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if I had read it; and now, madam, it is my advice Jef Love me! that's a good joke. Lai you sit down and answer it directly.

afraid you want something of me, perpaut : Con. Before I have read it ?

so pleasantly. Lis. Yes, yes; give your answer at the time you Lis Want something of you! Hari receive his letter; consider how convenient it will an idea enter your head? be to give the one, while you take the other: we Jef. Because when you don't wast are so watched, you know, that we ought to let no me, you huff me and cuff me from mornay opportunity pass, for fear we should never get an eh, eh! you look no more as you do now 5 other; and, therefore, when he finds means to send I were dying, I durst hardly speak to you his letter, you must take the same to return your's. Lis. Well, henceforward, you shall amet

Con. But if my guardian should ever know I had to complain. But do you know, Jer, la written to a gentleman

little favour to ask of you. Lis. I'll write for you: and, should there be any Jef. Ay, I thought so. discovery, the letter will be in my hand-writing, Con. My dear Jeffrey, we will make ya not your's. We must lose no time; the Doctor is compence. abroad at present, and it must be both written and Jef. What is it you want? If I miral delivered before his return.

offending my master, I will (Goes to the table, and writes. Lis. If you don't tell him, be'll never bors Con. But, my dear Lisette

Jef. But I tell him everything; be pa si Lis. Don't put me out.

wages for telling, and I must not take these Con. What are you saying?

earning them. Lis. (Writing.) What you are thinking.

Con. If money be of such value to you, bere 1 Con. You don't know my thoughts.

my purse. Lis. I do. And here they are, in this letter. Jef. No; it is not money I want it is se Con. Let me look at it.

Lis. No, don't examine your thoughts, I beg you Lis. What, what, then ? won't: (Folds the letter.] besides, you have no time Jef. Oh! Mrs. Lisette, you know what I to read it; I must run to the garden-gate and de. but you always denied me. liver it immediately. The worst difficulty is having, Lis. Psba! if I could grant it, indeed, wità for near an hour, to supplicate this poor, simple, de- my master knowing it. crepit fool of the old Doctor's to open me the gar- Jef. Oh! I won't tell him of that, I protest den-gate for a moment. Jeffrey !

Con. Well, Jeffrey, what is your favour? Con. The Doctor has lately appointed Jeffrey his Jef. Just one salute of Mrs. Lisette. apothecary; he is busy preparing of medicines, and Lís

. Oh! if that's all, after you have chégei a will be angry at being disturbed.

yon shall have twenty. Lis. No matter; it may save the life of some of Jef. But I had rather have one now, than a his master's patients.

twenty you promise after. Enter JEFFREY, with a bandage on his left eye, and

Lis. Come, then, make haste, if it east be 2. one on his right leg.

Jef. (Salutes her.) Oh! the first kiss of the ça

one loves is so sweet! Jef. You made me overthrow the whole decoction. Lis. Now you are ready to comply with our Lis. Great apothecary !

quest ? Con. And alone worthy the physician under whom Jef. Tell me what it is? you have received instructions !

Lis. To give us the key of the garden-pate. Jef. I am very sorry I overthrew the decoction, Jef. I am very sorry I can't oblige for for it was for my use : my leg is in pain still, and I Lis. Why not? am not yet satisfied that the dog was not mad. Jef. For several reasons.

Lis. I tell you, I am sure he was not; and, had Lis. Tell me one. you suffered him to live, it would have proved so. Jef. In the first place, I have not get the Jef. My master ordered me to kill him.

my master took it with him when be veta Lis. Merely to make you believe he was mad, and Lis. You know you tell a falsehand bekas to shew his skill by pretending to preserve you from got it. Is this your bargain and your the infection.

Jef. Nay, if you are angry at that are Jef. Nay, don't speak against my master. kiss again. Lís. Who was it undertook to cure your eyes ? Lis. Ugly, foolish, yet artfal and cunning

ef. He; and, thank heaven, Lisette, I shall not leave the room. You make love to me, indeed er any more from that!

I always hated you, laughed at vi Lis. Why, then, do you wear a bandage ? you. Jef. To hide the place where it was.

Jef. I know that. Did not I tell you, ale Lís. And is it thus the Doctor cured you ? spoke so kindly to me, you wanted something

Tef. He was so kind to put my left eye out, in then, could you expect me to oblige you! order to save the right.

