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my father again, to go off openly with nate! Plague on't, captain, how could you a man, of whose libertine character he has make such a strange blunder? himself so lately been a witness, would justify O'Cut. I never thought of a blunder. I was bis anger, and impeach my reputation. to deliver two letters; and if I gave them one Enler Chambermaid,
a piece, I thought it would do. Chamb. O law, ma'am! - Such a terrible Lady F. And so, my lord, the ingenious accident !- As sure as I am here, there's a captain gave the letter intended for me to pressgang bas seized the two gemmin, and is young Oakly, and here has brought me a carrying them away, thof. so be one an'em challenge. says as how he's a knight and baronight, and Lord T. Ridiculous! Never was any thing that t'other's a squire and a housekeeper, so mal apropos.-Did you read the direction,
Har. Seized by a pressgang! impossible! captain?
Charles. Oh, now the design comes out. O'Cut. Who, me?-Devil burn me, not I. But I'll balk his lordship.
I never rade at all. Chamb. Lack-a-daisy, ma'am, what can we Lord T. 'Sdeath! how provoking! When ! do? There is master, and John Ostler, and had secured the servants, and got all the Bootcatcher, all gone a ter'em.—There is such people out of the way-when every thing was an uproar as never was!
[Erit. en irain. Har. If I thought this was your contrivance, Lady F. Nay, never despair, my lord! I've sir, I would never speak to you again. hit upon a method to set every thing to rights
Charles. I would sooner die than be guilty again. of it. This is lord Trinket's doing, I am sure. Lord T. How? how? my dear lady FreeI knew he bad some scheme in agitation, by love, how? a letter I intercepted this morning. [Harriot Lady F. Suppose then your lordship was screams] lla! bere he comes. Nay, then, it's to go and deliver these country gentlemen plain enough. Don't be frightened, my love! from their confinement; make them believe it I'll protect you. But now I must desire you was a plot of young Oakly's to carry off my to follow my directions.
niece; and so make a merit of your own serEnter LORD TRINKET.
vices with the father. Lord T. Now, madam.-Pox on't, he here Lord T. Admirable! I'll about it immediately. again!-Nay then, [Draws] come, sir! You're O‘Cut. Has your lordship any occasion for unarm'd, I see. Give up the lady: give her my sarvice in this expedition? up, 1 say, or I am through you in a twink- Lord T. O, no - Only release me these
(Going to make a Pass at Charles, people, and then keep out of the way, dear Charles. Keep your distance, my lord! I captain. have arms. [Produces a Pistol] If you come O'Cut. With all my heart, 'sait. But you a foot nearer, you have a brace off balls are all wrong:-this will not signify a brass through your lordship's head.
you would let me alone, I would Lord . How? what's this ? pistols! give him a salt eel), I warrant you. But
Charles. At your lordship's service.-Sword upon my credit, there's noting to be done and pistol, my lord.— Those, you know, are without a little tilting.
[E.xit. our weapons.-If this misses, I have the fellow Lord T. But where shall I carry them, wben to it in my pocket. - Don't be frightened, ma- I have delivered them? dam. His lordship has removed your friends Lady F. To Mr. Oakly's, by all means; you and relations, but he will take great care of may be sure my niece is there. you. Shall I leave you with him?
Lord T. To Mir. Oakly's!- Why, does your Har. Cruel Charles! you know I must go ladysbip, consider! 'Tis going directly in the with you now.
fire of the enemy-throwing the dementi full Charles. A little way from the door, if your in their teeth. lordship pleases. [Waves his Hand. Lady F. So much the better. Face your Lord T. Sir!_'Sdeath! - Madam!
enemies-nay, you shall outface them too. I'll Charles. A little more round, my lord. certainly meet you there. It's hard indeed if
[Waves. two persons of condition can't bear themselLord T. But, sir!-Mr. Oakly!
ves out against such trumpery folks as the Charles. I have no leisure to talk with your family of the Oakly's. lordship now.-A little more that way,
Lord T. Odious low people! But I lose please. [Waves]—You know where I live.- time-I must after the captain-and so, till If
any commands for miss Russet, we meet at Mr. Oaklys, I kiss your lady ship's you will hear of her too at my house.--Nay, hands--you won't fail me? keep back, my lord. [Presents ] Your lordship's Lady F. You may, depend on me. [E.cil most obedient, humble servant.
