The Way of the World

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Author: William Congreve

Scene VII.

MIRABELL alone.

MIRA. I have something more.—Gone! Think of you? To think of a whirlwind, though ’twere in a whirlwind, were a case of more steady contemplation, a very tranquillity of mind and mansion. A fellow that lives in a windmill has not a more whimsical dwelling than the heart of a man that is lodged in a woman. There is no point of the compass to which they cannot turn, and by which they are not turned, and by one as well as another; for motion, not method, is their occupation. To know this, and yet continue to be in love, is to be made wise from the dictates of reason, and yet persevere to play the fool by the force of instinct.—Oh, here come my pair of turtles. What, billing so sweetly? Is not Valentine’s day over with you yet?

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Chicago: William Congreve, "Scene 7," The Way of the World, trans. Evans, Sebastian in The Way of the World Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DD8666B7E6LQRLL.

MLA: Congreve, William. "Scene 7." The Way of the World, translted by Evans, Sebastian, in The Way of the World, Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DD8666B7E6LQRLL.

Harvard: Congreve, W, 'Scene 7' in The Way of the World, trans. . cited in , The Way of the World. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DD8666B7E6LQRLL.