Lís. I shall ever detest the sight of you Con. Well, still you are more fortunate than the Jef. Unless you want something, and the god of love ; for he has no eyes at all.

call me again-and then I shall kiss you Jef. And I shall have two, very soon ; for my ha, ha!

[Ent, herung master has promised to buy me one at the great Lis. I never was so provoked in my manufactory, which will be much handsomer than Con. My dear Lisette, if our two lors the either of my other a very handsome glass one. Lis . And if the Doctor will remake you thus, their schemes, than we have been in resina

quis and his servant, prove no more piece by piece, in time, my dear Jeffray, you may must, according to his desire, marry the Das, become a very pretty man: but you know, Jeffrey, you Jeffrey. I love you even as you are.

Lis. I marry Jeffrey! Here comes the De

author and first discoverer of that healing and subEnter Doctor.

lime art, Animal Magnetism. Doc. What an indignity! I can't put up with it; La F. I am. an't bear it; I'm ready to choke with passion ! Doc. And it will render you immortal : my curiCon. Dear sir, what is the matter ?

osity to become acquainted with the forms and efDoc. I am disgraced, ruined, undone !

fects of your power is scarcely to be repressed a Con. And what has caused it, sir?

moment. Will you indulge me with the smallest Doc. A conspiracy of the blackest kind. Man's specimen of your art, just to satisfy my curiosity? akness has arrived to its highest summit; and La F. You are, then, entirely ignorant of it? re is nothing wanting but merit to draw upon us Doc. Entirely. most cruel persecution.

La P. And so am I. (Aside.) Hem-hem! you Lis. Ah! I understand: the faculty have been must know, Doctor spiring against you.

Doc, Shall I send the women out of the room ? Doc. They have refused to grant me a diploma ; La F. By no means; no, no; but I will shew bid me to practise as a physician; and all because both you and them a specimen of my art directly, on't know a parcel of insignificant words, but ex- You know, Doctor, there is an universal fluid, which ise my profession according to the rules of reason spreads throughout all nature. d nature. Is it not natural to die? Then, if a Doc. A fluid ? zen or two of my patients have died under my La F. Yes, a fluid-which is-a-Auid—and you nds, is not that natural ?

know, Doctor, that this fluid-generally called a Lis. Very natural, indeed.

Auid—is the most subtle of all that is, the most Doc. But, thank heaven! in spite of the scandal. subtle. Do you understand me? s reports of my enemies, I have, this morning, nine

Doc. Yes, yes. its to make.

La F. It ascends on high, (Looking down.) and Con. Very true, sir: a young ward has sent for descends on low; (Looking up.) penetrates all subu, to attend his guardian ; three nephews have stances, from the bardest metal to the softest bosom at for you, to attend their uncles, very rich men; - you understand me, I perceive ? d five husbands have sent for you, in great haste, Doc. Not very well. attend their wives.

La F. I will give you a simile, then. Doc. And is not that a sign they think what I can Doc. I shall be much obliged to you. ? Is it not a sign they have the highest opinion La F. This fluid is like a river--You know what my skill? And the faculty shall see I will rise a river is ? perior to their machinations. I have entered upon Doc. Yes, certainly. project that, I believe, will teaze them: I have La P. This fluid is like a river, that-that runs ade overtures to one of their professed enemies, a -that goes that gently glides--0---0---0--while an whom they have crushed, and who is the chief there is nothing to stop it; but if it encounter a

a sect just 'sprung up; of which perhaps, you mound or any other impediment-boo-booboom ver heard ; for simply, by the power of magnetism, it bursts forth-it overflows the country roundey can cure any ill, or inspire any passion. throws down villages, hainlets, houses, trees, cows, Con. Is it possible ?

and lambs; but remove obstacles which obstruct its Doc. Yes ; and every effect is produced upon the course, and it begins again, softly and sweetly, to ame merely by the power of the magnet, which is flow, thus thus—thus—ihe fields are again adorned, eld in the hand of the physician, as a wand of a and everything goes on, as well as it can go on. onjurer is held in his; and it produces wonders in Thus it is with the animal fluid, which fluid obeys hysic, equally surprising.

the command of my art. Con. And will you become of this new sect? Doc. Surprising art! But what are the means you Doc. If they will receive me; and, by this time, employ? ne president has, I dare say, received my letter, and La F. Merely gestures, or a simple touch. wait impatiently for an answer.

