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A True Widow
Thomas Shadwell (c. 1642–1692)
Act I, Scene i
BELLAMOUR. But how go matters in France? What new foppery is turned up trumps there?
CARLOS. What with governors. ladies' eldest sons, ambassadors and envoys, you have 'em here almost as soon as the French themselves.
STANMORE. No alteration since we were there?
CARLOS. Wit and women are quite out of fashion, so are
and fiddlers: drums and trumpets are their only music.
BELLAMOUR. 'Tis but ill music for their neighbors.
Surely women are never out of fashion!
Manifold (1956: 127).
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