Lord Trinkel] So, here is fine work! this [Exit, with Harriot. artful little bussy has been too much for us Lord T. [Looks at them, and pauses for all
. Well, what's to be done? Why, when a shart Time]-1 cut a mighty ridiculous a woman of fashion gets into a scrape, nofigure bere, 'pon honour.
[Exit. thing but a fashionable assurance can get her
out of it again. I'll e'en go boldly to Mr. ACT V.
Oakly's, as I have promised, and if it appears SCENE I.-LADY FREELOVE's House.
practicable, I will forward lord Trinket's match:
but if I find that inalters have taken another Enter Lord TRINKET, LADY FREELOVE, with rn, his lordship must excuse me.
lo that a Leller, and CAPTAIN O'CUTTER.
1) A salt cel is a sailor's term for a bcating. The phrase Lord T. Was ever any thing so unfortu- is generally "I'll zire him a salt ecl for his supper,
case, I'll fairly drop him, seem a perfect. Toil. Yes, ma'am, I'll go this minute. O stranger to all his intentions, and give my here, John! my lady wants you. visit an air of congratulation to my niece and
Enter Jonn. any other husband, which fortune, her wise father, or her ridiculous self has provided for Mrs. O. Where's your master? her.
[Exit. John. Gone out, madam.
Mrs. 0. Why did not you go with him? Scene II.-Mrs. Oakly's Dressing-room. John. Because he went out in the major's Enter MRS. Oakly.
chariot, madam. Mrs.0. This is worse and worse!-He never Mrs. 0. Where did they go to? held me so much in contempt before--To go John. To the major's, I
suppose, madam. out without speaking to me,
or taking the
Mrs. 0. Suppose! Don't you know? least notice.-1 am obliged to the major for John. I believe so, but can't tell for certhis.--How could be take him out? and how tain, indeed, madam. could Mr. Oakly go with him ?-
Mrs. 0. Believe and suppose! —and don't
know, and can't tell!-You are all fools.-Go Enter ToiLET.
about your business. [John going] Come here. Well, Toilet.
[Returns] Go to the major's-no-it does not Toil. My master is not come back yet, signify-go along-[John going] Yes, harkye, ma'am.
[Returns), go to the major's, and see if your Mrs. 0. Where is he gone?
master is there, Toil. I don't know, I can
assure your ladyship. John. Give your compliments, madam? Mrs. O. Why don't you know?-You know Mrs. 0. My compliments, blockhead! Get nothing.But warrant you know well enough, along. [John going) Come hither. [Returns] if you would tell.—You shall never persuade Can't you go to the major's, and bring me me but you knew of Mr. Oakly's going out word if Mr. Oakly is there, without taking to-day.
any further notice Tvil. I wish I may die, ma'am, upon my John. Yes, ma'am. honour, and I protest to your ladyship I knew Mrs. 0. Well, why don't you go then? nothing in the world of the matter, no more And make haste back.-And, d'ye hear, John ? than the child unborn. There is Mr. Paris,
[John going, returns. my master's gentleman, knows
John. Madam! Mrs. O. What does he know?
Mrs. 0. Nothing at all-go along-[John Toil. That I knew nothing at all of the goes] How uneasy Mr. Oakly makes me!matter,
[John returns. Mrs. 0. Where is Paris? What is he doing? John. Madam! Toil. He is in my master's room,
ma'am. Mrs. 0. Send the porter here. Mrs. 0. Bid him come here.
John. Yes, madam.
TErit. Toil. Yes, ma'am.
[Erit. Toil. So, she's in a rare humour! shall Mrs. O. He is certainly gone after this young have a fine time on't. [ Aside] Will your flirt.-His confidence and ihe major's insolence dyship choose to dress? provoke me beyond expression.
Mrs. 0. Pr’ythee, creature, don't tease me
with your fiddle-faddle stuff - I have a thouRe-enter Toilet, with Paris.
sand things to think of.—Where is the porter ? Where's your master?
why has not that booby sent him? What is Par. Il est sorti. He is gone out.
the meaningMrs. 0. Where is he gone? Par. Ah, madame, je n'en scais rien. I know
Re-enter Jonn. nothing of it.
