THE DYNASTS ACT SECOND LORD Yes. The Queen don't like the f£te being Held considering the King's condition. She and her friend, say it should have been put off altogether. But the Princess of Wales is not troubled that way. Thoug^ she was not asked herself she went wildly off ancj bought her people new gowns to come in. Poor maladroit woman! . . . Another new dance of the year is started, and another long line of couples begin to foot it That's a pretty thing they are doing now. What d'ye call it ? __ r FIRST LORD " Speed the Plough." It is just out. They are having it everywhere. The next is to be one of those foreign things in three-eight time they call Waltzes. I question if anybody is up to dancing 'em here yet. " Speed the Plough" is danced to its conclusion, and the band strikes up " The Copenhagen Waltz." SPIRIT IRONIC Now for the wives. They both were tearing hither, Unless reflection sped them back again ; But dignity that nothing else may bend Succumbs to woman s curiosity, So deem them here. Messengers, call them nigh / The PRINCE REGENT, having gone the round of the other rooms, now appears at the ball-room door, and stands looking at the dancers. Suddenly he turns, and gazes about with a ruffled face. He sees a tall, red-faced man near himóLORD YARMOUTH, one of his friends (afterwards Marquis of Hertford). PRINCE REGENT Cursdd hot here, Yarmouth, Hottest of all for me ! 39į"