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L I F E.
IN FIVE ACTS.
AS PERFORMED AT THE
By FREDERICK REYNOLDS.
THE FIFTH EDITION.
PRINTED BY A. STRAHAN, PRINTERS-STREET ;
[Price Two Shillings.]
WRITTEN BY A FRIEND.
Nature's a worn-out coat-hor comic vein
The nap of novelty on every part.
Sir Harry Torpid,
Mrs. Belford, Rosa Marchmont, Mrs. Decoy, Betty,
Miss CHAPMAN. Miss MURRAY. Mrs. Sr. LEDGER. Miss Cox.
SCENE-A Sea-Port Town, and the Neighbourhood.
L I F E.
SCENE-Outside of Craftly's Library; View
of the Town, the Sea, &c.
Enter MARCHMONT (with a Manuscript in his
Hand) and Rosa.
up, cheer up, my father! surely this should be a day of joy.
March. It should; but 'twill not be; I have out-toild my strength.
Rofa. You have. For ten long years the produce of your pen has been our sole support; and for these fix months past the labour of the brain has been unceasing; night after night has been devoted to that one composition (pointing to the manuscript in MARCHMONT's hand). But now the book is finished, and yonder lives the gentleman who by the purchase of it will recompence you amply. Look, there's the library; will not that revive you, father?