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notions of sense and honour, that I know not I love her, and she loves me. She has thirty wbat to say.

thonsand pounds to her fortune. Bel. To confess the truth then, I am in Ran. The devil she has ! love.

Bel. And never plays at cards, Frank. And do you confess it as if it were a Ran. Nor does any one thing like any other sin? Proclaim it aloud ; glory in it; boast of woman, I suppose. it as your greatest virtue. Swear it with a Frank. Not 80, I hope, neither. lover's oath, and I will believe you.

Bel. Oh, Frankly, Ranger, I never felt suck Bel. Why then, by the bright eyes of her ease before! the secret's out, and you don't I love

laugh at me. Frank. Well said !

Frank. Laugh at thee for loving a woman Bel. By all that's tender, amiable, and soft, with thirty thousand pounds ? thou art a most in woman

unaccount ble fellow. Frank. Bravo!

Ran. How the devil could he work her up Bel. I swear, I am as true an enamorato as

to this! I never could have had the face to ever tagged rhyme.

have done it. But-I know not how there is Frank. And art thou then thoroughly in a degree of assurance in you modest gentlelove ? Come to my arms, thou dear companion men, which we impudent fellows never can of my joys.

[Embrace. come up to.

Bel. 'Oh! your servant, good Sir. You Enter Ranger.

should not abuse me now, Ranger, but do all

you can to assist me. Ran. Why-Hey !- Is there never a wench Ran. Why, look ye, Bellamy, I am a damnato be got for love or money ?

ble unlucky fellow, and so will have nothing Bel. Pshaw! Ranger here?

to do in this affair: I'll take care to be out of Ran. Yes, Ranger is here, and perhaps does the way, so as to do you no harm; that's all I not come so impertinently as you may imagine. can answer for; and so-success attend you, Faith! I think I have the knack of finding out (Going.) I cannot leave you quite to yourself secrets. Nay, never look so queer.--Here is neither; for if this should prove a round-house a letter, Mr.

Bellamy, that seems to promise affair, as I make no doubt it will, I believe ! you better diversion than your hugging one may have more interest there than you; and another,

so, Sir, you may hear of me at- ( IV hispers. Bel. What do you mean?

Bel. For shame, Ranger! the must noted Ran. Do you deal much in these paper gaming-house in town. tokens ?

Ran. Forgive me this once, my boy. I must Bel. Oh the dear, kind creature ! it is from go, faith, to pay a debt of honour to some of herself. (Apart to FRANKLY. the greatest rascals in town.

[Erit. Ran. What, is it a pair of laced shoes she Frank. But where do you design to lodge wants ? or have the boys broke her windows ? her ? Bel. Hold your profane tongue !

Bel. At Mr. Meggot's-He is already gone Frunk. Nay, pr’ythee, Bellamy, don't keep to prepare for her reception. it to yourself, as if her whole affections were Frank. The properest place in the world : contained in those few lines.

his aunts will entertain her with honour. Ran. Pr'ythee let him alone to his silent rap- Bel. And the newness of ber acquaintance tures. But it is as I always said-your grave will prevent its being suspected.- Frankly, men ever are the greatest whore-masters. give me your hand: this is a very critical

Bel. I cannot be disobliged now, say what time. you will: but how came this into your hands ? Frank. Pho! none of your musty reflections

Ran. Your servant Buckle and I changed now! When a man is in love, to the very brink commissions; he went on my errand, and i of matrimony, what the devil has he to do with came on bis.

Plutarch and Seneca ? Here is your servant, Bel. 'Sdeath! I want him this very instant. with a face full of business-I'll leave you to

Ran. He will be here presently; but I de- gether-I shall be at the King's Arms, where, mand to know what I have brought you. if you want my assistance, you may find me. Frank. Ay, ay! out with it! you know we

(Exit. never blab, and may be of service. Bel. Twelve o'clock! oh, the dear hour!

Enter BUCKLE. Ran. Why it is a pretty convenient time, indeed.

Bel. So, Buckle, you seem to have your hands

full, Bel. By all that's happy, she promises in this leiter here to leave her guardian this very

Buck. Not fuller than my head, Sir, I pronight-and run away with me.

You have had your letter, I hope ? Ran. How is this?

Bel. Yes, and in it she refers me to you for Bel Nay, I know not bow myself-she says

my instructions. at the bottom

Buck. Why, the affair stands thus. As Mr.

