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aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause, unkind in this violent, robust, unfeeling for a lover's apprehension !

health ? Capt. A. Ay, but we may choose whether we Cupt. A. Oh, it was very unkind of her to will take the hint or not. So then, Faulkland, be well in your absence, to be sure! if you were convinced that Julia were well, Acres. Good apartments, Jack. and in spirits, you would be entirely content?' Faulk. Well, Sir, but you was saying that

Faulk. I should be happy beyond measure- Miss Melville has been so exceedingly wellI am anxious only for that.

what then, she has been merry and gay, I supCapt. A. Then cure your anxiety at once- pose ? Falways in spirits, hey? Miss Melville is in perfect health, and is at Acres. Merry! odds crickets ! she has been this moment in Bath,

the bell and spirit of the company wherever Faulk. Nay, Jack-don't trifle with me. she has been--so lively and entertaining ! so

Capt. A. She is arrived here with my father, full of wit and humour! within this hour.

Faulk. By my soul! there is an innate levity Faulk. Can you be serious ?

in woman that nothing can overcome !- What? Capt. A. I thought you knew Sir Anthony happy, and I away! better than to be surprised at a sudden whim of this kind. Seriously then, it is as I tell sive for your mistress' spirits.

Cupt. A. Just now, you were only apprehenyou-upon my honour.

Faulk. Why, Jack, have I been the joy and Faulk. My dear Jack now nothing on earth spirit of the company? can give me a moment's uneasiness.

Capt. A. No, indeed, you have not.
Enter Fag.

Faulk. Have I been lively and entertain

ing? Fag. Sir, Mr. Acres, just arrived, is below. Capt. A. Oh, upon my word, I acquit you.

Capt. A. Stay, Faulkland, this Acres lives Faulk. Have I been full of wit and humour ? within a mile of Sir Anthony, and he shall tell Capt. A. No, 'faith, to do you justice, you you how your mistress has been ever since have been confoundedly stupid, indeed. you left her.-Fag, show the gentleman up. Acres. What's the matter with the gentle

.[Exit Fag. man? Faulk. What, is he much acquainted in the Capt. A. He is only expressing his great family ?

satisfaction at hearing that Julia has been so Capt. A. Oh, very intimate: he is likewise well and happy--that's all-hey, Faulkland ? a rival of mine that is, of my other self's, for Faulk. Yes, yes, she has a happy disposibe does not think bis friend, Captain Absolute, tion! ever saw the lady in question ;-and it is ridicu- Acres. That she has, indeed—then she is so lous enough to hear him complain to me of accomplished-so sweet a voice-so expert at one Beverley, a concealed, skulking rival, her harpsichord-such a mistress of flat and who

sharp, squallante, rumblante, and quiveran., Faulk. Hush! He's here!

te ! there was this time month-odds minums

and crotchets ! how she did chirrup at Mrs. Enter ACRES.

Piano's concert! [Sings.] My heurt's my own, Acres. Hah! my dear friend, noble captain, my will is free. Tňat's very like her. and honest Jack, how dost thou ? just ar- Faulk. Fool! fool that I am! to fix all my rived, 'faith, as you see.-Sir, your humble happiness on such a trifler! 'Sdeath! to make servant. Warm work on the roads, Jack-herself the pipe and ballad-monger of a circle! odds whips and wheels! I've travelled like a to soothe her light heart with catches and comet, with a tail of dust all the way, as long glees !-What can you say to this, Şir? as the Mall.

Cupt. A. Why, that I should be glad to hear Capt. A. Ah! Bob, you are indeed an eccentric my mistress had been so merry, Sir. planet, but we know your attraction hither- Fuulk. Nay, nay, nay-I'm not sorry that she give me leave to introduce Mr. Faulkland to has been happy-no, no, I am glad of that, you ; Mr. Faulkland, Mr. Acres.

but she has been dancing too, I doubt not ! Acres. Sir, I am most heartily glad to see Acres. What does the gentleman say about you: Sir, I solicit your connexions.--Hey, dancing ? Jack-what, this is Mr. Faulkland, who- Capt. A. He says the lady we speak of danc

Capt. A. Ay, Bob, Miss Melville's Mr. es as well as she sings. Faulkland.

