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Maj. Quarrel ! ha, ha, ha! What signifies a Cha. [Reading.] Ha! what's this? This may quarrel with a mistress? Why, the whole affair of be useful.

[Aside. making love, as they call it, is nothing but quar Maj. Sir, I am infinitely obliged to you—A reling and making it up again. They quarrel on rare fellow this! (Aside.] Yes, yes, I'll meet all purpose to kiss and be friends.

the good company. I'll be there in my waistcoat Cha. Then, indeed, things seemed to be taking and pumps, and take a morning's breathing with a fortunate turn -To renew our difference at you. Are you very fond of fighting, sir? sach a time! - Just when I had some reason O’Cut. Indeed and I am; I love it better than to hope for a reconciliation !-May wine be salt beef or biscuit. my poison, if ever I am drunk again!

Maj. But pray, sir, how are you interested in Maj

. Ay, ay; so every man says the next this difference? Do you know what it is about? morning.

O'Cut. O, the devil burn ine, not I. What Cha. Where, where can she be? Her father signifies what its about, you know? so we do but would hardly carry her back to lady Freelove's, tilt a little. and he has no house iu town himself, nor sir Maj. What! fight, and not know for what? Harry-—I don't know what to think I'll O'Cut. When the signal's out for engaging, go in search of her, though I don't know where what signifies talking? to direct myself.

Maj. I fancy, sir, a duel is a common break

fast with you? I'll warrant now you have been Enter a Servant.

engaged in many such affairs. Ser. A gentleman, sir, that calls himself Cap O’Cut. Upon my shoul, and I have: sea or tain O'Cutter, desires to speak with you.

land, its all one to little Terence O'CutterCha. Don't trouble me -I'll see nobody- When I was last in Dublin, I fought one jontleI'm not at home

man for cheating me out of a tousand pounds : Ser. The gentleman says he has very particu- I fought two of the Mermaid's crew about Sally lar business, and he must see you.

Macguire; tree about politics; and one about Cha. What's his name? Who did you say? the play-house in Smock-Alley. But upon iny Ser. Captain O'Cutter, sir.

fait, since I am in England, I have done noting Cha. Captain O'Cutter! I never heard of him at all, at all. before. Do you know any thing of him, major ? Cha. This is lucky—but my transport will dis

Maj. Not I--But you hear he has particular cover me. (Aside.] Will you be so kind, sir, [To business. I'll leave the room.

O‘Cutter.) as to make my compliments to his Cha. He can have no business that need be a lordship, and assure him that I shall do myself secret to you— Desire the captain to walk up the honour of waiting on him. -{Erit Servant.)-What would I give if O’Cut. Indeed and I will- Arrah, my dear, this unknown captain was to prove a messenger won't you come, too? [ To Major OAKLY? from my Harriot!

Maj. Depend upon't. We'll go through the

whole exercise : carte, tierce, and segoon, captain. Enter Captain O'Cutter.

Cha. Now to get my intelligence. [ Aside.) I O’Cut. Jontlemen, your sarvant. Is either of think the time, sir, his lordship appoints in his your names Charles Oakly, esq.

letter, ismaCha. Charles Oakly, sir, is my name, if you O'Cut. You say right-Six o'clock. have any business with it.

Cha. And the place--a-a-is-I think, beO'Cut. Avast, avast, my dear! I have a lit-bind Montague-House? tle business with your name, but as I was to let O’Cut. No, my dear !--Avast, by the Ring nobody know it, I can't mention it till you clear in Hyde-Park, fait-I settled it there myself, the decks, fait (Pointing to the major. for fare of interruption.

Cha. This gentleman, sir, is my most intimate Cha. True, as you say, the Ring in Hydefriend, and any thing that concerns me may be Park-I had forgoi-Very well, I'll not fail you, mentioned before him.

sir. O'Cut. O, if he's your friend, my dear, we may O’Cut. Devil burn me, not I. Upon my shoul, do all above-board. Its only about your deci- little Terence O'Cutter will see fair play, or diog a deferance with my lord Trinket. He he'll know the reason-And so, my dear, your wants to shew you a little warm work; and as I sarvant.

[Exit. was steering this way, he desired me to fetch Maj. Ha, ha, ha! What a fellow !-He loves you this letter. , [Giving a letter.)

fighting like a game-cock. Muj. How, sir, a challenge!

