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Lady G. [aside.] Ha! ha! Yoicks! Puss has Med. Will you be kind enough, without any broken cover.
prevarication, to answer my questions ? Sir H. Speak, adored, dearest Lady Gay- Span. You alarm-Ispeak-will you fly from the tyranny, the
wretched Med. Compose yourself and reserve your feelmisery of such a monster's roof, and accept the ings; take time to consider. You have a wife? soul which lives but in your presence ?
Span. YesLady G. Do not press me. Oh, spare a weak, Med. He has a wife-good-a bona-fide wifeyielding woman–be contented to know that you bound morally and legally to be your wife, and are, alas! too dear to me. But the world—the nobody else's in effect, except on your written world would say
permission Sir H. Let us be a precedent, to open a more Span. But what has thisextended and liberal view of matrimonial advan- Med. Hush! allow me, my dear sir, to contages to society.
[Shakes his hand. Lady G. How irresistible is your argument ! Span. What for? Oh! pause!
Med. Lady Gay Spanker is about to dishonor Sir H. I have ascertained for a fact, that the bond of wedlock by eloping from you. every tradesman of mine lives with his wife, and Span. (starting.) What? thus you see it has become a vulgar and plebeian Med. Be patient-I thought you would be overcustom.
joyed. Place the affair in my hands, and I will Lady G. Leave me; I feel I cannot withstand venture to promise the largest damages on record. your powers of persuasion. Swear that you will Span. Damn the damages! I want my wife. never forsake me.
Oh, I'll go and ask her not to run away. She Sir H. Dictate the oath. May I grow wrin- may run away with me—she may hunt—she may kled-may two inches be added to the circumfer- ride—anything she likes. Oh, sir, let us put a ence of my waist-may I lose the fall in my back stop to this affair. -may I be old and ugly the instant I forego one Med. Put a stop to it! do not alarm me, sir. tithe of adoration !
Sir, you will spoil the most exquisite brief that Lady G. I must believe you.
was ever penned. It must proceed-it shall proSir H. Shall we leave this detestable spot,ceed! It is illegal to prevent it, and I will bring this horrible vicinity?
an action against you for willful intent to injure Lady G. The sooner the better; to-morrow the profession: evening let it be. Now let me return; my absence Span. Oh,' what an ass I am! Oh, I have will be remarked. [He kisses her hand.] Do I driven her to this. It was all that damned brandy appear confused ? Has my agitation rendered me punch on the top of Burgundy. What a fool I was! unfit to enter the room?
Med. It was the happiest moment of your life. Sir H. More angelic by a lovely tinge of Span. So I thought at the time; but we live heightened color.
to grow wiser. Tell me, who is the vile seducer? Lady G. To-morrow, in this room, which Med. Sir Harcourt Courtly. opens on the lawn.
Span. Ha! he is my best friend. Sir H. At eleven o'clock.
Med. I should think he is. If you will accomLady G. Have your carriage in waiting, and pany me—here is a verbatim copy of the whole four horses. Remember, please be particular to transaction in short-hand-sworn to by me. have four; don't let the affair come off shabbily. Span. Only let me have Gay back again. Adieu, dear Sir Harcourt!
(Exit, L. Med. Even that may be arranged; this way. Sir H. Veni, vidi, vici! Hannibal, Cæsar, Span. That ever I should live
to see my wife Napoleon, Alexander never completed so fair a run away. Oh, I will do anything-keep two conquest in so short a time. She dropped fascin- packs of hounds-buy up every horse and ass in ated. This is an unprecedented example of the England-myself included. Oh! irresistible force of personal appearance combined
[Exit SPAN. and MED., L. with polished address. Poor creature! how she Lady G. Ha! ha! ha! Poor Dolly! I'm sorry loves me! I pity so prostrating a passion, and I must continue to deceive him. If he would kinought to return it. I will; it is a duty I owe to dle up a little. So, that fellow overheard all—well, society and fashion.
[Exit, L. so much the better. Med. (turns the chair round.]
