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Scene XX.


Well, have you been there?--Come hither.

Yes, madam; Sir Sampson will wait upon you presently. [Aside to ANGELICA.]

You are not leaving me in this uncertainty?

Would anything but a madman complain of uncertainty? Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, and the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase. Never let us know one another better, for the pleasure of a masquerade is done when we come to show our faces; but I'll tell you two things before I leave you: I am not the fool you take me for; and you are mad and don't know it.

William Congreve