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Written by Cheryl
(3/4/2007 11:52 p.m.)
So, poor Acres' suit to Lydia is rejected in favor of Beverley - and Sir Lucius's suit to Lydia is rejected in favor of Jack. So poor Jack is to fight two duels - one as himself and one as Beverley. Busy boy.
Sir Lucius is the instigator in Acres' duel - I love how he gets Bobs blood up, even dictates the letter, and Bob's "Come - now, shall I begin with an oath? Do, Sir Lucius, let me begin with a damme." He does essay a very elegant bit of "Sentimental Swearing" with his "Odds flints, pans, and triggers!" LOL
Would he have challenged Beverley on his own?
I was confused that one of Sir Lucius's grievances against Jack revolves around national pride: "There is a gay captain here, who put a jest on my lately, at the expense of my country." What jest? Where? When? Did I miss something?
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