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Scene XVII.

ANGELICA, VALENTINE, SCANDAL.

SCANDAL
Jeremy, follow Tattle.

ANGELICA
Mr Scandal, I only stay till my maid comes, and because I had a mind to be rid of Mr Tattle.

SCANDAL
Madam, I am very glad that I overheard a better reason which you gave to Mr Tattle; for his impertinence forced you to acknowledge a kindness for Valentine, which you denied to all his sufferings and my solicitations. So I'll leave him to make use of the discovery, and your ladyship to the free confession of your inclinations.

ANGELICA
O heav'ns! You won't leave me alone with a madman?

SCANDAL
No, madam; I only leave a madman to his remedy.

William Congreve