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Sir GEORG E.
Enter LADY and ABIGA L.
Sir GEORG E. [Afde, while Vellum talks in damb foow to Lady.] O that loved woman! how I long to take her into my arms! if I find I am still dear to her memory, it will be a return to life indeed! But I must take care of indulging this tenderness, and put on a behaviour more suitable to my present character.
[Walks at a distance, in a penfive pofture, waving bis wand.
LADY. (To Vellum.] This is furprizing indeed! so all the servants tell me ; they say he knows every thing that has happened in the family.
ABIGA L. 'Afde.) A parcel of credulous fools! they first tell him their secrets, and then wonder how he comes to know them. [Exit Vellum, exchanging fond looks with Abigal.
L A Dr. Learned Sir, may I have some conversation with you, before you begin your ceremonies ?
Sir GEORG E.
L Å DY.
Pray, what is it?
Sir GEORG E.
A BIG A L. [Afide.]
L A Dr. Alas! I fear you mean I shall see Sir George's apparition a second time.
Sir GEORG E. Have courage, you shall see the apparition no more. The husband I inention shall be as much alive as I am.
A B IGA L. Mr. Fantome to be sure.
[Afidi. LADY. Impossible! I lov'd my first too well.
Sir GEORG E. You could not love the first better than you will love the second.
A BIG AL. (Afde.] I'll be hang'd if my dear steward has not instructed him; he means Mr. Fantome to be sure; the thousand pound is our own!
Ľ A Dr.
Sir GEORG E. As well as I do myself-I saw him with you in the red damask room, when he first inade love to you; your mother left you together, under pretence of receiving a visit from Mrs. Hawthorn, on her return from London.
Sir GEORG E. You were a great admirer of a single life for the first half hour; your refusals then grew still fainter and fainter. With what ecfyafy did. Sir George kiss your hands, when you told him you should always follow the advice of your Mamma!
2 4 Dr.
L Å Dr. Every circumstance to a tittle?
Sir GEORG E. Then, Lady! the wedding night! I saw you in your white fattin night-gown ; you would not come out of your drefling-room, till Sir George took you out by force. He drew you gently by the handftruggled--but he was too ftrong for you-you blush'd, he
LA Dr. Oh! stop there! go no further!-he knows every thing.
[Aside. A BI GA L. Truly, Mr. Conjurer, I believe you have been a wag in your youth.
Sir GEORGE. Mrs. Abigal, you know what your good word coft Sir George, a purse of broad pieces, Mrs. Abigal.
A B 1 G A L. The devil's in him. [Aside.). Pray, Sir, since you have told so far, you should tell my Lady that I refus'd to take them.
Sir GEORG E. 'Tis true, child, he was forc'd to thrust them into your bofom.
A B I G A L.
will mention the thousand pound, if I don't take care. [Afide.] Pray, Sir, though you are a Conjurer, methinks you need not be a Blab.
your art, I must beseech you to treat this apparition gently-it has the resemblance of my deceas'd husbands if there be
any undiscover'd secret, any thing that troubles his rest, learn it of him. N 2
Sir GEORG E. I muft to that end be fincerely informed by you, whether your heart be engaged to another; have not you received the addresses of many lovers since his death?
LAD r. I have been obliged to receive more visits than have been agreeable.
Sir GEORG E. Was not Tinsel welcome?- I'm afraid to hear an anfwer to my own question.
[Aide. L A Dr. He was well recommended,
Sir GEORG E. Racks!
[ Afde. L A Dr. Of a good family.
Sir GEORG E. Tortures!
[Afide. LADY, Heir to a considerable eftate!
Sir GEORG E. Death! [Afide. And you still love him? - I'm dif
[ Aside. LADY. No, I despise him. I found he had a design upon my fortune, was base, profligate, cowardly, and ev'ry thing that could be expected from a man of the vileft principles!
Sir GEORG E. l'ın recover'd.
.-[Apule. A BIG A L. Oh, Madam, had you seen how like a scoundrel he lock'd when he left your Ladyship in a swoon. Where have
you lest my Lady? lays I. In an elbow-chair, cluld, says he: And where are you going ? says I. To
town, child, says he: For to tell thee truly, child, says he, I don't care for living under the farme roof with the Devil, says he.
Sir GEORG E. Well, Lady, I lee nothing in all this that inay hinder Sir George's spirit froin being at rest.
L A Dr. If he knows any thing of what passes in my heart, he cannot but be satisfied of thai fondneis which I bear to his memory.
My sorrow for him is always frelii when I think of him. He was ihe kindeít, truest, tenderef-Tears will not let me go on
Sir GEORG E. This quite overpowers mi-- thail discover myself before my time. [.44.le. ] - Vadam, you may now retire and leave me to mylelf.
LADY. Success attend you !
A BIG A L. I wish Mr. Fantome gets well off from this old Don: I know he'll be with him iminediately.
[Exeuni Lady and Abigai.
Sir GEORG E. My heart is now at ease, she is the fanie dear woman I left her now for ny revenge upon Fanto:ne.shall cut the ceremonies short-a few words will do his business
-now let me seat inyfelf in forma good easy-chair for a Conjurer this!
--now for a few inatheniatical scratches-a good lucky fcrawl, that, faith I think it looks very astrological these two or three magical pot-hooks about it, make it a compleat Conjurer's scheme. [Drum beats.] Ha, ha, Sir, are