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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...T. I am extremely indifferent in these aii.nrs, thanks to my education. We must marry, you know, because other people of fashion marry; but I should think very meanly of myself, if, after 1 was married, I should feel the least concern at all about my hus Lady M. I hate to praise myself, and yet I may with truth aver, that no woman of quality ever had, can have, or will have, so consummate a contempt for her lord, as 1 have for my most honourable and puissant Earl of Minikin, Viscount Periwinkle, and Baron Titmouse--ha, ha, ha! Miss T. But is it not strange, Lady Minikin, that merely his being your husband, should create such indifference: for certainly, in every other eye, his lordship has great accomplishments? Lady M. Accomplishments' thy head is certainly turned; if you know any of 'em, pray let s have 'em; they are a novelty, and will amuse me. Miss T. Imprimis, he is a man of quality. Lady M. Which, to be sure, includes all the cardinal virtues--poor girl! go on! Miss T. He is a very nandsome man. Lady M. He has a very bad constitution. Miss T. He has wit. Lady M. He is a lord, and a little goes a great way. Miss T. He has great good nature. Laily M. No wonder--lie's a fool. Miss T. And then his fortune, you'll allow--Lady M. Was a great one--but he games, and if fairly, he's undone; if not, he deserves to be hanged--and so, exit my Lord Minikin--and now, let your wise uncle, and my good cousin. Sir John Trotley, baronet, enter: wTicre is he, pray? Miss T. In his own room, I suppose, reading pamphlets, and newspapers, against the enormities of the times; if he stays here a week longer, notwithstanding my expectations from him, I shall certainly affront him. Lady M. I am a great favourite, but it is impossible much longer to act up to his...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
  • 1236650891
  • 9781236650894