Cha. O uncle ! the luckiest thing in the world! O'Cut. Yes, fait, a challenge. I am to be his Maj. What, to have the chance of being run lordship's second; and if you are fond of a hot through the body! I desire no such good fortune. birth, and will come along with that jontleman, Cha. Wish me joy, wish me joy! I have found we'll all go to it logether, and make a little line her, my dear girl, my Harriot! -She is at an of battle a-head of our own, my dear.

inn in Holborn, major!

the lady.

Maj. Ay! how do you know?

And yet he don't want it neither-But I know Cha. Why, this dear, delightful, charming, his temper-Ile pieces out the matter with maxblundering captain, has delivered me a wrong ims, and scraps of philosophy, and odds and ends letter.

of sentences--I must live in peace Patience Maj. A wrong letter!

is the best remedy— Any thing for a quiet life ! Cha. Yes, a letter from lord Trinket to lady and so on -However, yesterday, to give him Freelove.

his due, he behaved like a man. Keep it up, Maj. The devil! what are the contents ? brother! keep it up! or its all over with you.

Cha. The news I told you just now, that she's Since mischief is on foot, I'll even set it forwards at an inn in Holborn :-and besides, an excuse on all sides. I'll in to him directly, read him from iny lord, for not waiting on her ladyship one of my morning lectures, and persuade him, this morning, according to his promise, as he if I possibly can, to go out with me immediately; shall be entirely taken up with his design upon for work him up to some open act of rebellion Harriot.

against the sovereign authority of his lady-wife. Maj. So !-so!-A plot between the lord and Zounds, brother! rant, and roar, and rave, and

turn the house out of the window. If I was a Cha. What his plot is, I don't know; but I husband - Sdeath, what a pity it is, that noshall beg leare to be made a party in it: so, per- body knows how to manage a wife but a batchehaps his lordship and I may meet, and decide lor!

[Erit. our deferance, as the captain calls it, before tomorrow morning - There! read, read, man ! SCENE II.-Changes to the Bull and Gate [Giving the letter.

Maj. [Reading.] Um-um-um—very fine!
And what do you propose doing?

Cha. To go thither immediately.

Har. What will become of me? My father is Maj. Then you shall take me with you. Who enraged, and deaf to all remonstrances, and here knows what his lordship's designs may be? I be- I am to remain, by his positive orders, to receive gin to suspect foul play.

this booby baronet's odious addresses. Among Cha. No, no; pray mind your own business. all my distresses, I must confess that Charles's If I tind there is any need of your assistance, I'll behaviour yesterday is not the least. So wild!

so given up to excesses ! And yet I am ashamed Aluj. You'll manage this affair like a boy now to own it even to myself-I love him: and death -Go on rashly, with noise and bustle and fury, itself shall not prevail on ine to give my hand to sir and get yourself into another scrape.

Harry.- But here he comes! What shall I do Cha. No-no—Let me alone; I'll go incog. with him? Leave my chariot at some distance-Proceed prudently, and take care of myself, I warrant

Enter Sir HARRY BEAGLE. you. I did not imagine that I should ever re Sir Har. Your servant, miss! -What? Not joice at receiving a challenge; but this is the most speak ! -Bashful, mayhap—Why, then, I will. fortunate accident that could possibly have hap- - Look’e, miss, I am a man of few words.pened. B'ye, b'ye, uncle ! [Ěrit hastily. What signifies haggling! It looks just like a deaMaj. I don't half approve of this

and yet I ler.-What d'ye think of me for a husband ?can hardly suspect his lordship of any very deep I am a tight young fellow—sound wind and limb designs neither-Charles may easily outwit him.-free from all natural blenishes-Ruin all over, Hark ye, Williain !

[Seeing a servant at some distance. Har. Sir, I don't understand you. Speak

English, and I'll give you an answer.
Enter Servant.

Sir Har. English! Why so I do—and good Ser. Şir!

plain English, too.—What d’ye think of me for a Maj. Where's my brother?

husband - That's English---a'nt it?----I know Ser. In his study--alone, sir.

none of your French lingo, none of your parlyvoos, Maj. And how is he, William?

not I.---What d'ye think of me for a husband? Ser. Pretty well, I believe, sir.

The 'squire says you shall marry me. Maj. Ay, ay; but is be in good humour, or Har. What shall I say to him? I had best be

Ser: I never meddle in family affairs, not I, civil. (Aside.)----I think, sir, you deserve a sir.

