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the old gentleman left it. Sir Peter thought it a ciety suffers by it intolerably: for now, instead of piece of extravagance in him.
the social spirit of raillery that used to mantle over Sir 0. In my mind, the other's economy in sell- a glass of bright Burgundy, their conversation is ing it to him was more reprehensible by half. become just like the Spa water they drink, which Re-enter Trip.
bas all the pertness and flatulency of Champagne,
without its spirit or flavour. Trip. My master says you must wait, gentle- Sir H. But what are they to do who love play men : he has company, and can't speak with you better than wine ? yet.
Care. True : there's Sir Harry diets bimself for Sir 0. If he knew who it was wanted to see him, gaming, and is now under a hazard regimen. perhaps he would not send such a message ?
Charles. Then he'll have the worst of it. What' Trip. Yes, yes, sir : he knows you are here- you wouldn't train a horse for the course by keepdid not forget little Premium : no, no, no. ing bim from corn? For my part, egad! I am
Sir 0. Very well; and I pray, sir, what may be never so successful as when I am a little merry : your name.
let me throw on a bottle of Champagne, and I Trip. Trip, sir; my name is Trip, at your ser. never lose. vice.
All. Hey, what? Sir O. Well, then, Mr. Trip, you hare a pleasant Charles S. At least, I never feel my lusses, which sort of place here, I guess ?
is exactly the same thing. Trip. Wby, yes-here are three or four of us
Care. Ay, that I believe. pass our time agreeably enough; but then our Charles S. And then, what man can pretend to wages are sometimes a little in arrear—and not be a believer in love, who is an abjurer of wine ! very great either—but fifty pounds a year, and 'Tis the test by which the lover knows his own find our own bags and bouquets.
heart. Fill a dozen bumpers to a dozen beauties, Sir 0. Bags and bouquets' halters and bastina- and she that floats at the top is the maid that has does!
[ Aside. bewitched you. Trip. And, a-propos, Moses have you been able
Care. Now then, Charles, be honest and give us to get me that little bill discounted ?
your real favourite. Sir 0. Wants to raise money, too!--mercy on Charles S. Why, I have withheld her only in me! Has his distresses too, I warrant, like a lord, compassion to you. If I toast her, you must give and affects creditors and duns.
(Aside. a round of her peers, which is impossible-on Moses. 'Twas not to be done, indeed, Mr. Trip.earth.
Trip. Good lack, you surprise me! My friend Care. Oh! then we'll find some canonized ves. Brush has indorsed it, and I thought when be put tals, or heathen goddesses that will do, I warrant! his name at the back of a bill 'twas the same as Charles S. Here then, bumpers, you rogues ! cash.
bumpers ! Maria! Maria !Moses. No! 'twouldn't do.
Sir H. Maria who? Trip. A small sum-but twenty pounds. Hark'eo,
Charles S. O damn the surname—'tis too formal Moses, do you think you couldn't get it me by way to be registered in Love's calendar ;-Maria ! of annuity ?
All. Maria! Sir 0.' An annuity! ha! ba ! a footman raise money by way of annuity! Well done, luxury, have beauty superlative.
Charles S. But now, Sir Harry, beware, we must egad!
[ Aside. Moses. Well, but you must ensure your place.
Care. Nay, never study, Sir Harry: we'll stand
to the toast, though your mistress should want an Trip. Oh, with all my heart! l'll ensure my eye, and you know you have a song will excuse place, and my life too, if you please.
you. Sir 0. It's more tban l' would your neck. (A side.
Sir H. Egad, so I bare! and I'll give him the Moses. But is there nothing you could deposit song instead of the lady.
