The British Spouter; Or, Stage Assistant. Containing the Most Celebrated Prologues and Epilogues That Have Been Lately Spoken in the Different Theatre

The British Spouter; Or, Stage Assistant. Containing the Most Celebrated Prologues and Epilogues That Have Been Lately Spoken in the Different Theatre

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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. 1773 edition. Excerpt: ... fay, She chang'd the lay to neet, the ntet to day! I was fo sheam'd with ail her freakish ways, .- She wor- her gear fo short, fo low her stays---Fine folks shew all for nothing now-a-days! One day I stnnd by coach, and did but stoop To put the foot-boatd up, and with her hoop She cover'd me all o'er--wiere art you lout? Here, madam, for heav'n fake pray let me out! Now I'm the poet's mon--I sind with wits, There's nothing fartain--nay, we eat by sits. Our meals indeed are slender, --what of that? There are but three on's--measter, I, and car. Did you but fee us all, as I'm a sinner, You'd. scarcely say, which of the three is thinner. My wages all depend on this night's piece, But shou'd you sind that all our swans are geese! E'seck I'll trust no more to measter's brain, But pack up all, and whistle whoatne again. As be is going out returns; O I have seen the sinest sights in all the nation! I've seen my Lord Mctyr's Show, and the Cro-zvnation! Ay, and since those two sine sights have ceme to pass, I've seen the King's State-Coacb, and the--ns Ass! TO THE SAME. WRITTEN BY MR. GARRICK. SPOKEN BY MR. WOODWARD j /a if Character of a fine Gentleman.' Enter-----speaking without. PSH AW! damn your Epilogueand hold your tongue. Shall we of Rank be told what's right and wrong? Had you ten Epilogues you shou'd not speak 'cm, Tho' he had writ 'em all in lingum Grecuro. I'll do't by all.the Gods!--(you must excuse me) Tho' author, actors, audience, all abuse me! To the Audience. Behold a gentleman!--and that's enough!----Laugh if you please--I'll take a pinch of snuff! I come to tell you--(let it not surprise you) That I'm a wit--and worthy to advise you v How could you suffer that same country booby, That pro-logue speaking savage, --that greatshow more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512227
  • 9781236512222