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bas abused her power.

Lord T. Indeed, sir, you shall not: you he married a profuse young hassy for love, will oblige me if you speak out; for it was without a penny of money. Thus having, like upon this head I wanted to see you. his brave ancestors, provided heirs for the fa

Man. Wby then, my lord, since you oblige mily, he now finds children and interest-mome to proceed-I have often thought that the ney make such a bawling about his ears, that misconduct of my lady has, in a great mea- at last he has taken the friendly advice of his sure, been owing to your lordship's treatment kinsman, the good lord Danglecourt, to run of her.

his estate two thousand pounds more in debt, Lady G. Bless me!

to put the whole management of what is left Lord T. My treatment ?

into Paul Pillage's hands, that he may be at Man. Ay, my lord; you so idolized her be-leisure himself to retrieve his affairs, by being fore marriage, that you even indulged her like a parliament man. a mistress after iti in short, you continued Lord T. A most admirable scheme indeed! the lover when you should have taken up the Man. And with this politic prospect he is husband; and so, by giving her more power now upon his journey to London, thau was needful, she has none where she Lord T. What can it end in? wants it; having such entire possession of you, Man. Pooh! a journey into the country again. she is not mistress of hersell.-And, mercy on Lord T. Do you think he'll stir till bis us! bow many fine women's beads have been money is gone, or at least till the session is turned upoa the same occasion!

Lord I. Oh, Manly, 'tis too true! there's Man. If my intelligence is right, my lord, the source of my disquiet; she knows, and he won't sit long enough to give his vote for

a lurnpike. Jan. However, since you have had so much Lord T. How so? paticoce, my lord, even go on with it a day Man. Oh, a bitter business; he had scarce or iwo more; and, upon her ladyship's next a vote in the whole town besides the returnsally, be a little rounder in your expostula- ling officer. Sir John will certainly have it tions : if that don't work-drop her some cool heard at the bar of the house, and send him hints of a determined reformalion, and leave about his business again. her-40 breakfast upon them.

Lord T. Then he has made a fine business Lord T. You are

rfectly right. How va- of it indeed. In alle is a friend in our anxiety!

Man. Which, as far as my little interest Van. Therefore, to divert that, my lord, I will go, shall be done in as few days as possible. beg, for the present, we may call another cause. Lady G. But why would you ruin the poor

Lady 6. Ay, for goodness' sake, let us have gentleman's fortune, Mr. Manly ?, done with this

Man. No, madam, I would only spoil his Lord T. With all my heart.

project to save bis fortune. Lady G. Have you no news abroad, Mr. Lady G. Ilow are you concerned enough Vanli?

to do either ? Man. Apropos I have some, madam; and Man. Why-I have some obligations to the I believe, my lord, as extraordinary in its kind, family, madam: I enjoy at this time a pretty Lard T. Pray let us have it.

estate which sir Francis was heir at law to; Wun. Do you know that your country but-by his being a booby, the last will of an teigubour, and my wise kinsman, sir Francis obstinate old uncle gave it to me. Voghead, is coining to town with his whole

Re-enter WILLIAMS. Lord T. The fool! what can be his busi- Wil. [To Manly] Sir, here is one of your is bere?

servants, from your house, desires to speak Hun. Ob! of the last importance, I'll assure with you, cu o less than the business of the nation. Jan. Will you give him leave to come in, Lord T. Explain.

my lord? Hun. He has carried his election against

Lord T. Sir-the ceremony's of your own war John Worthland.

making

(Exit Williams. Lori T. The deuce! What! for-for

Enter JAMES.
Han. The famous borough of Guzzledown.
Lord T. A proper representative indeed!

