The British Drama; A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces, in the English Language Volume 1

The British Drama; A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces, in the English Language 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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...I1--no, I never do as I am bid 1 but vou ought--so go to my lady. Col. T. Nay, but Miss--Miss T. Nay, but colonel, if you wont obey your commanding officer, you shall be broke, and then my maid wont accept of you; Bo march, colonel! lookye, Sir, I will command before marriage, and do what I please afterwards, or I have been well educated to very little purpose. Exit. Col. T. What a mad devil it is!--now, if I had the least affection for the girl, I should be damnably vexed at this!--but she has a fine fortune, and I must have her if I can.--Tol, lol, lol, &c. Exit singing. Enter Sir John Trotlky, and Davy. Sir J. Hold your tongue, Davy; you talk like a fool. Dam/. It is a fine place, your honour, and I could live here for ever! Sir J. More shame for you: --live here for ever!--what, among thieves and pickpockets!--what a revolution smce my time! the more I see, the more I've cause for lamentation; what a dreadful change has time brought about in twenty years! I should not have known the place again, nor the people; all the signs that made so noble an appearance, are all taken down;--not a bob or lye-wig to be seen! all the degrees, from the parade in St. James' Park, to the stool and brush at the corner of every street, have their hair tied up--the mason laying bricks, the baker with his basket, the post-boy crying newspapers, and the doctors prescribing physic, have all their hair tied up; and that's the reason so many heads are tied up every month. Davy. I shall have my head tied up to-morrow;--Mr. Whisp will do it for me--your honour and I look like Philistines among 'em. Sir J. And I shall break your head if it is tied up; I hate innovation;--all confusion and no distinction!--the streets now are as smooth as a turnpike road! no rattling..show more

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  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 37mm | 1,293g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236627326
  • 9781236627322