The Nephews: A Play, in Five Acts

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Published: 1799
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,588 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 676
Added to site: 2010.03.17
mnybks.net#: 27039
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Drama
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Mrs. D. What we ought to have done long long ago; he loves you so tenderly.

Augusta. But why should I not try to overcome this unhappy passion, knowing----

Mrs. D. Overcome? Can you do that? I know your heart too well. But be cheerful now--dream not of impediments that will never arise. Your father consents to whatever can tend to make you happy.

Augusta. What! my dear father will permit----

Mrs. D. He will proceed without precipitation; which is what I would advise you to do. If Lewis loves you sincerely, you may trust your father's heart.

Augusta. If? Oh, my dear mother, my doubts about him, occasion me continual uneasiness.--Could he deceive my affection----he seems of no fixed character.

Mrs. D. It must be owned he is unsteady.

Augusta. His way of life, indeed, displays such a character; but his heart is good.

Mrs. D. I believe it.

Augusta. He

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