eyes! Then, Jack, her lips! -- O Jack, lips smiling at their own discretion; and if not smiling, more
|sweetly pouting; more lovely in sullenness!||80|
ABS. [aside]. That's she, indeed. -- Well done, old gentleman!
SIR ANTH. Then, Jack, her neck! -- O Jack! Jack!
ABS. And which is to be mine, sir, the niece or the
SIR ANTH. Why, you unfeeling, insensible puppy, I despise you! When I was of your age, such a description would have made me fly like a rocket! The aunt, indeed! -- Odds life! when I ran away
|with your mother, I would not have touched||90|
ABS. Not to please your father; sir?
SIR ANTH. To please my father! ----- Z-----ds! not to please ----- O, my father! -- Oddso! -- yes
|-- yes! if my father, indeed, had desired --||95|
ABS. I dare say not, sir.
SIR ANTH. But, Jack, you are not sorry to find
|your mistress is so beautiful?||100|
ABS. Sir, I repeat it; if I please you in this affair, 'tis all I desire. Not that I think a woman the worse for being handsome; but, sir, if you please to recollect, you before hinted something about a hump
|or two, one eye, and a few more graces of that||105|
|as the prejudice has always run in favor of two,||110|
SIR ANTH. What a phlegmatic sot it is! Why, sirrah, you're an anchorite! -- a vile, insensible stock. -- You a soldier! -- you're a walking block,
|fit only to dust the company's regimentals on!||115|
ABS. I am entirely at your disposal, sir; if you should think of addressing Miss Languish yourself,
|I suppose you would have me marry the aunt;||120|
SIR ANTH. Upon my word, Jack, thou'rt either a very great hypocrite, or ----- but come, I know your
|indifference on such a subject must be all a lie||125|
|now, own, my dear Jack,)) you have been play||130|
ABS. I'm sorry, sir, that the respect and duty which I bear to you should be so mistaken.
|SIR ANTH. Hang your respect and duty!||135|
(( ABS. Where does she lodge, sir?
((SIR ANTH. What a dull question! -- Only on
|the Grove1 here.||140|
(( ABS. O! then I can call on her in my way to the coffee-house.
((SIR ANTH. In your way to the coffee-house! You'll set your heart down in your way to the coffee-
|house, hey? Ah! you leaden-nerved, wooden-||145|
|patience. -- If you don't, egad, I'll marry the||150|
FAULK. They told me Julia would return directly; I wonder she is not yet come! -- How mean does this captious, unsatisfied temper of mine appear to my cooler judgment! Yet I know not that I indulge
|it in any other point: -- but on this one subject,||5|
|in her eyes when we met! -- How delicate was||10|
|lations: -- yet I must be satisfied that she has||15|
|JUL. I had not hoped to see you again so soon.||20|
FAULK. Could I, Julia, be contented with my first welcome -- restrained as we were by the presence of a third person?____________________