11 There is a
Enter YOUNG COURTLY, R. tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the Young C. My dear madame, how fares the flood, leads on to fortune.” This is my tide—I am plot? Does my governor nibble the only witness. “Virtue is sure to find its own Lady G. Nibble! he is caught and in the reward.” But I've no time to contemplate what I basket. I have just left him with a hook in his shall be—something huge. Let me see-Spanker gills, panting for very lack of element. But how versus Courtly-Crim. Con. Damages placed at goes on your encounter? 150,000 pounds at least, for juries always decimate Young C. Bravely. By a simple ruse, I have your hopes.
discovered that she loves me. I see but one Enter SPANKER, L.
chance against the best termination I could hope. Span. I cannot find Gay anywhere.
Lady G. What is that? Med. The plaintiff himself-I must commence Young C. My father has told me that I return the action. Mr. Spanker, as I have information to town again to-morrow afternoon. of deep, vital importance to impart, will you take Lady G. Well, I insist you stop and dine-keep a seat? [They sit solemnly. MEDDLE takes out a out of the way. note-book and pencil.] Ahem! You have a wife? Young C. Oh, but what excuse shall I offer Re-enter LADY GAY behind, L.
for disobedience? What can I say when he sees Span. Yes, I believe, I
me before dinner?
Lady G. Say-say Grace.
on my return, they will not dare to eject me-I
am their sovereign! Whoever attempts to think Enter GRACE, L., and gets behind the curtains.
of treason, I'll banish him from the West EndYoung C. Ha! ha!
I'll cut him—I'll put him out of fashion !"
Enter LADY GAY, L.
Lady G. Sir Harcourt !
Sir H. At your feet. follow that example-his carriage will be waiting
Lady G. I had hoped you would have reat the Park; be there
a little before eleven, and pented. it will just prevent our escape. Can you make
Sir H. Repented ! her agree to that?
Lady G. Have you not come to say it was a Young C. Oh, without the slightest difficulty, jest? - say you have! if Mr. Augustus Hamilton supplicates.
Sir H. Love is too sacred a subject to be trifled. Lady G. Success attend you. [Going.
with. Come, let us fly! See, I have procured Young C. I will bend the haughty Grace.
disguises Lady G. Do.
Lady G. My courage begins to fail me. Let Grace. Will you?
Sir H. Impossible!
Sir H. You shall be my guide. The carriage
Lady G. You will never desert me? SCENE I.-A Drawing-Room in Oak Hall. Sir H. Desert! Oh, Heavens! Nay, do not Enter COOL, L.
hesitate-flight, now, alone is left to your desperCool. This is the most serious affair Sir Har- ate situation! Come, every moment is laden with court has ever been engaged in. I took the lib- danger.
[They are going. erty of considering him a fool when he told me he
Lady G. Oh! gracious!
Sir H. Hush ! what is it? was going to marry; but voluntarily to incur another man's incumbrance is very little short of madness.
Lady G. I have forgotten-I must return. If he continues to conduct himself in this absurd
Sir H. Impossible! manner, I shall be compelled to dimiss him.
Lady G. I must! I must! I have left Max
a pet staghound-in his basket, without whom Enter Sir HARCOURT, L., equipped for traveling. life would be unendurable-I could not exist ! Sir H. Cool !
Sir H. No, no! Let him be sent after us in a
hamper. Cool. Sir Harcourt! Sir H. Is my chariot in waiting ?
Lady G. In a hamper! Remorseless man! Go Cool. For the last half hour at the park wicket. --you love me not. How would you like to be But, pardon the insinuation, sir; would it not be sent after me—in a hamper? Let me fetch him. more advisable to hesitate a little for a short
Hark! I hear him squeal! Oh! Max, Max! reflection before you undertake the heavy respon- imagine you're calling the squire. I hear foot
Sir H. Hush ! for Heaven's sake. They'll sibility of a woman? Sir H. No; hesitation destroys the romance of steps; where can I retire?
[Goes up, r. a faux pas, and reduces it to the level of a mere Enter MEDDLE, SPANKER, DAZZLE and MAX, L. mercantile calculation.
LADY GAY screams. Cool. What is to be done with Mr. Charles ? Med. Spanker versus Courtly! I subpæna
Sir H. Ay, much against my will, Lady Gay every one of you as witnesses! I have 'em ready prevailed on me to permit him to remain. You, –here they are—shilling a-piece. Cool, must return him to college. Pass through
[Giving them round. London, and deliver these papers; here is a small Lady G. Where is Sir Harcourt ? notice of the coming elopement for the Morning Med. There !-bear witness !--call on the vile Post; this, by an eye-witness, for the Herald ; delinquent for protection ! this, with all the particulars, for the Chronicle ; and Span. Oh! his protection! the full and circumstantial account for the evening Lady G. What? ba! journals--after which, meet us at Boulogne. Med. I'll swear I overheard the whole elopement
Cool. Very good, Sir Harcourt. [Going. planned-before any jury:-where's the book?
