Juvenilia – Volume II

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The first act of a comedy

Characters

Popgun, Maria, Charles, Pistolletta, Postilion, Hostess, Chorus of ploughboys, Cook, Strephon, and Chloe

 

Scene, An Inn

ENTER Hostess, Charles, Maria, and Cook.

EXIT Maria

EXIT Cook.

EXEUNT Severally.

 

Scene changes to the Moon, and discovers Popgun and Pistoletta.

 

Scene changes to the Sun

ENTER Chloe and a chorus of ploughboys.

SONG[1]

I go to Town And when I come down, I shall be married to Streephon. And that to me will be fun.

Chorus: Be fun, be fun, be fun, And that to me will be fun.

ENTER Cook.

EXIT Cook.

SONG

I am going to have my dinner, After which I shan't be thinner, I wish I had here Strephon For he would carve the partridge if it should be a tough one.

Chorus: Tough one, tough one, tough one For he would carve the partridge if it should be a tough one.

EXIT Chloe and Chorus.

 

Scene changes to the inside of the Lion

ENTER Strephon and Postilion.

 

End of the First Act.

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