Doc. Astonishing! give me some proof of your Enter JEFFREY.

art directly, do satisfy my curiosity.

La F. I will; and by holding up this wand, in Jef. A doctor, at the door, desires to speak with which is a magnet, in a particular position, I will ou.

so direct the fluid, that it shall immediately give Doc. A doctor in my house !

you the most excruciating rheumatism, which will Lis. I dare say it is the magnetising doctor you last you a couple of hours

. I will then change it to lave been writing to.

the gout; then to strong convulsions; and after, Doc. Very likely; I dare say 'tis Doctor Mys- into a raging fever; and in this manner shall your ery; shew him in, Jeffrey.

curiosity become satisfied. Jef. Please to walk this way, sir. (Erit.

(Holds up his wand as if to magnetise. Enter La Fleur, dressed as a doctor.

Doc. Hold, Doctor! 'I had rather see the experi

ment on some one else. La F. Doctor, I hope I have your pardon, that, La F. On then, sir, I have now at my house, a hough no farther acquaintance than by letter, 1 patient whom the faculty have just given up as inthus wait upon you to pay my respects

curable; and notwithstanding his disorder is of a Con. (To Lis.] It is the same I saw with the most violent and dangerous Lind, I will have him Marquis.

brought here, and I will teach you to perform his Lis

. (Aside.) And it is La Fleur, his valet. cure yourself. La F. And to assure you, that I, and all my Doc. By the power of magnetism ? brethren, have the highest respect for your talents, La F. By the power of magnetism. and shall be happy to have you a member of our Doc. That would do me infinite honour, indeed : society

but why bring him to my house? pray, who is he? Doc. I presume, sir, you are Doctor Mystery La É. A young man of quality.

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Con. Dear sir, let him be brought bither, and let Doc. I thank you a thousand times. me see the cure performed.

Lis. Excellent! Doc. (Takes La F. aside.) I can't say I approve

Doc. Her maid has overheard us.

La F. No, no; but take me into another of a young man being brought into my house; for you must know, Doctor, that young lady is to be ment, and I will explain to you what, et my wife; as we are not exactly' of an age, another you are not able to comprehend: aiter which may make an impression.

will permit me to step home, and fetch wypas La F. Consider my patient's state of health; he hither. is like a dying man.

Doc. Certainly: when I am in possessin ! : Doc. But he'll be well after I have cured him. ward's affection, I can have nothing to prese

La F. Very true. (Doctor whispers LA F.] True; from him. And you are sure she will be certainly it is.

[They whisper again. favourable to me ? You are sure I shall Israt ker Con. Why this whispering? I am ignorant what La F. Yes, sure—by the loadstone. are the virtues of your art, Doctor; but I am sure it has not that of rendering you polite.

La F. Pardon, madam; I was but instructing the Doctor in some particulars of which you may here

ACT II. after have reason to be satisfied.

Lis. I doubt that, sir; unless your art could render this solitary confinement we are doomed to, SCENE I. - Another Apartment in the Doctor

House. agreeable. La F. Before the end of the day, you shall prefer

Enter LISETTE and CoxSTANCE. it to all the false pleasures of the gay world; for what are more false than the pleasures derived from Lis. I overheard it all; and he has gives balls, masquerades, and theatres ?

guardian the wand in which you heard bim sas Doc. Very true.

magnet was contained; and while he keeps 1,1 Lis. Well, I must own I love a theatre.

to magnetise you, and force you to love him in s La F. The worst place of all, to frequent; once of yourself. in my life I was present at a theatrical representa- Con. All this agrees with the letter be bas gin tion; but such a piece did I see !-ah! the most me from his master, in which the Marquis infor us dangerous for a young woman to be present at. me by what accident that letter ay guardians: Lis. Pray, sir, what was it ?

to the doctor who professes magnetisa, fell inti: La F. An honest gentleman, of about seventy hands, and immediately gare hina the ilea ufyears of age, was before the audience in love with a guising his valet, and sending him hither esde u ? young lady of eighteen, whom he had brought up from name of that doctor. But where is La Fiear an her infancy, and whom he meant to make his wife. Lis. Just left your guardian, and gace ko. Doc. Very natural.

bring the patient you heard him speak of; and La F. A young gentleman of the neighbourhood, would lay a wager, that very patient is no other the because he was young, rich, and handsome, ima- the Marquis himself. gined he would suit the lady better.

