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–so the charge of mourning will be saved, dam, who understands dress and good breedha, ha, ha!-Don't you remember Mr. Pillage, ing.- I was resolved she should bave one of your uncle's steward? Ila, ha, ha!

my choosing Per. Not dead! I begin to fear Iam trick'd too. Trade. Å beau! nay, then, she is finely Col. F. Don't you remember the signing of help'd up. a lease, Mr. Periwinkle ?

Miss L. Why beaus are great encouragers Per. Well, and what signifies that lease, if of trade, sir, ba, ha, ha! my uncle is not dead?-Ha! I am sure it was Col. F. Lookye, gentlemen-I am the pera lease I signed.

son who can give the best account of myself; Col. F. Ay, but it was a lease for life, sir, and I must beg, sir Philip's pardon, when I and of this beautiful tenement, I thank you. tell him, that I have as much aversion to what

[Taking hold of Miss Lovely. he calls dress and breeding, as I have to the Omnes. Ha, ha, ha! Neighbour's fare. enemies of my religion. I have had the hoFree. So then, I find, you are all trick'd, ha, ha! nour to serve his majesty, and headed a regi

Per. I am certain I read as plain a lease ment of the bravest fellows that ever push'd as ever I read in my life.

bayonet in the throat of a Frenchman; and COL F. You read a lease I grant you; but notwithstanding the fortune this lady brings you sign'd this contract. [Showing a Paper. me, whenever my country wants my aid, this

Per. How durst you put this trick upon sword and arm are at her service. me, Mr. Freeman? Didn't you tell me my And now, my fair, ifthou'lt but deign to smile, uncle was dying?

I meet a recompense for all my loil: Free. And would tell you twice as much Love and religion ne'er admit restraint, to serve my friend, ha, ha!

And force makes many sinners, not one saint; Sir. P. Wbat, the learned and famous Mr. Pe- Still free as air the active mind does rove, riwinkle chous'd too!-Ha, ha, ha!- I shall die And searches proper objects for its love ; with laughing, ba, ha, ba!

But that once fix'd, 'tis past the power of art Trade. Well, since you have out-witted us To chase the dear idea from the heart: all, pray you what and who are you, sir? 'Tis liberty of choice that sweetens life,

Sir P. Sir, the gentleman is a fine gentle- Makes the glad husband, and the happy wife. man. I am glad you have got a person, ma-l

(Ereunt.

THE BUSY BODY, ACTED at the Theatre Royal in Drurylane 1709. At the rehearsal of it, Mr. Wilks had 60 mean on opinion of bis past (Sir George Airy) that one morning in a passion be threw it off the stage into the pit, and swore that nobody would sit to bear such stuff. The poor frighted poetess (Mrs. Centlivre) begged him with tears to take it up again, which be did mutteringly: and about the latter end of April the play was acted for the first time. There had been scarcely anya thaz mentioned of it in the town before it came out; but those who had heard of it, were told it was a silly thing Friuen by a woman; that the players had no opinion of it, etc. and on the first day there was a very poor horse, scarve

charges. Under these circumslances it cannot be supposed that the play appeared to much advanlage; the audience taly came there for want of another place to go to; but without any expectation of being much diverted. They Fehe yawning at the beginning of it, but were agreeably surprised, more and more every act, till at last the house rung with us much applause as was possible to be given by so thin an audience. The next day there was a beller house, on the third crowded for the benefit of the author, and so it continued till the thirteenih. To do justice to the allhar, it must be confessed, that although the language o! it is very indiferent, and the plot mingled with some impacobabilities, get the amusing sprightliness of business, and the nainral impertinence in the character of Marplot, make ceciderable amends for the above-mentioned dehciencies, and render it even to this hour an entertaining performauce. Tue dumb scene of Sir George with Miranda, and the history of the garden gale, are both borrowed from Ben JonOs comedy of The Devil's an Ass. This play was dedicated to Lord Somers. Sir Richard Steele, speaking of it, says, “ The plot and the incidents are laid with that subtility of spirit which is peculiar to females of wit, and is very doen well performed by those of the other sex, in whom ciast in love is an aci of intention, and nol, as with women. the edect of nature and instinct."

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ACT I.

Sir G. There are some men, Charles, whom SCENE I.-The Park.

fortune has lest free from inquietudes, who

are diligently studious to find out ways and Enter Sir George Airy, meeting Charles means to make themselves uneasy.