Strictland sees the door locked and barred Your serrant has full instructions from Lucetta every night himself, and takes the key with how to equip me for my expedition. I will not him, it is impossible for us to escape any way trust myselj home with you to-night, because I but through the window; for which purpose I know it is inconvenient ; therefore I beg you would have a ladder of ropes. procure me a lodging ; it is no matter how far off

Bel. Good my guardian's.-Yours,

JACINTHA.

Buck. And because a hoop, as the ladies

wear them now, is not the most decent dress Ran. Carry her to a bagnio, and there you other bundle a suit of boy's clothes, which ]

to come down a ladder in, I have in this may lodge with her.

Frank. Why this must be a girl of spirit, believe will fit her; at least, it will serve the faith!

time she wants it. You will soon be for pulBel And beauty equal to her sprightliness. ling it off, I suppose.

mise you.

Bel. Why, you are in spirits, you rogue.

Frank. Does he not call me ? [Aside. Buck. These I am now to convey to Lucetta Cla. Ha! who's that? I am frightened out Have you any thing to say, Sir ?

of my wits-A man!

[Aside. Bel. Nothing, but that I will not fail at the Jac. Is it you? hour appointed. Bring me word to Mr. Meg. Frank. Yes, yes; 'tis I, 'tis I. got's how you go on. Succeed in this, and it Jac. Listen at the door. shall make your fortune.

[Exeunt. Frank. I will; 'tis open—There is no noise :

all's quiet. ACT III.

Cli. Sure it is my spark—and talking to Ja

cintha. SCENE I.-The Street before MR. STRICTLAND's House.

Frank. You may come down the ladder

quick. Enter BELLAMY, in a Chairmun's coat. Jac. Catch it then, and hold it.

Frank. I have it. Now I shall see what sort Bel. How tediously have the minutes passed of mettle my young spark is made of. [-Aside. these last few hours ! and the envious rogues Cla. With a ladder too! I'll assure you. will fly, no lightning quicker, when we would But must see the end of it.

[Aside. have them stay.-Hold ! let me not mistake- Jac. Hark! did not somebody speak? this is the house. (Pulls out his watch.] By Frank. No, no; be not fearful-'Sdeath! we Heaven it is not yet the hour !-I hear some- are discovered. body coming. The moon's so bright-I had

(FRANKLY and CLARINDA retire. better not be bere till the happy instant comes.

[Exit.

Re-enter LUCETTA.
Enter FRANKLY.

Luc. Hist! hist! are you ready?

Jac. Yes. May I venture? Frank. Wine is no antidote to love, but ra- Luc. Now is your time. He is in high conther feeds the flame; now am I such an amor- ference with his privy counsellor, Mr. Testor. ous puppy, that I cannot walk straight home, You may come down the back stairs, and I'll but must come out of my way to take a view let you out.

[Exit. of iny queen's palace by moonlight-Ay, here Jac. I will, I will; and am heartily glad of stands the temple where my goddess is adored it.

(Exit. -the door's open.

[Retires. Frank. (Advancing.] May be so; but you

and I shall have a few words before you get Enter LUCETTA.

off so cleanly. Luc. [Under the window.] Madam, Madam, Cla. [Adrancing.) How lucky it was I came hist! Madam-How shall I make her hear? home at this instant. I shall spoil his sport, I

believe. (Aside.) Do you know me, Sir? Jacintha in boy's clothes appears at the window.

Frank. I am amazed! You here! This was Jac. Who is there? What's the matter? unexpected indeed!

Luc. It is I, Madam; you must not pretend Cla. Why, I believe I do come a little unexto stir till I give the word; you'll be discover- pectedly, but I shall amaze you more. I know ed if you do.

the whole course of your amour: all the proFrank. What do I see? A man! My heart cess of your mighty passion from its first misgives me.

[ Aside. rise. Luc. My master is below, sitting up for Mrs. Frank. What is all this? Clarinda. He raves as if he was mad about Cla. To the very conclusion, which you vainher being out so late.

ly hope to effect this night. Frank. Here is some intrigue or other. I Frank. By Heaven, Madam, I know not must see more of this before I give further way what you mean! I came hither purely to conto love.

(Aside. template on your beauties. Luc. One minute he is in the street: the Cla. Any beauties, Sir, I find will serve your next he is in the kitchen : now he will lock turn. Did I not hear you talk to her at the her out, and then he'll stay himself, and see window? what figure she makes when she vouchsafes to Frank. Her ? venture home.

