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Cure at Bristol Fair 1770

"A.Pasquin" (1791)...

Context

Location: 
Bristol
ST5872
Time of Occurrence: 
[Not given]
Collective name: 
[Not given]

Source

Author: 
"Anthony Pasquin" [John Williams]
Title: 
The Eccentricities of John Edwin, Comedian : Vol.1
Publication: 
London, J.Strahan, 1791, pp.253-264

Cast

Hector / Slasher
Achilles
O'Driscol {Lamenter}
Physician / Doctor

Text

O'Driscol

A doctor, a doctor, ten pound for a doctor!

{Enter Physician}

Physician

Here am I!

O'Driscol

What can you cure?

Physician

The cramp, the gout,
the pain within and the pain without!

O'Driscol

O boderation to your nonsense -
can you bring a dead man to life again?

Physician

Oh marry, that I can -
take a little of my tip-tap,
put it on your nip-nap,
now rise up slasher and fight again

{After this skilful administration, Hector leapt from the stage upon his legs - cut a few capers - made a saraband, and was carried off in triumph - This event concluded the variegated performance -}

Notes

p.253 - "In 1770, EDWIN, EGAN and SUMMERS, went to Bristol Fair..."

pp.262-264 "The bonne bouche was kept for the last - it was a regular drama, entitled,

The SIEGE of TROY.

Dramatis Personae.

Hector Mr.Merryman.

Achilles Mr. Andrew.

Physician Mr. Jobson.

O'Driscol Mr. Murphy."