Sir H, Lose time. Remember-Hotel Span. Do you hear, you profligate ? Anglais, Boulogne-sur-Mer. And, Cool, bring a Lady G. Ha! ha! Ha! ha! few copies with you, and don't forget to distribute Daz. But where is this wretched Lothario ? some amongst very particular friends.
Med. Ay, where is the defendant ? Cool. It shall be done.
[Exit, L. Span. Where lies the hoary villain ? Sir H. “With what indifference does a man of Lady G. What villain ? the world view the approach of the most perilous Span. That will not serve you!—I'll not be catastrophe! My position, hazardous as it is, blinded that way! entails none of that nervous excitement which a Med. We won't be blinded any way! neophyte in the school of fashion would feel. I Mar. I must seek Sir Harcourt, and demand an am as cool and steady as possible. Habit, habit! explanation! Such a thing never occurred in Oak Oh! how many roses will fade upon the cheek of Hall before! It must be cleared up! [Exit, R. beauty, when the defalcation of Sir Harcourt Med (aside to SPANKER.] Now, take my adCourtly is whispered—then hinted-at last, con vice; remember your gender. Mind the notes I firmed and bruited. I think I see them. Then, have given you.
Span. [aside.). All right! Here they are ! Daz. (sealing letter, &c., with SPANKER'S seal.] Now, madame, I have procured the highest legal My dear Lady Gay, matters of this kind are inopinion on this point.
digenous to my nature, independently of their Med. Hear! hear!
pervading fascination to all humanity; but this is Span. And the question resolves itself into a- the more especially delightful, as you may perinto- What's this?
[Looks at notes. ceive I shall be the intimate and bosom friend of Med. A nutshell !
both parties. Span. Yes, we are in a nutshell. Will you, in Lady G. Is it not the only alternative in such every respect, subscribe to my requests-desires a case ? -commands [looks at notes] orders-imperative Daz. It is a beautiful panacea in any, in every -indicative-injunctive—or otherwise ?
[Going-returns. By the way, where Lady G. [aside.] 'Pon my life, he's actually would you like this party of pleasure to come off? going to assume the ribbons, and take the box- Open-air shooting is pleasant enough, but if I seat. I must put a stop to this. I will! It will might venture to advise, we could order half-aall end in smoke. I know Sir Harcourt would dozen of that madeira and a box of cigars into rather run than fight!
the billiard-room, so make a night of it;
take up Daz. Oh! I smell powder !-command my the irons every now and then, string for first shot, services. My dear madame, can I be of any use ? and blaze away at one another in an amicable
Span. On! a challenge! I must consult my and gentlemanlike way; so conclude the matter legal adviser.
before the potency of the liquor could disturb the Med. No! impossible!
individuality of the object, or the smoke of the Daz. Pooh! the easiest thing in life! Leave cigars render the outline dubious. Does such an it to me. What has an attorney to do with affairs arrangement coincide with your views? of honor?—they are out of his element.
Lady G. Perfectly! Med. Compromise the question ? Pull bis Daz. I trust shortly to be the harbinger of nose !—we have no objection to that.
[Exit, L. Daz. [turning to LADY GAY.) Well, we have Span. [coming forward.] Lady Gay Spanker, no objection either-have we?
are you ambitious of becoming a widow ? Lady G. No!-pull his nose—that will be Lady G. Why, Dolly, woman is at best but something
A weak, and weeds become me. Med. And, moreover, it is not exactly action- Span. Female! am I to be immolated on the able !
altar of your vanity? Daz. Isn't it?—thank you—I'll note down that Lady G. If you become pathetic, I shall laugh. piece of information-it may be useful.
Span. Farewell—base, heartless, unfeeling Med. How! cheated out of my legal knowledge? woman!