Cla. Blush, blush, for shame; but be assurJac. I long to have it over: get me but once ed you have seen the last both of Jacintha and out of his house.

[Exit. Frank. Cowardly rascal! would I were in Frank. Jacintha ! Hear me, Madam-She is his place!

[Aside. gone. This must certainly be Bellamy's misLuc. If I can but fix him any where, I can tress, and I have fairly ruined all his scheme. let you out myself.-You have the ladder This it is to be in luck. ready, in case of necessity ? Jac. Yes, yes.

[Exit LUCETTA.

Re-enter BELLAMY, behind. Frank. The ladder! This must lead to some Bel. Ha ! a man under the window ! [Aside. discovery; I shall watch you, my young gen- Frank. No; here she comes, and I may contleman, I shall.

[Aside. vey her to him. Enter CLARINDA and Servant.

Re-enter JACINTHA, and riens to FRANKLY. Cla. This whist is a most enticing devil. I Jac. I have at last got to you. Let's haste am afraid I am too late for Mr. Strictland's away--Oh! sober hours.

Frank. Be not frightened, lady.
Jac. Ha! I hear a noise !

Jac. Oh! I am abused, betrayed !
Cla. No; I see a light in Jacintha's window. Bel. Betrayed !--Frankly!
You may go home. (Gives the Servant money.) Frank. Bellamy!
I am safe.

[Exit Serrant. Bel. I can scarce believe it, though I see Jac. Sure it must be he! Mr. Bellamy—Sir. it. Draw

me.

Frank. Hear me, Bellamy-Lady

late, and never once suspected till this mornJac. Stay-do not fight!

ingFrank. I am innocent; it is all a mistake! Mrs. .S. And who gave you authority to Jac. For my sake, be quiet! We shall all be watch his actions, or pry into his secrets ? discovered! the family is alarmed !

Luc. I hope, Madam, you are not angry. I Bel. You are obeyed. Mr. Frankly, there is thought it might have been of service to you to but one way

know my master was jealous. Frank. I understand you. Any time but Ran. And her husband jealous! If she does now. You will certainly be discovered! 'To- but send away the maid, I am happy. ( Aside.

Mrs. S. Leave me.

[Angrily. morrow, at your chambers. Bel. Till then farewell.

Luc. This it is to meddle with other people's [Exeunt BELLAMY and JACINTHA. affairs.

[Exit in anger. Frank. Then, when he is cool, I may be Ran. What a lucky dog I am! I never made heard ; and the real, though suspicious ac- a gentleman a cuckold before. Now im

(Aside. count of this matter may be believed. Yet, pudence assist me. amidst all this perplexity, it pleases me to

Mrs. S. (Rises.] Provoking! I am sure I find my fair incognita is jealous of my love. never have deserved it of him.

Strict. (Within.] Where's Lucetta? Search Ran. Oh, cuckold him by all means, Madam: every place.

I am your man! [Shé shrieks.) Oh, fie, Frank. Hark! the cry is up! I must be gone. Madam ! if you squall so cursedly, you will be

[Exit. discovered.

Mrs. S. Discovered! What mean you, Sir? Enter STRICTLAND, Tester, and Servants.

Do you come to abuse me ? Strict. She's gone! she's lost! I am cheated !

Run. I'll do my endeavour, Madam; you

can have no more. pursue her! seek her! Tes. Sir, all her clothes are in her cham

Mrs. S. Whence came you? How got you ber.

here? Serv. Sir, Mrs. Clarinda said she was in

Ran. Dear Madam, so long as I am here, boy's clothes.

what signifies how I got here, or whence I Strict. Ay, ay, I know il-Bellamy has her. came? But that I may satisfy your curiosity, -Come along-pursue her.

[Excunt. first, as to

your

" Whence came you?" I

answer, out of the street; and to your“ How Enter RANGER.

got you here?" I say, in at the window; it Ran. Hark!-Was not the noise this way? stood so invitingly open, it was irresįstible. - No, there is no game stirring. This same

But,

Madam-you were going to undress. I goddess Diana, shines so bright with her beg

I may not incommode you. chastity, that 'egad, I believe the wenches are

Mrs. s. This is the most consummate piece ashamed to look her in the face. Now I am

of imsudence ! in an admirable mood for a frolic-have wine

Ran, For Heaven's sake have one drop of in my head, and money in my pocket, and so pity for a poor young fellow, who long has am furnished out for the cannonading of any

loved

you. countess in Christendom. Ha! what have

Mrs. S. What would the fellow have ? we here? a ladder!-this cannot be placed

Run. Your husband's usage will excuse you here for nothing-and a window open! Is it to the world. love or mischief now that is going on within ?

