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Spoken the First Day of the KING'S HOUSE Acting after the Fire of London.
O fhipwreck'd paffengers efcape to land,
So look they, when on the bare beach they ftand Dropping and cold, and their firft fear fcarce o'er, Expecting famine on a defart fhore.
From that hard climate we must wait for bread,
Your own provifions furnish out our feasts,
Spoken at the Opening of the NEW HOUSE, March 26, 1674.
Plain built houfe, after fo long a stay,
When, fall'n from your expected pomp, you find
You, who each day can theatres behold,
The dangling knee-fringe, and the bib-cravat,
1 This Prologue was wrote for the King's company, who had juft opened their house in Drury-lane.