[Erit. much better wife, and bey----Maj. Well said, Williamın !No bad hint for Sir Har. Better ! No, 10,--though you're so me, perhaps !- What a strange world we live in! knowing, I'm not to be taken in so. You're a -No two people in it love one another better fine thing.------Your points are all good. than my brother and sister, and yet the bitterest Har. Sir Harry! Sincerity is above all cereenemies could not torment each other more mony. Excuse me, if I declare I never will be heartily--- Ah, if he had but half my spirit !- your wife. And if you have a real regard for

send for you.

me, and my happiness, you will give up all pre- now, while I dread his rage, my heart bleeds for tension to me. Shall I beseech you, sir, to per- his uneasiness---- I wish I could resolve to obey suade my father not to urge a marriage, to which him. I am determined never to consent? Sir Har. Hey! how! what! be off!--Why,

Enter RusseT. it's a match, miss !--- It's done and done on both sides.

Rus. Are not you a sad girl ? a perverse, stubHur. For Heaven's sake, sir, withdraw your born, obstinateclaim to me.--I never can be prevailed on----- Har. My dear sirindeed I can't----

Rus. Look ye, Harriot, don't speak; you'll Sir Har. What, make a match, and then draw put me in a passion-Will you have him ? - Anstakes! That's doing of nothing---Play or pay, swer me that-Why don't the girl speak? Will all the world over.

you have him? Har. Let me prevail on you, sir !---I am Har. Dearest sir, there is nothing in the world determined not to marry you at all events.

elseSir Har. But your father's determined you Rus. Why there! there ! Look ye there! shall, miss; so the odds are on my side.------! Zounds, you shall have bim - Mussy, you shall am not quite sure of iny horse, but I have the have him—You shall marry him to-night-Did nder hollow.

not you promise to receive him civilly? How Har. Your horse! Sir------d'ye take me for- came you to affront him? but I forgive you. I beseech you come into my Har. Sir, I did receive him very civilly ;-proposal. It will be better for us both in the but his behaviour was so insolent and insupportaend.

bleSir Har. I can't be off.

Rus. Insolent! Zounds, I'll blow bis brains Har. Let me entreat you.

out. Insolent to my dear Harriot! A rogue ! a Sir Har. I tell you, it's unpossible.

villain! a scoundrel! I'll—but it's a lie-I know Har. Pray, pray do, sir.

it's a lie He durst not behave insolentSir Har. I can't, damme.

Will you have him? Answer me that. Will you Har. I beseech you,

have him? Zounds, you shall have him. Sir Har. [Whistles.)

Har. If you have any love for me, sir. Har. How! laughed at?

Rus. Love for you! You know I love you-Sir Har. Will you marry me? Deur Ally, Ally You know your poor fond father dotes on you to Croker !

[Singing. madness. I would not force you, if I did not Har. Marry you? I had rather be married to love you—Don't I want you to be happy? But I a slave, a wretch------- You!

[Walks about. know what you would have. You want young Sir Har. A fine going thing. She has a Oakly, a rake-helly, drunken deal of foot-treads well upon her pasterns--

Hur. Release me from sir Harry, and if I goes above her ground

ever marry against your consent, renounce me Har. Peace, wretch !-Do you talk to me as if I were your horse?

Rus. I will renounce you, unless you'll have Sir Har. Horse! Why not speak of my horse? sir Harry. If your five ladies had half as inany good quali Har. Consider, my dear sir, you'll make me lities, they would be much better bargaios. miserable. I would die to please you, but can

Har. And if their wretches of husbands liked not prostitute my hand to a man my heart abther half so well as they do their horses, they hors. Absolve me from this hard command, would lead better lives.

and in every thing else it will be my happiness to Sir Har. Mayhap so. But what signifies obey you. talking to you ?

-The 'squire shall know your Rus. You'll break my heart, Harriot; you'll tricks -He'll doctor you.

-I'll go and break my heart - Make you miserable !talk to him.

Don't I want to make you happy? Is not he the Har. Go any where, so that you go from me. richest man in the county? That will make you

Sir Har. He'll break you in-If you won't go happy. Don't all the pale-faced girls in the counin a snafflé, you must be put in a curb -He'll try long to get himn? And yet you are so perverse, break you, damme.

[Erit. and wayward, and stubborn-Zounds, you shall Har. A wretch!-- But I was to blame to suffer have him ! his brutal behaviour to ruffle my temper.--I Har. For Heaven's sake, sircould expect nothing else from him, and he is Rus. Hold your tongue, Harriot! I'll hear none below my anger.--How much trouble has this of your nonsense. You shall have him, I tell odious fellow caused, both to me and my poor you, you shall bave him-He shall marry you father! I never disobeyed him before, and my this very night -I'll go for a licence and a denial now makes him quite unhappy. In any parson immediately. Zounds! Why do I stand thing else, I would be all submission; and even arguing with you? An't I your father? Have Vol. II.