[Erit, L. Lady G. Mr. Spanker, I am determined ! I Lady G. Ha! well, so I am. I am heartless, insist upon a challenge being sent to Sir Harcourt for he is a dear, good little fellow, and I ought Courtly-and-mark me-if you refuse to fight not to play upon his feelings; but, 'pon my life, him-I will.
he sounds so well up to concert pitch, that I feel Med. Don't! Take my advice-you'll inca- disinclined to untune him. Poor Doll, I didn't pacit
think he cared so much about me. I will put him Lady G. Look you, Mr. Meddle, unless you out of pain. [Exit L. SIR HARCOURT comes down. wish me to horsewhip you, hold your tongue.
Sir H. I have been a fool! a dupe to my own Med. What a she-tiger! I shall retire and col- vanity. I shall be pointed at as a ridiculous old lect my costs.
[Exit, L. coxcomb--and so I am. The hour of conviction Lady G. Mr. Spanker, oblige me by writing is arrived. Have I deceived myself? Have I as I dictate.
turned all my senses inwards-looking towards Span. He's gone—and now I am defenseless! self-always self ?--and has the world been ever Is this the fate of husbands? A duel! Is this laughing at me? Well, if they have, I will revert the result of becoming master of my own family? the joke ;—they may say I am an old ass, but I
Lady G. “Sir, the situation in which you will prove that I am neither too old to repent my were discovered with my wife, admits neither of folly, nor such an ass as to flinch from confessing explanation nor apology."
it. A blow half met is but half felt. Span. Oh, yes! but it does—I don't believe you really intended to run quite away.
Enter DAZZLE, L. Lady G. You do not ; but I know better, I say Daz. Sir Harcourt, may I be permitted the I did! and if it had not been for your unfortunate honor of a few minutes' conversation with you? interruption, I do not know where I might have Sir H. With pleasure. been by this time. Go on.
Daz. Have the kindness to throw your eye Span. Nor apology.” I'm writing my own over that.
[Gives letter. death-warrant, committing suicide on compulsion. Sir H. [reads.] “ Situation--my wife--apolo
Lady G. “The bearer will arrange all pre- gy-expiate-my life." Why, this is intended for liminary matters; for another day must see this a challenge. sacrilege expiated by your life, or that of
Daz. Why, indeed, I am perfectly aware that "Yours very sincerely, DOLLY SPANKER.” it is not quite en regle in the couching, for with Now, Mr. Dazzle. [Gives it over his head. that I had nothing to do; but I trust that the ir
Daz. The document is as sacred as if it were a regularity of the composition will be confounded hundred pound bill.
in the beauty of the subject. Lady Ĝ. We trust to your discretion.
Sir H. Mr. Dazzle, are you in earnest ? Span. His discretion! Oh, put your head in Daz. Sir Harcourt Courtly, upon my honor I a tiger's mouth, and trust to his discretion ! am, and I hope that no previous engagement will
interfere with an immediate reply in propria per- Lady G. Just when I imagined I had got my sona. We have fixed upon the billiard room as whip hand of him again, out comes my lynch-pin the scene of action, which I have just seen pro- --and over I go. Oh! perly illuminated in honor of the occasion; and, Max. I will soon put a stop to that—a duel by-the-bye, if your implements are not handy, I under my roof! Murder in Oak Hall! I'll shoot can oblige you with a pair of the sweetest things them both!
[Exit, L. you ever handled-hair-triggered—saw grip; Grace. Are you really in earnest ? heir-looms in my family. I regard them almost Lady G. Do you think it looks like a joke? in the light of relations.
Oh! Dolly, if you allow yourself to be shot, I will Sir H. Sir, I shall avail myself of one of your never forgive you-never! Ah! he is a great relatives. , [Aside.] One of the hereditaments of fool, Grace ! but, I can't tell why, I would sooner my folly-I must accept it. (Aloud.] Sir, I shall lose my bridle hand than he should be hurt on be happy to meet Mr. Spanker at any time or my account. place he may appoint. Daz. The sooner the better, sir. Allow me to
Enter SIR HARCOURT, L. offer you my arm. I see you understand these Tell me—tell me—have you shot him—is he dead matters ;--my friend Spanker is woefully ignorant -my dear Sir HarcourtYou horrid old brute -miserably uneducated.
[Exeunt, L. -have you killed him? I shall never forgive myself.
[Erit, L. Re-enter Max with GRACE, R.
