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But fee your flave, while yet I fpeak,
From his dull trance unfetter'd break!
As he the potion shall survive
Believe your Rofamond alive.

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VOL. II.

KING.

QUEEN.

BOTH.

But ever thus united live.

Sir TRUSTY awaking.
In which world am I! all I fee,
Ev'ry thicket, bush and tree,
So like the place from whence I came;
That one wou'd fwear it were the fame.
My former legs too, by their pace!
And by the whiskers, 'tis my face!
The self-fame habit, garb and mien!
They ne'er wou'd bury me in green.

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SCENE IV.

GRIDELINE and Sir TRUSTY.

GRIDELINE.

Have I then liv'd to see this hour,
And took thee in the very bow'r ?

Sir TRUSTY.

Widow Trufty, why fo fine?

Why doft thou thus in colours thine?
Thou should'ft thy husband's death bewail
In fable vefture, peak and veil.

GRIDELINE.

Forbear thefe foolish freaks, and fee
How our good King and Queen agree.
Why shou'd not we their fteps purfue,
And do as our fuperiors do?

Sir TRUSTY.

Am I bewitch'd, or do I dream ?

I

know not who, or where I am, Or what I hear, or what I fee;

But this l'in fure, howe'er it be,

It

fuits a perfon in my station T'obferve the mode, and be in fashion. Then let not Grideline the chafte

Offended be for what is past,
And hence anew my vows I plight
To be a faithful courteous knight.

GRIDELINE.

I'll too my plighted vows icnew,
Since 'tis fo courtly to be true.
Since conjugal paffion,
Is come into fashion,

And marriage fo bleft on the the throne is,
Like a Venus I'll fine,

Be fond and be fine,

And Sir Trufty fhall be my Adonis.

Sir TRUSTY.

And Sir Trufty fball be thy Adonis.

The KING and QUEEN advancing.

KING.

Who to forbidden joys wou'd rove,
That knows the sweets of virtuous love?
Hymen, thou fource of chafte delights,
Chearful days, and blissful nights,
Thou doft untainted joys dispense,
And pleasure join with innocence:
Thy raptures laft, and are fincere
From future grief and prefent fear.

BOTH.

Who to forbidden joys wou'd rove,
That knows the fweets of virtuous love?

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