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Account of the new Operatical Farce called Netley Abbey. 39.

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pears that this unfortunate man

was the brother of the Marquis, sacrificed by him—and the father of Adeline ! The marquis also receives horror-working convićtion of the latter fačt, from a pićture of Adeline's mother, which he perceives worn by that lady, at the moment when he is about to commit violence upon her person: this discovery sets the wretch upon working up the shame depressed La Motte, whom he considers as his creature, to murder, Adeline; which he pretends to give into, but temporizes, and thus ultimately saves her. The conclusion is poetically just. Young La Motte having been entrusted with the dreadful secret discovered by Adeline, returns from a journey to Paris, which he made purposely to forward legal vengeance against the execrable marquis, to see him in the agonies of guilty desparation plunge a dagger in his own heart. The La Mottes are restored to fortune and honor, and the piece concludes with the marriage of the two lovers. . The scenery of this new drama is very fine, particularly a moonlight, a thunder storm by night shattering the ruins of the abbey, the apartment in which the murder was committed, and the cell in which the ghost appears. - The above play is avowedly taken from a very popular novel, entitled, the Romance of the Forest, and does the author (Mr. Boaden) execution.

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