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NCE more before you Lingo, firs, you see!
His leffon now--The Positive Degree.
O you! to whom Poets must ever surrender!
Ye Plurals, a fingular Art who can teach,
Supine ! -Perhaps I'm too wise, and too larned good folks ! So a truce with our science, a truce with our jokes ! And in good saber sadness one word let me say : Do but think that the School-boys have broke up
To-day; Forgive them their frolicks, and laugh at their
In th' Imperative Mood, should you view the Bard's
face, His Present Tense proves the Accusative Case; But should you be Dative of favour-like Stingo, Your Active Voice Paffive will cheer Him and Lingo.
To LILLO'S TRAGEDY of FATAL CURIOSITY, on
its Revival at the THEATRE ROYAL in the Hay. MARKET, June 29, 3782.
Spoken by Mr. PALMER.
ONG fince, beneath this humble roof, this Play,
Wrought by true English Genius saw the day.
Give me a tale the paflions to control,
Such are the Scenes that we this night renew ; Scenes that your fathers were well pleas'd to view. . Once we half-paus'd—and while cold fears prevail, Strive with faint strokes to soften down the tale; But soon, attir'd in all its native woes, The Shade of Lillo to our Fancy rose. Check thy weak hand, it said, or seem'd to say, Nor of its manly vigour rob my Play! From British Annals I the story drew, And British Hearts shall feel, and bear it too. Pity shall move their souls, in spite of rules ; And Terror takes no leffon from the Schools. Speak to their Boroms, to their Feelings trust, You'll find their sentence generous and just.
Spoken by Mr. PALME R.
HEN the East Indian gives our Play a name,
In our cold climate, we but vainly strive
Methinks I hear some Alderman, all hurry,