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SIR COUTTS LINDSAY, BART.
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,
EDMUND, his Nephew.
EARLS OF KENT, DEVON, BERKS, AND WILTS.
FAIRIES, ELVES, WITCHES, WARLOCKS, &c.
SCENE, Taunton, in Somersetshire, Ethelingay and the neighbouring
A green Glade of the Forest — Village in the distance — Rural Games going on· Time after Sunset, the light gradually fading away-Village Bells distantly ringing.-GODWIN, DENULF, ALICE, and SWERTHA under an aged oak, in front; in the interior of the stage, ULF and FORESTERS playing at Quoits.
Alice, why sing you not? so calm an eve
Doth well deserve a song.
Cheer up, dear soul!
A jocund heart needs not to sing aloud,
It bears a tacit music in itself;
But if it be not merry, the sad notes