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A burlesque of contemporary drama by H. Carey, acted 1734.

Chrononhotonthologos is king of Queerummania, and two of the characters are Aldiborontiphoscophornio and Rigdum‐Funnidos, names which Sir W. Scott gave to James and John Ballantyne, on account of the pomposity of the one and the fun and cheerfulness of the other.

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