John. Madam, my master is this moment Mrs.0. Nobody knows any thing. Why returned, with major Oakly, and my young did not you tell me be was going out? master, and the lady that was here yesterday,
Par. I dress bim-Je ne m'en soucie pas Mrs. 0. Very well. [Exit John] Returned du plus — He go where he will -1 have nol-yes, truly, he is returned-and in a very business with it.
extraordinary manner. This is setting me at Mrs. 0. Yes, you should have told me-open defiance. But I'll go down, and show that was your business-and if you don't mind them I have too much spirit to endure such your business better, you shan't stay here, I usage. [Going] Or, stay-I'll not go amongst can tell you, sir.
company - I'll go out-Toilet! Par. Voila quelque chose d'extraordinaire! Toil. Ma'am! Mrs.0. Don't stand jabbering and shrug
Mrs. 0. Order the coach; I'll go out. [Toilet ging your shoulders, but go and inquire--go going] Toilet, stay-I'll e'en go down to them -and bring me word where he is gone. -No-Toilet! Par. I don't know what I am do.
Toil. Ma'am! Mrs. 0. Bid John come to me.
Mrs. 0. Order.me a boiled chicken-I'll not Par. De tout mon cæur.-Jean! ici! Jean!- go down to dinner - I'll dine in my own speak, my lady.
there-l'll not see his face Mrs. O. Impudent fellow! His insolent gra- these three days.
[Ereunt. vity and indifference is insupportable-Toilet! Toil, Ma'am!
Enter OAKLY, MAJOR OAKLY, Charles, and Mrs. Where's Jo ? Why don't he
HARRIOT. come? Why do you stand with your hands Charles. My dear Jarriol, do not make before you? Why don't you fetch him? \yourself so uneasy.
Har. Alas! I have too much cause for my Charles. I can assure you, sir, that your uneasiness. Who knows what that vile lord daughter is entirely-has done with my father?
Rus. You assure me! You are the fellow Oak. Be comforted, madam; we shall soon that has perverted her mind – That has set my hear of Mr. Russet, and all will be well, 1 own child against me
will but hear me, sirHar. You are too good to me, sir; I shall Rus. I won't hear a word you say. I'll have never forgive myself for having disturbed the my daughter-I won't hear a word. peace of such a worthy family.
Maj. 0. Nay, Mr. Russet, hear reason. If Maj 0. Don't mind that, madam; they'll be you will but have patiencevery good friends again. This is nothing. Rus. I'll have no patience, I'll have my among married people-'Sdeath, here she is daughter, and she shall marry sir Harry to-nighi. -No—its only Mrs. Toilet.
Lord T. That is dealing rather too much
en cavalier with me, Mr. Russet, `pon honour. Re-enter Toilet.
You take no notice of my pretensions, though Oak. Well, Toilet, what now? [Toilet my rank and familywhispers] Not well?- Can't come down to 'Rus. What care I for rank and family? I dinner?_Wants to see me above?-Harkye, don't want to make my daughter a rantipole brother, what shall I do?
woman of quality. I'll give her to whom I Maj. 0. If you go, you are undone. please. Take'ker away, sir Harry; she shall
Har. Go, sir, go to Mrs. Oakly-Indeed marry you to-night. you had better
Maj.0. Only three words, Mr. RussetMaj. 0. 'Sdeath, brother, don't budge a foot Rus. Why don't the booby take her? - This is all fractiousness and ill humour- Sir H. Hold hard! Hold hard!) You are Oak. No, I'll not go-Tell her I have com- all on a wrong scent; Hold hard! I say,
hold pany, and we shall be glad to see her here. hard !-Harkye, squire® Russet.
Exit Toilet. Rus. Well, what now? Maj. O. That's right.
Sir H. It was proposed, you know, to match Oak. Suppose I go and watch how she me with miss Harriot-But she can't take kindproceeds?
ly to me.—-When one has made a bad bel, Maj. 0. What d'ye mean? You would not it is best to hedge off, you know and so I go to her? Are
have e'en swopped?) her with lord Trinket Oak. By no means go io her-I only want here for his brown horse, Nabob. to know how she takes it. I'll lie perdue in Rus. Swopped her? Swopped my daughter my study, and observe her motions."
for a horse! Zounds, sir, what d'ye mean? Maj. 0. I don't like this pitiful ambuscade Sir H. Mean? Why I mean to be off, to work-this bush fighting. Why can't you stay be sure-It won't do-I tell you it won't do here?- Ay, ay!- I know how it will be-1-First of all I knocked up myself and my She'll come bounce in upon you with a tor-borses, when they took for London--and now rent of anger and passion, or, if necessary aI have been stewed aboard a tender - I have whole flood of tears, and carry all before her wasted three stone at least-If I could have at once.
my match it would not have grieved me Oak. You shall find that you are mistaken, —And so, as I said hefore, I brave, swopped major. Now I am convinced I'm in the right, her for Nabob. I'll support that right with ten times your Rus. The devil take Nabob, and yourself, steadiness.
and lord_Trinket, and Maj. O. You talk this well, brother.
