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Lord Town. Preserve but this desire to please, After some time, Lord and Lady TownLY, your power is endless.

with Lady Grace, enter to them, unmasked.
Lady Town. Oh!till this moment never did
I know, my lord, I had a heart to give you. Lord Town. So here's a great deal of com-

Lord Town. By Heaven! this yielding hand, pany.
when first it gave you to my wishes, presented Lady Town, A great many people, my lord,
not a treasure more desirable! Oh, Manly! sis- but no company -as you'll find

ter! as you have often shared in my disquiet, here's one now that seems to have a mind to en-
partake now of my felicity! my new-born joy! | tertain us.
see, here, the bride of

desires! This


be [2 Mask, after some affected gesture, makes called my wedding-day.

up to Lady Townly.
Lady Grace. Sister, (for now, methinks, that Mask. Well, dear lady Townly, sha'n't we see
name is dearer to my heart than ever) let me con- you by-and-by?
gratulate the happiness that opens to you.

Lady Town. I don't know you, madam.
Man. Long, long, and mutual, may it flow Mask. Don't you seriously?
Lord Town. To make our happiness complete,

(In a squeaking tone.
my dear, join here with me to give a hand, that Lady Town. Not I, indeed.
amply will repay the obligation.

Mask. Well, that's charming; but can't you Lady Town. Sister, a day like this

Lady Grace. Admits of no excuse against the Lady Town. Yes, I could guess wrong, I begeneral joy. [Gives her hand to MANLY. lieve. Man. A joy like mine

-despairs of words

Mask. That's what I'd have you do. to speak it.

Lady Town. But, madam, if I don't know you Lord Town. Oh, Manly, how the name of at all, is not that as well? friend endears the brother! [Embracing him. Mask. Ay, but you do know me,

Man. Your words, my lord, will warm me to Lady Town. Dear sister, take her off my deserve them,

hands; there's no bearing this. (Apart.

Lady Grace. I fancy I know you, madam. Enter a Serdant.

Mask. I fancy you don't; what makes you

think you do? Ser. My lord, the apartments are full of mas Lady Grace. Because I have heard you talk. queraders--And some people of quality there Mask. Ay, but you don't know my voice, I'm desire to see your lordship and my lady.

Lady Town. I thought, my lord, your orders Lady Grace. There is something in your wit had forbid their revelling?

and humour, madam, so very much your own, it Lord Town. No, ny dear, Manly has desired is impossible you can be any body but my lady their admittance to-night, it seems, upon a parti- | Trifle. cular occasion-Say we will wait upon them in Mask. (Unmasking.] Dear lady Grace! thou stantly.

[Erit Servant. art a charming creature. Lady Town. I shall be but ill company to Lady Grace. Is there nobody else we know them,

here? Lord Town. No matter : not to see them, Mask. Oh dear, yes! I have found out fifty would on a sudden be too particular. Lady already. Grace will assist you to entertain them.

Lady Grace. Pray, who are they?
Lady Town. With her, my lord, I shall be al Mask. Oh, charming company! there's lady
ways easy-Sister, to your unerring virtue I Ramble-lady Riot-lady Kill-care--lady
now commit the guidance of my future days Squander-lady Strip-lady Pawn-mand

the dutchess of Single Guinea.
Never the paths of pleasure more to tread, Lord Town. Is it not hard, my dear, that
But where your guided innocence shall lead; people of sense and probity are sometimes for-
For, in the marriage-state, the world must own ced to seem fond of such company? [A part.
Divided happiness was never known.

Lady Town. My lord, it will always give me
To make it mutual, nature points the way: pain to reinember their acquaintance, but none
Let husbands govern; gentle wives obey. to drop it immediately.

{Apart. [Ereunt. Lady Grace. But you have given us no ac

count of the men, madam. Are they good for SCENE III.-Opening to another apartment, any thing?

discovers a great number of people in masque Mask. Oh, yes, you must know, I always
rade, talking all together, and playing upon find out them by their endeavours to find out
one another. LADY WRONGHEAD as a shep-me.
herdess ; JENNY as a nun; the 'Squire as a Lady Grace. Pray, who are they?
running footman ; and the Count in a domino. Mask. Why, for your men of tip-top wit and




Myr. All the thanks I desire, madam, are in that Mr Bevil should still marry my young mise your power to give. Luc. Name them, and command them.

Mrs Sea. How! Nay, then, he shall find she Myr. Only, madam, that the first time you are is my daughter as well as his—I'll follow him alone with your lover, you will with open arms this instant, and take the whole family along with receive bii.