Con. But for what end is all this? Doc. Just like them all.

Lis. That they have planned, you may depan La F. He, therefore, disguised his valet, who, upon it. For the present, you have soking to d under the mask of friendship, introduced himself to but to pretend an affection for your guardian. this good man, the guardian.

Con. It will be difficult to feiga a passica my be Doc. A villain! he deserved to be hanged. revolts at.

La F. And seized the moment when he embraced Lis. Never fear your good acting: besides, 15 him, as I now embrace you, to stretch out his hand, take an equal share in it. while it was behind him, and convey a letter to the Con. How? you! lady's waiting-maid.

Lis. I'll fall in love with the Doctar as Į Embraces the Doctor, and exchanges letters you. If the magnetism affect you, why not be with LISETTE ; LISETTE gives the letter she same power over me ? and if it make you ine in receives to CONSTANCE; LA Fleur puts the it shall make me adore him. other into his pocket.

Con. Hush ! here he comes. Lis. And she gave him another. I have seen the play myself; and it was very well acted. (Retires.

Enter Doctor, with the word. La É. And is it not scandalous to put such ex- Doc. (Aside.) What he has told seems amples before young people ?

surprising, that nothing but proofs can thorung Con. And pray, Doctor, do you think I am not convince me; and now for the proof. under sufficient confinement, that you take the same

[Look at COSTAS methods to make me still more unbappy.

Lis. (Aside to Cox.) He ogles you; cast a ma La F. (To the Doctor.] Why does your ward look, and accompany it with a sigh. dislike confinement ?

Con. (Sighing. Alas!
Doc. Because she dislikes me,

Doc. My dear Constance, my lovely wil
La F. Are you sure of that ?

—what makes you sigh? Weariness of your Doc. Yes, I think I am.

finement, I suppose ?
Con. I am dying with curiosity to read my letter. Con. (Sighing. 1 Ah! sir.

(Aside, and exit. Doc. Come, come; I confese, the restras: La F. This wand shall cause in her sentiments have been under has been too much, and 1 the very reverse. change her disposition. Take it; (Gires the wand.)

In this is a magnet which shall surprised you have taken a dislike to me. and, while you keep it, she will be constrained to guardian!

Con. A dislike to you! Ah, sir! (Sighway, love you with the most ardent passion.

Going to speak, turns away, and hide her:

Doc. [ Aside.] I believe it will do. Come, come, the absence of that we do not. Dear madam, only Constance, do not sigh and make yourself uneasy; observe him. you shall not live many weeks thus retired, for I am Con. Who can resist that amiable figure, dearest thinking of marrying you very soon (She turns Jeffrey. eagerly to him] to a fine young gentleman.

Jef. Ha, ha, ha! (She turns away from him. Doc. | Aside.] This is as bad as the other. = Con. Ah! cruel.

Jef. I think the inad dog has bit us all. Doc. What did you say? If I have the good Lis. Is it possible you can love Jeffrey ? No, ne ; fortune to be beloved by you, let me have the hap- your situation forbids it. Take, take my master; I piness to hear it from yourself.

resign him to you. Con. Yes, cruel man! some invincible power Con No, I resign him to you. compels me, in spite of my resistance. Yes, I love Lis. I will not have him. you.

Doc. This is a very disagreeable situation. Lis. And I adore you.

Lis. Jeffrey, will you be deaf to my passion ? Doc. What, you, too? I did not expect that. Con. Yes, I'ın sure he will prefer me.

Lis. No, mine is not merely a love, but a rage- Jef. No, I won't: I have been in love with her a violence-I doat to distraction-love you to the this twelvemonths, and I'll make choice of her. loss of my health, of spirits, of rest and life.

Con. Then what will become of me? Con. If you do not take pity on the passion which Doc. I can bear this no longer. Give me that ; burns in my heart

(snatches the wand ;j and do you make up some Lis. If you can be regardless of the flames which medicines. consume me with violence

Jef. Ah! my dear Lisette, you have made me so Con. Can you be insensible of my tender plead- happy, I must shake hands. ings ?

