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Enter Henry suddenly, L. in his real character of CAPTAIN

TRAVER8, dressed in his uniform, followed by STEWARD with a Will.

Tra. That fellow, sir, was I, and ready to answer it in any way you think proper.

Mary. Heavens my William !
Tra. My dearest Mary!-

[Turns to her. Joe. Did not I tell you he was right and tight?- Now, then, clear decks. I suppose he won't surrender without a rumpus.

Sir E. So, so! a champion in disguise !--And pray, sir, on what authority have you done this?

Tra. On one, sir, paramount to any you possess will of the late admiral.

Sir E. A will ?

Tra. Ay, sir, a will by which this lady, and not you (as you have for some time supposed) succeeds to his estates. Your attorney will inform you of particulars.

Sir E. The devil!

Tra. Consult him; and the sooner you give possession the better.

Enter CRACK and Peggy, L.

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Crack. [Aloud.] By the Lord, the folk at the turnpike are all stopped ! Joe. Stop your mouth!

[Stopping it. Crack. Hey--what-oh! Tra. I hope, Sir Edward, you are satisfied.

Sir E. [Aloud.] Order my curricle-I'll set off immediately for town.

[Exit Sir Edward, L' [Crack advances with Joe und Peggy. Crack. (L.) You had better go in the mail (Calling after him. ]—they'll be some time getting the curricle ready. Won't you follow your swain, Miss Peggy?

Peg. Prithee, be quiet. [Advances to Robert.] I hope young Mr. Maythorn here-[Pulling his coat and making a courtesy.

Rob. Xem !-Paws, off if you please, my Lady Sir Edward Dashaway. It's my turn now. However, if in a year or two's time

Peg. Dear heart! a year or two is such a long-
Rob. (R.) Obl-if you are not content-

Peg. Yes, I am--I am content.

Tra. Ay, ay, contented all; and while friends and fortune continue thus to smile, let us in love and harmony manifest our gratitude.

FINALE

Tra. Love's ripened harvest now we'll reap,

My fancied dream's reality;
Here Mary still the gate shall keep-

I mean, of hospitality.
Mary. And, for the task, the toll I ask,

(Still mindful of my lot of late,)
[To the audience.] Is from the court a good report,

To-morrow, of our Turnpike Gate.
Peg. We bar-maids, like the lawyers, find

Words at the bar, for tolls will flow;
Some we in cash take-some, in kind;

At all toll-bars, no trust, you know.
Rob. The doctor, too-'tis nothing new-

Will hardly ever tolls abate;
Then give us, pray, on this highway,

Your leave to keep the Turnpike Gate.
Crack. I'd ask the bachelors of mode,

And spinsters, Are you free of toll ?
Or you, that jog the married road ?

Oh, no-you're not, upon my soul!

Joe. Then, since tis clear, most of you here

Pay swinging tolls—in every state,
Grudge not, we pray, the toll to pay

Here, nightly, at our “ Turnpike Gate.”

DISPOSITION OF THE CHARACTERS AT THE

FALL OF THE CURTAIN. ROBERT. PEGGY. MARY. TRAVERS. Joe.

CRACK. R.

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PAUL AND VIRGINIA:

A MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT,

En Two Acts,

BY JAMES COBB,

Author of The Siege of Belgrade, Ramah Droog, &c.

PRINTED FROM THE ACTING COPY, WITH REMARKS,

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL, BY D-G.

To which are added,

A DESCRIPTION OF THE COSTUME, -CAST OF THE CHARACTERS,
ENTRANCES AND EXITS, -RELATIVE POSITIONS OF THE PER-
FORMERS ON THE STAGE,-AND THE WHOLE OF THE STAGE

BUSINESS.

As now performed at the

THEATRES ROYAL, LONDON.

EMBELLISHED WITH A FINE WOOD ENGRAVING,

By MR. BONNER, from a Drawing taken in the Theatre, by

MR. R. CRUIKSHANK.

LONDON:
JOHN CUMBERLAND, 19, LUDGATE HILL.

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