The disputed power of disposing of my own Luc. As willingly as heart could wish it. daughter, shall be at an end this very night. I'll Myr. Thus, then, he claims your promise.- live no longer in anxiety, for a little hussy, that Oh, Lucinda!

hurts my appearance, wherever I carry her, and Luc. Oh, a cheat, a cheat, a cheat !

for whose sake I seem to be not at all regarded, Myr. Hush ! 'tis I, 'tis I, your lover ! Myrtle and that in the best of my days. hinself, madam!

Phil. Indeed, madam, if she were married, Luc. Oh, bless me! what rashness and folly your ladyship might very well be taken for Mr to surprize me so ! But hush-my mother

Sealand's daughter.

Mrs Sea. Nay, when the chit has not been Enter Mrs Sealand, CIMBerton, and Puillis. with me, I've heard the men say as much-1'11

Mrs Sea. How now! What's the matter? no longer cut off the greatest pleasure of a wo

Luc. Oh, madam! As soon as you left the man's life (the shining in assemblies) by her forroom, my uncle fell into a sudden fit

, and—and ward anticipation of the respect that's due to her -so I cried out for help to support brim, and superior-She shall down to Cimberton-hallconduct him to his chamber.

she shall-she sball. Mrs Sea. That was kindly done. Alas, sir ! Phil. I hope, madam, I shall stay with your how do you find yourself?

ladyship? Myr. Never was taken in so odd a way in Mrs Sea. Thou shalt, Phillis, and I'll place my lite- Pray lead me -Oh, I was talking thee then more about me-But order chairs im, here—Pray carry me-to my cousin Cimberton's mediately-Yll be gone this minute. [Exeunt. young lady

Mrs Sea. [Aside.]—My cousin Cimberton's SCENE II.-Charing-Cross. young lady! How zealous he is, even in bis ex

Enter MR SEALAND and HUMPHREY. tremity, for the match ! A right Cimberton ! (CIMBERTON and Lucinda lead him, as one in Mr Sea. I am very glad, Mr Humphrey, that pain.

you agree with me, that it is for our common Cim. Pox, uncle, you will pull my ear off! good I should look thoroughly into this matter.

Luc. Pray, uncle, you will squeeze me to Humph. I am, indeed, of that opinion; for death!

there is no artifice, nothing concealed in our faMrs Sea. No matter, no matter- he knows mily, which ought in justice to be known. I not what he docs. Come, sir, shall I help you need not desire you, sir, to treat the lady with out?

care and respect. Myr. By no means: I'll trouble nobody but Mr Sea. Mr Humphrey-I shall not be rude, my young cousins here.

though I design to be a little abrupt, and come [Cim. and Luc. lead him off into the matter at once, to see how she will bear Phil. But pray, madam, does your ladyship up on a surprize intend that Mr Cimberton shall really marry my Humph. That's the door, sir; I wish you sucyoung mistress at last? I don't think he likes cess. -[ While HIUMPHREY speaks, SEALAND conher.

sults his table-book,]—I am less concerned what Mrs Sea. That's not material; men of his spe- happens there, because I hear Mr Myrtle is as culation are above desires. But, be it as it may, well lodged as old sir Geoffrey; so, I am willing now I have given old sir Geoffrey the trouble of to let this gentleman employ himself here, to give coming up to sign and seal, with what counte- them time at home; for I am sure it is necessanauce can I be off ?

ry for the quiet of our family, that Lucinda were Phil. As well as with twenty others, madam. disposed of out of it, since Mr Bevil's inclination It is the glory and honour of a great fortune to is so much otherwise engaged. (Exit HUMPHREY. live in continual treaties, and still to break off; Mr Sea. I think this is the door.- Knocks.] it looks great, madam.


this matter with an air of authority, to Mrs Sea. True, Phillis -Yet to return our inquire, though I make an errand to begin disblood again into the Cimbertons, is an honour course.

[Knocks again. not to be rejected. But, were not you saying that sir John Bevil's creature, Ilumphrey, has

Enter a Footboy. been with Mr Sealand ?

So, young man, is your lady within ? Phil. Yes, madam, I overheard them agree, Boy. Alack, sir! I ain but a country boythat Mr Sealand should go himself, and visit this I don't know whether she is or noa; but an you'll unknown lady, that Mr Bevil is so great with; stay a bit, I'll goa and ask the gentlewoman that's and, if he found nothing there to fright him, I with her,



Mr Sea. Why, sirrah, though you are a coun Isa. I am indeed surprized I see he does try boy, you can see, cannot you? You know not know me.

