In Which the History of Mrs. Fitzpatrick Is Continued
Mr. and Mrs. Fitzpatrick only spend two weeks in Bath before heading back to Mr. Fitzpatrick's home in Ireland.
They can't touch her inheritance for another two years, so money is a problem.
The day before they are supposed to leave, Mrs. Fitzpatrick finds a letter from someone Mr. Fitzpatrick owes.
In this letter, Mr. Fitzpatrick's creditor blames him for making false promises about his debts.
Apparently, Mr. Fitzpatrick has been holding off his creditors by saying that soon, he'll be married "to this lady, and t'other lady; but [the creditor] can neither live on hopes or promises" (11.5.2).
When Mr. Fitzpatrick comes home, she shows the letter to him.
He sweet-talks her into thinking that he didn't marry her for her money.
And the two of them travel to Ireland the next day.
Mr. Fitzpatrick's mansion is a huge pile, mostly empty of furniture.
The whole place is so depressing that Mrs. Fitzpatrick doesn't know what to do.
It doesn't help that Mr. Fitzpatrick has turned cold and scornful.
He actively gets annoyed when Mrs. Fitzpatrick is happy, and he cheers up when she's sad.
Mr. Fitzpatrick's open contempt towards his wife soon makes her hate him.
In the middle of this dark situation, Mrs. Fitzpatrick has a child.