But the first time a Woman is frail, she should be somewhat nice methinks, for then or never is the time to make her Fortune. But I love him, Sir; how then could I have Thoughts of parting with him? I thought, Boy, by this time thou hadst lost Fear as well as Shame. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Take for instance this place: Macheath tells Lucy that Polly is crazy.
But I love him, Sir; how then could I have Thoughts of parting with him?
The Beggar's Opera
Archived from the original on 21 December Thus, safe a-shore, I ask no more, My All is in my Possession. Women indeed are bitter bad Judges in these cases, for they are so partial to the Brave that they think every Man handsome who is going to the Camp or the Gallows. Personally, I would have preferred that the cat fight turn into an alliance against Macheath and Peachum and a subsequent rebellion, but this works too. There is not a Fellow that is cleverer in his way, and saves more Goods out of the Fire than Ned. As for the rest
Macheath discovers, too late, that two of them Jenny Diver, Suky Tawdry have contracted with Peachum to capture him, and he becomes a prisoner in Newgate prison. It's Dickensian in its portrayal of the underbelly of English society; whores, criminals, highwaymen, corrupt lawyers. Why Wench, thou art a Shame to they very Sex. It may also have been influenced by the then-popular ideology of Locke that men should be allowed their natural liberties; these democratic strains of thought influenced the populist movements of the time, of which The Beggar's Opera was a part. I'd love to actually watch it on stage one day.