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Now although there is no law at Bow-street for the punish. ment of those who hold out such false pretences to the great prejudice of the unwary, yet there is a bench of self-elected judges, who have taken on themselves to inquire out and punish all such offenders. Mr. Gifford and Mr. Jefferies form together a sort of Chief Justices, the Magazine Editors, &c. do very well as the twelve judges, and the works under their super. intendence are so many poetical Tyburn Chronicles, in which the names of the unhappy culprits are duly registered. It must indeed be owned, that their critical worships sometimes descend from the Aristotelian tribunal, and instead of judging, actually execute, exchanging the high office of Judge, for the ignominious one of Mr. Ketch; but this is no doubt to be attributed to their exceeding love of justice.

Having then the fear of these gentlemen before my eyes, I have chosen for this work a very humble title, videlicet, The Actor's Budget ; a name that conveys no promise, and therefore can cause no disappointment. If, however, any Reader should look for any thing more than an hour's entertainment, be it at his own peril; I fairly warn him, that all he gains beyond a hearty laugh, he must consider as so much thrown in, over and above his bargain; and, yet he may chance to find a few choice morsels,for to speak it fadly, and like a true thief, I have poached apan. many, a rich mailor, cramming every thing I could lay my hand uport into ahe Budget ;-that is, every thing of lightness enough for me to carry away; a diatribe by Porson, or an essay: upon the Manmath by Cuvier, would have been game of too large at sortfor:my weak shoulders ; puns and tales, " and such small deer,” were all I could think of attacking. My sport has been that of a holyday school-boy, who wayes war with Tom Tits and Sparrows, and when he has shot an unsuspecting blackbird, congratulates himself, as much as Wellington ever did on gaining the field of Waterloo. And yet, not to speak too modestly, I hope there are scraps in

my Budget, some of which will please the lounger, some the actor, and others the student in Elocution. I have collected all manner of subjects, grave and gay, in verse and in prose; but, for the most part, with a view to Recitation : and it must be a fastidious tasie, that in this wide variety can find nothing worthy of attention.

THE EDITOR.

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A Comic-Satiric Address, in the Character of Touchstone
, Riding on an Ass
Peeping

Tom's Peep into Worthing,
The Biter Bit
The Devil

8 Seven Ages of Woman

9 A Paraphrase on Shakspear's Seven Ages

12 Address on Closing a Theatre

14 A Comic Nautical Address, on Opening a Provincial the: atre

15 Pralogue on Folly

16 in Vindication of the Stage

18 Jerry Sneak's, Jeu D'Esprit

19 Billy Whipstitch

20 Alonzo the Brave, and the Fair Imogine

23 Giles Jollop the Grave and Brown Sally Green

25. The Idiot Maid of the Moor

30 An Occasional Prologue

33 Tony Lumpkin's Ramble

34 A Reckoning with Time

36 Times' Answer to George Coiman the younger

38 Occasional Adddress

40 Newcastle Apothecary

41 Cunning Isaac's Escape from the Duenna

43 Prologue to Care Nonsuited

46 Comic address to Miss Pickle

49 Debates on the State of the Nation

51 Drunken Oration

52 Prolouge, by Dr. Johnson

54 The Barber's Petition

56 Monsieur Tonson

60 Garrick's Farewell Address

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The Double Transformation
The Effusions of Fancy
Speculation
Female Gamester
John Bull Half and Half
Modern Justice
Nagro's Complaint
Bachelor's Reasons for Taking a W
The Stammerers
The Hobby Horses
Politeness
The Old Cheese
Definition of Wit
Tythe in Kind
Self Taught Philosophy
The Knights
The Spirit of Contradiction
The Power of lanocence
T'he Lover's Reçantation
Fashion
The Sussex Clown
Merchant of Venice
The Monk and the Jew
The Felon
The Merry. Andrew
The Shepherd and His Dog
Masonry
The Pig
Bucks. Have at Yé All
Elegy written in a Country Church Yard
The Inchcape Rock
Sylvester. Daggerwood
Theatrical Anecdotes, Bon Mots, &c. &c.

COMIC SONGS, &c.

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Beggars and Ballad Singers
A New Medley
Margery Topping
John Bumpkin upon Drill
The Sensible Family
When.good King Arthur
Othello

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Hamlet
The Old Maid's Song
Dr. Last, Sole and Body Mender
A Little Cock Sparrow
Every Man his Hobby
The Miller's Wife
An Actor's Comical Dog

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TO THE ADDITIONAL PIECES.

Theatrical Miseries-Original-selected by “Lachrymal

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Glum,"

341
Portrait of a Player in the year 1630,

346
Garrick and Foote

347
Annecdotes of Actors

350
Mrs. Jordan's Poetry, and Dirge on the much lamented

Death of the Beautiful Maria Linley, by “Shakespear” 352
What is Life ?

353
Address Spoken by a distinguished Amateur on the open-

ing of the New Calcutta Private Subscription Theatre 354
Song by “ Storace from the Opera of Lodoiska"

....: 355
Sang by “Mozart" from the Opera of “ Le Nozze Di Figaro”

COń Nanny Wilt those gang with me, by Carter”.
Duett Author Unknown

356
Song from the Opera of “Pirates," by

“ Storace-Song
Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart"

357
Lodoiska“ Kreutzer –“Glee Dr. Rogers"—Song from the

Opera of the Castle of Andalusia “Shield"-Death of
Abercrombie “ Braham"

358
Trio & Chorus from the Opera "la Caccia di Enrico Quatra' 359
Prologue on the reopening of the Chowringhee Theatre 360
Go where glory waits the “ T. Moore"
Reply to the above, “ J. S. B.” from the Calcutta Journal 362
When I Gaz'd on a Beautiful Face

363
Is there a Heart that Never Loved ? “ Braham'

364
Reply to the above Song, from the Calcu:ta Journal 365
“ Amoroso"

366
Farewell Address to the Marquis and Marchioness of
Hastings

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