The Way of the World By William Congreve Act III


[To them] FOIBLE.

LADY. Come, come, Foible — I had forgot my nephew will be here before dinner — I must make haste.

FOIB. Mr. Witwoud and Mr. Petulant are come to dine with your ladyship.

LADY. Oh dear, I can't appear till I am dressed. Dear Marwood, shall I be free with you again, and beg you to entertain em? I'll make all imaginable haste. Dear friend, excuse me.

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Lady Wishfort, who is __________ years old, is vain and susceptible to false flattery.