Trip. Why, nothing capital of my master's wardrobe has dropped lately; but I could give you
SONG. a mortgage on some of his winter clothes, with
Here's to the maiden of bashful fisteen; equity of redemption before Norember-or you shall have the reversion of the French velvet, or a
Here's to the widow of fisty;
Here's to the flaunting extravagant quean, pos'-obit on the blue and silver: these, I sbould think, Moses, with a few pair of point ruffles, as a
And here's to the housewife ihat's thrifty. collateral security-Egad', I heard the bell! I be-Chorus. Let the toast pass,lieve, gentlemen, I can now introduce you. Don't
Drink to the lass, forget the annuity, little Moses! This way, gen
I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for the glass. tlemen. J'll insure my place, you know.
Here's to the charmer whose dimples we prize ; Sir 0. If the man be a shadow of the master,
Now to the maid who has none, sir : this is the temple of dissipation indeed! [Exeunt.
Here's to the girl with a pair of blue eyes, SCENE III.-Antique Hall.
And here's to the nymph with but sir. CHARLES Surface, Careless, Sir HanRY, &c., Chorus. Let the toast pass, &c. at a talle, with wine, &c.
Here's to the maid with a bosom of snow; Charles S. 'Fore beayen, 'tis true !- there's the Now to her ibat's as brown as a berry: great degeneracy of the age. Many of our acquaint- Here's to the wife with a face full of woe, ance have taste, spirit, and politeness; but, plague
And now to the damsel that's merry on't, they won't drink wine.
Chorus. Let the toast pass, &c. Care. It is so indeed, Charles ! they give into all the substantial luxuries of the table, and abstain For let 'em bo clumsy, or let 'em be slim, fron nothing but wine and wit. 0, certainly so- Young or ancient, I care not a seather ;
So fill up your glasses, nay, fill to the brinn, wbo has got money to lend.--I am blockhead
And let us e'en toast them together. enough to give fifty per cent. sooner than not have Chorus. Let the toast pass, &c.
it; and you, I presume, are rogue enough to take All. Bravo! bravo!
a hundred if you can get it. Now, sir, you see Enter Trip, and whispers Charles SURFACE.
we are acquainted at once, and may proceed to
business without farther ceremony. Charles S. Gentlemen, you must excuse me a Sir 0. Exceeding frank, upon my word.--I see, ittle. Careless, take the chair, will you ? sir, you are not a man of many compliments.
Care. Nay, prithee, Charles, what now? This Charles S. Oh no, sir, plain dealing in business is one of your peerless beauties, I suppose, las I always think best. dropt in by chance ?
Sir 0. Sir, I like you the better for it-however, Charles S. No, faith! To tell you the truth, 'tis you are mistaken in one thing ; I have no money. a Jew and a broker, who are come by appointment. (to lend, but I believe I could procure some of a
Care. O damn it! let's have the Jew in. friend; but then he's an unconscionable dog ; isn't Sir H. Ay, and the broker too, by all means. be, Moses? And must sell stock to accommodate Care. Yes, yes, the Jew and the broker.
you—mustn't be, Moses? Charles S. Egad, with all my heart! Trip, bid Moses. Yes, indeed! You know I always speak the gentlemen walk in-[Exit Trip]-though the truth, and scorn to tell a lie ! there's one of them a stranger, I can assure you. Charies S. Right. People that speak truth gene
Care. Charles, let us give them some generous rally do; but these are trifles, Mr. Premium. Burgundy, and perhaps they'll grow conscien- What! I know money isn't to be bought without tious.
paying for't! Charles S. O hang 'em, no! wine does but draw Sir O. Well—but what security could you give? forth a man's natural qualities; ard to make them You bave no land, I suppose ? drink would only be to whet their haavery.
Charles S. Not a mole-hill, nor a twig, but Enter TRIP, Moses, and Sir Oliver SURPACE. what's in the bough-pots out of the window !
Sir O. Nor any stock. I presume ? Charles S. So, honest Moses, walk in ; walk in,
Charles S. Nothing but live stock-and that's pray, Mr. Premium---that's the gentleman's name, only a few pointers and ponies. But pray, Mr. isn't it, Moses?
