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complaisant, and so neat, and so clean, and thay'd fo close, I warrant ye.
Mar. Should you like Mr. Friendly if he were old, Madam?
Ang. As for Mr. Friendly indeed, Madam, he's a kind of a perfect Stranger to me, so that I don't know what Judgment to make of his Temper or Inclinations; he may be a very good sort of a Man for ought I know, not but that I can't help thinking Mr. Friendly has some Humours may make a Woman very utcalic, - when the is
Clev. Not fo absolute a Stranger to him as you are: [Smiling.] Are not you a little Hypocrite? Hark ye;
[ Hitting her with her Fani intend to be marry'd to-Night to a Man that you are fuch aâ abfolute Stranger to?
Ang. Oh la! I wonder what makes you talk fo who could put such a thing into your Head?
Clev. He that put it into yours, Friendly. Ang. I'I swear' he gives himself a strange Liberty of talking.
Mar. None but what you'll forgive him for, I dare swear.
Clev. He fancy'd, if he did n't tell, you wou'd.
Mar. For being before-hand with you. Really Love Matters are come to be inanag'd after a very fantastical manner, and all the Care is now, not who shall keep the Secret best, but who shall tell first.
Ang: I'll-vow I have a good Mind not to have him, he's such a meer blab.
Mar. That would be all wrong, as they say, Madam, to fall out with him, and be reveng'd upon your self.
Clev. She'll consider better of it, never fear.
Mar. Well, but dcar Madam, we are of your Party, and I hope you také us to be so much your friends as to deserve your Confidence You know we have no other Design upon Sir Timothy, but in order to bring
this Bufiness, between Mr. Friendly and you, to a happy Conclufon.
Ang. Nay, really, I must needs say I have been infinitely oblig'd to you, dear Madam And indeed my Father is such a strange kind of a Man, that I don't care what risque I run to get out of his Clhtches. Well, but
you know Mr. Friendly, Madam. [To Mariana. Ma. A little, Madam ; not so well as you do, I faacy. Ang. Oh dear,
yes to be sure you do, and a great deal better too; but do you think he'll make a good Hurband? I believe he's a frange wild young Fellow; really a Woman runs a strange Hazard with these wild young Fellows.
May. All Gamesters that play deep, and push for a Foro tune, run Hazards, and for my part I am always for risquing with a wild Fellow rather than a tame onenie belides, were he never so wild, Matrimony will make him bate of his speed, as they say that have try'd it.
Ang. I'll vow I have heard he drinks a World of Claret.
Clev. And you fancy that will make him so deca
Well, Mrs. Clever, you are the maliciouselt Creature, you are always a teizing one; but I am rcfolv'd I'll be reveng'd of you at Night, when we are a-bed together.
Clev. A-bed together! for Shame! why you wou'd n't abandon your Bridegroom for me?
Ang. Nay, Mrs. Clever, you know when you lye here you always use to be my Bed-fellow, and you san't be put out of your Bed for any Body, I'm resolvd you shall lye with me, and we'll lye awake and talk all Night long Nay, I'm resolv'd I'll pinch you if you won't Iye awake and talk to me.
Clev. No, no, you know I'm the deepieft Creature in the World: You had better pinch Friendly, if he won't lye awake, and C 2
talk to your
Ang. IN fwear I have a good Mind to stop your Mouth I think the Woman's mad to talk to Oh gemini! Mar. Methinks Sir Timothy stays very long
didn't he promise to follow us immediately
Ang. He's a teaching the Servants to Dance, as they do before the Emperor of China.
Mar. I wish he would dispatch the Business we want to have done, and go on with his Tartarian Ballet arter, wards.
Ang. Shall I go and tell him you want to speak with him, Madam?
Mar. If you please, Madam.
Ang. He'll leave the Cham of Tartary himself to wait upon you.
[Going Dear Mrs. Clever, if you should happen to see Mr. Friend -ly, I charge you don't tell him we [Coming back. have been talking of him We fhall have him so vain, and in his Airs, I warrant you.