Man. Well, James, what's the matter ?
Lady 6. Prav, Mr. Manly, don't I know him? James. Sir, here is John Moody just come

Han. You have dined with him, madam, to town: he says sir Francis and all the fabon I was last down with my lord at Bellmont. mily will be here to-night, and is in a great

Lady G. Was not that be that got a little hurry to speak with you. ten before dinner, and overset the tea-table Man. VVhere is be? 19 making his compliments to my lady? James. At our house, sir: he has been gapMen. The same.

ing and stumping about the streets, in his Lady G. Pray what are his circumstances? dirty boots, and asking every one he meets if I know but very little of him.

they can tell him where he may have a good Van. Then he is worth your knowing, I lodging for a parliament man, till he can hire Pot tell you, madam. His estate, if clear, 1 a handsome whole house, fit for all his family,

nie, might be a good two thousand pounds for the winter. • trar: though, as it was left him saddled Man. I am afraid, my lord, I must wait

bo two jointures and two weighty mortga- upon Mr. Moody. ... upon it, there is no saving what it is Lord T. Pr'yihec let us bave him here; he

tikt ise might be sure never lo mend it, I will divert us.

Emils?

Man. Oh, my lord, be's such a cub! Not Moody. Why, we came up in such a hurry, but he's so near common sense, that he passes you mun ) think that our tackle was not so for a wit in the family.

tight as it should be. Lady G. I beg of all things we may have Man. Come, tell us all. him; I am in love with nature, let her dress Lord T. Come, let us sit down. be never so homely.

[They take Chairs Man. Tben desire him to come hither, Man. Pray how do they travel? James.

[E.cit James. Moody. Why, i'the awld coach, measter; Lady G. Pray what may be Mr. Moody's post? and 'cause my lady loves to do things hand

Man. Oh! his maître-d'hôtel, his butler, bis some, to be sure, she would have a couple of bailiff, his hind, his huntsman, and sometimes carl-horses clapped to the four old geldings

, -his companion.

that neighbours might see she went up to Lord 7. It runs in my head that the mo- London in her coach and six; and so Giles ment this knight has set him down in the Joulter, the ploughman, rides postillion. house, he will get up to give them the earliest Man. Very well! The journey sets out as proof of what importance be is to the public it should do. [Aside] What, do they bring in his own county.

all the children with them too ? Man. Yes, and when they bave heard him, Moody. Noa, noa, only the younk squoire he will find that his utmost importance stands and miss Jenny. The other foive 2) are all valued at sometimes being invited to dinner. out at board, at half-a-crown a head a weck,

Lady G. And her ladyship, I suppose, will with John Growse, at Smokedunghiill farm. make as considerable a figure in her sphere too ?

Man. Good again! a right English academy Man. That you may depend upon; for (is for younger children! I don't mistake) she has ten times more of Moody. Anon, sir.. [Not understanding him. the jade iri her than she yet knows of: and Lord T. And when do you expect them she will so improve in this rich soil in a here, John? month, that she will visit all the ladies that Moody. Nay, nay, for that matter, madam, will let her into their houses, and run in debt they're i'very good hands; Joan loves 'em as to all the shopkeepers that will let her into tho'f they were all her own; for she was wel their books: in short, before her important nurse to every mother's babe o'um - Ay, ay, spouse bas made five pounds by his eloquence they'll ne'er want a bellysul there.' Why we at Westminster, she will have lost live hun- were in hopes to ba' come yesterday, an il dred at dice and quadrille in the parish of St. had no' been that th' awld weazlebelly borse James's.

lired: and then we were so cruelly loaden Lord T. So that, by that time he is declared that the two fore wheels came crash down af unduly elected, ~) 'a 'swarm of duns will be once in Waggon-rut-lane, and there we lost ready for their money, and his worship--will four hours 'fore we could set things to rights be ready for a gaol.

again. Man. Yes, yes, that I reckon will close the Man. So they bring all the baggage with account of this hopeful journey to London-- the coach, then? But see, here comes the fore horse of the team!.. Moody. Ay, ay, and good store on it there

is-Why my lady's geer alone were as much Enter John Moody.

as filled four. portmantel trunks, beside the Oh, honest John!

great deal box that heavy Ralph :) and the Moody: Ad's waunds 2) and heart, measter monkey sit upon behind. Manly! I'm glad I ha' fun 5) ye. Lawd, lawd,

Lord T. give me your hand! Why that's friendly naw.

Lady G

Ha, ha, ba! Flesh! I thought we would never ha' got hither.

