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1677 THE ROVER; OR THE BANISH'D CAVALIERS by Aphra Behn THE ROVER; or, the Banish'd Cavaliers. PART I. PROLOGUE, Written by a Person of Quality. WITS, like Physicians, never can agree, When of a different Society; And Rabel's Drops were never more cry'd down By all the Learned Doctors of the Town, Than a new Play, whose author is unknown: Nor can those Doctors with more Malice sue (And powerful Purses) the dissenting Few, Than those with an insulting Pride do rail At all who are not of their own Cabal. If a Young Poet hit your Humour right, You judge him then out of Revenge and Spite; So amongst Men there are ridiculous Elves, Who Monkeys hate for being too like themselves: . . .