The Question and Answer section for The Way of the World is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The most important salient trait is that of appearances..... specifically, the appearance of having a good reputation. Over the course of the novel, we learn that good reputations are desires but not consciously worked for..... they are not...
This is a play that you have listed. What is the poem you are referring to?
This is a play in acts and not chapters.