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The Drunkard; or, the Fallen Saved
Adapted by W.H. Smith
New York: WM. Taylor and Co.1850

SCENE III.—Interior of The Arbor on Broadway.—Bar with decanters, &c., R.— Table with Back-gammon Board at back, C.— Two men playing at it.—Another reading paper and smoking.—Others seated around, &c.

Enter EDWARD and LOAFERS, R., singing,—"Here's a health," &c.


Bar-keeper.

  [Behind bar.] The same noisy fellows that were here last night. What is it to be, gentlemen?


Edward.

  Oh, brandy for me—brandy.


1st Loafer.

  Give me a gin-sling—that's what killed Goliath, ha, ha, ha!


2d Loafer.

  I'll have brandy. Come, old fellows tread up, and wet your whistles. I'll stand Sam, tread up. [Edward and others after drinking dance and sing, "Dan Tucker," "Boatman Dance," &c.


Bar-keeper.

  I must civilly request, gentlemen, that you will not make so much noise; you disturb others—and we wish to keep the house quiet.


Edward.

  Steady boys, steady; don't raise a row in a decent house. More brandy, young man, if you please. Come, Bill, try it again.


1st Loafer.

  With all my heart, hurrah!


Edward and Loafers.

  "Dance, Boatman, dance," &c. [Laugh.] More brandy, hurrah!


Bar-keeper.

  I tell you once for all, I'll not have this noise. Stop that singing.


2d Loafer.

  I shan't; we'll sing as long as we please,—give me some liquor.


Edward.

  Aye, more brandy—brandy.


Bar-keeper.

  Well, will you be still, then, if I give you another drink?


Edward.

  Oh, certainly, certainly.


1st Loafer.

  In course we will—


Bar-keeper.

  Well, help yourselves. [Hands decanters.


2d Loafer.

  What's yours, Ned.


Edward.

  Oh, brandy—here goes. [Fills and drinks.


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1st Loafer.

  Here goes for the last.


Omnes.

  [Singing.] "We won't go home till morning," &c.


Man.

  [At table playing checkers.] Look here! that's my king.


2d Man.

  [At table.] You're a liar. I have just jumped him.


1st Man.

  [At table] I tell you, you lie. [Regular wrangle.


Edward and Loafers.

  Go it, you cripples. [Singing and laughing.


Bar-keeper.

  Stop that noise, I tell you. Come, get out. [Pushing man from table—The two men fight.


Edward and Loafers.

  Go it, Charley. Hurrah, &c. [Regular scene of confusion—Bar-room fight, &c.—Scene changes.