The City Bride
Spru. Pshaw! Pox of this Morality and dull Stuff; Prithee let us be Merry, and Entertain the Bride and Bridegroom. Ods fish there a parcel of rare Creatures within! But of all Mrs. Clara for my Money.
Mr. Ven. And truly, I am of your Opinion Mr. Spruce; for setting aside her present Melancholly and Discontent, I think she is beyond Comparison with any other.
Spr. Od's nigs, I know the Cause of her Disorder.
Ven. What I pray?
Spr. Why, I'll tell ye; In all Conditions of Estates, Professions, and Degrees, in Arts or Sciences, yee know there's a kind of Envious Emulation.
Mr. Ven. Right.
Spr. So in this of Arabella's Marrying; for Clara being Lady of much the same Birth and Quality, Grieves I--suppose to see her Rival get the start of her.
Mr. Ven. Troth like enough.
Fri. Y'are Pleasant Gen