(Offers to take her hand, he slaps his face. Lis. Take care how you turn my affection to Lis. Learn to behave with more reserve for the hatred.

future. Doc. (Aside.) What a terrible situation I have Jef. Ecod! I think you have not behaved with got myself into the effect of the magnetism is very much reserve. Did you not hang upon me, and natural; it acts upon one as well as another; but say you loved me! Lisette's love is very troublesome. I'll call Jeffrey Lis. Love you! Behold my master, and do not in, and give up part of my power to him; he will imagine I can love any but him. take the wand for a few minutes, and charm Lisette. Con. No; who can love any but him ?

Con. Why do you thus run from me? Is this the Doc. This is worse and worse! Where is the return my love demands ? But be not uneasy; Doctor? If he do not come, and give me some redeath shall deliver you from an object, whose pas- lief, I am a ruined man. (Loud knocking.] Jeffrey, sion you despise.

see if that is him, (Erit JEFFREY.] I have no doubt Doc. Oh ! that you could but read what is written but it is; and with him the young patient, on whom in my heart !

I am to prove my skill. Constance, and you, LiLis

. Ah! sir, behold the state (Kneels.) to which sette, leave the room for the present. you have reduced a poor innocent. If I am treated Con. Yes, if you will go with me. But how do with kindness, I am naturally soft, gentle, and you think it is possible for me to leave you ? A tender; but, if I am neglected, (Rising. 1 by all that's feeling, which I cannot explaingreat and precious, I will do some strange thing Lis. And one I cannot explaineither to you or my rival !

Doc. But I am going to prescribe, and it is imDoc. This Lisette is so furious, she makes me proper. tremble; I must put an end to her affection. (Aside.) Enter La Fleur, leading the Marquis de Lancy, Jeffrey !

dressed in a handsome robe-de-chambre. Enter JEFFREY.

La F. This, Doctor, is your patient. This is the Jef. Here, sir ; what do you want with me? renowned physician, from whom you are to expect Doc. Take this, and carry it to my study.

(Gires the wand. Doc. He looks surprisingly well, considering how Jef. Yes, sir; directly.

much he has suffered. Dor. Stop a moment, Jeffrey; stop a moment! La F. That renders his case the more dangerous. Jef. Two or three moments, if you please. I would rather a patient of mine should look ill, and Doc. (Aside.) Now we shall see what effect it bas. be in no danger, than look well, and be in imminent Lis. (To Cox.] I see through this design ; let us danger. fall in love with Jeffrey.

Mar. To conceive the sufferings I have underCon. With all my heart.

gone, a being must be transformed! he must be Doc. Well

, Jeffrey-and-and how do you do, more, before he can conceive what I have felt; for Jeffrey ?

months have I led this agonizing life! But I am Jef. Pretty well, considering my leg, where the told, Doctor, you can put an end to my disorder; dog bit me, and considering I can only see with one you have, in your possession, that which can give

ine ease; but by what science you are master of so Lis. But even that misfortune does not prevent great a power, I own, is beyond my comprehension. your looking very agreeable, Jeffrey.

La F. Dear sir, you know not all the resources Doc. (Aside.] It succeeds ; she is taken. in the art of medicine; trust firmly, that you are in Jef. What are you beginning to laugh at me again the hands of persons well informed and well prac

Lis. Laugh at you! No, Jeffrey. I now wonder tised. We know how to give nature a fillip how it was possible I should ever laugh at you: how Doc. Doctor Mystery, do you use your authority becoming is that bandage ! and the eye we do see with these females, to leave us to ourselves. has a thousand times more bewitching charms for Con. I can't go.

a cure.

eye.

very soul !

Lis. Nor I.

plaints. Ah! you hate me, you despise se La F. I believe it is very true, (Feels their pulse.]| dread the effects of this contempt; I feel ita2 No, they can't go; no, the force of the attraction power to accomplish all. will not suffer them to go. (To Doctor.] What do Lis. He is going into his raving fit agaiz Es you think of the power of magnetism now? madam, speak to him, if it be bat a word

Doc. It has double the power I desire, and I wish Mar. Speak to me one word, if it bete it not to act on Lisette.

word ! Con. (To Lis.] I hope the Marquis is not really ill. La F. Your ward is afraid of disobben

La P. I will remedy that. [ Whispers to the Doc but give her leave to speak to him, if it be TOR while the Marquis makes signs of love to Con- word, only to be witness to a scene so zori STANCE.] Now attend to what I am going to do; I'll Doc. But, barkye ! turn the whole affection of the maid upon myself. La F. Psha, psha! She looks at you see Doc. I will be very much obliged to you. tell her, she may say yes-just yes.

