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PART II.

SCENE I. A View of the Balagans (13) of Kamtschatka, (on the Eastern Coast of Asia) where Omai and his Party are received by the native Kamtschadales, who afterwards fall into a laughable Mistake with respect to the Clown's Appearance.

RECITATIV E. — Clown.

OH dear! am I in water, fire, air or land?

Have I a head, leg, shoulder, foot or

hand?

I must turn bird, the devil sure bewitch'd me,

Whiske'd me thro' clouds — into the sea then

pitch'd me.

A I R. — Clown.

There Master Death he grinn'd so fierce and

frowning,

Says I, get out you dog, I was not born for

drowning.

Ha, ha, ha! the ladies with my dress would

much be taken

In air and tea, tho' — gad it sav'd my bacon.

(13 Summer habitations.


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