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for ever.

not I a right to dispose of you? You shall have thousand fears and apprehensions of losing you him.

for ever-The chambermaid, whom I bribed to Har. Sir!

admit me to you, told me, that when the two gen Rus. I won't hear a word. You shall have tlemen went out, they talked of a license. What im.

[Exit. am I to think! Is it possible that you can resign Har. Sir! Hear me! but one word! He will yourself to sir Harry Beagle? [HARRIOT pauses.] not hear me, and is gone to prepare for this odi- | Can you, then, consent to give your hand to anoous marriage. I will die before I consent to it. ther? No, let me once more deliver youYou shall have him! O that fathers would en- Let us seize this lucky moment! My chariot force their commands by better arguments !- stands at the corner of the next street.

Let me And yet I pity him, while he afflicts me. He gently force you, while their absence allows it, upbraided me with Charles; his wildness and and convey you from the brutal violence of a intemperance-Alas! but too justly—I see that constrained marriage. he is wedded to his excesses; and I ought to Har. No! I will wait the event, be it what it conquer an affection for him, which will only may. O, Charles, I am too much inclinedserve to make me unhappy.

They shan't force me to marry sir Harry-But Enter Charles, in a frock, &c.

your behaviour-Not half an hour ago, my fa

ther reproached me with the looseness of your Ha! What do I see ! [Screaming. character.

[Weeping. Cha. Peace, my love! My dear life

make no

Cha. I see my folly, and am ashamed of it. noise! I have been hovering about the house You have reclaimed me, Harriot! On my soul, this hour~I just now saw your father and sir you have. If all women were as attentive as Harry go out, and have seized this precious op- yourself to the morals of their lovers, a libertine portunity to throw myself at your


would be an uncommon character. But let me Har. You have given yourself, sir, a great deal persuade you to leave this place, while you may of needless trouble. I did not expect, or hope, -Major Oakly will receive us at his house with for the favour of such a visit.

pleasure-I am shocked at the thoughts of what Chu. () my dear Harriot, your words and your stay here may reserve you to. looks cut me to the soul. You can't imagine Hor. No, I am determined to remain-To what I suffer, and have suffered since last night leave my father again, to go off openly with a And yet I have, in some fond moments, flattered man, of whose libertine character he has himself myself, that the service I was so fortunate as to so lately been a witness, would justify his anger, do you at lady Freelove's, would plead a little in and impeach my reputation.

Cha. Fool! fool! How unhappy have I made Har. You may remember, sir, that you took myself! Consider, iny Harriot, the peculiarity of a very early opportunity of cancelling that obli- your situation; besides, I have reason to fear gation.

other designs against you. Cha. I do remember it with shame and despair. Har. From other designs I can be no where so But may I perish, if my joy at having delivered secure as with my

father, you froin a villain was not the cause! My trans Cha. Time flies -Let me persuade you ! port more than half intoxicated me, and wine Har. I am resolved to stay here. made an easy conquest over me. I tremble to Cha. You distract me. For Heaven's sake.think, lest I should have behaved in such a man Hur. I will not think of it. ner as you cannot pardon.

Cha. Consider, my angel ! Har. Whether I pardon you or no, sir, is Har. I do consider, that your conduct has matter of mighty little consequence.

made it absolutely improper for me to trust myCha. O, my Harriot! Upbraid me, reproach self to your care. me; do any thing but look and talk with that Cha. My conduct! Vexation ! 'Sdeath ! But, air of coldness and indifference. Must I lose then, my dear llarriot, the danger you are in, the you for one offence? when my soul dotes on you, necessitywhen I love you to distraction !

Enter Chambermaid. Har. Did it appear like love, your conduct yesterday? To lose yourself in riot, when I was Cham. O law, ma'am! Such a terrible acciexposed to the greatest distresses !

dent! As sure as I am here, there's a press-gang Cha. I feel, I feel my shame, and own it. has seized the two gemmin, and is carrying them

Har. You confess that you don't know in what away, thof so be one an 'em says as how he's a manner you behaved. Ought not I to tremble at knight and baronight, and that t'other's a 'squire the very thoughts of a man, devoted to a vice, and a housekeeper. which renders him no longer a judge or master of Har. Seized by a press gang! impossible. his own conduct ?