Charles. Ha! sir George Airy a birding Charles. Is it possible that any thing in nathus early! What forbidden game rous'd you ture can ruffle ihe temper of a man whom so soon? for no lawful occasion could invite the four scasons of the year compliment with a person of your figure abroad at such un- as many thousand pounds; nay, and a father fashionable hours ?).

at rest with his ancestors ? 1) The people of fashion in London, in order 10 avoid into night; so that noon with them is generally early their aversion, mixing with persons of any other rank in the morning, and in their calculation of tine, the thaa their own, turn the night into day, and the day words afternoon and niglıl are entirely left oul

by way

me or not.

me

Sir G. Why, there it is now! a man that he intend to do with Miranda ? Is she to be wants money thinks none can be unhappy sold in private, or will be put her

up that bas it; but my affairs are in such a whim- of auction, at who bids most? If so, 'egad I'm sical posture that it will require a calculation for him; my gold, as you say, shall be subof my nativity to find if my gold will relieve servient to my pleasure.

Charles. To deal ingenuously, with you, sir Charles. Ha, ha, ha! never consult the stars George, I know very little of her or home; about that; gold has a power beyond them. for since my uncle's death, and my return Then what can thy business be that gold won't from travel, I have never been well with my serve thee in ?

father; he thinks my expenses too great, and Sir G. Why I'm in love.

I his allowance too little; he never sees Charles. In love! -Ha, ha, ha, ba! in love! but he quarrels, and to avoid that I shun bis -Ha, ha, ha, ha! with what, prythee? a house as much as possible. The report is he cherub?

intends to marry her himself. Sir G. No; with a woman.

Sir G. Can she consent to it? Charles. A woman! good. lla, ha, ha, ha! Charles. Yes, faith, so they say: but I tell and gold not help thee?

you I am wholly ignorant of the matter. I Sir G. But suppose I'm in love with two-fancy she plays the mother-in-law already,

Charles. Ay, if thou’rt in love with two and sets the old gentleman on to do mischief. hundred, gold will fetch 'em, I warrant thee, Sir G. Then I have your free consent to boy. But who are they? who are they ? come get her?

Sir G. One is a lady whose face I never Charles. Ay, and my helping hand, if ocsaw, but witty to a miracle; the other beauti-casion be. ful as Venus

Sir G. Poh! yonder's a fool coming this Charles. And a fool

way; let's avoid him. Sir G. For aught I know, for I never spoke Charles. What, Marplot ? No, no, he's my to her; but you can inform me. I am charm'd instrument; there's a thousand conveniences by the wit of the one, and die for the beauty in him; he'll lend me his money when he has of the other.

any, run of my errands, and be proud on it; Charles. And pray which are you in quest in short, he'll pimp for me, lie for me, drink of now?

for me, do any thing but fight for me; and Sir G. I prefer the sensual pleasure; I'm that I trust to my own arm for. for her I've seen, who is thy father's ward, Sir G. Nay, then he's to be endured; I neMiranda.

ver knew bis qualifications before. Charles. Nay, then I pity you; for the Jew, my father, will no more part with her and Enter MARPLOT, with a Patch across his thirty thousand pounds than he would with a

Face. guinea to keep me from starving.

Mar. Dear Charles, yours—Ha! sir George Sir G. Now you see gold can't do every Airy! the man in the world. I have an thing, Charles.

bition to be known to! [Aside] Give me thy Charles. Yes; for 'tis her gold that bars my hand, dear boy. father's gate against you.

Charles. A good assurance! But barkye, how Sir G. Why, if he be this avaricious wretch, came your beautiful countenance clouded in how cam'st thou by such a liberal education the wrong place ?

Charles. Not a souse out of his pocket, I Mar. I must confess 'tis a little mal-a-proassure you: I had an uncle who defray'd that pos; but no matter for that

. A word with charge; but for some little wildness of youth, you, Charles. Priythee introduce me to sir though he made me bis heir, left dad my George-he is a man of wit, and I'd give ten guardian till I came to years of discretion, guineas towhich I presume the old gentleman will never Charles. When you have 'em, you mean. think I am; and now he has got the estate Mar. Ay, when I have 'em; pugh, pox, you into his clutches, it does me no more good cut the thread of my discourse, I would give than if it lay in Prester John's ) dominions. ten guineas, I say, to be rank'd in his acquain

Sir G. What, canst thou find no stratagem tance. But, pr’yihee, introduce me. to redeem it?

