The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The School For Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan:|
ROWLEY. By no means.
SIR PETER. For I should never be able to stand Noll's jokes; so I'd
have him think that we are a very happy couple.
ROWLEY. I understand you--but then you must be very careful not
to differ while He's in the House with you.
SIR PETER. Egad--and so we must--that's impossible. Ah! Master
Rowley when an old Batchelor marries a young wife--He deserves--
no the crime carries the Punishment along with it.
END OF THE FIRST ACT