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ACCOUNT of the G A MESTER, thinking Stukely was as deep a loser as
a new Tragedy. (Sue tbe Prologue and himself. Things came to that extremity, Epilogue, p. 86.)
Beverly's house, goods, every thing was
rold to defray such cursed expences, and The CHARACTERS are
his wife, child, and Gifter forced to retire Beverly, a young fellow of an open
to lodgings. free disposition, but violently addicted to
A& 1. Mrs. Beverly and Charlotte gaming. Mr. Garrick. Lewion, his friend, in love with Char. A lament their distress in their new abode.
Beverly had been all night out, which lotte. Mr. Moslop.
fills them wish fear, when Charlotte en. Stukely an infamous gamester. Mr. deavours to alleviate her lifter's sorrows, Davies.
by assuring her of keeping her from Bates, Mr. Burton,
want, while the possessed any thing, but
and tools of Dawson, Mr. Blakes,
hints her fear of her brother's having lost Stukely.
her fortune, which was committed to Jarvis, an old man, late steward to Beverly. Mr. Berry.
his care. Jarvis, who had been steward B
to Beverly's father, and in his prosperity Waiter. Mr. Ackman.
to him, also enters, enquires for his maMrs. Beverly, Beverly's wife. Mrs. Prichard.
fter, begs not to be discarded, and knowCharlotte, his fiftor. Miss Haughton.
ing their calamities, generously offers what
his whole servitude had scraped together. Lucy, Mrs. Beverly's maid. Mrs. Price. A loud knock at the door alarms them
'R. Beverly had been a with assurance it is a dun, and Jarvis
man of large fortune, exits to quiet him, after having asked bleft with a tender wife C Mr. Stukely, who just enters, of his and beauteous child. master, whom he goes to seek. Stukely Charlotte his sister was denies his having seen him since night, under his guardianship, and drops some hints to alarm Mrs. Bewho was beloved by verly's jealousy, and by urging her not
Lewson, to whom the to believe false reports to her husband's had consented to be married. Mr. Be. prejudice, raises rome doubts in her, verly was not only rich in poffefsions, which fo disorders her, that she retires
aged , to rest. After another knocking enters had declared him his heir. Things were D Mr. Lewron, who meeting with Stukely, in this state, when Mr. Stukely, one who they exchange some ambiguous speeches, had been ruhool-fellow with Mr. Beverly, among which Lewson assures him, that fired with love of Mrs. Beverly, and be knows bim, and Stukely retires conknowing the only foible of her husband founded. Lewson addresses Charictie, was love of play, contrived the ruin of enquires for hier fifter, who hearing his him to pave the way for his pofsefling the voice comes to him ; he then acqurints wife of his confiding friend. In order her, that yesterday her house, &c. was to this, he cloachs rome Marpers, and E sold, but that those things he knew most with his money enabled them to appear valuable to her he had purchased, that as gentlemen ; he then introduced them they might be safe for her, and they go 10 Beverly, who loft vast sums to them, out to speak to one, who he tells her will inromuch that Stukely having lent his deluded dupe Beverly still fresh supplies The next scene is Stukely's chamber, for ruin, the latter could not see the fraud, After a soluoquy, discoveeing his base. February, 1753.
prove a friend.
Account of the GAMESTER, new Tragedy. Feb. ness, enters Bates, one of his minions, Charletto in the lod zing, to them Lewto whom he relates, that he was to carry fon; he, after the departure of Eeverly, money to the gaming-hours to Beverly, urges his love to Charlotte, reminds her but would not, as he wanied there jewels of her promise of marriage, from which his wife had ftill prelerved.
