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THE BEST PLAYS
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
VOL. II.-PART II.
PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM MILLER, OLD BOND-STREET.
PRINTED BY JAMES BALLANTYNE,
SCENE I.-The Park.
SIR GEORGE AIRY meeting CHARLES, Cha. Ha! Sir George Airy a birding thus early! what forbidden game roused you so soon for no lawful occasion could invite a person of your figure abroad, at such unfashionable hours. Sir Geo. There are some men, Charles, whom fortune has left free from inquietudes, who are diligently studious to find out ways and means to make themselves uncasy.
ISABINDA, daughter to SIR JEALOUS, in love with CHARLES, but designed for a Spanish merchant by her father.
PATCH, her woman.
Cha. Is it possible that any thing in nature can ruffle the temper of a man whom the four seasons of the year compliment with as many thousand pounds, nay, and a father at rest with his ancestors!
Sir Geo. Why, there it is now! a man, that wants money, thinks none can be unhappy that has it; but, my affairs are in such a whimsical posture, that it will require a calculation of my nativity to find if my gold will relieve me or not.
Cha. Ha, ha, ha! never consult the stars about that; gold has a power beyond them; gold unlocks the midnight councils; gold outdoes the wind, becalms the ship, or fills her sails; gold is omnipotent below; it makes whole armies fight or fly; it buys even souls; and bribes wretches to betray their country: then, what can thy busi→ ness be that gold won't serve thee in? Sir Geo. Why, I'm in love. Cha. In love!
-Ha, ha, ha, ha! in love!