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J.White's Alexander Chapbook - 1746-1769
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1. silence brave gentlemen if you will give an eye  
2. alexander is my name i ll sing the tragedy  
3. a ramble here i took the country for to see  
4. three actors hear i ve brought so far from italy  
5. the first i do present he is a noble king  
6. he s just come from the wars good tidings he doth bring  
7. the next that doth come in he is a doctor good  
8. had it not been for him i d surely lost my blood  
9. old dives is the next a miser you may see  
10. who by lending of his gold is come to poverty  
11. so gentlemen you see four actors will go round  
12. stand of a little while more pastime shall be found  
13. room room brave gallants give us room to sport  
14. for in this room we have a mind to resort  
15. resort and to repeat to you our merry rhyme  
16. for remember good sirs this is christmas time  
17. the time to cut up goose pies now does appear  
18. so we are come to act our merry mirth here  
19. at the sounding of the trumpet and beating of the drum  
20. make room brave gentlemen and let our actors come  
21. we are the merry actors that traverses the street  
22. we are the merry actors that fight for our meat  
23. we are the merry actors that shew the pleasent play  
24. step in thou king of egypt and clear the way  
25. i am the king of egypt as plainly does appear  
26. and prince george he is my only son and heir  
27. step in therefore my son and act they part with me  
28. and shew forth thy praise before the company  
29. i am prince george a champion brave and bold  
30. for with my spear i ve won three crowns of gold  
31. twas i that brought the dragon to the slaughter  
32. and i that gain d the egyptian monarch s daughter  
33. in egypt s fields i prisoner long was kept  
34. but by my valour i from them soon scap d  
35. i sounded at the gate of a divine  
36. and out came a giant of no good design  
37. he gave me a blow which almost struck me dead  
38. but i up with my sword and did cut off his head  
39. hold slacker hold pray do not be so hot  
40. for on this spot thou knowest not who thou s got  
41. tis i that s to hash thee and smash thee as small as flies  
42. and send thee to satan to make minch pies  
43. minch pies hot minch pies cold  
44. i ll send thee to satan e re thou be three days old  
45. but hold prince george before thou go away  
46. either thou or i must die this bloody day  
47. some mortal wound thou shalt receive by me  
48. so let is fight it out most man fully  
49. curs d christian what is this thou hast done  
50. thou hast ruin d me by killing my best son  
51. he gave me challenge why should i him deny  
52. how high he was but see how low he lies  
53. o sambo sambo help me now  
54. for i never was in more need  
55. for thou to stand with sword in hand  
56. and to fight at my command  
57. yes my liege i will thee obey  
58. and by my sword i hope to win the day  
59. yonder stands he who has kill d my master s son  
60. i ll try if he be sprung from royal blood  
61. and through his body make an ocean flood  
62. gentlemen you see my sword point is broke  
63. or else i d run it down that villain throat  
64. is there never a doctor to be found  
65. that can cure my son of his deadly wound  
66. yeas there is a doctor to be found  
67. that can cure your son of this deadly wound  
68. what diseases can he cure  
69. all diseases both within and without pains within and achs without
70. especially the itch pox palsy and the gout the pox the palsey and the gout
71. come in you ugly nasty dirty whore come an ugly dirty whore
72. whose age is threescore years or more that is at least threescore or more
73. whose nose and face stands all awry whose face and nose stands all awry
74. i ll make her very fitting to pass by as if you d fear to pass her by
75. i ll give a coward a heart if he be willing i ll put him in on if he be willing
76. will make him stand without fear of killing shall make him fight and ne er fear killing
77. and any man that s got a scolding spoose if any man has got a wife
78. that wearies him with living in his house that makes him weary of his life with scolding yoleing in the house
79. i ll ease him of his complaint and make her civil with one pill i ll make her civil
80. or else i ll send her headlong to the devil or send her head long to the devil
81. ribs legs or armes when any s broken i m sure broken legs and arms i m sure
82. i presently of them will make a cure are the easiest wounds i cure
83. if you should break your neck i ll cure t a gain break your neck i ll set it again
84. so hear s a doctor rare who travels much at home  
85. here take my pills i cure all ills past present and to come  
86. i in my time many thousands have directed  
87. and likewise have as many more dissected  
88. to cure the love sick maids like me there s none  
89. for with two of my pills the job i ve done  
90. i take her home and rubs her o er and o er  
91. then if she dies ne er believe me more  
92. to cure your son good sir i do fear not  
93. with this small bottle which by me i ve got  
94. the balsam is the best which it contains  
95. rise up my good prince george and tumble down a gain  
96. o horrible terrible the like was never seen  
97. a man drove out of seven sences into fifteen  
98. and out of fifteen into fourscore  
99. o horrible terrible the like was ne er before  
100. thou silly ass that lives by grass dost thou abuse a stranger  
101. i live in hopes to buy new ropes and tie thy to the manger  
102. sir unto you i bend  
103. stand of thou slave i think the not my friend  
104. a slave sir that is for me by far too base a name  
105. that word deserves to stab thy honour s fame  
106. to be stab d sir is the least of all my care  
107. appoint your time and place i ll meet you there  
108. i ll cross the water at the hour of five  
109. i ll meat you there sir if i be a live  
110. but stop sir i d wish you to a wafe both lnsty and young i can make her plump and young
111. she can talk both duch french and the italian tongue  
112. i ll have none such  
113. why dont you love your learning  
114. yes i love my learning as i do my life  
115. i love a learned scholar but not a learned wife  
116. stand off had i as many hussians schusians chairs and stools  
117. as you have had sweet hearts boys girls and fools  
118. i love a woman and a woman loves me  
119. and when i want a fool i ll send for thee  
120. sir to express thy beauty i am no able  
121. for thy face shines like the very kitchen table  
122. thy teeth are no whiter than the charcoal  
123. and thy breath stinks like the devil s a se h le  
124. stand off thou dirty dog for by my sword thou s die  
125. i ll make thy body full of holes and cause thy buttons flie  
126. oh what is here oh what is to be done  
127. our king is slain the crown is likewise gone  
128. take up the body bear it hence away  
129. for in this place no longer shall it stay  
130. bounser buckler velvet s dear  
131. and christmas comes but once a year  
132. thought when it comes it brings good chear  
133. but farewell christmas once a year  
134. farewell farewel adieu frindship and unity  
135. i hope we have made sport and pleas d the company  
136. but gentlemen you see we re but young actors four  
137. we ve done the best we can and the best can do no more  
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