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A Prologue to the King and Queen, Upon the Union of the two Companies,
. in the Year 1689.
Written by Mr. Dryden.
Ince Faction ebbs, and Rogues grow out of Fashion,
Their penny-Scribes take care t'inform the NaHow well men thrive in this or that Plantation. [tion,
How Pensilvania's Air agrees with Quakers,
What's this, you'll say, to Us and our Vocation ? Only thus much, that we have left our Station, And made this Theatre our new Plantation.
The Factious Natives never cou'd agree ;
Plain Sense, without the Talent of Foretelling, Might guess 'twould end in down-right knocks and
quelling: For seldom comes there better of Rebelling,
Old Men shall have good old Plays to delight'em: And you, fair Ladies and Gallants that flight 'em, We'll treat with good new Plays; if our new Wits
can write 'em.