(La FLEUR whispers to the DOCTOR again. Doc. But why suffer her to speak ? Mar. (Apart to CONSTANCE.) One word only :- La F. Consider you are in possession of the will you be mine, should my scheme prove successful? net, and nothing can prevent the power tistes Con. What is it?

Mar. Ah! cruel ! Ought I thus to wait for a red Mar. I have no time to say—but answer me, will from those lips? You wish, then, to bebeld més! you be mine?

Doc. Well, well; answer him, yes. Con. I will.

Mar. Do you love me? Doc. (Apart to La Fleur.) Very well, extremely Con. Yes. well : this will do very well, and now deliver me Mar. (Kisses her hand.) I am transported! from her love as soon as you can.

Doc. (Endearouring is separate them) will La F. I must approach her, and 'tis done. [Goes hold! This is a fit as powerful to me as it is to re to Lisette, makes signs of magnetism, and speaks Lis. Dear sir, let him alope; be may fall into be apart.] I am in love with you, feign to be so with me. rage again. Lis. I am in earnest, without feigning.

Mar. What thrilling transport rushes to my heart! La F. So much the better; it will appear more all nature appears to my ravished eres more beasnatural. [To the Doctor.] It's done; observe bow tiful than poets ever formed! Aurora dawas; the she looks at me.

feathered songsters ebant their most welastusas Doc. What an art!

strains; the gentle zephyrs breathe theix ebriest La F. But I will shew its power in a manner yet perfumes, and the inspiring scene intoxicates more astonishing.

Con. (Apart to the MARQUIS.] I was on the point Doc. Come, change this fit into another. of being married to my guardian.

Mar. And you, who listen to me, partake wyjør. Doc. Is it possible ?

Come and dwell with me under the shady branches Mar. (Forgetting himself, and in warmth.) Dis of the river-side. Come, lovely shepherdesssans traction that must never be !

hold of CONSTANCE ;] come, young shepherd; Italien [Doctor turns to him in surprise, LISETTE per- hold of the Doctor}} mingle in the dance. ceives it.

Lis. Come, young shepherd. Lis, Oh, heavens ! look to the patient.

(Takes

hold of the DOCTOR with one hand, and La F. One of his fits has seized him. (MARQUIS LA FLEUR with the other. pretends a fit.) But it's nothing; it will soon be over. Doc. I can't dance.

Mar. Nay, do not hide yourself. Oh! oh! that Mar. In vain you refuse. Pass, with gentle stay I could plunge this steel (holds up his handkerchief] the mossy banks, and join in the rural pastine. a hundred times in that detestable heart. Come on,

(They all dance.-Ear monster, and acknowledge thy.conqueror, espiring under this hand.

Doc. I'll go into the next room. It is me, I believe, he is going to kill. La F. But he has no weapon ; don't be afraid.

ACT III. Con. (To LA F.] Oh! dear sir, relieve him from this terrible fit.

SCENE I.–An Apartment in the Doctora Enst Doc. Do; I beg you will. La F. I cannot wholly relieve him at present ;

Enter LISETTE and LA FUEIL but you shall see me change the manner of his Lis. But when is this farce to end! raving. Behold my power! (Pretends to magnetise.] La F. My master, now he is introduced, wil sabe See, his countenance changes; his looks express advantage of some circumstances, to obtain, en tenderness. Now it is no longer fury that trans- by force or stratagem, the Doctor's consenta ports him ; but the soft langour of love now per- wishes; and as he finds he is beloved by the out vades his senses.

lady, which, before, he was in doubt of Mar. (Looking at CONSTANCE.) Oh! charming Lis. Psha ! he might easily have guessed be Arpasia!

timents. A young woman, weary of earlier La F. Arpasia was the name of his first love: he she was, is easily in love with the first young fancies himself near to her.

who solicits her affections. (The MARQUIS kneels to CONSTANCE. La F. And may I hope you love me? Mar. Is it you, then, whom I behold? But, alas ! Lis. Ay, sir; I am weary of confinement bles you do not suspect what I have suffered in your ab- mistress. sence; and I only retain my life, in the pleasing hope of one day passing it with you, and rendering

La F. A thousand thanks, my dear Lisette your's as happy as my own.. What am I to think of door, no creature can either go oat, or estris,

Lis. But while Jeffrey keeps the keys of ibis silence ? You do not answer to my tender com out his leave.

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