Man. Well, and how do you do, measter? — Good Lady G. Well, Mr. Moody, and pray bow lack! 'I beg pardon for my bawldness - I did many are they within the coach? not see 'at his honour was here.

Moody. Why there's my lady, and bis Lord T. Mr. Moody, your servant: I am worship, and the younk squoire, and miss glad to see you in London: I hope all the Jenny, and the fat lapdog, and my lady's maid, good family are well ?

Mrs. Handy, and Doll Pripe the cook, that's Moody. Thanks be praised, your honour, all-Only Doll puked a little with riding backthey are all in pretty good heart, tho'f we have ward; so they hoisted her into the coach-bor, had a power of crosses upo' the road. and then her stomach was easy.

Lady G. I hope my lady has had no hurt, Lady G. Oh, I see them! I see them go by Mr. Moody?

me. Ha, ha!

[Laughing Moody. Noa, and please your ladyship, she Moody. Then you mun think, measter, there was never in better 'humour: there's money was some stowage for the belly as well as the enough stirring now.

back too; children are apt to be famished upon Man. What has been the matler, John? the road; so we had such cargoes of plum

cake, and baskets of tongues, and biscuits

, and 1) A sad proof of the want of puiis in the election of cheese, and cold boiled beef- And then, in case

of sickness, bottles of cherry brandy, plague 8) This is a specimen of the dialect of the people in the water, sack, tent, and strong beer so plenty

north of Egland, where they pronounce almost as made' thawld coach crack again.' Mercy broad as the Scotch, so that, if we compare the change of orthography with the difference of pronunciation, upon them! and send them all well to town, I say. we shall easily be able tu understand : for instance, Man. Ay, and well out on't again, Joho. waunds for wounds, lawd for lord, now for now, cle.

Moody. Odds bud, measter! you're a wise 3) Pound.

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man; and for that matter, so am I-Whoam's 1)j, Lord T. My service to sir Francis and my wboam, I say: I am sure we ha' got but little lady, John. good e'er sin we turned our backs' on't. No- Lady G. And mine pray, Mr. Moody. thing but mischief! Some devil's trick or other Moody. Ay, your honours; they'll be proud plagued us aw ) the day lung: Crack goes on't, I dare say. one thing! bawnce goes another! Woa! 5) Man. I'll bring my compliments myself: so, says Roger–Then sowse! we are all set fast honest Johnin a slough. Whaw, cries miss! Scream go Moody. Dear measter Manly! the goodness the maids! and bawl just as tho'f they were of goodness bless and preserve you! [Erit. stuck. And so, mercy on us! this was the Lord T. What a natural creature 'tis! trade from morning to night. But my lady Lady G. Well, I can't but think, John, in was in such a murrain haste to be here, that a wet afternoon, in the country, must be very set out she would, tho'f I told her it was Chil-good company. dermas das. *)

Lord T. Oh, the tramontane! If this were Man. These ladies, these ladies, John- known at half the quadrille tables in town,

Hoody. Af, measter! I ha' seen a little of they would lay down their cards to laugh at you. them: and I find that the best when she's Lady G. And the minule they took them mended, won't ha' much goodness to spare. up again they would do the same at the losers Lord T. Well said, John-Ha, ha! -But to let you see that I think good comMan. I hope, at least, you and your good pany may sometimes want cards to keep them agree still.

togetber, what think you, if we three sat soMoody. Ay, ay, much of a muchness. Bridget berly down to kill an hour at ombre ? sticks to me; though as for her goodness- Man. I shall be too hard for you, madam. wbr, she was willing to come to London too Lady G. No matter, I shall have as much —But bauld a bit! Noa, noa, says I, there advantage of my lord as you have of me. may be mischief enough done without you. Lord T. Say you so, madam ? have at you Man. Why that was bravely spoken, John, then. Here! get the ombre table and cards.

[Erit. Hoody. Ah, weast heart! were measter but Lady G. Come, Mr. Manly - I know you bawf the mon that I am-Odds wookers! tho'l don't forgive me now. bell speak stautly too sometimes—But then be Man. I don't know whether I ought to forcanno' bawld it-no, he canno' hawld it. give your thinking so, madam. Where do Lord T.

you imagine I could pass my time' so agreeably? Lady G. Ha, ha, ha!

