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Scene IX.

[To them] JEREMY with BUCKRAM.

What, is my bad genius here again! Oh no, 'tis the lawyer with an itching palm; and he's come to be scratched. My nails are not long enough. Let me have a pair of red-hot tongs quickly, quickly, and you shall see me act St. Dunstan, and lead the devil by the nose.

O Lord, let me begone: I'll not venture myself with a madman.

William Congreve