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To wonder most. I little thought indeed,
War. And so have I.
Edw. I scorn it, sir! Elizabeth hath charms,
War. T is false !
grace thought fit to honor me withal,
Edw. How know you that ? But be it as it may,
War. Prerogative! What's that? the boast of tyranta,
Edw. And therefore do I prize it : I would guard
War. Go to your darling people, then; for soon,
Edw. Is it so, my lord ?
But henceforth know, proud peer, I am thy master,
War. Look well, then, to your own :
Edw. Nor he who threatened Edward.
MR. BARLOW--ARTHUR – BEVERLY - CHARLES EDWARD - FRANCIS - GEORGE - HENRY - LEWIS OLIVER — PHILIPS ROBERT.
Mr. B. Come, my boys, I have a new play for you. I will be the founder of a colony; and you shall be people of different trades and professions, coming to offer yourselves to go with
What are you, Arthur ? Arth. I am a farmer, sir.
Mr. B. Very well. Farming is the chief thing we have to depend upon. The farmer puts the seed into the earth, and takes care of it, when it is grown to the ripe corn. Without the farmer we should. have no bread. But you must work very hard ; there will be trees to cut down, and roots to drag out, and a great deal of labor. Arth. I shall be ready to do my part.
Mr. B. Well, then, I shall take you willingly, and as many more such good fellows as you can find. We shall have land enough ; and you may fall to work as soon as you please. Now for the next.
Bev. I am a miller, sir.
Mr. B. A very useful trade! Our corn must be ground, or it will do us but little good. What must we do for a mill, my friend?
Bev. I suppose we must make one.
Jr. B Then we must take a mill-wright with us, and carry mill-stones. Who is next?
Chu. I am a carpenter, sir.
Mr. B. The most necessary man that could offer. We shall find you work enough, never fear. There will be houses to build, fences to make, and chairs and tables besides. But all our timber is growing ; we shall have hard work to fill it, to saw boards and planks, to hew timber, and to frame and raise buildings.
Cha. I will do my best, sir.
Mr. B. Then I engage you ; but you had better bring two or tbree able hands along with you.
Edw. I am a blacksmith.
Mr. B. An excellent companion for the carpenter. We cannot do without either of you. You must bring your great bellows, anvil, and vice; and we will set up a forge for you, as soon as we arrive. Who is next ?
Fran. I am a shoemaker.
Mr. B. Shoes we cannot do well without; but I fear we shall get no leather.
Fran. But I can dress skins, sir.
Mr. B. Can you ? Then you are a clever fellow. I will have you, though I give you double wages.
. Geo. I am a barber and hair-dresser.
Mr. B. What can we do with you? If you will shave our men's rough beards once a week, and crop their hair once a quarter, and be content to help the carpenter the rest of the time, we will take you. But you will have no ladies to curl, or gentlemen to powder, I assure you.
Lew. I am a doctor.
Mr. B. Then, sir, you are very welcome ; we shall some of us be sick; and we are likely to get cuts, and bruises, and broken bones. You will be very useful. We shall take you with pleasure.
Hen. I am a lawyer, sir.
Mr. B. Sir, your most obedient servant. When we are rich enough to go to law, we will let
you know. Oli. I am a schoolmaster.
Mr. B. That is a very respectable and useful profession. As soon as our children are old enough, we shall be glad of your services. Though we are hard-working men, we do not mean to be ignorant ; every one among us ought to be taught reading and writing. Until we have employment for you in teaching, if you will keep our accounts, and at present read sermons to us on Sundays. we shall be glad to have you among us.
Oli. With all my heart, sir.
Mr. B. We are peaceable people, and hope we shall not be obliged to fight. We are all soldiers, and must learn to defend ourselves ; we shall have no occasion for
be a mechanic or a farmer, as well as a soldier.
Rob. I am a gentleman, sir.
Rob. I expect to shoot game enough for my own eating ; you can give me a little bread and a few vegetables ; and the barber siiall be my servant. Mr. B. Pray, sir, why should we do all this for you
? Rob. Why, sir, that you may have the credit of saying that you have one gentleman, at least, in your colony.
Mr. B. Ha ! ha! ha! A fine gentleman, truly! Sir, when we desire the honor of your company, we will send for you.
FIRST VOICE - SECOND VOICE.
And the white bones all clattering together.
And Howerets perfume it with ether.
And snakes in its nettle-weeds hiss.
And sing their sweet chorus of bliss.
First Voice. The ravens of night flap their wings o'er the grave : 'Tis the vulture's abode : .'t is the wolf's dreary cave,
Where they tear up the earth with their fangs.
Repose on the bough that o'erhangs.
And trees are all barren and bare !
And sweetly reposes for ever.