The Ancient British Drama Volume 1

The Ancient British Drama Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...not flea myself To humour the touch of her ladyship's fingers. E. PaL Well I had thought Jto nave carried it with youth; But when I came to greet her beauties with The eyes of love and wonder, she despised me, Rebuked those haughty squires, her servants that Conveyed me thither in mistake, and cried, She meant the more authentic gentleman, The reverend monsieur, she. Thwack. The reverend monsieur! Why, does she take me for a French dean? E. Pal. Her confessor, at least: her secrets are Thine own; but by what charms attained, Lei him determine that has read Agrippa.34 Thwack. Charms! yes, sir, if this be a charm--or this--Leapt and fritkt. Or here again, to advance the activity Of a poor old back. E. Pal Nro ape, Sir Morglay, Alter a year's obedience to the whip, Is better qualified. Thwack. Limber, and sound, sir! Besides, I sing Little Musgrove; 35 and then For the Chevy Chase, no lark comes near me: If she he ta'en with these, why, at her peril be it. E. Pal. Come, sir, dispatch; I'll knock, for here's the house. Thwack. Stay, stay; this lane, sure, has no great renown; The house too, if the moon reveal't aright, May for its small magnificence, be left, For aught we know, out of the city map. E. Pal. Therein consists the miracle; and when The doors shall ope, and thou behold how lean And ragged every room appears, till thou Hast reached the sphere where she illustrious moves, Thy wonder will be more perplexed; for know, This mansion is not her's, but a concealed Retirement, which her wisdom safely chose To hide her loose love. Thwack. Give me a baggage that has brains!--but, Pallatine, Did not I at first persuade thee, those two Trim gentlemen, her squires, might happily Mistake the person unto whom the message was Disposed; and that myself was...show more

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  • Paperback | 462 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236575032
  • 9781236575036