|as your behavior. Who are you? What||310|
CHAR. I am one, madam, always ready to draw my sword in defence of innocence in distress, and more especially in the cause of that lady I delivered
|from his lordship's fury; in search of whom I||315|
L. FREE. Her lover, I suppose? or what?
CHAR. At your ladyship's service; though not quite so violent in my passion as his lordship there.
|L. TRINK. Impertinent rascal!||320|
L. FREE. You shall be made to repent of this insolence.
L. TRINK. Your ladyship may leave that to me.
CHAR. Ha, ha!
|SIR H. But pray what is become of the lady||325|
L. FREE. You shall see her immediately, sir.
Where is Miss Russet?
SERV. Gone out, madam.
L. FREE. Gone out! where?
SERV. I don't know, madam. But she ran down
|the back stairs crying for help, crossed the||335|
L. FREE. Blockheads! to let her go out in a chair alone! Go and enquire after her immediately.
SIR H. Gone! what a pox had I just run her down,
|and is the little puss stole away at last?||340|
L. FREE. (to SIR HARRY). Sir, if you will walk in with his lordship and me, perhaps you may hear some tidings of her; though it is most probable she may be gone to her father. I don't know any
|other friend she has in town.||345|
CHAR. I am heartily glad she is gone. She is safer anywhere than in this house.
L. FREE. Mighty well, sir! My lord, Sir Harry, I attend you.
|L. TRINK. You shall hear from me, sir!||350|
CHAR. Very well, my lord!
SIR H. Stole away! pox on't! stole away.
Exeunt SIR HARRY and LORD TRINKET.
Manent CHARLES and LADY FREELOVE.
L. FREE. Before I follow the company, give me leave to tell you, sir, that your behavior here has
|been so extraordinary --||355|
CHAR. My treatment here, madam, has indeed been very extraordinary.
L. FREE. Indeed! Well; no matter. Permit me to acquaint you, sir that there lies your way out, and
|that the greatest favor you can do me is to||360|
CHAR. That your ladyship may depend on. Since you have put Miss Russet to flight, you may be sure of not being troubled with my company.
|I'll after her immediately. I can't rest till I||365|
L. FREE. If she has any regard for her reputation, she'll never put herself into such hands as yours.
CHAR. O, madam, there can be no doubt of her
|regard to that, by her leaving your ladyship.||370|
((L. FREE. Insolent monster!
((CHAR. Poor lady!
((L. FREE. Begone this moment.
((CHAR. Immediately -- My dear Harriot! Would
|I could have spoken with her! -- But she was||375|
L. FREE. Leave my house!
CHAR. Directly. A charming house! and a
|charming lady of the house too! ha! ha!||380|
L. FREE. Vulgar fellow!
CHAR. Fine lady! Exeunt severally.
Enter LADY FREELOVE, and LORD TRINKET.
L. TRINK. Doucement, doucement, my dear Lady Freelove! excuse me! I meant no harm, 'pon honor.
L. FREE. Indeed, indeed, my Lord Trinket, this is absolutely intolerable. What! to offer rudeness
|to a young lady in my house! What will the||5|
L. TRINK. Just what the world pleases. It does not signify a doit what they say. However, I ask pardon; but, 'egad, I thought it was the best way.
|L. FREE. For shame, for shame, my lord! I||10|
((L. TRINK. 'Pon honor, now, I am always for taking them by a coup de main. I never knew it fail before.))
|L. FREE. Leave the whole conduct of this||15|
|father from seeing the girl, till we had some||20|