Aside. whether she is at home when you see her, don't Mr Sea. You are very prettily lodged here,

madam; in troth, you seem to have every thing Boy. Nay, nay; I'm not such a country lad, in plenty a thousand a-year, I warrant you, neither, master, to think she is at home because upon this pretty nest of rooms, and the dainty I see her; I have been in town but a month, one within them. and I lost one place already for believing my

[Aside, and looking about. own eyes.

Isa. (Apart.] Twenty years, it seems, have Mr Sea. Why, sirrah, have you learnt to lie less effect in the alteration of a man of thirty, already?

than of a girl of fourteen-he's almost still the Boy. Ah, master! things that are lies in the same : but, alas ! I find by other men' as well as country, are not lies at London-I begin to know himself I am not what I was. As soon as he my business a little better than so-but, an you spoke, I was convinced 'twas he. How shall I please to walk in, I'll call a gentlewoman to you contain my surprise and satisfaction ! He must that can tell you for certain-She can make bold not know me yet. to ask my lady herself.

MIr Sea. Madam, I hope I don't give you any Mr Sea. Oh, then she is within, I find, though disturbance? but there is a young lady here, you dare not say so.

with whom I have a particular business to disBoy. Nay, nay, that's neither here nor there; course, and I hope she will admit me to that fawhat's matter whether she is within or no, if she has not a mind to see any body?

Isa. Why, sir, have you had any notice conAir Sea. I cannot tell, sirrah, whether you are cerning her? I wonder who could give it you. arch or simple; but, however, get me a direct Mr Sea. That, madam, is fit only to be comanswer, and here's a shilling for you.

municated to herself, Boy. Will you please to walk in; I'll see what Isa. Well, sir, you shall see her-I find he I can do for you.

knows nothing yet, nor shall, for me: I am reMr Sea. I see you will be fit for your business solved I will observe this interlude, this sport of in time, child; but I expect to meet with nothing nature and fortune. You shall see her presentbut extraordinaries in such a house.

ły, sir, for now I am as a mother, and will trust Boy. Such a house, sir ! You han't seen it yet. her with you.

[Erit. Pray walk in.

Mr Sca. As a mother! right; that's the old Nr Sea. Sir, I'll wait upon you.

phrase for one of these commode ladies, who lend

out beauty for hire to young gentlemen that SCENE II.-INDIANA's house.

have pressing occasions. But here comes the Enter Isabella and Boy.

precious lady herself: in troth, a very sightly

woman! Isa. What anxiety do I feel for this poor creature! What will be the end of her? Such a lans,

Enter INDIANA. guishing, unreserved passion for a man, that, at last, must certainly leave or ruin her, and, per Ind. I am told, sir, you have some affair that haps, both! then, the aggravation of the distress requires your speaking with me? is, that she dare not believe he will not but I Mr Sea. Yes, madam. There came to my must own, if they are both what they would hands a bill, drawn by Mr Bevil, which is payaseem, they are made for one another, as much as ble to-morrow, and he, in the intercourse of buAdam and Eve were; for there is no other of siness, sent it to me, who have cash of his, and their kind, but themselves. So, Daniel, what desired me to send a servant with it; but I have news with you?

made bold to bring you the money myself. Boy. Madam, there's a gentleman below would Ind. Sir, was that necessary? speak with my lady.

Mr Sea. No, madam; but, to be free with Isa. Sirrah, don't you know Mr Bevil yet? you, the fame of your beauty, and the regard

Boy. Madam, 'tis not the gentleman who comes which Mr Bevil is a little too well known to have every day and asks for you, and won't go in till for you, excited my curiosity, he knows whether you are with her or no.

Ind. Too well known to have for me! Your Isa. Ha! that's a particular I did not know sober appearance, sir, which my friend described, before. Well, be it who it will, let him come made me to expect no rudeness or absurdity at up to me.

least. Who's there? Sir, if you pay the money [Exit Boy, and re-enters with Mr SEALAND. to a servant, 'twill be as well. ISABELLA looks amazed.

Mr Sea. Pray, madam, be not offended; I Mr Sea. Madam, I cannot blame your being came hither on an innocent, nay, a virtuous dea little surprised to see a perfect stranger make sign ; and if you will have patience to hear me, you a visit, and

it may be as useful to you, as you are in friend-o

ship with Mr Bevil, as to my only daughter, | into the matter I came about; but 'tis the same whom I was this day disposing of.

thing as if we had talked ever so distinctly-he Ind. You make me hope, sir, I have mistaken never shall have a daughter of mine. you : I am composed again : be free, say on Ind. If you say this from what you think of what I am afraid to hear.

