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The ENCHANTER : or, Love and
Price bound Ten Shillings Sixpence.
Lord Flimnap, Master Cau-Messrs. Pope, Hurst, therly.
Martin, etc, Bolgolam, Master Simpson. Fripperel, Master Largeau. Lady Flimnap, Miss Simp" Lalcon, Miss Pope.
son, Gulliver, Master Bransby. Toadel, Miss Matthews, A number of Lilliputian
Lord FLIMNA P's Apartment.
ease and pleasure; and in exchange have got a wife, a very wife! - Ambition began my misery, and matrimoniy has completed it-But have not other men of quality wives, nay, fashionable wives, and yet are happy? Then why am not 1?
_Because I am a fool, a singular fool, who am troubled with vulgar feelings, and aukward delicacies, though I was born a nobleman, know the world, and keep the best company.
Bol. And to my sister----If she wrongs you, I'll do you justice; and if you wrong her, I'll cut your throatthat's all.
Flim. My dear admiral, I know your friendship, and your honour, and can trust both; I have sent for you and your Vol II.
brother * This piece suas acted all by children.
brother Fripperel, as my wife's nearest relations, to open my hart to you, and to beg your advice and assistance.
Bol. He advice you ! what can he advice you about! he was bred to nothing but to pick his teeth, and dangle after a court; so, unless you have a coat to lace, a feather to choose, or a moikev to buy, Fripperel can't assist you.
Flim. But he is the brother of my wife, admiral.
Bol. So much the worse for her and you too, perhaps -If she has listened to him, I shan't be surprized that you have a bad time of it! such fellows as he, who call themselves fine gentlemen, forsooth, corrupt the morals of a whole nation.
Flim. Indeed, admiral, you are too severe.
Bol. Indeed, my lord Flimnap, I speak the truth Time was when we had as little vice here in Lilliput as any where; but since we imported politeness and fashions from Blefuscu, we have thought of nothing but being fine gentlemen; and a fine gentleman in my dietionary, stands for nothing but impertinence and affectation, without any one virtue, sincerity, or real civility.
Flim. But, dear brother, contain yourself.
Bol. 'Zounds! I can't We shall be undone by our politeness Those cursed Blefuscudians have been polishing us to destrov us. While we kept our own rough manners, we were more then a match for 'em; but since they have made us fine gentlemen we don't fight the better for't 1 can assure you.
Enter FRIPPEREL. Frip. What, is my dear brother and magnanimous ad miral firing a broadside against those wretches who wear cle:"; shirts and wash their faces ? eh!
Bol. I wou'd always fire npon those, good brother, who dare not sbew their faces, when their king and country want em
Flim. My dear brothers, let us not wander from the suba ject of or meeting, I have sent to you for your advice and assistance in an affair that nearly concerns me as a man, a nollman, and the father of a family.
Frip. What can possibly, my dear lord, disturb quility, while you have fortune to purchase pleasures, and helth to enjoy 'em?
Pol. Well said, Fripprreim-Tliere spoke the genius of