Premium, are you acquainted at all with any of Moses. Yes, sir.
my connexions ; Charles S. Set chairs, Trip-sit down, Mr. Pre
Sir 0. Why, to say truth, I am. mium-glassee, Trip--sit down, Moses. Come,
Charles S. Then you must know that I have a Mr. Premium, I'll give you a sentiment; here's dev'lish rich uncle in the East Indies, Sir Oliver Success to usury!-Moses, fill the gentleman a Surface, from whom I have the greatest expectabumper.
tions. Moses. Success to usury!
Sir 0. That you bave a wealthy uncle I have Care. Right, Moses-usury is prudence and in- heard; but how your expectations will turn out, is dustry, and deserves to succeed.
more, I believe, than you can tell. Sir 0. Ther-here's all the success it deserves. Charles S. O no!-there can be no doubt. They
Care. No, no, that won't do! Mr. Premium, tell me I'm a prodigious favourite, and that he you have demurred at the toast, and must drink it talks of leaving me everything. in a pint bumper.
Sir 0. Indeed ! this is the first I've heard of it. Sir H. A pint bumper, at least.
Charles S. Yes, yes, 'tis just so--Moses know's Moses. O pray, sir, consider—Mr. Premium's al'tis true, don't you, Moses ? gentleman.
Sir 0. Egad, they'll persuade me presently I'm Care. And therefore loves good wine.'
[Aside. Sir H. Give Moses a quart glass—this is mutiny,
Charles S. Now I propose, Mr. Premium, if it's and a high contempt for the chair.
agreeable to you, a post-obit on Sir Oliver's life: Charles S. No bang it, you shan't! Mr. Pre though at tie same time, the old fellow has been mium's a stranger.
so liberal to me, tha: I give you my word, I should Care. Plague on 'em ther-if they won't drink, be very sorry to hear that anytbing had happened Fe'll not sit down with them. Come, Harry, the
to him. dice are in the next room--Charles, you'll join us Sir 0. Not more than I should, I assure you. when you have finished your business with the But the bond you mention happens to be just the gentlemen ? Charles S. I will! I will! [Exeunt all the Gen to a hundred, and never see the principal.
worst security you could offer me- for I might live tlumen,] Careless!
Charles S. O, yes, you would-the moment Sir Care. [Returning.] Well!
Oliver dies, you know, you would come on me for Charles S. Perhaps I may want you.
the money. Care. 0, you know I am always ready : word, Sir 0. Then I believe I should be the most un. note, or bond, 'lis all the same to me. [Erit. welcome dun you ever had in your life. Moses. Sir, this is Mr. Premium, a gentleman of
Charles S. What! I suppose you're afraid that the strictest honour and secrecy; and always per Sir Oliver is too good a life? forms what he uadertakes. Mr. Premium, ibis
Sir 0. No, indeed, I am not; though I have ism
heard he is as bale and healthy as any man of his Charles S. Pshaw ! have done.-Sir, my friend
in Christendom. Moses is a very honest fellow, but a little slow at
Charles S. There again, now you are misinexpression : he'll be an hour giving us our titles. rormed. No, no, the climate has hurt him consiMr. Premium, the plain state of the matter is this: derably, p or uncle Oliver! Yes, yes, he breaks I am an extravagant young fellow, who want money apace, I'm cold-and is so much altered latelv, that toborrow-you I take to be a prudent old fellow, his nearest relations would not know him!
Sir O. No! Ha! ha! ha! so much altered Care. O, burn your ancestors! lately, that his nearest relations would not know Charles S. No, be may do that afterwards, if he bim! ha! ha! egad-Ha! ba! ba!
pleases. Stay, Careless, we want you: egad, you Charles S. Ha! ha!-you're glad to hear that, shall be auctioneer; so come along with us. little Premium?
Care. Oh, have with you, if that's the case, I can Sir 0. No, no, I'm not.
handle a hammer as well as a dice-box! Going! Charles S. Yes, yes, you are-ha! ba! ha!
-going! You know that mends your chance.
Sir 0. Oh, the profligates!
