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Enter SE R V A N TS.
BU Í LË R: Just as the steward told us, lads! look you there, if he ben’t with my Lady already!
GARDINER. He! he! he! what a joyful night will this be for Madam!
COACHMAN. As I was coming in at the gate, a strange gentleman whisked by me; but he took to his heels, and made away to the George. If I did not fee maiter before me, I should have fworn it was his honour.
GARDIN E R.
Sir GEORGE (to Lady.]
do to hear it. In the mean while, I am to look upon this as my wedding-day. I'll have nothing but the voice of mirth and feasting in iny house. neighbours and my servants thall rejoice with me. My hall thall be free to every one, and let my cellafs be thrown open.
CO A C H M A N.
GARDIN E R. Whurra!
Sir GE ORG E. Vellum, thou hast done me much service to-day. I know thou lov'st Abigal, but she's disappointed in a fortune. Ill make it up to both of you.
I'll give thee a thousand pound with her. It is not fit there should be one fad heart in my house to-night.
L A Dr. What you do for Abigal, I know is meant as a compliment to me. This is a new instance of your love.
A B IGA L. Mr. Vellum, you are a well spoken man: Pray do you thank my master and my Lady,
Sir GEORG E. Vellum, I hope you are not displeased with the gift I make.
V E L L U M.
Spoken by Mrs OLDFIELD.
WO-night the poet's advocate I stand,
And he deserves the favour at my hand,
My help thus alk’d, I cou'd not choose but grantit,
hearts: No court-intrigue, no city-cukoldom, No song, no dance, no music-but a drum No smutty thought in doubtful phrase exprest; And, gentlemen, if so, pray where's the jest ? When we wou'd raise your mirth, you hardly know Whether in strictness
shou'd laugh or no,
But turn upon the Ladies in the pit,
Protect him then, ye fair-ones; for the fair
Too long has marriage, in this tasteless age,
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