Acres. Ay, truly does she-there was at our Acres. Ah! Mr. Faulkland, you are indeed last race balla happy man!

Faulk. Hell and 'the devil! There ! thereFaulk. I have not seen Miss Melville yet, I told you so! I told you so! oh! she thrives Sir. I hope she enjoyed full health and spirits in my absence !- Dancing! in Devonshire ?

Capt. A. For Heaven's' sake, Faulkland, Acres. Never knew her better in my life, don't expose yourself so !-Suppose she has Sir-never better.-Odds blushes and blooms! | danced, what then ?-does not the ceremony of she has been as healthy as the German spa. society often oblige

Faulk. Indeed !-I did hear that she bad Faulk. Well, well, I'll contain myself-perbeen a little indisposed.

haps, as you say—for form sake.-I say, Mr.Acres. False, false, Sir-only said to vex Mr.----What's his damned name? you: quite the reverse, I assure you.

Capt. A. Acres, Acres. Faulk. There Jack, you see she has the advan- Faulk. O ay, Mr. Acres, you were praising tage of me; I had alınost fretted myself iil. Miss Melville's manner of dancing a minuet

Capt. A. Now you are angry with your mis- bey? tress for not having been sick!

Acres. Oh, I dare insure her for that-but Faulk. No, no, you misunderstand me :-yet what I was going to speak of, was her counsurely a little trifling indisposition is not an try dancing :-odds swimmings ! she has such unnatural consequence of absence from those an air with her!we love.-Now confessis’ot there something Faulk. Now, disappointment on her!-defend

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this, Absolute ! why don't you defend this ?

—ential, or sentimental swearing-ha, ha, ha! country dances ! jigs and reels! am I to blame 'tis genteel, isn't it? now? a minuet I could have forgiven-I should Capt. A. Very genteel, and very new innot have minded that I say, I should not deed—and I dare say will supplant all other have regarded a minuet-but country dances ! figures of imprecation. Zounds! bad she made one in a cotillion-I Acres. Ay, ay, the best terms will grow obbelieve I could have forgiven even that—but solete—Dammes have had their day. to be monkey-led for a night!-to run the gauntlet through a string of amorous, palming

Enter Fag. puppies to show paces, like a managed filly-Ob, Jack, there never can be but one man Fag. Sir, there is a gentleman below desires in the world whom a truly modest and delicate to see you-Shall I show him into the parlour? woman ought to pair with in a country dance ;

Capt. A. Ay-you may. and, even then, the rest of the couples should

Acres. Well, I'must be gone be her great uncles and aunts!

Capt. A. Stay; who is it, Fag? Capt. A. Ay, to be sure, grandfathers and

Fag. Your father, Sir. grandmothers?

Capt. A. You puppy, why didn't you show Faulk. If there be but one vicious mind in him up directly?

(Exit Fag. the set, it will spread like a contagion-tbe

Acres. You have business with Sir Anthony. action of their pulse beats to the lascivious I expect a message from Mrs. Malaprop at movement of the jig—their quivering, warm- my lodgings. I have sent also to my dear breathed sighs impregnate the air-the atmos. friend, Sir Lucius O'Trigger. Adieu, Jack, phere becomes eleetrical to love, and each we must meet at night, when you shall give amorous spark darts through every link of the me a dozen bumpers to little Lydia. chain !-I'must leave you-I own I am some- Capt. A. That I will, with all my heart. what flurried-and that confounded looby has [Exit Acres.] Now for a parental lecture-I perceived it.

[Going. hope he has heard nothing of the business Capt. A. Nay, but stay, Faulkland, and that has brought me here; I wish the gout thank Mr. Acres for his good news.

had held him fast in Devonshire, with all my Faulk. Damn his news.

