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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 Excerpt: ... Mrs Mai. You are very good and very considerate, captain. I am sure I have done everything in my power since I exploded the affair; long ago I laid my positive conjunctions on her, never to 40 think on the fellow again;--I have since laid Sir Anthony's preposition before her; but, I am sorry to say, she seems resolved to decline every particle that I enjoin her. Abs. It must be very distressing, indeed, ma'am. Mrs Mai. Oh! it gives me the hydrostatics to such a degree!--I thought she had persisted from corresponding with him; but, behold, this very day, I have interceded another letter from the fellow; I believe I have it in my pocket. 50 Abs. Oh, the devil! my last note. Aside. Mrs Mai. Ay, here it is. Abs. Ay, my note indeed! O the little traitress Lucy. Aside. Mrs Mai. There, perhaps you may know the writing. Gives him the letter. Abs. I think I have seen the hand before--yes, I certainly must have seen this hand before--Mrs Mai. Nay, but read it, captain. Abs. Reads. My soul's idol, my adored Lydia!--60 Very tender indeed! Mrs Mai. Tender! ay, and profane too, o' my conscience. Abs. Reads. / am excessively aiarmed at the intelligence you send me, the more so as my new rivai Mrs Mai. That's you, sir. Abs. Reads. Has universally the character of being an accomplished gentleman and a man of honour. Well, that 's handsome enough. 70 Mrs Mai. Oh, the fellow has some design in writing so. Abs. That he had, I 'll answer for him, ma'am. Mrs Mai. But go on, sir--you 'll see presently. Abs. Reads. As for the old-weather-beaten shedragon who guards you--Who can he mean by that? Mrs Mai. Me, sir!--me!--he means me!--There--what do you think now?--but go on a little further. 80 Abs. Impudent scoundrel!--Reads. it shail go hard but I 'will elude her vigilance, as I ...
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