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THE

1 MODERN THEATRE;

A COLLECTION OF

SUCCESSFUL MODERN PLAYS,

AS ACTED AT

THE THEATRES ROYAL, LONDON.

PRINTED FROM THE PROMPT BOOKS UNDER THE AU-

THORITY OF THE MANAGERS.

SELECTED BY

MRS INCHBALD.

IN TEN VOLUMES.

VOL. VIII.

MATILDA.

FUGITIVE.
MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS. HE WOU'D BE A SOLDIER.

ENGLAND PRESERVED.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND RBOWN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1811.

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M A T I L D A ;

TRAGEDY,

IN FIVE ACTS.

AS PERFORMED AT THE ..

THEATRE-ROYAL, DRURY-LANE.

BY THE

AUTHOR OF THE EARL OF WARWICK.

VOL. VIII,

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ,

MORCAR,

Mr Reddisha
EDWIN,

Mr Smith.
SIWARD,

Mr Palmer,
OFFICERS, &C.
MATILDA;

Miss Younge.
BERTHA,

Miss Platt.
SCENE,—Morcar's Camp, and the Environs near

Nottingham.

MATILDA.

ACT THE FIRST.

SCENE I.

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soul,

MATILDA's Tent, with a view of the distant country.'

Enter Matilda and BERTHA. Mat. I thank thee, gentle Bertha, for thy good

ness ; If aught could sooth the anguish of my soul, Or raise it from the horrors of despair To hope and joy, 'twould be thy gen'rous friende

ship :
But I am sunk so deep in misery,
That comfort cannot reach me.

Ber. Talk not thus,
My sweet Matilda ; innocence, like thine,
Must be the care of all-directing heav?n.
Already hath the interposing hand

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