Charles. Well, on condition you'll give us Charles. I have made many essays to no a true account how you came by that mournpurpose; though want, the mistress of inven- ling nose, I will. tion, still tempts me on, yet still the old fox Mar. l'll do it. is too cunning for me. I am upon my last Charles. Sir George, here's a gentleman bas project, which if it fails, then for my last re- a passionate desire to kiss your hand. fuge, a brown musket. 2)

Sir G. Oh! I honour men of the sword! Sir G. What is't? can I assist thee? and I presume this gentleman is lately come

Charles. Not yet; when you can, I have from Spain or Portugal—by his scars. confidence enough in you to ask it.

Mar. No really, sir George, mine sprung Sir G. I am always ready. But what does from civil fury. Happening last night into the

groom porter's—I bad a strong inclination to 1) A certain priest of the name of John, is said to have go ten guineas with a sort of a sort of a

travelled into the mountains of Thibet, and there to kind of a milksop, as I thought. A por of the have founded the religion of Dalai Lama, sometime

dice! he flung, out, and my pockets, being lu the History of ihe Church.

empty, as Charles knows they often are, he 2) The soldiers call their musket, “brown Bese;" i proved a surly North Briton, and broke my

face for my deficiency.

am

in the nith century.

A farther account is to be seen

means here to enlist for a soldier.

Sir G. Ha, ba! and did not you draw? Sir G. What was it, pr’ythee?

Mar. Draw, sir! why I did but lay my hand Mar. Nay, Charles, now don't expose your upon my sword to make a swift retreat, and friend, be roard out. Now the deel a ma sal, sir, Charles. Why, you must know I had lent gin ye touch yer steel I se whip mine through a certain merchant my hunting horses, and yer wem.)

was to have met his wife in his absence. SendSir G. Ha, ha, ha!

ing him along with my groom to make the Charles. Ha, ha, ha, ha! Safe was the word. compliment, and to deliver a letter to the lady So you walk'd off, I suppose.

at the same time, what does he do but gives Mar. Yes, for I avoid fighting, purely to be the husband the letter and offers her the horses! serviceable to my friends, you know

Mar. Why to be sure I did offer her the Sir G. Your friends are much obliged to horses, and I remember you was even with you, sir: I hope you'll rank me in that number. me, for you denied the leiter to be yours, and

Mar. Sir George, a bow from the side-box, 2) swore I had a design upon her, which my or to be seen in your chariot, binds me ever bones paid for. yours.

Charles. Come, sir George, let's walk round Sir G. Trifles; you may command 'em when if you are not engaged, for I have sent my you please.

man upon a little earnest business, and I have Charles. Provided he may command you. ordered him to bring me the answer into the Mar. Me! why I live for no other purpose Park. -Sir George, I have the honour to be cares- Mar. Business! and I not know it! 'Egad sed by most of the reigning toasts 3), of the I'll watch him.'

[Aside. town: I'll tell’em you are the linest gentleman- Sir G. I must beg your pardon, Charles, I

Sir G. No, no, pr’ythee let me alone to tell am to meet your father. the ladies—my paris-Can you couvey a let- Charles. My father! ter upon occasion, or deliver a message with Sir G. Ay, and about the oddest bargain an air of business, ha ?

perhaps you ever heard of; but I'll not impart Mar. With the assurance of a page and till I know the success. the gravity of a statesman.

Mar. What can his business be with sir Sir G. You know Miranda ?

Francis ? Now would I give all the world to Mar. What! my sister ward? why, her know it. Why the devil should not one know guardian is mine; we are fellow sufferers. Ab, every man's concerns!

Aside. he is a coretous, cheating, sanctified curmud- Charles. Prosperity to't, whate'er it be: I geon: that sir Francis Gripe is a damn'd old have private affairs too: over a bottle we'll -bypocritical

compare notes, Charles. Hold, hold; I suppose, friend, you Mar. Charles knows I love a glass as well forget that he is my father.

as any man'; I'll make one; shall it be toMar. I ask your pardon, Charles, but it is night? I long to know their secrets. [Aside. for your sake I hate him. Well, I say, the world is mistaken in bim; his outside piety

Enter WHISPER. makes him every man's executor, and his in- Whis. Sir, sir, Mrs. Patch says Isabinda's side cunning makes him every heir's gaoler. Spanish father has quite spoiled ihe plot, and "Egad, Charles, I'm balf persuaded that ihour' she can't meet you in the Park, but he infalsome ward too, and never of his getting-for libly will go out this afternoon, she says: but neser were two things so unlike as you and I must step again to know the hour. your father; he scrapes up every thing, and Mar. What did Whisper say now? I sball thou spend'st every thing; every body is in- go stark mad if I'm not let into the secret. debted to bim, and thou art indebted to every

[Aside. body.