[ Aside. Sir 0. But I'm told Sir Oliver is coming over ?— Charles S. Come, Moses, you shall be appraiser, nay, some say he is actually arrived ?
if we want one. Gad's life, little Premium, you Charles S. P-haw! Sure I must know better don't seem to like the business! thin
in you whether he's come or not. No, no; rely Sir 0. O yes, I do, vastly. Hla! ha! ha! yes, on't, he's at this moment at Calcutta-is'nt be, yes, I think it a rare joke to sell one's family by Moses?
auction-ha! ha!-o the prodigal! Moses. O yes, certainly.
Charles S. To be sure! wben a man wants money, Sir 0. Very true, as you say, you must know where the plague should he get assistance, if he better than 1, though I have it from pretty good can't make free with his own relations ? authority-hav’nt 1, Moses?
Sir 0. I'll never forgive him; never! never! Moses. Yes, most undoubted!
[Exeunt. Sir V. But, sir, as I understand you want a few bundreds immediately-is there nothing you could dispose of? Charles S. How do you mean?
ACT IV. sir 0. For instance, now, I have beard that your father left behind him a great quantity of massy old plate?
SCENE I. - Picture Room at Charles's. Charles S. (lud! – that's gone long ago.- Enter CHARLES SURFACE, Sir Oliver SURFACE, Moses can tell rou better than I can. Sir 0. Good lack! all the family race cups and
Moses, and Cari Liss. corporation bowls. [Aside.)– Then it was also Charles S. Walk in, gentlemen; pray walk insupposed that his library was one of the most va- here they are, the family of the Surfaces, up to the luable ad compl-te.
Conquest. Charles S. Yes, yes, so it was--vastly too much Sir 0. And, in my opinion, a goodly collection. so for a private gentleman. For my part, I was Charles S. Ay, ay, ihese are done in the true always of a communicative disposition, so I spirit of portrait painting ;-10 rolontier grace or thought it a shame to keep so much knowledge to expression. Not like the works of your modern myself.
Raphaels, who give you the strongest resemblance, Sir 0. Mercy upon me! Learning that had run yet contrive to make your portrait independent of in the family like an heir-loom! (Aside.] --Pray.1ou; so that you may sink the original, and not what are become of the books !
burt the picture. No, no; the merit of these is Charles S. You must inquire of the auctioneer, he inveterate likeness—all stiff and awkward as Master Pr-mium, for I don't believe even Moses the originals, and like nothing in human nature can direct you.
hesides. Moses. I know nothing of books.
Sir 0. Ah! we shall never see such figures of Sir 0. So, so, nothing of the family property men again. left, I suppose ?
Charles S. I hope not. - Well, you see, Master Charles S. Not much indeed ; unless you have a Premium, what a domestic characier I am : here I mind to the family pictures. I have got a roomfull sit of an evening surrounded by my family. But, of ancestors above, and if you have a taste for old come, get to your pulpit, Mr. Auctioneer; here's paintings, egad, you shall have 'em a bargain. an old gouty chair of my grandfather's will answer Sir (). Hey! what the devil!
the purpose. would'nt sell your forefathers, would you ?
Care. Ay, ay, this will do.—But, Charles, I Charles S. Every man of them to the best bidder. hav'n't a hammer; and what's an auctioneer without Sir 0. What! your great uncles and aunts ? his haminer? Charles S. Ay, and my great grandfathers and
Charles S. Egad, that's true; what parchment grandmothers too.
have we here?-0, our genealogy in full. Hore, Sir O. Now I give bim up. [ Aside.), Wbat the Careless,-you shall have no common bit of muhoplague, have you no bowels for your own kindred ? gany; bere's the family tree for you, you rogue, Odd's life, do you take me for Shylock in the play. this shall be your hammer, and now you may knock that you would raise money of me on your own down my ancestors with their own pedigree. flesh and blood ?
Sir 0. What an unnatural rogue !-an er post Charles S. Nay, my little bruker, don't be angry : facto parricide!
[ Aside. what need you care if you have your monry's worib.
