ACT II
Scene I.
 

A room in FORESIGHT's house.

FORESIGHT and SERVANT.

FORESIGHT
Hey day! What, are all the women of my family abroad? Is not my wife come home? Nor my sister, nor my daughter?

SERVANT
No, sir.

FORESIGHT
Mercy on us, what can be the meaning of it? Sure the moon is in all her fortitudes. Is my niece Angelica at home?

SERVANT
Yes, sir.

FORESIGHT
I believe you lie, sir.

SERVANT
Sir?

FORESIGHT
I say you lie, sir. It is impossible that anything should be as I would have it; for I was born, sir, when the crab was ascending, and all my affairs go backward.

SERVANT
I can't tell indeed, sir.

FORESIGHT
No, I know you can't, sir: but I can tell, and foretell, sir.