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Lavis). Ay, gave a hundred and twenty pounds for them to be sure it's money; but one's own carriage saves posting and drivers : in short, the worst come to the worst, 'ris but a hundred and fifty pounds, and I'll save it a thousand ways.Who are you, Sir? (to Workman.)

Workman. I have finish'd that job, all but fixing up the statue, Sir; and now I come about the billiard-room:--but, to speak honestly, it is noc worth repairing

Lavish. So I thought; I thought it wasn't worth repairing.

Workman. No, Sir; and a new room will not cost above three hundred pounds :--but then to be sure it will be elegant and lafting.

Lavish. So it will, and the first expence is the leaft; so up with the new room.-(Workman exit.) -And now to finish my vindication to Juliana (Sits at the table and writes):-“ Your late mo“ther was not only my relation, but my friend " and benefactress; and on Sir Hervey's one day " reprobating her conduct with unusual asperity, “ gratitude prompted me to defend it perhaps « more warmly than I ought, and a duel was the “ result.”—(Knocking at the door.).-See who's there.-(FRANK exit.)—But what signifies writing? while he's immured in her present den, I haven's a chance of success.-Mrs. Dazzle formerly seduced me into some gallantries, and a disappointed widow is the devil.

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Re-enter FRANK laughing. Frank. Sir, I beg pardon for laughing; but who you think is at the door?--no less a gentleman

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than the one you caned at Newmarket about four years ago.

Lavis. Caned !-Oh! I recollect-I detected him in an act of forgery.-But what does the fellow want? I don't know his name, nor have I once seen him fince.

Frank. No; and though he now asks for Cartain Lavish, he little thinks you are the gentleman he is under such obligations to.

Lavish. Shew him up - (FRANK exit) ;-introduce the Newmarket gentleman to his two old antagonists the Captain and his cane.-And, in the mean time-(Sits at table, and takes up pen again).

Enter FRANK and ALLTRADE.

Frank. This way, Sir-there, that's my master (pointing to LAVISH, whose back is turned towards ALLTRADE),

Alltrade. Oh, that's Captain Lavish, is it?Sir, I wait upon you

Lavish (not regarding him). Yes, the widow is so jealous and so violent.—(Turns round.)-How d'ye do, my fine fellow ?--how d’ye do?-My Newmarket hero sure enough.-(Aside.)

Alltrade (trembling). Amazement! why it's the very man who

Lavish. What's the matter?-you seem cold shall I warm you?

Alltrade. Warm me!--no-1

Lavish. Some wine-give the gentleman some wine. This is the house of frugality, and therefore I can't offer you a great variety; but as far as Burgundy, Madeira, and Champagne-must drink them, if I save it a thousand ways.

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Alltrade.

Alltrade. Sir, you'll excuse me. Why surely I've mistaken my man-he would never be so civil: at all events he don't recollect me ; so I'll pluck up courage.-( Afide.).

-Sir, I wait upon you from Sir Hervey Sutherland: he arrived here today, and knowing of your love for his daughter

Lavilh. Came down to increase her confinement, I suppose.

Alltrade. No trifling, Sir; he is.convinced you are concerned in her elopement

Lavish. Elopement !-how ! --what !-Juliana eloped ?

Alltrade. You know she has, Sir; and Sir Hervey in Gifts

Lavish. Eloped !- Juliana free !-out of the widow's and her father's custody !-Which way did The go ?- what road did she take ?[peak, speak this instant.

Alltrade. I speak!-if I knew, of course you would be the last man I should give information to.

Lavish. Indeed !

Alltrade. Certainly.-Sir Hervey is my friend, and if his daughter isn't at present in your power, I shall unite with him in opposing your pursuit of

her.

Lavish. You will !
Alltrade. Undoubtedly.

Lavish. Pray, Sir, were you ever at Newa market?

Allirade. Newmarket, Sir!-|

Lavish. Ay, Newmarket, Sir, Newmarket. Frank, give me my cane.

Alltrade. Stay, Sira-what do you want wich your cane ?

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than the one you caned at Newmarket about four years ago.

Lavish. Caned !-Oh! I recollect- I detected him in an act of forgery.-But what does the fellow want? I don't know his name, nor have once seen him since.

Frank. No; and though he now asks for Captain Lavish, he little thinks you are the gentleman he is under such obligations to.

Lavis. Shew him up- (FRANK exit) ;-introduce the Newmarket gentleman to his two old antagonists the Captain and his cane. And, in the mean time-(Sits at table, and takes up pen again).

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Enter Frank and ALLTRADE.

Frank. This way, Sir-there, that's my master (pointing to LAVISH, whose back is turned towards ALLTRADE).

Alltrade. Oh, that's Captain Lavish, is it?Sir, I wait upon you

Lavish (not regarding bim). Yes, the widow is so jealous and fo violent.-- (Turns round.) -How d'ye do, my fine fellow ?--how d’ye do? My Newmarket hero sure enough.-(Aside.)

Alltrade (trembling). Amazement! why it's the very man who

Lavish. What's the matter ?--you seem cold Ihall I warm you?

Alltrade. Warm me!-10-I

Lavish. Some wine-give the gentleman some wine. This is the house of frugality, and therefore I can't offer you a great variety ; but as far as Burgundy, Madeira, and Champagne-muft drink them, if I save it a thousand ways.

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Alltrade.

Alltrade. Sir, you'll excuse me. Why surely I've mistaken my man he would never be so civil: at all events he don't recollect me; so I'll pluck up courage.---( Afide.)—Sir, I wait upon you from Sir Hervey Sutherland: he arrived here. to. day, and knowing of your love for his daughter

Lavilh. Came down to increase her confine, ment, I suppose.

Alltrade. No trifling, Sir; he is convinced you are concerned in her elopement

Lavish. Elopement !-how !-what !-Juliana eloped?

Alltrade. You know she has, Sir; and Sir Hervey insists

Lavish. Eloped !- Juliana free!-out of the widow's and her father's custody -Which way did The go?-what road did she take? --speak, speak this instant.

Alltrade. I speak!-if I knew, of course you would be the last man I should give information to.

Lavish. Indeed!

Alltrade. Certainly.-Sir Hervey is my friend, and if his daughter isn't at present in your power, I shall unite with him in opposing your pursuit of her.

Lavish. You will !
Alltrade. Undoubtedly.

Lavish. Pray, Sir, were you ever at Newe market?

Allirade. Newmarket, Sir! -I-I

Lavish. Ay, Newmarket, Sir, Newmarket.-Frank, give me my cane.

Alltrade. Stay, Sir-what do you want with your cane ?

Lavish

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