Grace. Oh! Sir Harcourt, what has happened ? Max. Give ye joy, girl, give ye joy. Sir Har- Sir H. Don't be alarmed, I beg-your uncle incourt Courtly must consent to waive all title to terrupted us—discharged the weapons-locked the your hand in favor of his son Charles.
challenger up in the billiard-room to cool his rage. Grace. Oh, indeed! Is that the pith of your
Grace. Thank Heaven! congratulation-humph! the exchange of an old Sir H. Miss Grace, to apologise for my conduct fool for a young one? Pardon me if I am not were useless, more especially as I am confident able to distinguish the advantage.
that no feelings of indignation or sorrow for my Max. Advantage!
late acts are cherished by you; but still, reparaGrace. Moreover, by what right am I a trans- tion is in my power, and I not only waive all ferable cypher in the family of Courtly? So, then, title, right or claim to your person or your formy fate is reduced to this, to sacrifice my fortune, tune, but freely admit your power to bestow them or unite myself with a worm-eaten edition of the on a more worthy object. classics!
Grace. This generosity, Sir Harcourt, is most Max. Why, he certainly is not such a fellow as unexpected. I could have chosen for my little Grace; but con- Sir H. No, not generosity, but simply justice, sider, to retain fifteen thousand a-year! Now, justice! tell me honestly—but why should I say honestly? Grace. May I still beg a favor ? Speak, girl, would you rather not have the lad? Sir H. Claim anything that is mine to grant. Grace. Why do you ask me?
Grace. You have been duped by Lady Gay Max. Why, look ye, I'm an old fellow; Spanker, I have also been cheated and played upanother hunting season or two, and I shall be in on by her and Mr. Hamilton-may I beg that the at my own death. I can't leave you this house contract between us may, to all appearances, be and land, because they are entailed, nor can I say still beld good ? I'm sorry for it, for it is a good law;, but I have Sir H. Certainly, although I confess I cannot a little box with my Grace's name upon it. where, see the point of your purpose. since your father's death and miserly will, I have, yearly placed a certain sum to be yours, should
Enter Max with Young COURTLY, L. you refuse to fulfill the conditions prescribed. Max. Now, Grace, I have brought the lad. Grace. My own dear uncle!
Grace. Thank you, uncle, but the trouble was [Clasping him round the neck. quite unnecessary-Sir Harcourt holds to his origMax. Pooh! pooh! what's to do now? Why, inal contract. it was only a trifle—why, you little rogue, what
Max. The deuce he does ! are you crying about ?
Grace. And I am willing-nay, eager, to beGrace. Nothing, but
come Lady Courtly. Max. But what? Come, out with it; will you Young C. [aside.] The deuce you are ! have young Courtly?
Max. But, Sir Harcourt
Sir H. One word, Max, for an instant.
[They retire, L. Lady G! Oh! Max, Max!
Young C. [aside.] What can this mean? Max. Why, what's amiss with you?
Can it be possible that I have been mistakenLady G. I'm a wicked woman!
that she is not in love with Augustus Hamilton ? Max. What have you done?
Grace. Now we shall find how he intends to Lady G. Everything—oh, I thought Sir Har- bend the haughty Grace. court was a coward, but now I find a man may be Young C. Madame-Miss, I mean-are you a coxcomb without being a poltroon. Just to really in earnest-are you in love with my father? show my husband how inconvenient it is to hold Grace. No, indeed I am not. the ribbons sometimes, I made him send a chal- Young C. Are you in love with any one else? lenge to the old fellow, and he, to my surprise, Grace. No, or I should not marry him. accepted it, and is going to blow my Dolly's Young C. Then you actually accept him as brains out in the billiard-room.
your real husband? Mar. The devil !
Grace. In the common acceptation of the word. Young C. (aside.] Hang me if I have not been paths of propriety;—twas all a joke, and here is a pretty fool! [Aloud.) Why do you marry him, the end of it. if you don't care about him?
Enter MaX, SPANKER and DAZZLE, L. Grace. To save my fortune.
Oh! if he had but lived to say, “I forgive you, Young C. [aside.) Mercenary, cold-hearted
Gay!” girl! (Aloud.) But if there be any one you love
Span. So I do! in the least-marry him. Were you never in love?
Lady G. seeing him.] Ah! he is alive! Grace. Never!
Span. Of course I am! Young C. [aside.] Oh! what an ass I've been !