(if the repents) he lays he will acquit her; AC 1 Mr. Beverly is discovered sit. me being from him allured this proposititing in a room at the gaming.house, on aiole from honour, he re confesses his full of the deepest conternation at his A love ; he then pri mises to disclose a mighloiles ; Jarvis enters to him, intreats him ty secret, if the'll first give her word to to return home; he promises he will. marry him to morrow, which when she Stukely comes in, and sends Jarvis to grants, he tells her, “ All her forture's teli the dun, who had called in the micrn- Joit," and comforts her for it with the ing, that he would pay him; he then excess of his love. relates to beverly, that he hath no more We next lee Stukely and Beverly commoney, that lenders want fecurity, and ing in despair from the loss of not he can get no more, that he expects no.
only all the purchase of the jewels, but thing but a prison, as he was totally a large rum on honour. Beverly is in ruined, yet drops hints it is in Beverly's the utmost rage and fire, cools, reizes power to pay them, with means to ven.
Stuktly by the throat, draws on him, ture a recovery, prefies him to tale then finks to alliing pardon, and exquiJarvis's money, which, when he refu
fitely shews all the various paffions of the ies, he telis him his wife hath jewels, lofing ruined gameller; hut yet by Stukely which, after some reflections, Beverly is ärifully worked up to sell the reversion promises to get. The next scene thews of his estate, which he goes out to do. Beverly returned home, and with his C A&IV. Mis. Beverly appears disconliiter ; me claims her forture, he with solate with her maid. Mr. Stukely, enheat evades it, but promises he will reckon 'ters to 'her, acquaints her that her huswith her to-morrow; then Mıs. Beverly band is falle to her, that he had forged returns with Lewion, who endeavour's that letter to rob her of her jewels, which to give Beverly an intight into Stukely's 'he hath bestowed upon a strumpet ; and treachery, exits with Charlotte. After when he thinks he liath fufficiently fired fome endearments, Beverly tells his wife her to revenge, he then offers to receive he hath ruined his friend, that he hath
her in his house, and keep her sumptuoufborrowed his all from him, and now ly ; she is enraged at his bale proposal, must suffer him to perish in a prison, and threatning to tell her husband, drives but refolves not to ask his wife for her him from her. She returns with Lewron jewels; but that resolution is broke by and Charlotte ; having told them of the receipt of a letter from Stukely, in Stukely, Lewson declares he will call him which he artfully bees him not to urge 'to account, the promises to deal calmly, it, for that night he mould leave Eng. he exits for that purpore, and Jarvis enland; the pictes to know what was ters affrighted with the news, that Stukely meant by those exprenions, which when Elrath taken out an action against his mahe discovers, the tenderly prefers his fter. peace to her ornaments, and takes him We next fee Stukely at his lodgings, to her closer to tender tim the jewels, but Bates enters, tells him Beverly hath fold cautions him to husband them, as that his eftate, and hath lost all the money, is their last resource from starving. and describes his behaviour on that 'occa
Ad Ill. Stuke'y enters with Bates, to ficn. Somebody entring, Stukely puts whom he gives bills to pay to Beverly out Bares, but is surprised at feeing Lew. for the reversion of his unclo's eftate, ffon, who declares he comes a profeffed which he declares he will draw him in to
'enemy. Stukely runs to the door to call rell. Beverly enters with bills for the his servants, which Lewson thuts and pre. jeweis, which he gives to Stukely, who vents him. An exquisite scene is here, pretends to be fred by an internal impulse and a high contrast between the brave to liazard a recovery of his fortune. Be- good man, and the base cowardly villain. verly refuses to join him, but by the Lewion draws thrice on him, which he artful persuasion of the villain at last con- as oft inearly declines, and after sufficient fents. But all this time Stukely inter- reproaches Lowlon leaves him. Srukely mixes words to enrage Deverly' againt G then calls in Bates, prompts him to mur. Lewson, declaring, that the laiter nath der Lewson in the street, which he prospread abroad that he had spent his fifter's mises, in consideration of a vast reward. fortune, and he would call him to ac- The next scene is the street, thro' which Coint for it.
Beverly is returning home in agonies pot The next feene Mews Mr. Beverly and to be conceived without seeing them re.