The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume II

The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume II

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Excerpt: ...will justify it too; but as for this Fellow, if your Ladyship have e'er a small Page at leisure, I desire he may have Order to kick him down Stairs. A damn'd Rogue, to be civil now, when he shou'd have behav'd himself handsomely! Not an Acre, not a Shilling-buy Sir Softhead. Going out meets Wild, and returns. Hah, who have we here, hum, the fine mad Fellow? so, so, he'll swinge him, I hope; I'll stay to have the pleasure of seeing it done. Enter Wilding, brushes by Sir Charles. Wild. I was sure 'twas Meriwill's Coach at Door. Aside. Sir Char. Hah, Wilding! Sir Anth. Ay, now, Sir, here's one will waken ye, Sir. To Sir Char. Wild. How now, Widow, you are always giving Audience to Lovers, I see. Sir Char. You're very free, Sir. Wild. I am always so in the Widow's Lodgings, Sir. Sir Anth. A rare Fellow! Sir Char. You will not do't elsewhere? Wild. Not with so much Authority. Sir Anth. An admirable Fellow! I must be acquainted with him. Sir Char. Is this the Respect you pay Women of her Quality? Wild. The Widow knows I stand not much upon Ceremonies. Sir Anth. Gad, he shall be my Heir. Aside still. L. Gal. Pardon him, Sir, this is his Cambridge Breeding. Sir Anth. Ay, so 'tis, so 'tis, that two Years there quite spoil'd him. L. Gal. Sir, if you've any further Business with me, speak it; if not, I'm going forth. Sir Char. Madam, in short- Sir Anth. In short to a Widow, in short! quite lost. Sir Char. I find you treat me ill for my Respect; And when I court you next, I will forget how very much I love you. Sir Anth. Sir, I shall be proud of your farther Acquaintance; for I like, love, and honour you. To Wild. Wild. I'll study to deserve it, Sir. Sir Anth. Madam, your Servant. A damn'd sneaking Dog, to be civil and modest with a Pox! Ex. Sir Char, and Sir Anth. L. Gal. See if my Coach be ready. Ex. CIos. Wild. Whether are you janting now? L. Gal. Where you dare not wait on me, to your Uncle's to Supper. Wild. That Uncle of mine pimps for all the more

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  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • English
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  • 1236692683
  • 9781236692689