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Prec. So it seems, by your wearing her so near your heart?

Julio. A mode strikes me of satisfying the lady without danger to my master. With permission of the company, I have a proposal to make that may suit both parties.

Juan. Speak, Julio.
Prec. Well, what have you to say ?

It will not appear surprising, that the author of the Honey. moon should have relinquished the attempt to adapt La Gitanilla to the English stage, an attempt to which he couldalone be incited by discouragement and despondence.

À THE TRAGEDY,

A FRAGMENT.

Written in 1794.

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.

MONTANO.
VALLETORT.
VASQUEZ.
ALMAR.

URANE.
BRIANTHE.
CHILD.

À FRAGMENT.

SCENE THE FIRST..

al.

TANO

2.

MONTANO and VASQUEZ. Mont. Come near me, Vasquez, And let me pour into thy faithful ear The inward thoughts which prey upon my quiet. You must remember 'tis scarce six months past, I went to wed Salerno's beauteous daughter, And Valletort was with me, then a boy, A pretty beardless stripling in my train, Such as your delicate fastidious dames Are hugely taken with: me she mispriz’d, Though much I play'd the fool, ogled and sigh’d, And bow'd my nature to obsequious homage; Yet most contemptuously she scorn'd my proffers, And on this youthful truant turn'd her eye; Which he observing, took her in the mood, And wedded privately.

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