will is the fashionable phrase, the bye-word, the not deceive him either, tell him I would not nick-name, that our pleasure-loving generation have him lose his time in fooling after your give to those few who have a sense of true sister-In short, I have another man in my sanctity.

head for her. Col. L. Say, canting, sir.

Col. L. Another man! It would be worth Sir J. I tell you what, son, as I have told one's while to know him: pray heaven this you more than once, you will draw some heavy canting hypocrite has not got some beggarly judgment on your head one day or other. rascal in his eye for her. I must rid the house

Col. L. So says the charitable doctor Cant- of him at any rate, or all the settlement I can well; you have taken him into your house, hope for from my father is a castle in the air. and in return he gives over half your family) -My sister may be ruined too-here she comes. to the devil.

If there be another man in the case, she, no Sir J. Do not abuse the doctor, colonel; it doubt, can let me into the secret. is not the way to my favour. Í know you cannot bear him, because he is not one of

Enter CHARLOTTE. your mincing preachers. He holds up the glass Sister, good morrow; I want to speak with you. io your enormities, shows you to yourselves Char. Pr'ythee then, dear brother, don't put in your genuine colours.

on that wise, politic face, as if your regiment Col. L. I always respect piety and virtue, was going to be disbanded, or sent lo the sir; but there are pretenders to religion, as West Indies, and you obliged to follow it

. well as to courage; and as we never find the Col. L. Come, come, a truce with your Truly brave to be such as make much noise raillery : what I have to ask of you is serious, about their valour; so, I apprehend, the truly and I beg you would be so in your answer. good seldom or never deal much in grimace. Char. Well

, then, provided it is not upon Sir J. Very well, sir; this is very well

. the subject of love, I will be so -- but make Col. L. Besides, sir, I would be glad to hasle too--for I have not had my tea yet. know, by what authority the doctor pretends Col. L. Why it is, and it is not, upon that to exercise the clerical function. ?) It does not subject. appear clearly to me that he ever was in orders. Char. Oh, I love a riddle dearly--Come

Sir J. That is no business of yours, sir. — let's hear it. But, I am belter informed. However, he has Coh L. Nay, pshaw! if you will be serious, the call of zeal. Col. L. Zeal!

Char. O lard, sir! I beg your pardon-there Sir J. Why, colonel, you are in a passion. - there's my whole form and features, totally

Col. L. I own I cannot see with temper, disengaged and lifeless, at your service; now, sir, so many religious mountebanks impose on put them in what posture of attention you the unwary multitude; wretches, who make a think fit.

(Leans on him awkwardly. trade of religion, and show an uncommon Col. L. Was there ever such a giddy devil! concern for the next world, only to raise their -Pr’ythee, stand up. I have been ialking with fortunes with greater security in this. my father, and he declares positively you shall

Sir J. Colonel, Jet me hear no more ; I see not receive any further addresses from Mr. you are too hardened to be converted now: Darnley.

Char. Are you serious ? 1) A religious scel, possessing much less of the charity

1) The intoleration of the Methodists, is carried to such a of christians than any other of the numerous liat or them with which the world is nyer-run; their prayer's

degree, that, even in their sermons, they most chariand sermons, contrary to the church of England, are

Tably condemn every person of any other persuasien all extempore. Mawworm shows them in their most

than theirs, to the most horrible of all the burning fires zealous, Cantwell in their most unsavourable light.

of Tarlarus ; and, as they all'ect a very 'sanctified way

of living themselves, all persons visiting that devil's 2) The greater part of the preachers as well as auditors hol-house the theatre, playing at cards, reading norr!

of this sect are tailors, cobblers, and others, who have etc., must meet with some still more terrible punihbad a call as they call it.

ment, if possible.

say so.

some warmth.

four years.

wise for a wager.

Cal. L. He said so this minute, and with, Char. O lud!?). O lud! pr’ythee, brother,

don't be so wise; if you had an empty house Char. I am glad on't, with all my heart. to let, would you be displeased to hear there Col. L. How! glad!

were two people about it? besides, to be a Char. To a degree. Do you think a man little serious, Darnley has a tincture of jealousy has any more charms for me for my father's in his temper, which nothing but a substantial liking bim? no, sir, if Mr. Darnley can make rival can cure. bis

vay to me now, he is obliged to me, and Col. L. Oh, your servant, madam! now you to me only. Besides, now it may bave the talk reason. I am glad you are concerned face of an amour indeed, now one has some- enough for Daroley's faults, to think them worth thing to struggle for; there's difficulty, there's your mending; ha! ba! danger

, tbere's the dear spirit of contradiction Char. Concerned! why, did I say that?in ii 100-Ob! I like it mightily.

look
you,

I'll deny it all to him-weil, if ever Col. L. I am glad this does not make you I'm serious with him againthink the worse of Darnley - but my father's Col. L. Here he comes; be as merry with consent might have clapped a pair of horses him as you please. more to your coach, perhaps, and the want of

Enter DARNLEY. it may pinch your fortune.