Lord T. Pardon! je vous demande pardon, Oak. I'll do it well, brother.
monsieur Russet, 'pon honour. Maj. 0. If you don't, you are undone. Rus. Death and the devil! I shall go disOak. Never fear, never fear. [Exit. tracted! My daughter plotting against me Maj. 0. Well, Charles,
-theCharles. I can't bear to see my Harriot so Maj.0. Come, come, Mr. Russet, I am your uneasy.
I'll immediately in quest of Mr. man after all. Give me but a moment's hearRusset. Perhaps I may learn at the inn where ing, and I'll engage to make peace between his lordship’s ruffians have carried him.
you and your daughter, and throw the blame Rus. [Without] Here! Yes, yes, I know where it ought to fall most deservedly. she's here well enough. Come along, sir Harry, Sir H. Ay, ay, that's right. Put the saddle come along
on the right horse, my buck! Har. He's here! – My father; I know his Rus. Well, sir'-What d'ye say ?--Speak voice. Where is Mr. Oakly? 0, now, good -1 don't know what to do. sir, [To the Major), do but pacify him, and Maj. 0. I'll speak the truth, let who will be you'll be a friend indeed.
offended by it. I have proof presumptive and Enter Russet, Lord Trinket, and Sır Harry ship's behaviour at lady Freelove's, when my
positive for you, Mr. Russet. 'From his lordBEAGLE.
nephew rescued her, we may fairly conclude Lord T. There, sir-I told you it was so that he would stick at no measures to carry Rus. Ay, ay, it is too plain.-0 you pro- his point--there's proof presumptive.- But, sir, voking slut! Elopement after elopement! - we can give you proof positive too-proof And at last to have your father carried off by under his lordsbip's own hand, that be likeviolence! to endanger my life! Zounds! I am wise was the contriver of the gross affront so angry I dare not trust myself within reach that has just been offered you.
1) Stop, stop.
you do this?
Rus. Hey! how?
Maj. 0. How easy, impudent, and familiar! Lord T. 'Every syllable romance,'pon honour.
[Aside. Maj. 0. Gospel, every word on't.
Lady F. Lord Trinket here too! I vow I Charles. This letter will convince you, sir! did not see your lordship before. In consequence of what happened at lady Lord T. Your ladyship's most obedient slave. Freelove's, his lordship thought fit to send me
[Bowing a challenge; but the messenger blundered, Lady F. You seem zrave, my lord! Come, and gave me this letter instead of it. [Giving come, I know there has been some difference the Letter I have the case which enclosed it between you and Mr. Oakly—You must give in my pocket.
me leave to be a mediator in this affair. Lord T. Forgery from beginning to end, Lord T. llere has been a small fracas, to 'pon honour.
be sure, madam:- We are all blown'), 'pou Maj.0. Truth, upon my honour.-But read, honour. read, Mr. Russet, read, and be convinced. Lady F. Blown! what do you mean, my
Rus. Let me see-let me see-[Reads]- lord ? Um-um-um-um--so, soum-un-um- Lord ?. Nay, your ladyship, knows that I damnation!- Wish me success obedient never mind these things, and I know that slave-Trinket-Fire and fury! How dare they never discompose your ladyship – But
things have happened a little en travers—The Lord T. When you are cool, Mr. Russet, little billet I sent your ladyship has fallen I will explain this matter to you.
into the hands of that gentleman-[Pointing Rus. Cool! 'Sdeath and hell!—I'll never be to Charles] -and so there has been a little cool again-I'll be revenged-So my Harriot, brouillerie about it--that's all. my dear girl, is innocent at last.' Say so, Lady F. You talk to me, my lord, in a very my Harriot; tell me your are innocent. extraordinary style-If you have been guilty
[Embraces her. of any misbehaviour, l'am sorry for it; but Har. I am indeed, sir, and happy beyond your ill conduct can fasten no imputation on expression at your being convinced of it. me.--Miss Russet will justify me 'sufficiently.
