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PERSONS OF THE DRAMA.
MAHOMET, Emperor of the Turks, Mr BARRS. CALI BASSA, First Visier,
Mr BERRY. MUSTAPHA, A Turkish Aga, Mr SoWDEN, ABDALLA, An Officer,
Mr HAVARD. HASAN,
Mr USHER. CARAZA,
S Mr GARRICK. LEONTIUS,
Mr BLAKE. MURZA, An Eunuch,
} Turkish Captains, DEUFTIUS,S, } Greek Noblemen
YE glitt'ring train, whom lace and velvet bless,
If truths like these with pleasing language join;
Be this at least his praise, be this his pride ; To force applause no modern arts are try'd. Should partial cat-calls all his hopes confound, He bids no trumpet quell the fatal sound. Should welcome sleep relieve the weary wit, He rolls no thunders o'er the drowsy pit. No snares to captivate the judgment spreads, Nor bribes your eyes to prejudise your heads. Unmov'd though Witlings sneer and Rivals rail ; Studious to please, yet not asham'd to fail. He scorns the meek address, the suppliant strain, With merit needless, and without it vain. In Reason, Nature, Truth, he dares to trust : Ye Fops, be silent : and ye Wits, be just !