[Erit. soul! Capt. A. Ha, ha, ha! poor Faulkland ! five minutes since“ nothing on earth could give

Enter SIR ANTHONY. him a moment's uneasiness !”

Sir, I am delighted to see you here, and lookAcres. The gentleman wasn't angry at my ing so well! your sudden arrival at Bath praising his mistress, was he?

made me apprehensive for your health. Capt. A. A little jealous, I believe, Bob. Sir A. Very apprehensive, I dare say, Jack. Acres. You don't say so! ha, ha! jealous of What, you are recruiting here, hey? me !-that's a good joke!

Capt. d. Yes, Sir, I am on duty. Capt. A. There's nothing strange in that, Sir A. Well,'Jack, I am glad to see you, Bob; let me tell you, that sprightly grace and though I did not expect it! for I was going to insinuating manner of yours will do some write to you on a little matter of business. mischief among the girls here.

Jack, I have been considering that I grow old Acres. Ah! you joke-ha, ha! mischief–ha, and infirm, and shall probably not trouble you ha! but you know I am not my own property! | long. my dear Lydia has forestalled me. She could Capt. A. Pardon me, Sir, I never saw you never abide me in the country, because I used look more strong and hearty, and I pray ferto dress so badly—but, odds frogs and tam- vently that you may continue so. bours ! I sha'n't take matters so here—now an- Sir A. I hope your prayers may be heard, cient Madam has no voice in it—I'll make my with all my heart. Well then, Jack, I have old clothes know who's master-I shall straight- been considering that I am so strong and bearway cashier the hunting-frock, and render my ty, I may continue to plague you a long time. leather breeches incapable-My hair has been Now, Jack, I am sensible that the income of in training some time.

your commission, and what I have hitherto Cap. A. Indeed!

allowed you, is but a small pittance for a lad Acres. Ay—and thoff the side curls are a of your spirit. little restive, my hind part takes it very kindly. Capt. A. Sir, you are very good.

Capt. A. Oh, you'll polish, I doubt not. Sir A. And it is my wish, while yet I live,

Acres. Absolutely I propose so-then, if I to have my boy make some figure in the world. can find out this ensign Beverley, odds triggers I have resolved, therefore, io fix you at once and flints ! I'll make him know the difference in a noble independence. o't.

Capt. A. Sir, your kindness overpowers me. Capt. A. Spoke like a man-but, pray, Bob, Yet, Sir, I presume you would not wish me to I observe you have got an odd kind of a new quit the army ? method of swearing

Sir A. Oh! that shall be as your wife Acres. Ha, ha ! you've taken notice of it, chooses. 'tis genteel, isn't it? I didn't invent it myself

Capt. A. My wife, Sir! though ; but a commander in our militia, a Sir A. Ay, ay, settle that between you, setgreat scholar, I assure you, says that there is tle that between you. no meaning in the common oaths, and that Capt. A. A wife, Sir, did you say? nothing but their antiquity makes them respect- Sir A. Ay, a wife: why, did not I mention able ; because, he says, the ancients would her before ? never stick to an oath or two, but would say, Capt. A. Not a word of her, Sir. by Jove! or by Bacchus! or by Mars ! or by Sir A. Odd so; I mustn't forget her, though. Venus ! or by Pallas! according to the senti. Yes, Jack, the independence I was talking of ment; so that to swear with propriety, says is by a marriage ; the fortune is saddled with my little major, the oath should be an echo a wife: but I suppose that makes no differto the sense;" and this we call the oath reference ?

the way.

Capt. A. Sir, Sir! you amaze me! you dog! you play upon the meekness of my

Sir A. Why, what the devil's the matter disposition! yet, take care; the patience of with the fool ? just now you were all gratitude a saint may be overcome at last! but mark! and duty.

I give you six hours and a balf to consider of Capt. A. I was, Sir : you talked to me of in- this : if you then agree, without any condition, dependence and a fortune, but not a word of to do everything on earth that I choose, why a wife.