Lady G. I'm sorry my lord is not here to take Man.

his share of the compliment-But he'll wonder Moody. Odds flesh! but I mun hie me what's become of us.

[Erit. whoam; the coach will be coming every hour

Man. It must be so- - She sees I love her baw-but measter charged me to find your-yet with what unoffending decency she worship out; for he has hugey business with avoids an explanation! How amiable is every you, and will certainly wait upon you by that hour of her conduct ! What a vile opinion time he can put on a clean neckcloth. have I bad of the whole sex for these ten Man. Oh, Jobn, I'll wait upon him. years past, which this sensible creature has Moody. Why you wonno' be so kind, wull ye? recovered in less than one! Such a compaMan. If you'll tell me where you lodge. nion, sure, might compensate all the irksome Moody. Just i'the street next to where your disappointment that folly and falsehood ever worship dwells, at the sign of the Golden-ball gave me !

its gold all over, where they sell ribbons Could women regulate, like her, their lives, and flappits, and other sort of geer for gentle- What halcyon days were in the gift of wives;

Vain rovers then might envy what they hate, Man. A milliner's ?

And only fools would mock the married state. Hoody. Ay, ay, one Mrs. Motherly. Waunds,

[Erit. she has a couple of clever girls there stitching

ACT II.

SCENE I. -Mrs. MOTHERLY's House. Man. Yes, yes, she's a woman of good buSioess , no doubt on't - Who recommended

Enter Count Basset and MYRTILLA. that honse to you, Jobn?

Count B. Myrtilla, how dost thou do, child? Mondy. The greatest good fortune in the Myr. As well as a losing gamester can. world

, sure ; for as I was gaping about the Count B. Pshaw! hang these melancholy streets

, who should look out of the window thoughts! Suppose I should help thee to a there but the fine gentleman that was always good husband riding by our coach side at York races-Count Myr. I suppose you'll think any one good -Basset; ay, that's be.

enough, that will take me off o'your hands. Man. Basset! Oh, I remember; I know him Count B. What do you think of the young

country squire, the heir of the family that's Moody . Well, to be sure, as civil a gentle-coming to lodge here?

Myr. How should I know what to think of him? Mon. As any sharper in town. [Aside. Count B. Nay, I only give you the bint, Moody. Well, measter

child; it may be worth your while at least to 1) Home

2) Ali. 5) Woa is the English manner of speaking to the horses

Enter Mrs. MOTHERLY, in haste. bo make them stop, answerable to the German bror.

Mrs. M. Sir! sir! tbe gentleman's coach is O A Noria country superstition.

at the door; they are all come.

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look about you.

Count B. What, already?

Jenny. I hope you will see me in a better Mrs. M. They are just getting out!-Won't to-morrow, sir. you step and lead in my lady? Do you be in (Lady W.whispers Mrs.M.pointing to Myr. ihe way, niece; I must run and receive them. Mrs. M. Only a niece of mine, madam, tbat

[Exit. lives with me: she will be proud to give your Count B. And think of what I told you. [Exit. ladyship any assistance in her power.

Myr. A faithless fellow! I am sure have Lady W. A pretty sort of a young woman been true to him; and, for that only reason, -Jenny, you two must be acquainted. he wants to be rid of me. But while women Jenny. Oh, mamma, I am never strange in are weak, men will be rogues.

a strange place.

[Salutes Myrtilla.

Myr. You do me a great deal of honour, Enter Mrs. MOTHERLY, showing in Lady madam-Madam, your ladysbip's welcome to WRONGHEAD, led by Count Basset.

London. Mrs. M. If your ladyship, pleases to walk Jenny. Mamma, I like her prodigiously; into this parlour, madam, only for the present, she called me my ladyship. till your servants have got all your things in. Squire R. Pray, mother, mayn't I be ac

Lady W. Well, dear sir, this is so infinite- quainted with her too? ly obliging-1 protest it gives me pain, though,l, Lady W. You, you clown! stay till you to turn you out of your lodging thus. learn a litle more breeding first.

