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The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume III

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Author: Aphra Behn
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 145,271 / 464 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 496
Added to site: 2005.07.01 10678

The Town-Fop; or, Sir Timothy Tawdrey
The False Count
The Lucky Chance; or, An Alderman's Bargain
The Forc'd Marriage; or, The Jealous Bridegroom
The Emperor Of The Moon

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Bel. I can endure no more; he marry fair Celinda!

Friend. Prithee let him alone. [Aside.

Sir Tim. To which he answer'd--I have a good Fortune--have but my Son Ned, and this Girl, call'd Celinda, whom I will make a Fortune, sutable to yours; your honoured Mother, the Lady Tawdrey, and I, have as good as concluded the Match already. To which I (who, though I say it, am well enough bred for a Knight) answered the Civility thus--I vow to Fortune, Sir--I did not swear, but cry'd--I protest, Sir, Celinda, deserves--no, no, I lye again, 'twas merits--Ay, Celinda--merits a much better Husband than I.

Friend. You speak more Truth than you are aware of. [Aside.] Well, Sir, I'll bring you to my Sister; and if she likes you, as well as My Father does, she's yours; otherwise, I have so much Tenderness for her, as to leave her Choice free.

Sir Tim. Oh, Sir, you compliment.



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