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|Monkey-led for a night
Written by Robbin
(3/3/2007 11:18 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Act II: The suitors, penned by Cheryl
Now disappointment on her!—Defend this, Absolute; why don’t you defend this?—Country-dances! jigs and reels! am I to blame now? A minuet I could have forgiven—I should not have minded that—I say I should not have regarded a minuet— but country-dances!—Zounds! had she made one in a cotillon— I believe I could have forgiven even that—but to be monkey-led for a night!—to run the gauntlet through a string of amorous palming puppies!—to show paces like a managed filly!—Oh, Jack, there never can be but one man in the world whom a truly modest and delicate woman ought to pair with in a country-dance; and, even then, the rest of the couples should be her great-uncles and aunts! (Act II, Scene 1)
I do not have much sympathy for Mr. Faulkland after his speech on country dancing and how Julia is not truly modest and delicate because she did not limit her partners to those of grandparent age. He is hilariously insecure I hope rather than untrusting. He is extremely funny as a character but I think would be cringe-worthy if met on the street. ;D
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