Rus. I am glad on't-I am glad on'l-I be- Maj. 0. Hlad not your ladyship better aplieve you, Harriet!—You was always a good peal to my friend Charles here?-The letter, girl.
Charles !-Out with it this instant ! Maj. O. So she is, an excellent girl! - Charles. Yes, I have the credentials of her Worth a regiment of such lords and baronets lady ship's integrity in my pocket.--Mr. Russct, -Come, sir, finish every thing handsomely at the letier you read a little while ago was
-Come, Charles will have a handsome enclosed in this cover, which also I now think fortune.
is my duty to put into your hands. Rus. Marry!-- she durst not do it.
Rus. [Reading) To the Right Honourable Maj. O. Consider, sir, they have long been Lady Freelove-'Sdeath and hell!—and now fond of each other-old acquaintance-faith- I recollect, the letter itself was pieced with ful lovers-turtles--and may be very happy. scraps of French, and madam, and your ladyRus. Well
, we-since things are - Iship-Fire and fury! madam, how came you love my girl.-Harkye, young Oakley, if you to use me so? I am obliged to you, then, don't make her a good husband, you'll break for the insult that has been offered me! my heart, you rogue.
Lady F. What is all this? Your obligaMaj. O. I'll cut his throat if he don't. tions to me, Mr. Russet, are of a nature, thal
Charles. Do not doubt it, sir! my Harriot Rus. Fine obligations! I dare say, I am has reformed me altogether.
partly obliged to you too for the attempt on Rus. Has she ?-Why then-there-heaven my daughter by that thing of a lord yonder bless you both-there- :-now there's an end on't. at your house. Zounds, madam! these are
Sir H. So, my lord, you and I are both injuries never to be forgiven - They are the distanced?)
A hollow thing, damme. grossest affronts to me and my family - All Lord T. N'importe.
the world shall krow them-Zounds! - I'll Sir H. Now this stake is drawn, my lord Lady F. Mercy on me! how boisterous are may be for hedging off, mayhap. Ecod! I'll these country gentlemen! Why, really, Mr. go to Jack Speed's, secure Naboh, and be out Russet, you rave like a man in Bedlam-I am of town in an hour. [Aside, and exit. afraid you'll beat me--and then you swear
most abominably.--How can you be so vulEnter LADY FREELOVE.
gar?--I see the meaning of this low malice-But Lady F: My dear miss Russet, you'll excuse, the reputations of women of quality are not Charles. Mrs. Oakly, at your ladysbip's, so easily impeached — My rank places me above service.
the scandal of little people, and I shall meet Lady F. Married ?
such petty insolence with the greatest ease Har. Not, yet, madam; but my father has and tranquillity. But you and your simple been so good as to give his consent. girl will be the sufferers.--I had some thoughts
Lady F. I protest! am prodigiously glad of introducing her into the first company-of it. My dear, I give you joy-and you, But now, madam, I shall neither receive nor Mr. Oaklý.-I wish you joy, Mr. Russet and return your visits, and will entirely withdraw all the good company—sor I think the most ry.protection from the ordinary part of the of them are parties concerned.
Rus. Zounds, what impudence! that's worse 1) In racing one horse gets to the winning-post before than all the rest. another, and being al distance before the other thus
1) What we would do is made public.
Lord T. Fine presence of mind, faith! sure, as you say, and make my friends welcome. The true French nonchalance-But, good folks, Mrs. 0. Excellent raillery! Lookye, Mr. why such a deal of rout and tapage about Oakly, I see the meaning of all this affected nothing at all?- If mademoiselle Ilarriot had coolress and indifference. rather be Mrs. Oakly than lady Trinket - Oak. My dear, consider where you areWhy-I wish her joy-that's all.--Mr. Rus- Mrs. 0. You would be glad, I find, to get set, I wish you joy of your son-in-law—Mr. me out of your house, and have all your
flirts Oakly, I wish you joy of the lady-and you, about you. madam, [To Harriot] of the gentleman-And, Oak. Before all this company! Fie! in short, I wish you all joy of one another, Mrs. O. But I'}l disappoint you, sor I shall 'pon honour!
