The British Drama Volume 9

The British Drama Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... service? Greg This distemper has given me a most insufferable deal of trouble. (Traverses the stage in a great heat, Leander following. ) Char. Yes, sir, I have recovered my speech; but I have recovered it to tell you, that I never will have any husband but Leander. (Speaks with great eagerness, and drives Sir Jasper round the stage. ) Sir J. But--Char. Nothing is capable to shake the resolution I have taken. Sir J. What? Char. Your rhetoric is in vain; all your discourses signify nothing. Sir J. I--Char. I am determined; and all the fathers in the world shall never oblige me to marry contrary to my inclinations. Sir J. I have--Char. I never will submit to this tyranny; and if I must not have the man I like, I'll die a maid. 9 Sir J. You shall have Mr. Dapper. Greg. There, sir, there; I think we have brought her tongue to a pretty tolerable consistency. Sir J. Consistency, quotha! why, there is no stopping her tongue. Dear doctor, I desire you would make her dumb again. Greg. That's impossible, sir; all that I can do to serve you, is, I can make you deaf, if you Sir J. And do you think--Char. All your reasoning shall never conquer my resolution. Sir J. You shall marry Mr. Dapper this even-'-g. Char. I'll be buried first. Greg. Stay, sir, stay; let me regulate this affair; it is a distemper that possesses her, and I know what remedy to apply to it. Sir J. Is it possible, sir, that you can cure the distempers of the mind? Greg. Sir, I can cure anything. Harkye, Mr. Apothecary, you see that the love she has for Leander is entirely contrary to the will of her father, and that there is no time to lose, and that an immediate remedy is necessary. For my part, I know of but one, which is a dose of purgative running-away, mixed with two drachms...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768892
  • 9781236768896