Title: Oroonoko
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 Material Information
Title: Oroonoko a tragedy. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal, by His Majesty's servants.
Alternate Title: Old plays
Physical Description: 8, 80 i.e. 78, 2 p. : ; 23 cm. (4to)
Language: English
Creator: Southerne, Thomas, 1660-1746
Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689
Congreve, William, 1670-1729
Publisher: Printed for H. Playford ..., B. Tooke ..., and A. Bettesworth ...
Place of Publication: London
Publication Date: 1699
 Subjects
Subject: Slavery -- Drama -- Suriname   ( lcsh )
Genre: non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United Kingdom -- England -- London
 Notes
Citation/Reference: New CBEL
Statement of Responsibility: Written by Thomas Southerne ...
General Note: Based on Mrs. Behn's novel of the same name.
General Note: Epilogue by Congreve.
General Note: Page 15 misnumbered 14, and 78 misnumbered 80.
General Note: Title on spine: Old plays.
General Note: Signatures: A⁴ B-I⁴ K-L⁴
General Note: Bound with other plays of the Restoration period.
General Note: Advertisments: p. 80 i.e. second unnumbered page following numbered text
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Bibliographic ID: UF00047621
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000531925
oclc - 07002345
notis - ACV4672
lccn - 43037486

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Oroono o:9

A

TR A GED


As it is A&ed at the


~Iat -tettopal,
By His MAJESTY's SERVANTS.

Written by TH 0. S TH E RN E.
-------uo fata trahunt, virtue fecura fequetur. Lucan.
Virtus recludens immeritis mori
Ceolum, negata tentat iter via. Hor. Od. 2. lib. 3.

LONDO N,
Printed for H. Playford in the Temple-Change. B. TooJe at the
Middle-Temple-Gate. And A. Bettefworth .at the Red Lion
on London-Bridge, M DC XCIX.

Newly Publifhed, A Vindication of Two late Comedies, vi. The Relapfe ; o, Virtue i
Danger. And, The Prov)d Wife. By the Author of the faid Plays.
The Art of Knowing O.,cs Self; or, A Diligent Search into the Springs of Morality
L Two Parts.
Old Troop; or, Monfieur Rag., A Comedy.
City Heirefs; or, Sir Timothy T 4eat-al.
Roundheads or, The Good Old Caufe.
Young King or, The Miflake. r. rn by Mrs. BebA
Town-Fopp or, Sir Timothy Tawdrey.
PI.vr ; or, the Banififd Cavaliers.
Wr: e you may 'c f ...! whh .. N a;:dPlays





i f al refine, and Pegafus fall fam,,
And foar infearch of Ancient Greece and Rome.
Aid Cfi, e the Nation's in the C, 'rt..- Fit,
As yon by Arms, we'llvanquitJ France in Wit:
The Wor With half the Spirit that our Soldiers fght.


Perfons Reprefented.
M EN.
BY
Oroonoko, Mr.Verbruggen.
Aboan, Mr. PToell.
Lieutenant-Governor of Surinam, Mr. Wiliams.
Blanford, .Mr. Harland.
Stanmore, Mr. Horden.
Jack Stanmore, Mr. Mills.
Capt. Driver, Mr.B.johnfon.
Daniel, Son to Widow Lackitt, Mr. M. Lee.
Hottman, Mr. Synmpfo,
Planters, Indians, Negroes, Men, Women and Children.
WOM E N.
Imoinda, Mrs. Rogers.
Wiidow Lackitt, M-rs. Knight.,
Chariot Welldon, in manrs Cloaths, Mrs.Verbruggen
Lucy Welldon, her SifZer. Ai!s. Lucas.
"The S C E N E Surinam, a Colony in the W'eft-
Indies; at the Time of the A&ion of this
Tragedy, in the PofferTion of the Englijb

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OROONOKO.


ACT I. SCENE I.

Enter Welldon following Lucia.
"Luc. HAT will this come to ? What can it end
S in ? You have perfaaded me to leave dear
S England, and dearer London, the place of
the World moft worth living in, to follow you a Husband-
hunting into America: I thought Husbands grew ih thefe Plan-
tations.
Well. Why fo they do, as thick as Oranges, ripening one
under another. Week after week they drop into fome Wo-
man's mouth: 'Tis but a little patience, spreading your Apron
in expedition, and one of 'em will fall into your Lap atlaft.
Luc. Ay, fo you fay indeed.
Well. But you have left dear London, you fay: Pray what
have you left in London that was very dear to you, that had .
not left you before?
Luc. Speak for your felf, Sifter.
Well. Nay, I'll keep you in countenance. The Young Fel-
lows, you know, the deareft part of the Town, and without
whom London had been a Wildernefs to you and me, had for-
faken us a great while.
Lce. Forfaken us! I don't know that they ever had us.
Well. Forfaken us the worft way, Child; that is, did not
think us worth having ; they neglected us, no longer defign'd
"upon us, they were tir'd of us. Women in London are like
the Rich Silks, they are out of fashion a great while before
they wear out.-------
Ltc. The Devil take the Fathion, I fay.
Well. You may tumble 'em over and over at their firft com-
:u, ip, and never ( i -.:ag- their Price; but they fall upon
"B wearing





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