Mrs. S. I cannot bear this insolence ! help! I care not which–I am in a right cue for help! either. Up I go, neck or nothing.--Stay-do

Ran. Oh, hold that clamorous tongue, . not run a greater chance of spoiling sport, Madam !--Speak one word more, and I am than I do of making any ? that I hate as much gone, positively gone. as I love the other. There can be no harm in

Mrs. S. Gone ! so I would have you, seeing how the land lies—I'll up: [Goes up

Ran. Lord, Madam, you are so hasty: softly.) All is hush-Ha! a light, and a

Mrs. S. Shall I not speak when a thief, a woman! by all that's lucky, neither old nor robber, breaks into my house at midnight? crooked! I'll in-Ha! she is gone again! I help! help! will after her. (Gets in at the window.) And

Ran. Ha! no one bears. Now, Cupid, for fear of the squalls of virtue, and the pur- asist, me! (Aside.) Lookye, Madam, I never suit of the family, I will make sure of the could make fine speeches, and cringe, and ladder. Now, fortune be my guide.

bow, and fawn, and flatter, and lie; I have

said more to you already, than I ever said to SCENE II.-Mrs. STRICTLAND's Dressing- a woman in such circumstances in all my life.

But since I find that you will yield to no perEnter Mrs STRICTLAND followed by LUCETTA. to be grateful. (Throws down his hat and seizes

suasion to your good, I will gently force you Mrs. S. Well, I am in great hopes she will her.] Come, come, unbend that brow, and look escape.

more kindly on me. Luc. Never fear, Madam; the lovers have Mrs. 8. For shame, Sir! thus on my knees the start of him, and I warrant they'll keep it. let me beg for mercy.

Kneels. Mrs. S. Were Mr. Strictland ever to suspect

Ran. And thus on mine, let me beg the same. my being privy to her flight, I know not what might be the consequence.

[Kneels, catches, and kisses her.

Strict. ( Within.) Take away her sword! Luc. Then you had better be undressing. she'll hurt herself! He may return immediately.

Mrs. 8. Oh, Heavens ! that is my husband's (As she is sitting at the toilet, enter Ranger, voice!

behind. Ran. Young and beautiful.

Ran. [Rises.] The devil it is !

[Aside. Strict. (Within.] Take away her sword, I Luc. I have watched him pretty narrowly of say, and then I can close with her.

room,

Mrs. S. He is upon the stairs, now coming Mrs. $. Indeed, Jacintha, I am innocent. up! I am undone if he sees you.

Strict. And yet this hat must belong to someRun. Pox on him, I must decamp then. body. Which way?

Jac. Dear Mrs. Strictland, be not concerned ; Mrs. S. Through this passage, to the next when he has diverted himself a little longer chamber.

with it Ran. And so into the street. With all my Strict. Ha! heart. You may be perfectly easy, Madam ; Jac. I suppose he will give me my hat again, mum's the word; I never blab.—Í shall not Strict. Your bat? leave off so, but wait till the last moment. Jac. Yes, my hat. You brushed it from my

[Aside and exit. side yourself, and then trod upon it; whether Mrs. S. So, he's gone. What could I have on purpose to abuse this lady, or no, you best said, if he had been discovered !

know yourself.

Strict. It cannot be-'tis all a lie. Enter MR. STRICTLAND, drives JACINTHA, Jac. Believe so still, with all my heart; but LUCETTA follows.

the hat is mine. Now, Sir, who does it belong to?

[Snatches it and puts it on. Strict. Once more, my pretty masculine Strict. Why did she look so ? Madam, you are welcome home, and I hope Jac. Your violence of temper is too much to keep you somewhat closer than I have for her. You use her ill, and then suspect her done ; for eight o'clock to-morrow morning for that confusion which you yourself occais the latest hour you shall stay in this lewd sion. town.

