you; but depend upon't your brother is utterly
|undone. (Going.) *||450|
CRAB. O lud, aye! undone as ever man was -- can't raise a guinea. (Going.) *
SIR BEN. And everything sold, I'm told, that was movable. (Going.) *
|CRAB. I have seen one that was at his||455|
SIR BEN. And I am very sorry to hear also some
|bad stories against him. (Going.)||460|
CRAB. Oh, he has done many mean things, that's certain. (Going.)
SIR BEN. But, however, as he's your brother -- (Going.)
CRAB. We'll tell you all, another opportunity.
Exeunt CRABTREEand SIR BENJAMIN.
|LADY SNEER. Ha, ha! ha! 'tis very hard for||465|
JOS. SURF. And I believe the abuse was no more acceptable to your ladyship than to Maria.
LADY SNEER. I doubt1 her affections are 470 farther engaged than we imagined; but the family are to be here this evening, so you may as well dine where you are, and we shall have an opportunity of observing farther; -- in the meantime, I'll go and
|plot mischief, and you shall study sentiments.||475|
SIR PETER TEAZLE'S house.
Enter SIR PETER
SIR PET. When an old bachelor takes a young wife, what is he to expect? -- 'Tis now six months since Lady Teazle made me the happiest of men -- and I have been the miserablest dog ever since that
|ever committed wedlock! We tift a little going||5|
|wishing me joy! Yet I chose with caution --||10|
|fashion and the town, with as ready a grace as||15|
|humors; yet the worst of it is, I doubt I love||20|
ROW. Oh! Sir Peter, your servant, -- how is it with you, sir?
|SIR PIT. Very bad, Master Rowley, very||25|
ROW. What can have happened to trouble you since yesterday?
|SIR PET. A good question to a married man!||30|
ROW. Nay, I'm sure your lady, Sir Peter, can't be the cause of your uneasiness.
SIR PET. Why, has anyone told you she was dead?
ROW. Come, come, Sir Peter, you love her, not
|withstanding your tempers don't exactly agree.||35|
SIR PET. But the fault is entirely hers, Master Rowley. I am, myself, the sweetest-tempered man alive, and hate a teasing temper -- and so I tell her a hundred times a day.
SIR PET. Aye; and what is very extraordinary, in all our disputes she is always in the wrong! But Lady Sneerwell, and the set she meets at her house, encourage the perverseness of her disposition. Then,
|to complete my vexations, Maria, my ward,||45|
|self on his profligate brother.||50|
ROW. You know, Sir Peter, I have always taken the liberty to differ with you on the subject of these two young gentlemen. I only wish you may not be deceived in your opinion of the elder. For____________________
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Publication information: Book title: British Dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan. Contributors: George Henry Nettleton - Editor, Arthur Eillicot Case - Editor. Publisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin company,.. Place of publication: Boston; New York. Publication year: 1939. Page number: 854.
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