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A Pirate of Parts by Richard Neville

_A Pirate of Parts_

_By RICHARD NEVILLE_

_"One man in his time plays many parts."_ --SHAKESPEARE

NEW YORK The Neale Publishing Company 1913

Copyright, 1913, by The Neale Publishing Company _All rights reserved_

[Illustration: (signature) Yours Sincerly Richard Neville]

_"All the worlds' a stage And all the men and women merely players"_

To my sister, Mrs. Mary Hughes, who for years has been associated with several of the most notable presentations on the American stage and with many of the most prominent and talented of American players, both male and female.

_"BILL OF THE PLAY"_

I.--Is all our company here?--_Shakespeare_

II.--What stories I'll tell when my sojerin' is o'er.--_Lever_

III.--Come all ye warmheart'd countrymen I pray you will draw near.--_Old Ballad_

IV.--Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of ground.--_Shakespeare_

V.--I would rather live in Bohemia than in any other land.--_John Boyle O'Reilly_

VI.--What strange things we see and what queer things we do.--_Modern Song_

VII.--He employs his fancy in his narrative and keep his Recollections for his wit.--_Richard Brindsley Sheridan_

VIII.--Every one shall offer according to what he hath.--_Deut._

IX.--One man in his time plays many parts.--_Shakespeare_

X.--Originality is nothing more than judicious imitation.--_Voltaire_

XI.--All places that the eye of heaven visits are happy havens.--_Shakespeare_

XII.--There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio.--_Shakespeare_

XIII.--Life is mostly froth and bubble.--_The Hill_

XIV.--Nature hath fram'd strange fellows in her time.--_Shakespeare_

XV.--Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day.--_Shakespeare_

XVI.--A new way to pay old debts.

XVII.--The actors are at hand.--_Shakespeare_

XVIII.--Twinkle, twinkle little star.--_Nursery Rhymes_

XIX.--Experience is a great teacher--the events of life its chapters.--_Sainte Beuve_

XX.--I am not an imposter that proclaim myself against the level of my aim.--_Shakespeare_


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