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In The Beaux Stratagem a pair of London gentlemen pose as a Lord and his servant in order to procure one handsome dowry to split between them. While Aimwell, the 'lord', works on the affections of Lady Bountiful's daughter Dorinda, his 'servant' Archer makes his bid for her son's wife.
Edited and introduced by Simon Trussler.