able. I was forced to wear a beastly widow's band1 a twelve-month for't.
|AMAN. Women, I find, have different incli||750|
BER. Women, I find, keep different company. When your husband ran away from you, if you had fallen into some of my acquaintance, 'twould
|have saved you many a tear. But you go||755|
|AMAN. Why, do you then resolve You'll||760|
BER. Oh, no; I resolve I will
AMAN. How so?
BER. That I never may.
|AMAN. You banter me.||765|
BER. Indeed I don't. But I consider I'm a woman, and form my resolutions accordingly.
AMAN. Well, my opinion is, form what resolution you will, matrimony will be the end on't.
|BER. Faith it won't.||770|
AMAN. How do you know?
BER. I'm sure on't.
AMAN. Why, do you think 'tis impossible for you to fall in love?
AMAN. Nay, but to grow so passionately fond, that nothing but the man you love can give you rest?
BER. Well, what then?
|AMAN. Why, then you'll marry him.||780|
BER. How do you know that?
AMAN. Why, what can you do else?
BER. Nothing -- but sit and cry.
|BER. Ah, poor Amanda, you have led a||785|
[ LORD FOPPINGTON'S lodgings.]
Enter LORD FOPPINGTONand Servant.
L. FOP. Hey, fellow, let the coach come to the door.
SERV. Will your lordship venture so soon to expose yourself to the weather?
|L. FOP. Sir, I will venture as soon as I can to||5|
|gets so many heats and colds, 'twould destroy||10|
SERV. (putting on kis cloak). I wish your lordship would please to keep house a little longer; I'm afraid your honor does not well consider your wound.
|L. FOP. My wound?--I would not be in||15|
Enter YOUNG FASHION.
Y. FAS. Brother, your servant: how do you find yourself today?
|L. FOP. So well, that I have ardered my||20|
Y. FAS. I'm very glad of it.
L. FOP. (aside). That I believe's a lie.-----
|Prithee, Tam, tell me one thing: did nat your||25|
Y. FAS. Why do you think it should?
L. FOP. Because I remember mine did so, when
|I heard my father was shat through the head.||30|
Y. FAS. It then did very ill.
L. FOP. Prithee, why so?
Y. FAS. Because he used you very well.
L. FOP. Well? ----- haw strike me dumb, he
|starved me. He has let me want a thausand||35|
Y. FAS. Then he hindered you from making a great many ill bargains, for I think no woman is worth money, that will take money.
|L. FOP. If I were a younger brother, I should||40|
Y. FAS. Why, is it possible you can value a woman that's to be bought?
L. FOP. Prithee, why not as well as a pad-nag?3
Y. FAS. Because a woman has a heart to dis 45 pose of; a horse has none.
L. FOP. Look you, Tam, of all things that belang to a woman, I have an aversion to her heart; far when once a woman has given you her heart -----
|you can never get rid of the rest of her bady.||50|
Y. FAS. This is strange doctrine. But pray, in your amours how is it with your own heart?
L. FOP. Why, my heart in my amours is like my heart aut of my amours: à la glace.4 My bady,
|Tam, is a watch, and my heart is the pendulum||55|