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VOL. II.

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL: A COMEDY

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A Portrait; addressed to Mrs. Crewe, with

the Comedy of the School for Scandal
Prologue
Dramatis Personæ

Epilogue
THE CAMP: A Musical ENTERTAINMENT

Prologue

Dramatis Personæ
THE CRITIC; OR, A TRAGEDY REHEARSED

To Mrs. Greville
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THE

SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL:

A COMEDY.

VOL. II.

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A PORTRAIT ;

ADDRESSED TO MRS. CREWE, WITH THE COMEDY OF THE

SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL.

BY R. B. SHERIDAN, ESQ.

Tell me, ye prim adepts in Scandal's school,
Who rail by precept, and detract by rule,
Lives there no character, so tried, so known,
So deck'd with grace, and so unlike your own, ,
That even you assist her fame to raise,
Approve by envy, and by silence praise !—
Attend !-a model shall attract your view-
Daughters of calumny, I summon you !
You shall decide if this a portrait prove,
Or fond creation of the Muse and Love.-
Attend, ye virgin critics, shrewd and sage,
Ye matron censors of this childish

age,
Whose peering eye and wrinkled front declare
A fixt antipathy to young and fair;
By cunning, cautious; or by nature, cold,
In maiden madness, virulently bold !-
Attend ! ye skilled to coin the precious tale,
Creating proof, where inuendos fail!
Whose practised memories, cruelly exact,
Omit no circumstance, except the fact ! -

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