Lady G. Ha! ha! ha! [Embraces him.] I [Aloud.) I heard Lady Gay mention something will never hunt again-unless you wish it. Sell about a Mr. Hamilton.
your stableGrace. Ab, yes, a person who, after an ac- Span. No, no-do what you like-say what quaintanceship of two days, had the assurance to you like for the future! I find the head of a fammake love to me, and I
ily has less ease and more responsibility than I, Young C. Yes,-you- Well?
as a member, could have anticipated. I abdicate! Grace. I pretended to receive his attentions. Young C. (aside.] It was the best pretense I
Enter COOL, L. ever saw.
Sir H. Ah! Cool, here! [Aside to COOL.] Grace. An absurd, vain, conceited coxcomb, You may destroy those papers—I have altered my who appeared to imagine that I was so struck mind, and I do not intend to elope at present. with his fulsome speech, that he could turn me Where are they? round his finger.
Cool. As you seemed particular, Sir Harcourt, Young C. (aside.] My very thoughts!
I sent them off to London by mail. Grace. But he was mistaken.
Sir H. Why, then, a full description of the Young C. [aside.) Confoundedly! [Aloud.] whole affair will be published to-morrow. Yet you seemed rather concerned about the news Cool. Most irretrievably! of his death.
Sir H. You must post to town immediately, Grace. His accident? No, but
and stop the press, Young C. But what?
Cool. Beg pardon — but they would see me Grace (aside.]. What can I say?
What can I say? [Aloud.] hanged first, Sir Harcourt. They don't frequently Ah! but my maid Pert's brother is a post-boy, meet with such a profitable lie. and I thought he might have sustained an injury, Serv. [without.] No, sir! no, sir ! poor boy. Young C. [aside.). Damn the post-boy!
Enter SIMPSON, L. [Aloud.) Madame, if the retention of your fortune Simpson. Sir, there's a gentleman, who calls be the plea on which you are about to bestow himself Mr. Solomon Isaacs, insists upon following your hand on one you do not love, and whose very me up.
[Erit, L. actions speak his carelessness for that inestimable
Enter MR. SOLOMON ISAACS, L. jewel he is incapable of appreciating-know that I am devotedly, madly attached to you !
Isaacs. Mr. Courtly, you will excuse my perGrace. You, sir? Impossible !
formance of a most disagreeable duty at any time, Young C. Not at all, but inevitable; I have but more especially in such a manner. I must been so for a long time.
beg the honor of your company to town. Grace. Why, you never saw me till last night.
Sir H. What! how ! What for? Young C. I have seen you in imagination-you
Isaacs. For debt, Sir Harcourt. are the ideal I have worshiped.
Sir H. Arrested ? impossible! Here must be Grace. Since you press me into a confession- some mistake. which nothing but this could bring me to speak
Isaacs. Not the slightest, sir. Judgment has know, I did love poor Augustus Hamilton
been given in five cases, for the last three months;
but Mr. Courtly is an eеl rather too nimble for my Re-enter Max and SIR HARCOURT.
We have been on his track, and traced him but he-he is—no—more! Pray, spare me, sir.
down to this village, with Mr. Dazzle.
Daz. Ah! Isaacs ! how are you? Young C. [aside.] She loves me! And, oh!
Isaacs. what a situation I am in! If I own I am the man,
Thạnk you, sir. [Speaks to Sir H.
Max. Do you know him? my governor will overhear, and ruin me—if I do
Daz. Oh, intimately! Distantly related to his not, she'll marry him. What is to be done?
family—same arms on our escutcheon-empty Enter LADY GAY, L.
purse falling through a hole in a-pocket; motto,
“Requiascet in pace"-which means, “Let virtue Lady G. Where have you put my Dolly? I be its own reward.” have been racing all round the house—tell me, is Sir H. [to Isaacs.] Oh, I thought there was a he quite dead?
mistake! Know, to your misfortune, that Mr. Max. I'll have him brought in. [Exit, L. Hamilton was the person you dogged to Oak Hall,
Sir H. My dear madame, you must perceive between whom and my son a most remarkable this unfortunate occurrence was no fault of mine. likeness exists. I was compelled to act as I have done—I was Isaacs. Ha! ha! Know, to your misfortune, willing to offer any apology, but that resource was Sir Harcourt, that Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Courtly excluded, as unacceptable.
are one and the same person ! Lady G. I know, I know—'twas I made him Sir H. Charles ! write that letter—there was no apology required Young C. Concealment is in vain-I am Au-'twas I that apparently seduced you from the gustus Xamilton.