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BY THOMAS DIBDIN.
HISTORY OF ENGLAND, &c. &c.
PAST TEN O'CLOCK,
SCENE I.-A Hall.
Old SNAPS discovered sealing a letter. Snaps. Silence ! Silence! Mistress Silence ! She enters and curtsies.) Are the young
ladies both up stairs ? (She nods.) There have been no strange men in the house ? (She shakes her head.) Is old Dozey below? (She nods.) Send him to me. (She curtsies and goes off.) There ! there goes a wonder !-a woman who doesn't talk. I bargain’d with her never to speak but when I bid her--my two wards make so much noise that, if she were to join, one might as well live at a coppersmith's.--Of all my servants, Mrs. Silence is the only good one who doesn't answer. (Dozey enters.) Dozey, do you know the Rodney's head ? Doz. Forty years ago
I remember Sna. I don't ask what you remember'd forty years ago-do you know it now?
Doz. Hardly,--his face and wig were brown, as a sailor's should be--but your land painters