(Aside. me, you wrong yourself and him. Let not me, Mr Sea. I feared, indeed, an unwarranted miserable though I may be, do injury to my bepassion here, but I did not think it was an abuse nefactor : no, sir, my treatment ought rather to of so worthy an object, so accomplished a lady, reconcile you to his virtues. If to bestow withas your sense and mien bespeak—but the youth out a prospect of return—if to delight in supportof our age care not what merit and virtue they ing what might, perhaps, be thought an object of bring to shame, so they gratify

desire, with no other view than to be her guard Ind. Sir, you are going into very great errors against those who would not be so disinterested -but as you are pleased to say you see some

-it these actions, sir, can in a parent's eye comthing in me that has changed at least the colour mend him to a daughter, give yours, sir; give of your suspicions, so has your appearance al- her to my honest, generous Bevil! What have I tered mine, and made me earnestly attentive to to do but sigh and weep, to rave, run wild, a luwhat has any way concerned you, to inquire into natic in chains, or, hid in darkness, mutter in my affairs and character.

distracted starts, and broken accents, my strange, Mr Sea. How sensibly--with what an air she strange story! talks !

Mr Sea. Take comfort, madam. Ind. Good sir, be seated-and tell me ten Ind. All my comfort must be to expostulate derly-keep all your suspicions concerning ine in madness, to relieve with frenzy my despair, alive, that you may in proper and prepared and, shrieking, to demand of Fate why, why way-acquaint me why the care of your daugh- was I born to such variety of sorrows? ter obliges a person of your seeming worth and Mr Sea. If I have been the least occasion fortune to be thus inquisitive about a wretched, Ind. No; 'twas Heaven's high will I should be helpless, friendless—[ Weeping.! But I beg your such; to be plundered in my cradle, tossed on pardon—though I am an orphan, your child is the seas, and even there, an infant captive, to not, and your concern for her, it seems, has lose my mother, hear but of my father--to be abrought you hither-I'll be composed-pray, dopted, lose my adopter, then plunged again in

worse calamities! Mr Sea. How could Mr Bevil be such a Mr Sea. An infant captive! monster to injure such a woman?

Ind. Yet, then, to find the most charming of Ind. No, sir, you wrong him; he has not inju- mankind once more to set me free from what I red me--my support is from his bounty. thought the last distress, to load me with his ser

Mr Sea. Bounty! when gluttons give high vices, his bounties, and his favours, to support prices for delicacies, they are prodigious bounti- my very life in a way that stole, at the same ful!

time, my very soul itself from me. Ind. Still, still

you will persist in that error Mr Sea. And bas young Bevil been this worbut my own fears tell me all. You are the gen- thy mau ? tleman, I suppose, for whose happy daughter he Ind. Yet then, again, this very man to take ais designed a husband by his good father, and he nother, without leaving me the right, the prehas, perhaps, consented to the overture, and is tence, of easing my fond heart with tears for to be, perhaps, this night a bridegroom. oh! I can't reproach him, though the same hand,

Mr Sea. I own he was intended such; but, that raised me to this height, now throws me madam, on your account, I am determined to de- down the precipice. fer my daughter's marriage till I am satisfied, Mr Sea. Dear lady! oh, yet one moinent's from your own mouth, of what nature are the patience; my heart grows

full with your afilicobligations you are under to him.

tion! but yet there's something in your story Ind. His actions, sir, bis eyes, have only made that promises relief when you least hope it. me think he designed to make me the partner of Ind. My portion here is bitterness and sorhis heart. The goodness and gentleness of his row. demeanour made me misinterpret all; 'twas my

Mr Sca. Do not think so. Pray, answer me; own hope, my own passion, that deluded me ; does Bevil know your name and family? he never made one amorous advance to me; his Ind. Alas, too well! Oh! could I be any large heart and bestowing hand have only helped other thing than what I am -I'll tear away all the miserable: nor know I why, but from his traces of iny former self, my little ornaments, mere delight in virtue, that I have been his care, the remains of my first state, ihe hints of what I the object on which to indulge and please himself ought to have been— with pouring favours.

[In her disorder, she thrma's aaay her braces Air Sea. Madam, I know not why it is, but I, let, which SEALAND takes up, and looks was well as you, am, methinks, afraid of entering earnestly at.)

go on, sir.



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Mr Sea. Ha! what's this? my eyes are not all his obligations, the pride, the joy of his allideceived ! it is, it is the same! the very bracelet ance, sir, would warm your heart, as he has conwhich I bequeathed my wife at our last mourn- quered mine. ful parting!

