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But I will rally, and combat the ruiner :
Not a look, nor a smile shall my passion discover.
Makes but a penitent, and loses a lover.*
SPOKEN BY MR. LEE LEWES, IN THE CHARACTER OF HARLEQUIN,
AT HIS BENEFIT.
Hold! Prompter, hold ! a word before your nonsense:
[Takes off his mask.
[This air was revived and vulgarized in a song sung by the late Mr. Johnstone in Colman's farce of “ The Wağs of Windsor.” Mr. Moore has brought it back into good company; it is to be found in the ninth number of his “ Irish Melodies.”—CROKER, Boswell, vol. ii. p. 207.]
+ [These were probably the last verses written by Goldsmith. They were spoken on the 28th of April 1774, twenty-four days after his death.]
And shall I mix in this unhallow'd crew?
[Taking a jump through the stage door.