Char. Burn fortune; am not I a fine woman? Darn. My dear colonel, your servant. and have not I twenty thousand pounds in my Col. L. I am glad you did not come sooner; own hands?

for in the humour my father left me, 'twould Col. L. Yes, sister; but with all your charms, not have been a proper time for you to have you have had them in your hands almost these pressed your affair-I touched upon't-but

I'll tell you more presently; in the mean time Char. Psbaw! and have not I had the full lose no ground with my sister. swing of my own airs and humours these four Darn. I shall always think myself obliged Fears? but if I humour my father, I warrant to your friendship, lei my success be what it hell make it three or four thousand more, will - Madam-your most obedient--what have with some unlicked lout-a comfortable equi- you got there, pray? valent, truly! - No, no; let him light bis pipe Char. [Reading]?). "Her lively, looks a wih bis consent, if he please. Wilful against

sprightly mind disclose;

Quick as her eyes, and as unlix'd as those--" Col. L. But pray, sister, has my father ever Darn. Pray, madam, what is't? proposed acy other man to you?

Char. "Favours to none, to all she smiles Char . Another man! let me know why you

extends

Darn. Nay, I will see. Col. L Why, the last words he said to me Char. "Orishe rejects, but never once offends." there, that he had another man in bis head for you. Col. L. Have a care: she has dipped into

Char. And who is it? who is it? tell me, her own character, and she'll never forgive dear brother.

you, if you don't let her go through with it. Col. L. Why, you don't so much as seem Darn. I beg your pardon, madam. surprised.

Char. “Brighi as the sun her eyes the gazers Char. No; but l'm impatient, and that's as well.

strike,

[Um-umCol. L. Why bow now, sister?

And like the sun they shine on all alikc." Char. Why sure, brother, you know very Darn. That is something like indeed. little of femalé happiness, if

you suppose

the Col. L. You would say so, if you knew all. surprise of a new lover ought to shock a woman Darn. All what? pray what do you mean? of my temper - don't you know that I am a Col. L. Have a litile patience: I'll tell you coquelle?

immediately. Col. L. If you are, you are the first that Char. If to her share some semale errors fall, tier was sincere enough to own her being so. Look on her face and you'll forget them all.”

Char. To a lover, 1° grant you; but not to Is not that natural, Mr. Darnley? 194; I make no more of you than a sister: I Darn. For a woman to expect, it is indeed. (say any thing to you.

Char. And can you blame her, when 'tis at Col. L. I should bave been better pleased, the same time a proof of the poor

man's

pasif you had not owned it to me-it's a hatefulsion and her power?

Darn. So that you think the greatest coniChar

. Ay, it's no matter for that, it's vio-pliment a lover can make his mistress, is to fently pleasant, and there's no law against it, give up his reason to ber.

Char. Certainly; for what have your lordly .Col

. L. Darnley's like to have a hopeful time sex to boast of but your understanding, and you.

till that's entirely surrendered to her discreChar . Well

, but don't you really know who father intends me?

1) This word lud is a corruption of Lord! we find such

ask, and I'll tell you.

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that I know of.

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in all languages, where people think to cheat the devil Col. L. Not I, really; but I imagined you by substituting a word something similar to the oathi might , and therefore thought to advise with

in ils original form, and believe, if they do nol swear in the exact word, that the sin is entirely atoned fur.

There are many other examples of this sort in EnChar. Nay, he has not opened his lips to glish, where the most abominable vaths are softened me vel-are you sure he is

down into a pretty little word, which scems to fit many a gone out?

prelly little mouth, if we may judge from the frequency Col. L. You are very impatient to know,

of their application by the feinale sex, though it must be neihinks; what have you to do to concern confessed that they are totally ignorant of their meaning. yourself about any man but Darnley?

2) Pope's Rope of the lock, Canto II, v. 8.

you about it.

1

tion, while the least sentiment holds out against his reproaches have that greatness of soul – her, a woman must be downright vain to think the confusion they give is insupportable.her conquest completed! Darn. There we differ, madam; for, in my

Enter Betty. opinion, nothing but the most excessive vanity Betty, is the tea ready? could value or desire such a conquest.

