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Enter Henry suddenly, L. in his real character of CAPTAIN
TRAVER8, dressed in his uniform, followed by STEWARD with a Will.
Tra. That fellow, sir, was I, and ready to answer it in any way you think proper.
Mary. Heavens my William !
[Turns to her. Joe. Did not I tell you he was right and tight?- Now, then, clear decks. I suppose he won't surrender without a rumpus.
Sir E. So, so! a champion in disguise !--And pray, sir, on what authority have you done this?
Tra. On one, sir, paramount to any you possess will of the late admiral.
Sir E. A will ?
Tra. Ay, sir, a will by which this lady, and not you (as you have for some time supposed) succeeds to his estates. Your attorney will inform you of particulars.
Sir E. The devil!
Tra. Consult him; and the sooner you give possession the better.
Enter CRACK and Peggy, L.
Crack. [Aloud.] By the Lord, the folk at the turnpike are all stopped ! Joe. Stop your mouth!
[Stopping it. Crack. Hey--what-oh! Tra. I hope, Sir Edward, you are satisfied.
Sir E. [Aloud.] Order my curricle-I'll set off immediately for town.
[Exit Sir Edward, L' [Crack advances with Joe und Peggy. Crack. (L.) You had better go in the mail (Calling after him. ]—they'll be some time getting the curricle ready. Won't you follow your swain, Miss Peggy?
Peg. Prithee, be quiet. [Advances to Robert.] I hope young Mr. Maythorn here-[Pulling his coat and making a courtesy.
Rob. Xem !-Paws, off if you please, my Lady Sir Edward Dashaway. It's my turn now. However, if in a year or two's time
Peg. Dear heart! a year or two is such a long-
Peg. Yes, I am--I am content.
Tra. Ay, ay, contented all; and while friends and fortune continue thus to smile, let us in love and harmony manifest our gratitude.
Tra. Love's ripened harvest now we'll reap,
My fancied dream's reality;
I mean, of hospitality.
(Still mindful of my lot of late,)
To-morrow, of our Turnpike Gate.
Words at the bar, for tolls will flow;
At all toll-bars, no trust, you know.
Will hardly ever tolls abate;
Your leave to keep the Turnpike Gate.
And spinsters, Are you free of toll ?
Oh, no-you're not, upon my soul!
Joe. Then, since tis clear, most of you here
Pay swinging tolls—in every state,
Here, nightly, at our “ Turnpike Gate.”
DISPOSITION OF THE CHARACTERS AT THE
FALL OF THE CURTAIN. ROBERT. PEGGY. MARY. TRAVERS. Joe.
PAUL AND VIRGINIA:
A MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT,
En Two Acts,
BY JAMES COBB,
Author of The Siege of Belgrade, Ramah Droog, &c.
PRINTED FROM THE ACTING COPY, WITH REMARKS,
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL, BY D-G.
To which are added,
A DESCRIPTION OF THE COSTUME, -CAST OF THE CHARACTERS,
As now performed at the
THEATRES ROYAL, LONDON.
EMBELLISHED WITH A FINE WOOD ENGRAVING,
By MR. BONNER, from a Drawing taken in the Theatre, by
MR. R. CRUIKSHANK.