The Actor's Budget of Wit and Merriment: Consisting of Monologues, Prologues, Epilogues, Tales, Comic Songs, Rare and Genuine Theatrical Anecdotes and Jests
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Sir John , the child shall live with me . ”“ The child herself shall choose , ” said he , Poor Betsy look'd at each by turns , And each the starting tear discerns . My lady asks , with doubt and fear , Will you not live with me ...
Enter the FATHER - CHILD runs to him . Daś . Papa , are you a Mason ? Fath . Yes , my dear , And proud I am of that high character . Dau . Tell me , Papa , what is this Masonry ? Mamma , too , longs to know as well as me Moth .
He took the child from their arms , and thus called up the last spark of paternal and maternal tenderness . He gave the child food , who , with one hand held his bread , and with the other alternately shook his father and mother ...