-confound you! I may in time forgive you. Sir A. Why, what difference does that If not, zounds! don't enter the same hemi. make ? Odds life, Sir! if you have the estate, sphere with me ! don't dare to breathe the same you must take it with the live stock on it, as air, or use the same light with me; but get an it stands.

atmosphere and a sun of your own: I'll strip Capt. A. Pray, Sir, who is the lady? you of your commission : l'll lodge a five-and

Sir A. What's that to you, Şir? come, give ihreepence in the hands of trustees, and you me your promise to love, and to marry her shall live on the interest. I'll disown you, I'll directly.

disinherit you, I'll unget you! and daino me! Capt. A. Sure, Sir, that is not very reasona- if ever I call you Jack again !

[Exit. ble, to summon my affections for a lady I know Capt. A. Mild, gentle, considerate father! nothing of !

I kiss your hands. Sir X. I am sure, Sir, 'tis more unreasonable in you to object to a lady you know no

Enter FAG. thing of. Capt. A. You must excuse me, Sir, if I tell

Fag. Assuredly, Sir, your father is wrath to you, once for all, that in this point'I cannot a degree; he comes down stairs eight or ten obey you.

steps at a time-muttering, growling, and Sir A. Harkye, Jack ;-I have heard you thumping the bannisters all the way; 1, and for some time with patience, I have been the cook?s dog, stand bowing at the door; cool,- quite cool; but take care; you know I rap, he gives me a stroke on the head with his am compliance itself, when I am not thwart-cane; bids me carry that to my master: then,' ed; no one more easily led, when I have my kicking the poor turnspit into the area, damns own way; but don't put me in a frenzy.

us all for a puppy triumvirate ! upon my credit, Capt. A. Sir, I must repeat it; in this I can- Sir, were I'in your place, and found my father not obey you.

such bad company, I should certainly drop his Sir A. Now, damn me, if ever I call you

acquaintance. Jack again while I live!

Capt. A. Cease your impertinence, Sir; did Capt. A. Nay, Sir, but hear me.

you come in for nothing more !-Stand out of Sir J. Sir, I wont hear a word, not a word!

[Pushes him aside, and exit. not one word ! so give me your promise by a pod, and I'll tell you what, Jack-I mean, you

Fao, solus. dog-if you don't, by

So! Sir Anthony trims my master; he is Capt. A. What, Sír, promise to link myself afraid to reply to his father, and vents his to some mass of ugliness; to Sir A. Zounds! sirrah! the lady shall be one person, to revenge one's self on another

spleen on poor Fag! when one is vexed by as ugly as I choose : she shall have a hump who happens to come in the way, shows the on each shoulder; she shall be as crooked as worst of' tempers, the the crescent; her one eye shall roll like the bull's in Cox's museum ; she shall have a skin

Enter ERRAND Boy. like a mummy, and the beard of a Jew-She shall be all this, sirrah! yet I'll make you

Boy. Mr. Fag, Mr. Fag! your master calls ogle her all day, and sit up all night, to write

you. sonnets on her beauty.

Fag. Well, you little dirty puppy, you Capt. A. This is reason and moderation, in

needn't bawl so ;-the meanest disposition, deed!

theSir A. None of your sneering, puppy! no

Boy. Quick! quick, Mr. Fag. grinning, jackanapes !

Fag. Quick, quick! you impudent jackCupt. A. Indeed, Sir, I never was in a worse anapes! am I to be commanded by you too, humour for mirth in my life.

you little, impertinent, insoleni, kitchen

bred Sir A. 'Tis false, Sir; I know you are laugh

[Kicks him off. ing in your sleeve; I know you'll grin when

SCENE II.-The North Parade.
I am gone, sirrah !
Capt. A. Sir, I hope I know my duty bet-

Enter Lucy.
Sir A. None of your passion, Sir! none of

Lucy. So, I shall bave another rival to add your violence, if you please; it wont do with to my mistress' list; Captain Absolute :-howme, I promise you.