Charles. Curst misfortune! Charles. You are very free, Mr. Marplot. Mar. Curst! what's curst, Charles ? Mar. Ay, I give and take, Charles-you may Charles. Come along with me, my heart be as free with me, you know.

feels pleasure at her name. Sir George, yours; Sir G. A pleasant fellow.

we'll meet at the old place, the usual hour. Charles. The dog is diverting, sometimes, Sir G. Agreed. I think I see sir Francis or there would be no enduring his imperti- yonder.

[E.cit. Dence. He is pressing to be employed, and Charles. Marplot, you must excuse me; I willing to execute; but some ill fate generally am engag'd.

[Exit

. attends all he undertakes, and he oftener spoiss Mar. Engag’d! 'Egad, I'll engage my life an intrigue than helps it.

I'll know what your engagement is.

(Eril. Mar. I have always your good word, but Mir. Let the chair wait

. My servant that if I miscarry 'tis none of my fault; I follow dogg'd sir George said he was in the Park. my instructions. Charles. Yes, witness the merchant's wife.

Enter Parch. Mar. Pish, pox! tbat was an accident. Ha! miss Patch alone! did not you tell me 1) low the devil have my soul, sir, if ye touch your io the Park?

you had contrived a way to bring Isabinda Heel (sword) I will whip (thrust) mine through your rem {belly).

Patch. Oh, madam, your ladyship can't :) The side-box at the Theatre, where the English belles imagine what wretched disappointment we

and beaux sport their best looks, and dresses. have met with! Just as I had fetch'd a suit of 5. Ledies who on acconnt of their beauty (sometimes on my clothes for a disguise, comes my old master account of their philanthropy) used to be toasted (to inio his closet, which is right against her bave their healths drunk), in all fashionable societies of gentlemen after dinner.

chamber door: this struck us into a terrible

fright-at length I put on a grave face, and dom make good husbands : in sober sadness asked bim if he was at leisure for his choco- she cannot abide 'em. late? in hopes to draw him out of his hole ; Mir. [Peeping] In sober sadness you are but he snapp'd my nose off: “No, I shall be mistaken. - What can this mean? busy here ihese two hours."

At which my

Sir G. Lookye, sir Francis, whether she poor mistress, seeing no way of escape, or- can or cannot abide young fellows is not the dered me to wait on your ladyship with the business : will you take the fifty guineas? sad relation.

Sir F. In good truth I will not-for I knew Mir. Unbappy Isabinda! was ever any thing thy father, be was a hearty wary man, and I so unaccountable as the humour of sir Jealous cannot consent that his son should squander Traflick?

away what he saved to no purpose. Patch. Oh, madam, it's his living so long. Mir. [Peeping] Now, in the name of wonin Spain; he vows he'll spend half his estate der, what bargain can he be driving about me but he'll be a parliament man, on purpose to for listy guineas ? bring in a bill for women to wear veils, and Sir G. Well, sir Francis, since you are other odious Spanish customis - He swears it so conscientious for my father's sake, then is the height of impudence to have a woman permit me the favour gratis. seen barefaced even at church, and scarce be- Sir F. No verily; it thou dost not buy thy lieves there's a true begotten child in the city. experience thou wilt never be wise; therefore

Mir. Ha, ha, ha! how the old fool torments give me a hundred and try thy fortune. himself! Suppose he could introduce his rigid Sir G. The scruples arose, I find, from the rules-does he think we could not match them scanty sum-Let me see-a hundred guineas in contrivance? No, no; let the tyrant man -[ Takes the Money out of a Purse, and make what laws he will

, if there's a woman chinks it] Ha! they have a very pretty sound, under the government, I warrant she finds a and a very pleasing look-But then, Miranda way to break 'em.

Is his mind set upon the - but if she should be cruelSpaniard for his son-in-law still?