Bet. Yes, madam. Char. Oh, d'ye hear him, brother? the crea- Char. Mr. Darnley, your servant. ture reasons with me; nay, has the effrontery

(Exit Charl. and Betty. to think me in the wrong too! O lud! he'd Col. L. So; you have made a fine piece of make a horrid tyrant-positively I won't have him. work on't, indeed!

Darn. Well, my comfort is, no other man Darn. Dear Tom, pardon me if I speak a will easily koow whether you'll bave him or not. little freely; I own the levity of her behaviour,

Char. Am I not a vain, silly creature, Mr. at this time, gives me harder thoughts tban Í Darnley ?

once believed it possible to have of her. Darn. A little bordering upon the baby, I Col. L. Indeed, my friend, you mistake her. must own.

Darn. Nay, nay; had sbe any real concern Char. Laud!) how can you love a body for me, the apprehensions of a man's addresso then? but I don't think you love me though ses, whom yet she never saw, must have --do you?

alarmed her to some degree of seriousness. Darn. Yes, faith, I do; and so shamefully, Col. L. Not at all; for let this man be whom that I'm in hopes you doubt it.

he will, I take her levity as a proof of her Char. Poor man! he'd fain bring me to reason. résolution to have nothing to say to him.

Darn. I would indeed.-Nay, were it but Darn. And pray, sir, may I not as well possible to make you serious only when you suspect, that this artful delay of her good nashould be so, I should think you tkie most lure to me now, is meant as a provisional amiable

defence against my reproaches, in case, when Char. O lud! he's civil

she has seen this man, she should think it Darn. Come, come, you have good sense; convenient to prefer him. use me but with that, and make me what Col. L. No, no; she's giddy, but not capable you please.

of so studied a falsehood. Char. Laud! I don't desire to make any Darn. But still, what could she mean by thing of you, not I.

going away so abruptly? Darn. Come then, be generous, and swear Col. L. You grew too grave for her. at least you'll never marry another.

Darn. Why, who could bear such trifting? Char. Ah, laud! now you have spoiled all Col. L. You should have laughed at ber. again :-besides, how can I be sure of that, Darn. I can't love at that easy rale. before I have seen this other man my brother Col. L. No—if you could, the uneasiness spoke to me of?

would lie on her side. Darn. What riddle's this?

Darn. Do you then really think she has Col. L. I told you, you did not know all. any thing in her heart for me? To be serious, my father went out but now, Col. L. Ay, marry, ') sir-ah! if you on purpose to avoid you.-In short, he abso- but get her to own that seriously now; Lord! lutely retracts his promises; says, he would how you could love her! not have you fool away your time after my Darn. And so I could, by heaven! sister; and in plain terms told me, he had Col. L. Well, well, i'll undertake for ber; another man in his head for her.

if my father don't stand in the way, we are Darn. Another man! who? what is he? did well enough. not he name him?

Darn. What says my lady? you don't think Col. L. No; nor has he yet spoke of him she's against us? lo my sister,

Col. L. I dare say she is not.

She's of so Dårn. This is unaccountable! - what can soft, so sweet a dispositionbare given him this sudden turn?

Darn. Pr’ythee, how came so fine a woman Col. L. Some whim our conscientious doctor to marry your father, with such a vast inehas put in his head, I'll lay my life. quality of years?

Darn. Ile! he can't be such a villain ; he Goi. L. Want of fortune, Frank: she was professes a friendship for me.

poor and beautiful-he, rich and amorousCol. L. So much ihe worse.

she made him bappy, and he herDarn. But on what pretence, what grounds, Darn. A lady what reason, what interest, can he have to Col. L. And a jointure-now she's the only

one in the family that has power with our Col. L. Are you really now as unconcerned precise doctor; and, I dare engage, she'll use as you seem to be?

it with him to persuade my father from any Char. You are a strange dunce, brother-thing that is against your interest. By the you know no more of love than I do of a way, you must know I have some shrewd regiment - You shall see now how I'll comfort suspicion that this sanctified rogue is in love him-Poor Darnley, ha, ha, ha!

with her. Darn. I don't wonder at your good humour, Darn. In love! madam, when you have so substantial an op- Col. L. You shall judge by the symptoms portunity to make me uneasy for life. but hush!- here he comes with my grandChar. Olud! how sentimentious he is! well, mother-step this way, and I'll tell you.

[E.reunt. 1) Lord.

1) Ey the Virgin Mary.

could

oppose me?

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