Cure at Bristol Fair 1770

"A.Pasquin" (1791)


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Context:
Location: Bristol, Somerset (ST5872)
Year: 1770
Time of Occurrence: [Not given]
Collective Name: [Not given]

Source:

"Anthony Pasquin" [John Williams]
The Eccentricities of John Edwin, Comedian : Vol.1
London, J.Strahan, 1791, pp.253-264


Cast: (Click on any name for the character name index.)
Text:

O'Driscol

A doctor, a doctor, ten pound for a doctor!

{Enter Physician}

Physician

Here am I!

O'Driscol

What can you cure?

Physician

The cramp, the gout,
the pain within and the pain without!

O'Driscol

O boderation to your nonsense -
can you bring a dead man to life again?

Physician

Oh marry, that I can -
take a little of my tip-tap,
put it on your nip-nap,
now rise up slasher and fight again

{After this skilful administration, Hector leapt from the stage upon his legs - cut a few capers - made a saraband, and was carried off in triumph - This event concluded the variegated performance -}


Notes:

p.253 - "In 1770, EDWIN, EGAN and SUMMERS, went to Bristol Fair..."

pp.262-264 "The bonne bouche was kept for the last - it was a regular drama, entitled,

The SIEGE of TROY.

Dramatis Personae.

Hector Mr.Merryman.

Achilles Mr. Andrew.

Physician Mr. Jobson.

O'Driscol Mr. Murphy."


File History:
11th September 1995 - Entered by P.Millington
25th March 1997 - File named by P.Millington
8th October 2000 - Narrative added from original source

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