Mirror of Literature,  7 (1826), 166.

Mr. Mathews' Song. 'The Money Bill'



Introduction; Song


Railways, Steam-power

    The song, which was sung at the last anniversary of the Covent Garden Theatrical Fund, concerns the dramatic craft. One stanza reads: 'Recollect, though from merit I'd not be detracting, / That as yet we've discover'd no railway for acting; / Recollect that no steam can aid our manufacture / And no gas can swell a man into an actor.'

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