Critical ApparatusACT I. SCENE III.
BELLMOUR. Sharper, I'm glad to see thee.4
SHARPER. What, is Belinda cruel, that you are so thoughtful?5
BELLMOUR. No faith, not for that—But there's a Business of Critical Apparatus6Consequence fall'n out to Day, that requires some 7Consideration.Critical Apparatus8
SHARPER. Prithee what mighty Business of Consequence canst thou 9have?10
BELLMOUR. Why you must know, 'tis a piece of Work toward the Editor’s Note11finishing of an Alderman; it seems I must put the last12pg 22hand to it, and dub him Cuckold, that he may be of equal Critical Apparatus13Dignity with the rest of his Brethren: So I must beg Critical Apparatus14Belinda's Pardon—Critical Apparatus15
SHARPER. Faith e'en give her over for good-and-all; you can have no Critical Apparatus16hopes of getting her for a Mistress; and she is too proud, Critical Apparatus17too inconstant, too affected and too witty, and too handsome 18for a Wife.Critical Apparatus19
BELLMOUR. But she can't have too much Mony—There's twelve Critical Apparatus20thousand Pound, Tom—'Tis true she is excessively foppish Editor’s Note21and affected, but in my Conscience I believe the Baggage Critical Apparatus22loves me: For she never speaks well of me her self, nor Critical Apparatus23suffers any Body else to rail at me. Then, as I told you, Editor’s Note24there's twelve thousand Pound—Hum—Why faith upon 25second Thoughts, she does not appear to be so very Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus26affected neither—Give her her due, I think the Womans 27a Woman, and that's all. As such I'm sure I shall like her; 28for the Devil take me if I don't love all the Sex.29
SHARPER. And here comes one who swears as heartily he hates all 30the Sex.