Punch and Judy, with illustr. by G. Cruikshank, accompanied by the dialogue of the puppet-show, an account [by J.P. Collier] of its origin, and of puppet-plays in England

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Stran 32 - Observe the audience is in pain, While Punch is hid behind the scene : But, when they hear his rusty voice, With what impatience they rejoice! And then they value not two straws, How Solomon decides the cause, Which the true mother, which pretender; Nor listen to the witch of Endor.
Stran 66 - Mr Punch is one jolly good fellow, His dress is all scarlet and yellow, And if now and then he gets mellow, It's only among his good friends. His money most freely he spends ; To laugh and grow fat he intends ; With the girls he's a rogue and a rover ; He lives, while he can, upon clover When he dies — it's only all over ; And there Punch's comedy ends.
Stran 16 - Author that rises uppermost, and all answers from his companion are looked upon as impertinencies or interruptions. Harlequin's part is made up of blunders and absurdities ; he is to mistake one name for another, to forget his errands, to stumble over Queens, and to run his head against every post that stands in his way. This is all attended with something so comical in the voice and gestures, that a man, who is sensible of the folly of the part, can hardly forbear being pleased with it.
Stran 22 - Ben Jonson, and the older dramatists. The earliest exhibitions of this kind consisted of representations of stories taken from the Old and New Testament, or from the lives and legends of saints.
Stran 33 - was some time fiddler to a puppet-show ; in which capacity he held many a dialogue with Punch, in much the same strain as he did afterwards with the mountebank doctor, his master upon the stage. This zany, being regularly educated, had confessedly the advantage of his brethren.
Stran 49 - sees through the thin pretence,' and dismisses the doctor with a few derogatory kicks. Death at length visits the fugitive ; but P. lays about his skeleton carcass so lustily, and makes the bones of his antagonist rattle so musically with a bastinado, that ' Death his death's blow then received.

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