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Volpone Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scenes 6 and 7 Summary

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Act 2, Scenes 6 and 7 Summary

Mosca comes to tell Corvino of Volpone's recovery from Scoto's salve. Mosca says the two other legacy hunters brought the salve to Volpone and have even gone so far as to hire doctors to look into saving Volpone's life. Mosca implores Corvino not to let the others win Volpone's favor and become the heirs. Mosca tells him the doctors have concurred that the only way to save Volpone is with the help of a young, lusty woman.

Corvino suggests hiring a prostitute, but Mosca says a prostitute is too experienced, besides, he says, the doctor has offered his virginal daughter. When Corvino hears of the doctor's offer, he decides he cannot be undone and sends Mosca to tell Volpone he has offered his wife to help him.

In Scene 7, Corvino calls to Celia and tells her that, before, he was only joking. Corvino...

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