Sir F. Ay, do consider on't. He, he, he! Patch. Ay, and he expects him by the next Sir G. No, I'll do't. Come, to the point; fleet, which drives his daughter to melancholy here's the gold; sum up the conditions.and despair. But, madam, I find you relain

[Sir Francis pulls out a Paper. the same gay cheerful spirit you had when I Mir. [Peeping] Ay, for heaven's sake do, waited on your ladyship:--My lady is mighty for my expectation is on the rack, good-humoured too, and I have found a way Şir' F. Well, at your peril be it. to make sir Jealous believe I am wholly in

Sir G. Ay, ay, go on. his interest, when my real design is to serve Sir F. Imprimis, you are to be admitted her: he makes me her gaoler, and I set her into my house in order to move your suit to at liberty.

Miranda, for the space of ten minutes, withMir. Í knew thy prolific brain would be of out let or molestation, provided I remain in singular service to her, or I had not parted the same room. with thee to her father.

Sir G. But out of ear-shot. Patch. But, madam, the report is that you Sir F. Well, well, I don't desire to hear are going to marry your guardian.

what you say; ha, ha, ha! in consideration I Mir. It is necessary such a report should am to have ihat purse and a hundred guineas. be, Patch.

Sir G. Take it. [Gives him the Purse] Patch. But is it true, madam?

And this agreement is to be performed to-day, Мі That's not absolutely necessary: Sir F. Ay, ay; the sooner the better. Poor

Patch. I thought it was only the old strain, fool! how Miranda and I shall laugh at him! coaxing him still for your own, and railing at [.Aside]-Well, sir George, ha, ha, ha! take all the young fellows about town: in my mind the last sound of your guineas, ha, ha, ha! now you are as ill plagu'd with your guardian,

(Chinks them. Exit madam, as my lady is with her father. Mir: [Peeping] Sure he does not know I

Mir. No, I have liberty; wench; that she am Miranda. wants : what would she give now to be in Sir G. A very extraordinary bargain I have this dishabille in the open air, nay, more, in made, truly; if she should be really in love pursuit of the young fellow she likes?' for with this old cuff now - Psbaw! that's morally ihat's my case, I assure you.

impossible.-But then, what bopes bave I 10 Patch. As for that, madam, she's even with succeed? I never spoke to her you; for though she can't come abroad, we Mir. [Peeping ] Say you so? then I am safe. have a way to bring him home in spite of Sir G: What though my tongue never spoke

, old Argus.

my eyes said a thousand things, and my hopes Mir. Now, Patch, your opinion of my flattered me her's answer'd 'em. If I'm lucky choice, for here he comes-Ha! my guardian –if not, it is but a hundred guineas thrown with him! what can be the meaning of this ? away.

[Mir. comes forward. I'm sure sir Francis can't know me in this Mir. Upon what, sir George? dress.-Let's observe 'em. [They withdraw. Sir G. Ha! my incognita- upon a womav,

madam. Enter SIR FRANCIS GRIPE and Sir GEORGE

Mir. They are the worst things you can AIRY.

deal in, and damage the soonest; your very Sir E. Verily, sir George, thou wilt repent breath destroys 'em, and I fear you'll throwing away thy money so, for I tell thee see your return, sir George, ha, ha sincerely, Miranda, my charge, does not like Sir G. Were they more brittle thau chius, a young fellow; they are all vicious, and sel- and dropped to pieces with a touch, every

ncser

atom of her I have rentur'd at, if she is butjobey. [Turns his back] Come, madam, beginmistress of thy wit, balances ten times the Áir. First, then, it was my unhappy lot to sum.– Pr’ythee, let me see thy face. see you at Paris (Draws back a little way,

Mir. By no means; that may spoil your und speaks ] at a ball upon a birth-day; your opinion of my sense

shape and air charm'd my eyes, your wit and Sir G. Rather confirm it, madam, complaisance my soul, and from that fatal Patch. So rob the lady of your gallantry, sir. nighi I lov'd you.

[Drawing back. Sir G. No child, a dish of chocolate in the And when you left the place grief seiz'd me so, morning never spoils my dinner: the other Nor rest my heart nor sleep my eyes could lady I design for a set meal; so there's no

know; danger.

Last I resolv'd a hazardous point to try, Mir. Matrimony! ha, ha, ha! what crimes And quit the place in search of liberty: hare you committed against the god of love,

[Exit, followed by Patch. that he should revenge 'em so severely, as to Sir G. Excelleni - I hope she's handsomestamp husband on your forehead ?