Strict. Why did not you set me right at Jac. Oh, Sir, when once a girl is equipped first ? with a hearty resolution, it is not your wor- Jac. Your hard usage of me, Sir, is a suffiship's sagacity, nor the great chain at your cient reason why I should not be much congate, can hinder her from doing what she has cerned to undeceive you at all. 'Tis for your a mind.

lady's sake I do it now; who deserves much Strict. Oh, Lord, Lord! how this love im- betier of you than to be thus exposed for every proves a young lady's modesty!

slight suspicion. See where she sits go to Jac. Am I to blame to seek for happiness her. any where, when you are resolved to make me Mrs. S. [Rises.] Indeed, Mr. Strictland, I miserable here?

have a sous as much aboveStrict. I have this night prevented your Strict. Whew! Now you have both found making yourself so, and will endeavour to do your tongues, and I musi bear with their eterit for the future. I have you safe now, and nal rattle. the devil shall not get you out of my clutches Jac. For shame, Sir! go to her, andagain. I have locked the doors and barred Strict. Well, well, what shall I say? I for. them, I warrant you. So here, [Gives her a give-all is over. I, I, I forgive. candle.) troop to your chamber and to bed, Mrs. S. Forgive! What do you mean? whilst you are well. Go! (Treads on Ranger's Jac. Forgive her! is that all ? Consider, hat.) What's here? a hat! a man's hat in my Sirwife's dressing-room ! (Looks at the hat. Strict. Hold, hold your confounded tongues, Mrs. S. What shall I do?

(Aside. and I'll do any thing. I'll ask pardon-or Strict. (Takes up the hat and looks at Mrs. forgive—or any thing. Good now, be quietSTRICTLAND.] Ha! by hell, I see 'tis true! I ask your pardon-there-[Kisses her.] For

Mrs. S. My fears confound me. I dare not you, Madam, I am infinitely obliged to you, tell the truth, and know not how to frame aand' I could ind in my heart to make you a lie!

[Aside. return in kind, by marrying you to a beggar, Strict. Mrs. Strictland, Mrs. Strictland, how but I have more conscience. Come, come, to came this hat into your chamber?

your chamber. Here, take this candle. Luc. Are you that way disposed, my fine lady, and will not trust me ?

[Aside.

Re-enter LUCETTA, pertly. Strict. Speak, wretch, speak! Jac. I could not have suspected this. [Aside. Luc. Sir, if you please, I will light my young Strict. Why dost thou not speak ?

lady to bed. Mrs. S. Sir

Strict. No, no! no such thing, good Madam. Strict. Guilt-'tis guilt that ties your She shall have nothing but her pillow to contongue!

sult this night, I assure you. So in, in. {The Luc. I must bring her off, however. ladies take leave ; exit JACINTHA.] Good night,

[Aside. kind Madam. Strict. My fears are just, and I am miserable Luc. Pox of the jealous fool! we might both - thou worst of women !

have escaped out of the window purely, Mrs. S. I know my innocence, and can bear

[Aside. this no longer.

Strict. Go, get you down; and, do you hear, Strict. I know you are false, and 'tis I who order the coach to be ready in the morning will bear my injuries no longer.

at eight exactly. (Exit LUCETTA.) So she is [Both walk about in a passion. safe till to-morrow, and then for the country; Luc. [A part to Jacintha.] Is not the hat and when she is there, I can manage as I think yours? Own it, Madam.

fit. (Takes away Jacintha's hat, and exit. Mrs. S. Dear Mr. StrictlandMrs. S. What ground, what cause have you Strict. I am not in a humour, Mrs. Strictfor jealousy, when you yourself can witness land, fit to talk with you. Go to bed. I will your leaving me was accidental, your return endeavour to get the better of my temper; if uncertain, and expected even sooner than it I can, l'll follow you.--[Exil Mrs. STRICThappened? The abuse is gross and palpable. LAND.) How despicable have I made myself! Strict. Why, this is true !

(Exit.

SCENE III.- Another Chamber.

Jac. Hold, Sir, no nearer.

Ran. Would more than repay whole years Enter RANGER.

of pain. Run. All seems hushed again, and I may Jac. Hear me ; but keep your distance, or I venture out. I may as well sneak off whilst raise the family. I am in a whole skin. And shall so much Ran. Biessings on her tongue, only for pratlove and claret as I am in possession of only tling to me.

[Aside. lull me to sleep, when it might so much better Jac. On, for a moment's courage, and I shall keep me waking? Forbid it, fortune, and for- shame him from his purpose. [Aside.) If I bid it, love. This is a chamber, perbaps, of were certain so much gallantry had been shown some bewitching female, and I may yet be on my account onlyhappy. Ha! a light ! the door opens. A boy! Ran. You wrong your beauty to think that pox on him !

[Retires. any other could have power to draw me hither.

