"I was fit to be tied though I wouldnt give in with that gentleman of fashion staring down at me with his glasses and him the other side of me talking about Spinoza and his soul thats dead I suppose millions of years ago I smiled the best I could all in a swamp leaning forward as if I was interested having to sit it out then to the last tag" (U18.1113)
"I wont forget that wife of Scarli in a hurry supposed to be a fast play about adultery that idiot in the gallery hissing the woman" (U18.1116)

The NY Times (April 6, 1897) writes that The Wife of Scarli is 'a somber domestic drama, in 3 acts, from the Italian of Giuseppe Giacosa by G.A. Greene.' Scali is a humble hard working advocate whose wife has an affair with his colleague Fabrizio. The reviewer finds that the play is simple, modern, and overall 'a faithful and graphic portrayal of domestic life'. However the last act, the reconciliation of the couple through the innocent mediation of their child, is 'mawkish, trite', and 'so preposterous that the jeers of the multitude are justified'. The play had Olga Nethersole in the title role.
"adulteress he shouted I suppose he went and had a woman in the next lane running round all the back ways after to make up for it I wish he had what I had then hed boo" (U18.1119)
"I bet the cat itself is better off than us have we too much blood up in us or what O patience above its pouring out of me like the sea anyhow he didnt make me pregnant as big as he is I dont want to ruin the clean sheets I just put on I suppose the clean linen I wore brought it on too damn it damn it and they always want to see a stain on the bed to know youre a virgin for them all thats troubling them theyre such fools too you could be a widow or divorced 40 times over a daub of red ink would do or blackberry juice no thats too purply" (U18.1121)
"O Jamesy let me up out of this pooh sweets of sin whoever suggested that business for women what between clothes and cooking and children this damned old bed too jingling like the dickens I suppose they could hear us away over the other side of the park" (U18.1128)
"till I suggested to put the quilt on the floor with the pillow under my bottom I wonder is it nicer in the day I think it is easy I think Ill cut all this hair off me there scalding me I might look like a young girl wouldnt he get the great suckin the next time he turned up my clothes on me Id give anything to see his face" (U18.1132)
"wheres the chamber gone easy" (U18.1136)
"Ive a holy horror of its breaking under me after that old commode" (U18.1136)
"I wonder was I too heavy sitting on his knee I made him sit on the easychair purposely" (U13.1137)
"Ill throw them the 1st thing in the morning till I see if the wishcard comes out or Ill try pairing the lady herself and see if he comes out" (U18.1138)
"when I took off only my blouse and skirt first in the other room he was so busy where he oughtnt to be he never felt me" (U18.1139)
"I hope my breath was sweet after those kissing comfits" (U18.1140)
"easy God I remember one time I could scout it out straight whistling like a man almost easy O Lord how noisy I hope theyre bubbles on it for a wad of money from some fellow Ill have to perfume it in the morning dont forget I bet he never saw a better pair of thighs than that look how white they are" (U18.1141)
"the smoothest place is right there between this bit here how soft like a peach easy" (U18.1145)
"God I wouldnt mind being a man and get up on a lovely woman" (U18.1146)
"O Lord what a row youre making like the jersey lily easy easy O how the waters come down at Lahore who knows is there anything the matter with my insides or have I something growing in me getting that thing like that every week when was it last I Whit Monday yes its only about 3 weeks" (U18.1147)
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