Clev. No, no, you shall have the Pleasure of betraying the Secret, and telling him all your self make haste and dispatch your Embassy. Ang. I'll be here again in a Minute.
[Exit Angelica Clev. Well, what think you of Mrs. Friendly that is to -be?
Mar. She's in a moft violent twitter.
Clev. As all young Ladies of her Age'are at the Approach of Matrimony.
Mar. She's fo out of Breath, and so merry, and so grave, and so glad, and fo smirking, and so smiling.
Clev. And does n't know whether she goes upon her Head or her Heels.
Mar. Love! Love! my Dear! you know this Love is the Devil
look this way, (Looking out. is not that the most serene, and most amiable Mr. Pinch that's coming into the Court?
Clev. 'Tis he; there are certain foolish Appurtenances belonging to his face and Person, which no one else can pretend to but I think we are ready for him, and, so let him come as soon as he pleases.
Mar. I wou'd n't have him see me.
upon your Oriental Lover's Preparations for your Entertainment.
[Exeunt. Enter Pinch and a Servant: Ser. If it shall seem agreeable to you to repose you inoft worshipful Serfon in this place, I will notific your
Arrival to Sir Timothy Tallapoy, Knight and Mandarin or ch the Seventh Order.
Pinch. 'Tis very well, Friend, notifie to your Maler
with what hate you can conveniently, but don't disconi pose your self, don't put your self out of Order.
[Exit Servant. Very foolish, 'Faith. If the rest of my Father-in-Law's Family: be of a piece with this Fellow, I shall have a good merry time on't among 'em
to be the only Wit in the Family
I don't know, it may be well enough
'tis better biting than being bit, certainly
Who'd have thought that fly Devil, that Mrs. Mariana, shou'd have had it in her to put such a practical Bite upon one
It cost me Two Hours in Time, beside Eight and a Peony in Monies, number'd to stay for her, and she never come at last. Very pretty Maoners truly
1 smoak somewhat between that same Clerimont and her ; but no matter, Bite's the Word. I shall be even with her before to-morrow Morning
I believe, if I play'd one, I play'd Forty Games at All-Fours and Shovel-Board with Mr. Bandileer
Poor Fellow, he was bloodily in for it at last
'Tis true, indeed, . hę drank a World of Geneva
but his Cousin will take Care of him.
She's a discreet Woman truly in the main, I believe - she held bis Head so kindly when he grew a little fickish
Ha! ka! 'tis he!.
Enter Sir Timothy Tallapoy.
I wou'd I were
Son-in-law Pinch as foon as may be, and I will then Hal how! here is that wretched Puppy that goeth up and down fecking whom he may bite - Is there no Place safe againit biting, not even a Man's own House? -You take a Atrange Liberty, Friend, after fome Occurrences that passa between us so lately,
Pinch. A Atrange Fellow this, I don't know what to do, not I-I must try to speak him fair, I think, and see if one can mollific him that way, for 'cis but a Word; and a Blow with him, that I see clearly,
[4lido. Tim. Now is this wicked Villain meditating a Bite, but by the Majesty of Peking, I will confound the Evil Imagination c'er it can be brought to Perfection Heark to me, young Man, you are one of those that make themselves merry with the most excellent Oriental Nations: This Mansion was not built to receive those People that scoff atthe Cham of Tartary.
Pinch. Oh dear Sir, far be it from me, Sir, to think it was, Sir; I can't think it was built with any such knavish Design - I am ftrangely tempted to bite him.. [Aside.
Sir Tim. I am therefore prompted to ask what Affair, or Negotiation might induce you to enter here.
Pinch. This is moft execrably impertinent. [Afide. Affair Sir? why really I have an Affair,
Sir Tim. Ay!' discufs to me of what Nature
Pinch. Nature, Sir? If I cou'd come to the Speech of the proper Person
sir Tim. Sir, I notifie to you that I am the most pro. per Person of any one within thefe Walls to whom you may unfold your Bus’ness.
Pinch. Look ye, Sir, that isn't the matter -I don't say but you may be very proper for ought I know, but