ACT IV
Scene III.
 

[To them] SIR WILFULL.

MRS. FAINALL
O Sir Wilfull, you are come at the critical instant. There's your mistress up to the ears in love and contemplation; pursue your point, now or never.

SIR WILFULL WITWOUD
Yes, my aunt will have it so. I would gladly have been encouraged with a bottle or two, because I'm somewhat wary at first, before I am acquainted. [This while MILLAMANT walks about repeating to herself.] But I hope, after a time, I shall break my mind--that is, upon further acquaintance.--So for the present, cousin, I'll take my leave. If so be you'll be so kind to make my excuse, I'll return to my company -

MRS. FAINALL
Oh, fie, Sir Wilfull! What, you must not be daunted.

SIR WILFULL WITWOUD
Daunted? No, that's not it; it is not so much for that-- for if so be that I set on't I'll do't. But only for the present, 'tis sufficient till further acquaintance, that's all--your servant.

MRS. FAINALL
Nay, I'll swear you shall never lose so favourable an opportunity, if I can help it. I'll leave you together and lock the door.