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SPOKEN BY MR. ELLISTON.
If we have sinn'd in paring down a name,
Which such a pliant Vowel must not grant
SCENE.—A Public Room in an Inn. Landlord,
Waiters, Gentlemen, &c.
Enter MR. H.
Mr. H. Landlord, has the man brought home my boots ?
Landlord. Yes, Sir.
Landlord. There is the receipt, Sir, only not quite filled up, no name, only blank—" Blank, Dr. to Zekiel Spanish for one pair of best hessians." Now, Sir, he wishes to know what name he shall put in, who he shall say
66 Dr.” Mr. H. Why, Mr. H. to be sure. Landlord. So I told him, Sir; but Zekiel has some
qualms about it. He says, he thinks that Mr. H. only would not stand good in law.
Mr. H. Rot his impertinence, bid him put in Nebuchadnezzar, and not trouble me with his scruples. Landlord. I shall, Sir.
Enter a Waiter.
Waiter. Sir, Squire Level's man is below, with a hare and a brace of pheasants for Mr. H.
Mr. H. Give the man half-a-crown, and bid him return my best respects to his master. Presents it seems will find me out, with any name or no name.
Enter 2d Waiter. 2d Waiter. Sir, the man that makes up the Directory is at the door.
Mr. H. Give him a shilling, that is what these fellows come for.
2d Waiter. He has sent up to know by what name your Honour will please to be inserted.
Mr. H. Zounds, fellow, I give him a shilling for leaving out my name, not for putting it in. This is one of the plaguy comforts of going anonymous.
[Exit 2d Waiter.
Enter 3d Waiter.
3d Waiter. Two letters for Mr. H. Mr. H. From Ladies (opens them).
[Exit. This from