[To them] FAINALL and MIRABELL.
Ha, ha, ha! he comes opportunely for you.
For you, for he has brought Mirabell with him.
You don't look well to-day, child.
D'ye think so?
He is the only man that does, madam.
The only man that would tell me so at least, and the
only man from whom I could hear it without mortification.
Oh, my dear, I am satisfied of your tenderness; I know you
cannot resent anything from me; especially what is an effect of my
Mr. Mirabell, my mother interrupted you in a pleasant
relation last night: I would fain hear it out.
The persons concerned in that affair have yet a tolerable
reputation. I am afraid Mr. Fainall will be censorious.
He has a humour more prevailing than his curiosity, and
will willingly dispense with the hearing of one scandalous story, to
avoid giving an occasion to make another by being seen to walk with
his wife. This way, Mr. Mirabell, and I dare promise you will
oblige us both.