Agatha Posket has lied to her second husband Aeneas (married only
Mr. Posket. How dare you look me in the face, madam?
Agatha Posket. How dare you look at anybody in any position, sir? You send your wife to prison for pushing a mere policeman.
Mr. Posket. I didn’t know what I was doing.
Agatha Posket. Not when you requested two ladies to raise their veils and show their faces in the dock? We shouldn’t have been discovered but for that.
Mr. Posket. It was my duty.
Agatha Posket. Duty! You don’t go to the police court again alone! I guess now, Æneas Posket, why you clung to a single life so long. You liked it!
Mr. Posket. I wish I had.
Agatha Posket. Why didn’t you marry till you were fifty?
Mr. Posket. Perhaps I hadn’t met a widow, madam.
Agatha Posket. Paltry excuse. You revelled in a dissolute bachelorhood!
Mr. Posket. Hah! Whist every
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