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Players arrive in the Borough-Welcomed by their former Friends Are better fitted for Comic than Tragic Scenes: yet better approved in the latter by one Part of their Audience Their general Character and PleasantryParticular Distresses and Labours-Their Fortitude and Patience A private Rehearsal-The Vanity of the aged Actress-A Heroine from the Milliner's Shop-A deluded Tradesman-Of what Persons the Company is composed Character and Adventures of Frederick Thompson.
DRAWN by the annual call, we now behold
Our troop dramatic, heroes known of old,
And those, since last they march'd, inlisted and enroll'd:
Yon parties move, their former friends in sight,
Whose claims are all allow'd, and friendship glads the
Now public rooms shall sound with words divine,
And private lodgings hear how heroes shine;
While o'er the social jug and decent cheer,
Shall be described the fortunes of the year.
Peruse these bills, and see what each can do,—
He who 'Squire Richard's part could well sustain,
My horse! my horse!"-Lo! now to their abodes, Come lords and lovers, empresses and gods.
The master-mover of these scenes has made