"I cannot imagine a woman being in love with Vanbrugh," said Brett impatiently.
For both Wycherley and Vanbrugh are playwrights, and Congreve is not.
Vanbrugh drew Brown a little aside and spoke in a lower tone, but Brett, who could scarcely control himself, moved up behind them.
There was no friend to arrange anything; so Miss Vanbrugh undertook it all.
Olive, humbled and disconsolate, prepared for her voluntary duty as Vanbrugh's lay-figure.
"I have spoken ill," said Vanbrugh, in a touched and humbled voice.
"Now I have got to see the old gentleman," said Darche, speaking to Vanbrugh.
As I think, Vanbrugh was a man to whom Fortune could never come.
"Oh no, I suppose not," answered Vanbrugh with affected indifference.
Vanbrugh was at this time dead—in 1726, at his house in Whitehall, of quinsey.