Mr Sea. How laudable is lave when born of Ind. What said you, sir? your wife! Whither virtue! I burn to embrace him. does my fancy carry me? what means this new Ind. See, sir, my aunt already has succeeded,

felt motion at my heart? And yet again my for- and brought him to your wishes. c tune but deludes me; for if I err not, şir, your Enter Isabella with Sir Jouin Bevil, Bevil name is Sealand; but my lost father's name


and LUCINDA. Mr Sea. Danvers, was it not?

Ind. What new amazement ! that is, indeed, Sir J. Bec. [Entering.) Where, where's this my family.

scene of wonder !-- Mr Sealand, I congratulate, Mr Sca. Know, then, when my misfortunes on this occasion, our mutual happiness—Your drove me to the Indies, for reasons too tedious good sister, sir, has, with the story of your now to mention, I changed my name of Danvers daughter's fortune, filled us with surprise and joy. into Sealand.

Now all exceptions are removed ; my son has Enter ISABELLA.

now avowed his love, and turned all former jea.

lousies and doubts to approbation, and I am told Isa. If yet there wants an explanation of your your goodness has consented to reward him. wonder, examine well this face-yours, sir, I well Mr Sea. If, sir, a fortune, equal to his father's remember-Gaze on, and read in me your sis hopes, can make this object worthy his acceptter Isabella. Mr Sea. My sister !

Beo. I hear your mention, sir, of fortune, with Isa. But here's a claim more tender yet-your pleasure only, as it may prove the means to reIndiana, sir, your long-Jost daughter.

concile the best of fathers to my love; let him Mr Sea. Oh, my child, my child !

be provident, but let me be happy.—My ever Ind. All-gracious Heaven! is it possible ! do destined, my acknowledged wife ! I embrace my father!

[Embracing INDIAN A. Mr Sea. And do I hold thee !—These pas Ind. Wife!-oh! my ever-loved, my lord, my sions are too strong for utterance.--Rise, rise, my master! child, and give my tears their way-Oh, my sis Sir J. Bev. I congratulate myself, as well as ter!

[Embracing her. you, that I have a son who could, under such Isa. Now, dearest niece! my groundless fears, disadvantages, discover your great merit. my painful cares, no more shall vex thee: if I Mr Sea. Oh, sir John, how vain, bow weak is have wronged thy noble lover with too hard sus- human prudence! what care, what foresight, what picions, my just concern for thee, I hope, will imagination could contrive such blest events 10 plead my pardon,

make our children happy, az Providence, in one Mr Sea. Oh! make him then the full amends, short hour, has laid before us? and be yourself the messenger of joy: Ay this in Cim. (To Mrs SEALAND.] I am afraid, madam, stant-tell him all these wondrous turns of Pro- Mr Sealand is a little too busy for our affair; if vidence in his favour; tell him I have now a you please we'll take another opportunity. daughter to bestow, which he no longer will de Mrs Sea. Let us have patience, sir. cline; that this day he still shall be a bridegroom; Cim. But we make sir Geoffry wait, madam. nor shall a fortune, the merit which his father Myr. Oh, sir, I'm not in haste. seeks, be wanting. Tell him the reward of all (During this, Bev. jun. presents LUCINDA his virtues waits on his acceptance.

to INDIANA] Bella.] My dearest Indiana !

Mr Sea. But here, here's our general bene[Turns and embraces her. | factor. Excellent young man ! that could be at Ind. Have I then at last a father's sanction on once a lover to her beauty, and a parent to her) my love? his bounteous hand to give, and make virtue ! my heart a present worthy of Bevil's generosity? Bev. jun. If you think that an obligation, sir,

Mr Sea. Oh, my child! how are our sorrows give me leave to overpay myself in the only inpast o'erpaid by such a meeting ! Though I have stance that can now add to my felicity, by beglost so many years of soft paternal dalliance with ging you to bestow this lady on Mr Myrtle. thee, yet, in one day to find thee thus, and thus Mr Sea. She is his without reserve; I bey he bestow thee, in such perfect happiness, is ample, may be sent for. Mr Cimberton, notwithstandample reparation ! and yet, again, the inerit of thý ing you never had my consent, yet there is, since lover

I saw you, another objection to your marriage Ind. Oh, had I spirits left to tell you of his with my daughter. actions ! how strongly filial duty has suppressed Cim. I hope, sir, your lady has concealed nohis love, and how concealment still has doubled thing from me? Vol. II.

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