ever, I shall not enter his name till my purse Capt. A. Indeed, Sir, I never was cooler in bas received due notice in form. Sir Lucius

is generally more punctual, when he expects Sir A. 'Tis a confounded lie! I know you to hear from his dear Delia, as he calls her: are in a passion in your heart; I know you

I wonder he's not here !are, you hypocritical, young dog ; but it wont

Enter Sir Lucius O'TRIGGER. do.' Capt. A. Nay, Sir, upon my word

Sir L. Hah! my little ambassadress! upon Sir A. So you will fly out! can't you be my conscience I have been looking for you; I cool, like me? what the devil good can pas- have been on the South parade this half sion do ? passion is of no service, you impu- bour. · dent, insolent, overbearing reprobate! there, Lucy. [Speaking simply.) O gemini ! and I you speer again! don't provoke me! but you have been waiting for your worship here on rely upon the mildness of my temper, you do, the North.

my life.

Sir L. 'Faith! may be that was the reason Lucy. For shame now; here is some one we did not meet; and it is very comical too, coming. how you could go out, and I not see you, for Sir L. O faith, I'll quiet your conscience ! I was only taking a uap at the Parade Coffee

[Sees Fag; exit, humming a tune, house, and I chose the window, on purpose that I might not miss you.

Enter Fag.
Lucy. My stars ! now I'd wager a sixpence
I went by while you were asleep.

Fag. So, so, Ma'am. I humbly beg parSir L. Sure enough it must have been so;

don. and I never dream'd it was so late, till Í Lucy: O lud !-now, Mr. Fag-you flurry waked. Well, but my little girl, have you got

one so! nothing for me?

Fag. Come, come, Lucy, here's no one byLucy. Yes, but I have ; I've got a letter for so a little less simplicity, with a grain or two you in my pocket.

more sincerity, if you please-You play false Sir L. I'faith! I guessed you weren't come with us, Madam--I saw you give the baronet empty-handed; well, let me see what the dear a letter. -My master shall know this and if creature says.

he don't call him out I will. Lucy. There, Sir Lucius.

Lucy. Ha, ha, ha.! you gentlemen's gentle

[Gives him a letter. men are so hasty -That letter was from Mrs. Sir L. (Reads.) Sir—There is often a sudden Malaprop, simpleton.-She is taken with Sir incentive impulse in love, that has a greater in- Lucius' address. duction than years of domestic combination : such

Fag. How! what tastes some people have ! was the commotion I felt at the first superfluous Why, I suppose I have walked by her window view of Sir Lucius O'Trigger. Very pretty a hundred

times.—But what says our young upon my word! Female punctuation forbids me lady?-any message to my master ? to say more ; yet let me add, that it will give me

Lucy. Sad news, Mr. Fag! A worse rival joy infallible to find Sir Lucius worthy the last than Acres! Sir Anthony Absolute has procriterion of my affections. Yours, while mere- posed his son, tricious.


Fag. What, Captain Absolute ?

Lucy. Even so. I overheard it all. Upon my conscience, Lucy, your lady is a Fag. Ha, ha, ha! very good, 'faith! Good great mistress of language ! 'faith, she's quite bye, Lucy, I must away with this news. the queen of the dictionary!

Lucy. Well, you may laugh, but it is true, I Lucy. Ay, Sir, a lady of her experience. assure you. [Going.) But, Mr. Fag, tell your Sir L. Experience! what, at seventeen? master not to be cast down by this.

Lucy. O, true, Sir; but then she reads so, Fag. Oh, he'll be so disconsolate! niy stars! how she will read off hand!

Lucy. And charge him not to think of quarSir L. 'Faith, she must be very deep read, relling with young Absolute. to write this way; though she is rather an Fag. Never fear-never fear. arbitrary writer, too—for here are a great Lucy. Be sure bid him keep up his spirits. many poor words pressed into the service of Fag. We will-we will. (Exeunt severally, this note, that would get their habeas corpus from any court in Christendom. However,

ACT III. . when affection guides the pen, he must be a brute who finds fault with the style.