Count B. No trouble in the least, madam: Sir F. Odds rt, my lady Wrongbead! we single fellows are soon moved; besides, why do you baulk the lad? how should be Mrs. Motherly's my old acquaintance, and I ever learn breeding, if he does not put himself could not be her binderance.

forward? Mrs. M. The count is so well-bred, madam, Squire R. Why, ay, feyther, does molber I dare say he would do a great deal more to think that I'd be uncivil tó ber? accommodate your ladyship.

Myr. Master has so much good humour, Lady W. Oh, dear madam!-A good, well-madam, he would soon gain upon any body bred sort of a woman. [ Apart to the Count.

(He kisses Myrtilla. Count B. Oh, madam! she is very much Squire R. Lo' you there, mother! and you among people of quality ; she is seldom without would but be quiet, she and I should do ivell them in her house,

enough. Lady W. Are there a good many people Lady W. Why, how now, sirrah! boys of quality in this street, Mrs. Motherly?" must not be so familiar.

Mrs. M. Now your ladyship is here, madam, Squire R. Why, an I know nobody, how I don't believe there is a house without then. the murrain mun í pass my time here

, in a Lady W. I am mighty glad of that; for, strange place? Naw you and I, and sister, forreally, I think people of quality should always sooth, sometimes, in an afternoon, may play live among one another.

at one and thirty bone-ace, purely, Count B. 'Twas what one would choose, Jenny. Speak for yourself, sir: 'd'ye think I indeed, madam.

play at such clownish games? Lady W. Bless me! but where are the chil- Squire R. Why, and you woant yo' ma' let dren all this while ?

it aloane; then she and 'I, mayhap, will have Sir F. [Withoul] John Moody! stay you a bawt ') at all-fours ?), without you. by the coach, and see all our things out Sir F. Noa, noa, Dick, that won't do neither; Come, children.

you mun learn to make one at ombre, bere,

child. Enter Sir Francis WRONGHEAD, SQUIRE

Myr. If master pleases, I'll show it him. RICHARD, and Miss Jenny.

Squire R. What, the Number! Hoy-dav! Sir F. Well, count, I mun say it, this was why, does our river run to this tawn, feyther? koynd ), indeed.

Šir F. Pooh! you silly tony! ombre is a Count B. Sir Francis, give me leave to bid geam at cards, that the better sort of people you welcome to London.

play three together at. Sir F. Pshaw! how dost do, mon ?-Waunds, Squire R. Nay, the moare the merrier, I I'm glad to see thee! A good sort of a house this. say; but sister is always so cross-grained

Count B. Is not that master Richard ? Jenny. Lord! this boy is enough to deaf

Sir F. Ey, ey, that's young hopeful—Why people--and one has really been stuffed up in dost not baw, Dick ?

à coach so long that –Pray, madam-could Squire R. So I do, feyther.

not I get a little powder 3) for hair? Count B. Sir, I'm glad to see you-I pro- Myr. If you please to come along with me, test, Mrs. Jane is grown so, I should not have madam. [Exeunt Myrtilla and Jenny. known her.

Squire R. What, has sister taken her away Sir F. Come forward, Jenny.

naw! mess, I'll go and have a little game with Jenny. Sure, papa! do you think I don't lihem. know how to behave myself?

Lady W. Well, count, I hope you wont so Count B. If I have permission to approach far change your lodgings, but you will come ber, sir Francis,

and be at home bere sometimes. Jenny. Lord, sir, I'm in such a frightful Sir F. Ay, ay, pr’ythee, come and take a pickle! –

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Caunt B. Well, sir Francis, you shall find your election did not cost you a trifle, I suppose. Il make but very little ceremony.

Sir F. Why, ay! it's true! That-that did Sir F. Why, ay now, that's hearty! lick in a little; but if a man's wise (and I han't Mrs. M. Will your lad, ship please to re- fawnd yet that I'm a fool), there are ways, fresh yourself with a dish of tea, after your cousin, to lick one's self whole again. fatigue?.