Care. Yes, yes, here's a list of your generation Sir 0. Well, I'll be the purchaser : I think I can indeed ; faiih, Charles, this is the most convenient dispose of the family canvass. Oh, I'll never for- thing you could have found for the business, for give him this! never !
[ Aside. twill not only serve ns a hammer, but a catalogue
into the bargain.-Come, begin-A-going, a-going, Enter CARELE S.
a-going! Cure. Come, Charles, what keeps you ?
Charles S. Bravo, Careless !-Well, here's my Charles S. I can't come yet: i'faith, we nre going great uncle, Sir Richard Raveline, a marvellous to have a sale above stairs; here's litile Premium good general in his day, I assure you. He served will buy all my ancestors.
lin all the Duke of Marlborouga's wars, and go
that cut over his eye at the battle of Malplaquet, an inveterate knare, depend on't. Don't you think What say you, Mr. Premium !-look at him- so, little Premium ? there's a hero, not cut out of his feathers, as your Sir 0. Upon my soul, sir, I do not; I think it as modern-clipt captains are, but enveloped in wig honest a looking face as any in the room, dead or and regimentals, as a general should be.-What do alive ;--but I suppose uncle Oliver goes with the you bid ?
rest of the lumber? Sir 0. (Aside to Moses.] Bid him speak.
Charles S. No, hang it; I'll not part with poor Moses. Mr. Premium would have you speak. Noll. The old fellow has been very good to me,
Charles S. Why, then, he shall have him for ten fand, egad, I'll keep his picture while I've a room pounds, and I'm sure that's not dear for a staff-officer. to put it in.
Sir 0. Hearen deliver me! his famous uncle Sir 0. The rogue's my nephew after all! [Aside.] Richard for ten pounds! [Aside.]—Very well, sir, --But, sir, I have somehow taken a fancy to that I take him at that.
picture. Charles S. Careless, knock down my uncle Charles S. I'm sorry fort, for you certainly will Richard.--Here, now, is a maiden sister of his, not have it.-Oops, baven't you got enough of my great aunt Deborah, done by Kneller in his them? best manner, and esteemed a very formidable like- Sir 0. I forgive him everything! [ Aside.)-But, ness.—There she is, you see, a shepherdess ferding sir, when I take a whim in my head I don't value her flock.-You shall have her for five pounds ten money. I'll give you as much for that as for all -the sheep are worth the money.
Sir 0. Ah! poor Deborah! a woman who set Charles S. Don't tease me, master broker; I tell such a value on lierself! [ Aside.]—Five pounds ten you I'll not part with it, and there's an end of it. -she's mine.
Sir 0. flow like his father the dog is! [Aside.] Charles S. Knock down my aunt Deborah, Care- |-Well, well, I have done. I did not perceive less ! - This, now, is a grandfather of my mother's, it before, but I think I never saw such a resema learned judge, well known on the western cir- blance. [Aside.]–Here is the draught for your sum. cuit.-What do you rate him at, Moses?
Charles S. Why, 'tis for eight hundred pounds. Josés. Four guineas.
Sir 0. You will not let Sir Oliver go? Charles S. Four guineas !--Gad's life, you don't Charles S. Zounds! no !- I tell you once more. bid me the price of his wig.--Mr. Premium, you Sir 0. Then never mind the difference, we'll have more respect for the woolsack; do let us balance that another time, but give me your hand knock his lordship down at fifteen.
on the bargain ; you are an honest fellow, Charles Sir 0. By all means.
-I beg pardon, sir, for being so free.-Come, Care Gone !
Moses. Charles S. And there are two brothers of his, Charles S. Egad, this is a whimsical old fellow ! William and Walter Blunt, Esquires, both mem- But hark’ee, Premium, you'll prepare lodgings for bers of parliament, and noted speakers; and what's these gentlemen ? very extraordinary, I believe, this is the first time Sir Ö. Yes, yes, I'll send for them in a day or two. they were ever bought or sold.