By all the little loves that play about your lips, Enter Jacintha, with a candle.

I swearJac. I have been listening at the door, and Jac. You came to me, and me alone. from their silence, I conclude they are peace- Ran. By all the thousand graces that inhabit ably gone to bed together.

there, you, and only you, have drawn me Ran. A pretty boy, faith; he seems uneasy. hither.

[Aside. Jac. Well said-Could I but believe youJac. [Sitting down.) What an unlucky night Ran. By Heaven she comes! Ah, honest has this proved to me every circumstance has Ranger, I never knew thee fail. [Aside. fallen out unhappily.

Jac. Pray, Sir, where did you leave this Ran. He talks aloud. I'll listen. [Aside. hat ?

Jac. But what most amazes me is, that Cla- Ran. That hat! that hat-'tis my hat-I rinda should betray me!

dropped it in the next chamber as I was lookRan. Clarinda ! she must be a woman. | ing for yours. Well, what of her ?

[Aside. Jac. How mean and despicable do you look Jac. My guardian else would never have now! suspected my disguise.

.Run. So, so ! I am in a pretty pickle! Ran. Disguise! Ha, it must be so! What

[Aside. eyes she has ! what a dull rogue was I not to Jac. You know by this, that I am acquainted suspect this sooner!

[Aside. with every thing that has passed within; and Jac. Ha, had forgot; the ladder is at the how ill it agrees with what you have professed window still, and I will boldly venture by to me. Let me advise you, Sir, to be gone immyself. [Rising briskly, she sees RANGER.) Ha! mediately: through that window you may easily a man, and well dressed ! Ha, Mrs. Strictland, get into the street. One scream of mine, the are you then at last dishonest ?

least noise at that door, will wake the house. Ran. By all my wishes, she is a charming Ran. Say you so?

(Aside. woman! lucky rascal!

[Aside. Jac. Believe me, Sir, an injured husband is Jac. But I will, if possible, conceal her not so easily appeased; and a suspected wife, shame, and stand the brunt of his imperti- that is jealous of her honour

Ran. Is the devil, and so let's have no more Ran. What shall I say to her? No matter; of her. Look ye, Madam, [Getting between her any thing soft will do the business. [Aside and the door.] I have but one argument left, Jac. Who are you?

and that is a strong one.

Look on ine well. Ran. A man, young gentleman.

ain as handsome, a strong, well-made fellow Jac. And what would you have?

as any about town; and since we are alone, Ran. A woman.

as I take it, we have no occasion to be more Jac. You are very free, Sir. Here are none private.

(Going to luy hold of her.

Jac. I have a reputation, Sir, and will mainRan. Ay, but there is one, and a fair one tain it. too; the most charming creature nature ever Ran. You have a bewitching pair of eyes. set her hand to; and you are the dear little Jac. Consider my virtue, Struggling. pilot that must direct me to her heart.

Ran. Consider your beauty and my desires. Jac. What mean you, Sir ? It is an office I Jac. If I were a man, you dared not use me am not accustomed to.

thus. Ran. You wont have far to go, however. I Ran. should not have the same temptation. never make my errands tedious. It is to your Jac. Here me, Sir, I will be heard. (Breaks own heart, dear Madam, I would have you from him.] There is a man wbo will make you whisper in my behalf. Nay, never start. repent this usage of me. On, Bellamy ! where Think you such beauty could ever be concealed ari thou now? from eyes so well acquainted with its charms ? Run. Bellamy!

Juc. What will become of me? If I cry out, Jac. Were he here, you durst not thus affront Mrs. Strictland is undone. This is my last me. resort.

Aside. Ran. His mistress, on my soul ! [Aside.}Ran. Pardon, dear lady, the boldness of this You can love, Madam ; you can love, I find. visit, which your guardian's care has forced Her tears affect me strangely.

(Aside. me to: but I long have loved you, long doted Jac. I am not ashamed to own my passion on that beauteous face, and followed you from for man of virtue and honour. I love and place to place, though perhaps unknown and glory in it. unregarded.

Run. Oh, brave! and you can write letters, Juc. Here's a special fellow. [Aside. you can. “I will not trust myself home with

Ran. Turn then an eye of pity on my suffer you this evening, because I know it is inconings; and by Heaven, one tender look from venient.” those piercing eyes, one touch of this soft Jac. Ha ! hand

[Takes her hand.i

Ran. “ Therefore I beg you would procure

nence.

for you.

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