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THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD

the darkest objects appear to brighten, and the mental eye becomes adapted to its gloomy situation.
I now proceeded forward, and had walked about two hours, when I perceived what appeared at a distance like a waggon, which I was resolved to overtake: but when I came up with it, found it to be a strolling company's cart, that was carrying their scenes and other theatrical furniture to the next village, where they were to exhibit. The cart was attended only by the person who drove it, and one of the company, as the rest of the players were to follow the ensuing day. " Good rompany upon the road," says the proverb, " is the shortest cut." I therefore entered into conversation with the poor player; and as I once had some theatrical powers myself, I dissertated on such topics with my usual freedom: but as I was pretty much unacquainted with the present state of the stage, I demanded who were the present theatrical writers in vogue-who the Drydens and Otways of the day?-" I fancy, Sir," cried the player, " few of our modern dramatists would think themselves much honoured by being compared to the writers you mention. Dryden and Rowe's manners, Sir, are quite out of fashion: our taste has gone back a whole century; Fletcher, Ben Jonson, and all the plays of Shakespeare are the only things that go down.""How," cried I, "is it possible the present age can be pleased with that antiquated dialect, that obsolete humour, those overcharged characters, which abound in the works you mention? "-" Sir," returned my companion, " the public think nothing about dialect, or humour, or character, for that is none of their business ; they only go to be amused, and find themselves happy

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