Frank, i'Gad, at least. What a pox does Mrs Foresight mean
by this civility? Is it to make a fool of me? Or does she leave us
together out of good morality, and do as she would be done by?--Gad,
I'll understand it so. [Aside.]
Well; and how will you make love to me--come, I long to have
you begin,--must I make love too? You must tell me how.
You must let me speak, Miss, you must not speak first; I must
ask you questions, and you must answer.
What, is it like the catechism? Come then, ask me.
Yes, if you'd be well bred. All well bred persons lie.--
Besides, you are a woman, you must never speak what you think: your
words must contradict your thoughts; but your actions may contradict
your words. So when I ask you if you can love me, you must say no,
but you must love me too. If I tell you you are handsome, you must
deny it, and say I flatter you. But you must think yourself more
charming than I speak you: and like me, for the beauty which I say
you have, as much as if I had it myself. If I ask you to kiss me,
you must be angry, but you must not refuse me. If I ask you for
more, you must be more angry,--but more complying; and as soon as
ever I make you say you'll cry out, you must be sure to hold your
O Lord, I swear this is pure. I like it better than our old-
fashioned country way of speaking one's mind;--and must not you lie
Hum--yes--but you must believe I speak truth.
O Gemini! Well, I always had a great mind to tell lies; but
they frighted me, and said it was a sin.
Well, my pretty creature; will you make me happy by giving me
No, indeed; I'm angry at you. [Runs and kisses him.]
Hold, hold, that's pretty well, but you should not have given
it me, but have suffered me to have taken it.