Charles S. But hold; do now send a genteel Sir 0. That is very extraordinary, indeed! I'll convoyance for them, for I assure you, they were take them at your own price, for the honour of par- most of them used to ride in their own carriages. liament.
Sir 0. I will, I will - for all but Oliver, Care. Well said, little Premium!—I'll knock Charles S. Ay, all but the little nabob. them down at forty:
Sir 0. You're fixed on that? Charles S. Here's a jolly fellow I don't know Charles S. Peremptorily. what relation, but he was mayor of Norwich : take Sir 0. A dear extravagant rogue! [Aside.)him at eight pounds.
Good day!-Come, Moses.---Let me hear now Sir 0. No, no: six will do for the mayor. who dares call him profligate! Charles S Come, make it guineas, and I throw
[Ereunt Sir Oliver SURFACE and Moses. out the two aldermen there into the bargain.
Care. Why, this is the oddest genius of the sort Sir 0. They're mine.
I ever met with. Charles S. Careless, knock down the mayor and Charles S. Egad, he's the prince of brokers, I aldermen-But, plague on't, we shall be all day think. I wonder how the devil Moses got acretailing in this manner; do let us deal wholesale: quainted with so honest a fellow.-But hark! here's what say you, little Premium? Give me three Rowley; do, Careless, say I'll join the company hundred pounds, and take all that remains on each in a few moments. side in a lump.
Care. I will don't let that old blockhead perCare. Ay, ay, that will be the best way, suade you to squander any of that money on old
Sir O. Well, well, anything to accommodate you; musty debts, or any such nonsense ; for tradesmen, -they are mine. But there is one portrait which Cbarles, are the most exorbitant fellows. you have always passed over.
Charles S. Very true, and paying them is only Care. What, that ill-looking little fellow over the encouraging them. Ay, ay, never fear. -[Exit settee?
Careless.)-Soh! this was an odd old fellow, inSir 0. Yes, sir, I mean that, though I don't deed. - Let me see-two-thirds of this five hun. think him so ill-looking a little fellow, by any dred and thirty odd pounds are mine by right. means.
'Fore Heaven! I find one's ancestors are more Charles S. What! that?-Oh! that's my uncle valuable relations than I took them for !-Ladies Oliver ; 'twas done before he went to India. and gentlemen, your most obedient and very grate
Care. Your uncle Oliver!-Gad, then you'll ful servant.never be friends, Charles. That, now, to me, is as
Enter RowLEY. stern a looking rogue as ever I saw ; an unforgiv. Hah! old Rowley! egad, your just come in time ing eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance ! to take leare of your old acquaintance.
Row. Yes, I heard they were a going. But I lieve it, that puppy intercepted the Jer on our wonder you can have such spirits under so many coming, and wanted to raise money before he got distresses
to his master. Charles S. Why, there's the point! my distresses Row. Tudeed! are so many, that I can't afford to part with my Sir () yes, they are now planning an annuity spirits; but I shall be rich and splenetic, all in business.-Ah! master Rowley, in my days ser: good time. However, I suppose you are surprised vants were content with the follies of their mas. that I am not more sorrowful at parting with so ters, when they were worn a little threadbare ; many near relations; to be sure, 'tis very affect- but now, they have their vices, like their birth-day ing: but you see they never move a muscle, so clothes, with the gloss on.
[Ereunt. why should I?
Row. There's no making you serious a moment. SCENE III.-A Library, a large Screen, Pembroke Charles S. Yes, faith, I am so now.
Table, with a book on it, two Chairs. borest Rowley, here, get me this changed directly, and take a hundred pounds of it immediately to old
Josepi SURFACE and a Servant discovered. Stanley.
Joseph S. No letter from Lady Teazle. Pow. A hundred pounds! Consider only
Serv. No, sir. Charles S. Gad's life, don't talk about it: poor
Joseph S. I am surprised she has not sent, if she Staniey's wants are pressing, and if you don't make is prevented from coming. Sir Peter certainly haste, we shall have some one call that has a better does not suspect me. Yet, I wish I may not lose right to the money:
the heiress, through the scrape I have drawn my. Row. Ab! there's the point! I never will cease self into with the wife; however, Charles's impru dunning you with the old proverb
dence and bad character are great points in my fa Charles S.“ Be just before you're generous.”
