The Double-Dealer: A Comedy
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"The Double-Dealer" is a comedy play written by English playwright William Congreve. This comedy sees the character Mellefont, nephew and prospective heir of Lord Touchwood, about to marry Cynthia, daughter of Sir Paul Plyant. Lady Touchwood, a violent and dissolute woman, is in love with Mellefont, but as he rejects her advances, determines to prevent the match and ruin him in Lord Touchwood's esteem. In this design she finds a confederate in Maskwell, the Double Dealer, who had been her lover. He pretends to be Mellefont's friend, and aspires to cheat him of Cynthia and get her for himself. To this end he leads Plyant to suspect an intrigue between Mellefont and Lady Plyant, and Touchwood an intrigue between Mellefont and Lady Touchwood; and contrives that Touchwood shall find Mellefont in the latter's chamber...
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amazed aunt believe Bless BRISK chamber chaplain coachman confess Congreve Contents LADY PLYANT Contents LADY TOUCHWOOD Contents MASKWELL Contents MELLEFONT Contents SCENE contrivance creature CYNT d'ye damned dear deceived deuce take devil dissemble DOUBLE-DEALER egad excuse face favour fool fortune fury Gads-bud give happy hear heart heaven heaven's sake Henry Wadsworth Longfellow honour hope humble servant i'gad incest jealous LADY FROTH LADY TOUCH ladyship laugh let me perish letter look LORD FROTH LORD TOUCH lordship madam marry MASK merry Mourning Bride nephew never passion person pleasure plot Pray pretended prithee ready rogue ruin Sapho SAYGRACE SCENE III SCENE VII SIR PAUL PLYANT soul sure swear Table of Contents talk tell thank thee there's thing thought told treachery uncle Victor Hirtzler villain wife William Congreve woman