SCENE I.-The North Parade. Lucy. Ah, Sir Lucius, if you were to hear how she talks of you !

Enter CAPTAIN ABSOLUTE. Sir L. Oh, tell her, I'll make her the best husband in the world, and Lady O'Trigger

Capt. A. 'Tis just as Fag told me, indeed! into the bargain! but we must get the old to force me to marry the very girl I am plot.

-Whimsical enough, 'faith! My father wants gentlewoman's consent, and do every thing ting to run away with! He must not know of fairly. Lucy. Nay, Sir Lucius, I thought you wa’n't too summary a method of proceeding in these

my connexion with her yet awhile, He has rich enough to be so nice!

matters; however, I'll read my recantation Sir L. Upon my word, young woman, you instantly. My conversion is something sudden, have hit it: I am so poor, that I can't afford to indeed, but, I can assure bim, it is very siddo a dirty action. If I did not want money, cere-So, so, here he comes-he looks plaguy I'd steal your mistress and her fortune with a


[Steps aside, great deal of pleasure. However, my pretty girl, (Gires her money.] here's a little some- Enter SIR ANTHONY ABSOLUTE. thing to buy you a ribband; and meet me in the evening, and I will give you an answer to Sir A. No-I'll die sooner than forgive him ! this. So, hussy, take å kiss beforehand, to Die, did I say? I'll live these fifty years to put you in mind.

[Kisses her. plague him. At our last meeting, his imLucy. O lud! Sir Lucius–1 never seed such pudence bad almost put me out of temper-An a geniman! my lady wont like you, if you're lobstinate, passionate, self-willed boy! Who so impudent.

can he take after ? This is my return for getSir L. 'Faith she will, Lucy ; that saine-ting him before all his brothers and sisters ! pbo; what's the name of it; modesty! is a for putting him, at twelve years old, into a quality in a lover more praised by the women marching regiment, and allowing him fifty than liked; so, if your mistress asks you pounds a year, besides his pay, ever since ! whether Sir Lucius ever gave you a kiss, tell But I have done with him--he's any body's son her fifty, my dear.

for me I never will see him more-neverLucy. What, would you have me tell her a lie?

Capt. A. Now for a penitential face! (Aside. Sir L. Ah then, you baggage ! I'll make it a Sir A. Fellow, get out of my way! truth presently.

Capt. A. Sir, you see a penitent before you.



Sir A. I see an impudent scoundrel before Capt. A. Sir, I repeat it, if I please you in

this affair, 'tis all I desire. Not that I think a Capt. 4. A sincere penitent. I am come, woman the worse for being handsome ; but, Sir, io acknowledge my error, and to submit Sir, if you please to recollect, you before hintentirely to your will.

ed something about a hump or two, one eye, Sir A. What's that?

and a few more graces of that kind now, Capt. A. I have been revolving, and re- without being very nice, Iowa I should rather flecting, and considering on your past good choose a wife of mine to have the usual numDess, and kindness and condescension to me. ber of limbs, and a limited quantity of back : Sir A. Well, Sir?

and, though one eye may be very agreeable, Capt. A. I have been likewise weighing and yet, as the prejudice has always run in favour balancing, what you were pleased to mention of two, I would not wish to affect a singularity concerning duty, and obedience, and authority in that article. Sir A. Well, puppy?

Sir A. What a phlegmatic sot it is! Why, Capt. A. Why, then, Sir, the result of my sirrah, you are an anchorite! A vile, insenreflections is, a resolution to sacrifice every in- sible stock! You a soldier ! you're a walking clination of my own to your satisfaction. block, fit only to dust the company's regiment

Sir A. Why, now you talk sense, absolute als on! Odds life, I've a great mind to marry sense ; I never beard any thing more sensible the girl myself! in my life. Confound you ! you shall be Jack

Capt. A. I am entirely at your disposal, Sir; again.

if you should think of addressing Miss LanCapt. A. I am happy in the appellation. guish yourself, I suppose you would have me