Cha. 0, now the design comes out. But I'll Char. Abandon me, if ever I am guilty of it baulk his lordship. agaju. O, Harriot! I am distracted with ten Cham. Lack-a-dasy, ma'am, what can we do?

my favour.


as never was.

There is master, and John Ostler, and Bootcatch- , pons. If this misses, I have the fellow to't in er, all gone a'ter 'em. There is such an uproar iny pocket. Don't be frighted, madam. His

[Erit. lordship has removed your friends and relations, Har. If I thought this was your contrivance, but he will take great care of you. Shall I leave sir, I would never speak to you again.

you with him? Cha. I would sooner die than be guilty of it. Har. Cruel Charles! You know I must go This is lord Trinket's doing, I am sure.

I with you now. knew he had some scheme in agitation, by a let Cha. A little way from the door, if your lordter I intercepted this morning.

ship pleases.

[Waving his hand. Har. (Screams.)

Lord Trink. Sir!_'Sdeath - Madain !Cha. Ha! Here he comes. Nay, then, 'tis Cha. A little more round, my lord. [Waving. plain enough. Don't be frighted, my love! I'll Lord Trink. But, sir! Mr Oakly! protect you. But, now, I must desire you to Cha. I have no leisure to talk with your lordfollow my directions.

ship now.

A little more that if you please. Enter Lord TRINKET.

-Waving.]—You know where I live.

have any commands for Miss Russet, you will 'Lord Trink. Now, madam. Pox on't, he liere, hear of her, too, at my house. Nay, keep back, again! Nay, then-[Drawing.}---Come, sir ! my lord. - Presenting.] –Your lordship's most You're unarmed, I see. Give up the lady: give obedient humble servant. her up, I say, or I am through you in a twink

[Erit Cha. with Har. ling.

[Going to make a pass at Cha. Lord Trink. (Looking afier them, and pauCha. Keep your distance, my lord ! I have sing for a short time.]-I cut a mighty ridiculous arms.—[Producing a pistol.]—If you come a foot figure here, 'pon honour. Su! I have been connearer, you have a brace of balls through your certing this deep scheme, merely to serve him.lordship's head.

Oh, the devil take such intrigues, and all silly Lord Trink. How? what's this ? pistols ! country girl:, that can give up a man of quality Cha. At your lordship’s service. Sword and and figure, for a fellow that nobody knows! pistol, my lord. Those, you know, are our wea



If you


SCENE I.-LADY FREELOVE's house. their confinement; make them believe it was a Enter Lord Teinket, LADY FREELOVE with a

plot of young Oakly's to carry off my niece; and

so make a merit of your own services with the letter, and CAPTAIN O'CUTTER.

father. Lord Trink. Was ever any thing so unfortu Lord Trink. Admirable! I'll about it immenate? Pox on't, captain, how could you inake diately. such a strange blunder?

O'Cut. Has your lordship any occasion for my ỢCut. I never tought of a blunder. I was to services in this expedition?" daliver two letters, and, if I gave them one a Lord Trink. ( no: only release me these piece, I tought it was all one,

people, and then keep out of the way, dear

capLady Free. And so, my lord, the ingenious tain. captain gave the letter intended for me to young O'Cut. With all my heart, fait. But you are Oakly, and here he has brought me a challenge. all wrong: this will not signify a brass farding.

Lord Trink. Ridiculous ! never was any thing If you would let me alone, I would give him a so mal-a-propos. Did you read the direction, salt eel, I warrant you. But, upon iny credit, captain!

there's noting to be done without a little tilting. O‘Cut. Who, me! Devil burn me, not I. I

[Erit O'Cut. never rade at all.

Lady Free. Ha, ha! poor captain! Lord Trink. 'Sdeath! How provoking! When Lord Trink. But where shall I carry them, I had secured the servants, and got all the peo- when I have delivered them? ple out of the way-When every thing was en Lady Free. To Mr Oakly's, by all means.train.

You may be sure my niece is there. Lady Free. Nay, never despair, my lord ! Lord Trink. To Mr Oakly's! Why, does your Things have happened unluckily, to be sure; and ladyship consider? 'Tis going directly in the fire yet I think I could hit upon a method to set eve of the enemy, -throwing the dementi full in ry thing to right again.

their teeth. Lord Trink. How? How? my dear lady Free Lady Free. So inuch the better. Face your love, how?

enemies : nay, you shall outface them, too. Why, Lady Free. Suppose, then, your ladyship was where's the difference between truths and unto go and deliver these country gentlemen from truths, if you do but stick close to the point ?

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