[Knocking heard without Why, so I would if I could; but Justice is an old
Serv. I believe that must be Lady Teazle. hobbling beldame, and I can't get her to keep pace
Joseph S. Hold !-See whether it is or not before with Generosity for the soul of me.
you go to the door : I have a particular message Row. Yet, Charles, beliere me, one hour's re- for you, if it should be my brother. flection-
Serv. 'Tis her ladyship, sir ; she always leaves Charles S. Ay, ay, it's very true; but, bark'ee, her chair at the milliner's in the next street. Rowley, while I have, by leaven I'll give; so
Joseph S. Stay, stay; draw that screen before the damn your economy, and away to old Stanley with window-[Serrant does so.)—that will do; my oppo.
[Ěreunt. site neighbour is a lady of curious temper.- Ser. SCENE II.- A Saloon.
vant ea it.]-I have a diflicult hand to play in this
affair. Lady Teazle has lately suspected my views Enter Moses and Sir Oliver SURFACE. on Maria ; but she must by no means be let into Filoses. Well, sir, I think, as Sir Peter said, you that secret,—at least, till I have ber more in my have seen Mr. Charles in bigh glory; 'tis grant power. pity he's so extravagant.
Enter Lady TEAZLE.
Lady T. What! sentiment in soliloquy now? Sir (). But he would not sell my picture.
Have you been very impatient?-O lud! don't Moscs. And games so deep.
pretend to look grave.--I vow I could'nt come be.
fore. Sir (). But he would not sell my picture.--0, bere's Rowley.
Joseph S. O madam, punctuality is a species of
constancy very unfashionable in a lady of quality. Enter Rowley.
Lady 7. Upon my word you ought to pity me. Row. So, Sir Oliver, I find you have made a Do you know Sir Péter is grown so ill-natured to purchase
me of late, and so jealous of Charles 100—that's the Sir 0. Yes, yes, our young rahe has parted with best of the story, isn't it? his ancestors like old tapastry
Joseph S. I am glad my scandalous friends keep Rme. And here has he commissioned me to re
[Aside. deliver you part of the purchase-money- I mean,
Lady T. I am sure I wish he would let Maria though, 't your necssi ous character of old Stan- marry bim, and then perbaps he would be conler.
vinced ; don't you, Mr. Sursace ? Poses. Ah! ihere is the pity of aii; he is so
Joseph S. Inderd I do not. [ Aside.]-Oh cerdamned charitable.
tainly I do! for then my dear Lady Teazle would Row. And I leit a hosier and two tailors in the also be convinced how wrong her suspicions were, ball, who, I'm sure, won't be paid, and this hundred of my baving any design on the silly girl. would satisfy th: m.
Lady T. Well, well, I'm inclined to believe you. Sir O. Wel, well, I'll pay his de bts, and his be- But, is'nt it provoking, to have the most ill-natured nevolence too.—But now I am no more a broker, things said of ono ?-And there's my friend, Lady and you shall introduce me to the elder brother as Sneerwell, las circulated I don't know low many old Stanley.
scandalous tales of me, and all without any founRow. Not yet awhile; Sir Peter, I know, means
dation too--that's what vexes me. o call there about ibis time.
Joseph S. Ay, madam, to be sure, that is the
provobing circumstance-- without foundation; yes, Enter TPIP.
yes, there's the mortification, indeed; for when a Trip. O, gentlemen, I beg pardon for not show scandalous story is believed agair st one, t.ere ceryou out; this way.-Moses, a word.
tainly is no comfort like the consciousness of having [Ereunt Trip and Moses. deserved it. Sir (). There's a fellow for you-would you be- Lady T. No, to be sure, thea I'd forgive their