[Exii. remain in it, to support my due authority-Rus. There's a fine fellow of a lord now! as for you, major OaklyThe devil's in your London folks of the first Maj.0. Hey-day! What have I done? fashion, as you call them. They will rob you Mrs. O. I think yon might find better emplorof your estate, debauch your daughter, or lic ment, than to create divisions between 'marwith your wife, and all'as if they were doing ried people—and you, sir! you a favour-'pon honour!
Ook. Nay but, my dear!Maj. 0. Hey! what now?
Mrs. O. Might have more sense, as well as [Bell rings violently. tenderness, than to give ear to such idle stuff.
Oak. Lord, Lord!
Mrs. 0. You and your wise counsellor there, Oak. D'ye hear, major, d'ye hear?
suppose, think io carry all your points Maj. 0.' Zounds! what a clatier! - She'll with me pull down, all the bells in the house.
Oak. \Vas ever any thingOak. My observations since I left you, bave Mrs. 0. But it won't do, sir. You shall confirmed my resolution. I see plainly that find that I will have my own way, and that her, good humour, and her ill humour, her I will govern my own family. smiles, her tears, and her fits, are all calcu- Oak. You had better learn to govern yourlated to play.upon me,
self, by half. Your passion makes you ridiMaj. 0. Did not I always tell you so? It's culous. Did ever any body see so much fury the way with them all-they will be rough and violence; affronting your best friends, and smooth, and hot and cold, and all in a breaking my peace, and disconcerting your breath. Any thing to get the better of us. own lemper. And all for what? For nothing.
Oak. She is in all moods at present, 1Sdeath, madam! at these years you ought to promise you — There has she been in her know better. chamber, fuming and fretting, and dispatching Mrs. 0. At these years! – Very fine! -Am a messenger to me every two minutes-servant I to be talked to in this manner?' aster servant-now she'insists on my coming Oak. Talked to! - Why not? – You hare to her-now again she writes a note to entreat talked to me long enough-almost talked me -then Toilet is sent to let me know that she to death-and I have taken it all, in hopes of is ill, absolutely dying — then the very next making you quiet — but all in vain. Patience, minute, she'll never see my face again-she'll I find, is all thrown away upon you; and go out of the house directly. [Bell rings] henceforward, come what may, I am resolved Again! now the storm rises!
to be master of my own house. Maj. O. It will soon drive this way then- Mrs. 0. So, so! -- Master, indeed !-- Yes, now, brother, prove yourself a man - You sir; and you'll take care to have mistresses have gone too far to retreat.
enough too, I warrant
you. Oak. Retreat! - Retreat!– No, no! - I'll Oak. Perhaps I may; but they shall be preserve the advantage I have gained, I am quiet ones, I can assure you. determined.
Mrs. 0.' Indeed! — And do you think I am Maj. 0. Ay, ay!-keep your ground!--fear such a tame fool, as to sit quietly and bear nothing - up with your noble heart! Good all this?. You shall know, 'sir, that I will discipline niakes good soldiers; stick close to resent this behaviour You shall find that I my advice, and you may stand buff to a have a spirittigress
Oak. Of the devil. Oak. Here she is, by heavens! now, brother! Mrs. 0. Intolerable! - You shall find then Maj. O. And now, brother!-Now or never! that I will exert that spirit. I am sure I have
need of it. As soon as the house is once Re-enter Mrs. Oakly.
cleared again, I'll shut my doors against all Mrs 0. I think, Mr. Oakly, you might company, You shan't see a single soul for have had humanity enough to have come to this month. see how I did. You have taken your leave, Oak. 'Sdeath, madam, but I will!—I'II keep I suppose, of all tenderness and affection-open house for a year. - I'll send cards to the but I'll be calm—I'll not throw myself into a whole town—Mr. Oakly's rout!-All the world passion-you want to drive me out of your will come and I'll go among the world toohouse I see what you aim at, and will be I'll be mewed up no longer. aforehand with you- let me keep my temper! I'll Mrs. 0. Provoking insolence! This is not send for a chair, and leave the house this instant, to be endured-Lookye, Mr. Oakly
Oak. True, my love: I knew you would Oak. And lookye, Mrs. Oakly, I will have not think of dining in your chamber alone, my own way. when I had company below. You shall sit Mrs. O. Nay, then let me tell you, sirat the head of the table, as you ought, to be Oak. And let me tell you,' madam, 1