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Vola

RESTAURATION:

OR,

Right will take place.

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TRAGICOMEDY.

Written by GEORGE VILLIERS, late

Duke of BUCKINGH A M.

From the Original Copy, never before Printed.

LONDON:

Printed in the Year MDCCXIV.

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THE

PROLOGU E.

By the Duke of BUCKINGHAM.

Nothing is harder, in the World 10 do,

Then to quit what our Nature leads us to.
As this our Friend here proves,

who, baving spent
His Time and Wealth for other Folks Content ;
Tho' he so much as Thanks could never get,
Cann't, for his Life, quite give it over yet;
But, striving still to please you, hopes he may,
Without a Grievance, try to mend a Play.
Perhaps he wish'd it might have been his Fate
To lend a helping Hand to mend the State :
Tho'be conceives, as things have lately run,
'Tis somewhat hard at prefent to be done.
Well, let that pass, the Stars that rule the Rout,
Do what we can, I fee, muft whirl about :
But here's the Devil on't, that, come what will,
His Stars are sure to make him Lofer still.
When all the Polls together made a Din,
Some to put out, and others to put in,

And everywhere his Fellows got and gọt
From being nothing to be God knows abat:
He, for the Public, needs would play a Game,
For which he has been trounc'd by public Fame ;;
And to Speak Truth, so he deservd to be
For bis dull clownish Singularity:
For mhen the Fashion is to break ones Trust,
Tis Rudeness then to offer to be fuft.

Dram.

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