Well now, madam, to the two other things, Sir G. For my folly, in having so often your name, and where you live-I am a gentlemet you here without pursuing the laws of man, and this consession will not be lost upon nature and exercising her command - But 1 me--Nay, priythee, don't weep, but go on, resolve ere we part now to know who you for I find my heart melts in thy behalf-Speak are, where you live, what kind of flesh and quickly, or I shall turn about — Not yet-Poor blood your face is; therefore unmask, and lady! she expects I should comfort her, and don't put me to the trouble of doing it for you. to do ber justice, she has said enough to en

Mir: My face is the same flesh and blood courage me. [Turns about] Ha! gone! the with my hand, sir George; which if you'll be devil jilted! Why, what a tale she has inso rude to provoke

vented-of Paris, balls, and birth-days ! -'Egad, Sir G. You'll apply it to my cheek—the la- !'d give ten guineas to know who the gipsy dies' favours are always welcome, but I must is- A curse of my folly—I deserve to lose her. hare that cloud withdrawn. [Taking hold of What woman can forgive a man that turns her] Remember you are in the Park, child; bis back! and what a terrible thing would it be to lose

The bold and resolute in love and war this pretly white band! i

To conquer take the right and swiftest way: Mir. And how will it'sound in a chocolate- The boldest fover soonest gains the fair, bouse, that sir George Airy rudely, pulled off| As courage makes the rudest force obey : a lady's mask, when he had given her his ho- Take no denial, and the dames adore ye; nour that he never would, directly or indirectly, Closely pursue them, and they fall before ye. endeavour to know her till she gave him leave?

[Exit. Sir G. But if that lady thinks fit to pursue

ACT II. and meet me at every turn, like some troubled Scene I.-A Room in Sir Francis Gripe's spirii, shall I be blamed if I inquire into the

House. reality? I would have nothing dissatisfied in a female shape.

Enter SIR FRANCIS GRIFE and MIRANDA. Mir. What shall I do?

[Pauses. Sir F. Ila, ha, ha, ha! Sir G. Ay, prythee, consider, for thou shalt Mir. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! Oh! I shall die und me very much at thy service.

with laughing--the most romantic adventure Patch. Suppose, sir, the lady should be in -- Ha, ha, ha! What does the odious young lose with you.

fop mean? A hundred pieces to talk ten ziSir G. Oh! I'll return the obligation in a nutes with me! ha, ha, ha, ha! moment.

Sir F. And I am to be by too, there's the Patch. And marry her?

jest ; adad, ?) if it had been in private I should Sir G. Ha, ha, ha! that's not the way to not have card to trust the young dog. lore her, child.

Mir. Indeed and indeed but you might, Mir. If he discovers me I shall die-Which Gardy - Now methinks there's nobody handway sball I escape? let me see. [Pauses. somer than you: so neal, so clean, so goodSir G. Well, madam

humoured, and so lovingMir. I have it -Sir George, 'tis fit you should Sir E. Pretty rogue, pretty rogue! and so allow something; if you'll excuse my face, and thou shalt sind me, if ihou dost prefer thy turn your back (if you look upon me I shall Gardy before these caperers of the age: thou sipk, even masked as I am), I will conless why shalt outshine the queen's box on an opera I have engaged you so often, who I am, and night; thou shalt be the envy of the ring 2) where I live.

(for I will carry thee to Hyde-park), and thy Sir G. Well, to show you I am a man of equipage shall surpass the-what d'ye call 'em honour, I accept the conditions : let me but ambassador's. once know those, and the face won't be long Mir. Nay, I am sure the discreet part of a secret to me.

my sex will

envy me more for the inside furPatch. What mean you, madam ? niture, when you are in it, than my outside Mir. To get off.

equipage. Sir G. 'Tis something indecent to turn one's Sir F. A cunning baggage, i’faith thou art, back upon a lady; but you command, and 1 and a wise one too! and to show thee that

egad," softened from "by God." 1) Allading to a law which condemns a person to lose his

haad, if he draw his sword in the park, it bein, within 2) The ring in Hyde-park, where the fashionables sport the precincts of the couri. Sir George could easily their line caniages, horses, and liveries, in the spring; stretch the meaning to using violence against any one. something like the. Longchamps in Paris.

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