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EPILOGUE BY GEORGE COLMAN, ESQ. spoken by Lady Teazle. I, who was
late so volatile and gay, Like a trade wind, must now blow all one
way; Bend all my cares, my studies, and my vows, Toone old rusty
sveather-cock?my spouse; So wills our virtuous bard?the pye-ball'd
bayes Of crying epilogues, and laughing plays. I Old bachelors, who
marry smart young wives, Learn from our play to regulate your
lives! Each bring his dear to town?all faults upon her?- London
will prove the very source of honor; Plunged fairly in, like a cold
bath it serves, While principles relax?to brace the nerves. Such is
my case?and yet I must deptore That the gay dream of dissipation's
o'er; And say, ye fair, was every lively wife. Burn with a genius
for the highest life, Like me, untimely blasted in her bloom; Like
me condemned to such a dismal doom? Save money?when 1 just knew how
to waste iU Leave London, just as I began to taste it! Must I then
watch the early crowing cock ? The melancholy ticking of a clock f
In the lone rustic hall for ever pounded, With dogs, cats, rats,
and squalling brats surrounded! With humble curates can 1 now
retire F (While good sir Peter boozes with the squire) And at
back-gammon mortify my soul, That pants for loo, or flutters at a
vole ! Seven's the main !?dear sound !?thou must expire, Lost at
hot-cockles round a christmas fire! The transient hour of fashion
too soon spent, " t'arewel the tranquil mind, farewel content'
Farewel the plumed head?the cushion'd tele, That takes the cushion
from its proper seat! The spirit stirring drum !?card drums I mean
? Spadille, odd trick, pam, basto, king and queen I And you ye
knockers that with brazen throat, The welcome visitor's approach
denote, Farewel !?all quality of high renown, Pride, pomp and
circumstance of glorio...
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