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Dialogue following No. 2



PISCATOR (softened). If you will only wait till half-past six,
  I promise you to let you have your way.
AMANDUS. Thanks, kindly fisherman of middle age,
  A fellow feeling binds us. (Shakes hands with him.)
I will wait!
PISCATOR (cheerily). All things do come to him who can but wait,
  If he wait long enough. I'll to my sport! (He goes out.)
   
(Enter AMANDA across the bridge.)
   
AMANDA (resigned). At last my mind's made up--what's left of it,
  After the mouse-like gnawing of my woes, —
And, once made up, that remnant is a dress
Never to be unpicked! Oh! why, when I'm
So very sad, is everything so gay?

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