Man. Nay, if you have that secretLady W. If you please, Mrs. Motherly; but Sir F. Don't you be fearful, cousin-you'll I beliese we bad best have it above stairs. find that I know something. [Eri Mrs. Motherly] Won't you walk up sir? Man. If it be any thing for your good, I Sir F. Moody!

should be glad to know it 100. Count B. Shan't we stay for sir Francis, Sir F. In short then, I have a friend in a madam?

corner, that has let me a little into what's Lady W. Lard, don't mind him! he will what at Westminster-that's one thing. come if be likes it.

Man. Very well! but what good is that to Sir F. Ay, ay, ne'er heed me, I have things do you? to look after.

Sir F. Why not me, as much as it does [Exeunt Lady Wronghead and Count Basset. other folks?

Man. Other people, I doubt, have the adEnter Join Moody.

vantage of different qualifications. Moody. Did your worship want muh? :) Sir F. Why, ay! there's it naw! you'll say

Sir F. Ay, is the coach cleared, and all our that I have lived all my days i'the countrythings in?

what then? - I'm o'the quorum-I have been Hoody. Aw but a few band-boxes and the at sessions, and I have made speeches there! nook that's left oʻthe goose poy 2) – But, a ay, and at vestry too-and, mayhap, they may plague on him, the monkey has gin us the slip, lind here-that I have brought my tongue up

that I suppose he's goon io see his rela- to town with me! I'ye take me naw?
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; for bere looks to be a power of um in

Man. If I take your case right, cousin, I this lava--but heavy Ralph has skawered :) am afraid the first occasion you will have for after him.

your eloquence here, will be, to show whether Sir F. Why, let him go to the devil! no you have any right to make use of it at all. matter and the hawnds bad had him a month Sir F. How d’ye mean? agoe-But I wish the coach and horses were Man. That sir John Worthland has lodged got safe to the ion! This is a sharp tawn, we a petition against you. mun look about us here, John; therefore I Sir F. Petition! why, ay! there let it lie-would bare you go along with Roger, and we'll find a way to deal with that, I warrant see that nobody runs away with them before you!-Why you forget, cousin, sir John's o' they get to the stable.

ihe wrung side ?), mon! Hoods. Alas a day, sir, I believe our auld Man. I doubt, sir Francis, that will do you cattle won't yeasly +)' be run away with to but little service; for, in cases very notorious, night—but bowsomdever, we'st ta' 5) the best which I take yours to be, there is such a care we can of um, poor sawls.

thing as a short day, and dispatching them imSir F. Well, well, make baste then- mediately.

Moody goes out and returns. Sir F. With all my heart! the sooner I Moody. Odds flesb! bere's master Monly send him home again ihe better. come to wait upo' your worship!

Man. And this is the scheme you have laid Sir F. Wheere is he?

down to repair your fortune ? Moody. Just coming in at threshold. Sir F. In one word cousin, I think it my Sir F. Then goa about your business. duty: The Wrongheads have been a consi

[Exit Moody: derable family ever since England was England:

and since ihe world knows I have talents Enter MANLY.

wherewithal, they shan't say it's my fault, if Consin Manly! sir, I am your very húmble I don't make as good a figure as any that ever

were at the head on't. Man. I heard you were come, sir Francis Man. Nay, this project, as you have laid it,

will come up to any thing your ancestors have Sir F. Odds heart! this was so kindly done done these five hundred years.

Sir F. And let me alone to work it; mayMar. I wish you may think it so, cousin! hap I hav'n't told you all, neitherfor, I confess, I should have been better plea- Man. You astonish me! what, and is it full sed to have seen you in any other place. as practicable as what you have told me? Sir F. How soa, sir?

Sir F. Ay, tho'f I say it-every wbit, courNan . Nay, 'tis for your own sake; I'm not sin. You'll find that I have more irons i'the

fire than one; I doan't come of a fool's errand! Sir F. Look you, cousin; tho'f I know you Man. Very well. Tisk me well, yet I don't question I shall give Sir F. In a word, my wife has got a friend cu such weighty reasons for what I have at court as well as myself, and her dowghter done

, that you will say, sir, this is the wisest Jenny is naw pretty well grown upjourney that ever I made in my life.

Man. And what, in the devil's name, would Man. I think it ought to be, cousin; for 1 he do with the dowdy?

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