Sir A. Why then, Jack, my dear Jack, I marry the aunt; or, if you should change your will now inform you who the lady really is. mind, and take the old lady,—'tis the same to Nothing but your passion and violence, you me, I'll marry the niece. silly fellow, prevented me telling you at first. Sir A. Upon my word, Jack, thou’rt either Prepare, Jack, for wonder and rapture-pre: a very great hypocrite, or-but, come, I know pare! What think you of Miss Lydia Languish? your indifference on such a subject must be all

Capt. A. Languish! What, the Languishes a lie, I'm sure it must-come, pow, damn your of Worcestshire ?

demure face, come, confess, Jack, you have Sir A. Worcestershire ! no. Did you never been lying-ha'n't you? You have been playmeet Mrs. Malaprop, and her niece, Miss ing the hypocrite, hey ?-I'll never forgive Languish, who came into our country just be you, if you ha'n't been lying and playing the fore you were last ordered to your regiment ? hypocrite.

Capt. A. Malaprop! Languish! I don't re- Capt. A. I'm sorry, Sir that the respect and member ever to have heard the names before. duty which I bear to you should be so misYet, stay, I think I do recollect something-taken. Languish-Languish-She squints, don't she? Sir A. Hang your respect and duty! But -A little red-haired girl ?

come along with me, I'll write a pote to Mrs. Sir A. Squints !-A red-haired girl! Zounds, Malaprop, and you shall visit the lady direct

ly. Her eyes shall be the Promethean torch to Capt. 4. Then I must have forgot; it ca’n't you-come along, I'll never forgive you, if be the same person.

you don't come back, stark mad with rapture Sir 4. Jack, Jack! what think you of and impatience-if you don't, 'egad, I'll marblooming, love-breathing seventeen?

ry the girl myself.

(Exeunt. Capt. A. As to that, Sir, I am quite indif. ferent; if I can please you in the matter, 'tis SCENE II.- Julia's Dressing Room. all I desire. Sir A. Nay, but Jack, such eyes ! such

Enter FAULKLAND. eyes, so innocently wild, so bashfully irresolute, not a glance but speaks and kindles Faulk. They told me Julia would return some thought of love! Then Jack, her cheeks! directly : I wonder she is not yet come!-How her cheeks, Jack! so deeply blushing at the mean does this captious, unsatisfied temper of insinuations of her tell-tale eyes! Then, Jack, mine appear to my cooler judgment! What her lips! 0, Jack, lips, smiling at their own tender, honest joy sparkled in her eyes when discretion !'and, if not smiling, more sweetly we met !-How delicate was the warmth of pouting-more lovely in şullepness! Then her expressions !-1 was ashanied to appear Jack, her neck ! 0, Jack, Jack !

less happy, though I had come resolved to Capt. A. And which is to be mine, Sir, the wear a face of coolness and upbraiding. Sir niece, or the aunt?

Anthony's presence prevented my, proposed Sir A. Why, you unfeeling, insensible pup- expostulations : yet must be satisfied that py, I despise you. When I was of your age,

she has not been so very happy in my absence. such a description would have made me fly She is coming-Yes, I know the nimbleness of like a rocket. The aunt, indeed! Odds life? her tread, when she thinks her impatient when I ran away with your mother, I would Faulkland counts the moments of her stay, not have touched any thing old or ugly, to

Enter Julia. gain an empire.

Capt. A. Not to please your father, Sir? Jul. I had not hoped to see you again so

Sir A. To please my father-Zounds! not to please-0, my father-Oddso!-Yes, yes ; if Faulk. Could I, Julia, be contented with my my father, indeed, had desired-that's quite first welcome, restrained as we were, by the another matter Though he wasn't the in- presence of a third person ? dulgent fatber that I am, Jack.

Jul. Oh, Faulkland! when your kindness Capt. A. I dare say not, Sir.

can make me thus happy, let me not think that Sir A. But, Jack, you are not sorry to find I discovered something of coldness in your first your mistress is so beautiful!




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