British Theatre Volume 3

British Theatre Volume 3

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...any serious thoughts of me, I know nothing of it. Lord T. Well, there's nothing wrong in your making a doubt of it. But, in short, I find, by his conversation of late, he has been looking round the world for a wife; and if you were to look round the world for a husband, he is the first man I would give to you. Lady G. Then, whenever he makes me any offer, brother, I will certainly tell you of it. Lord T. Oh, that's the last thing he'll dp! He'll never make you any offer, till he's pretty sure it won't be refused. Lady G. Now you make me curious. Pray, did he ever make any offer of that kind to you? Lord T. Not directly--but that imports nothing; he is a man too well acquainted with the female world to be brought into a high opinion of any one woman without some well-examined proof of her merit; yet I have reason to believe, that your good sense, jour turn of mind, and your way of life, have brought him to so favourable a one of you, that a few days will reduce him to talk plainly to me: which, as yet, notwithstanding our friendship, I have neither declined, nor encouraged him to. Lady G. I am mighty glad we are so near in our way of thinking; for, to tell you the truth, he is much upon the same terms with me: you know he has a satirical turn, but never lashes any folly, without giving due encomiums to its opposite virtue; and, upon such occasions, he is sometimes particular in turning his compliments upon me, which I don't receive with any reserve, lest he should imagine I take them to myself. Lord T. You are right, child; when a man of merit makes his addresses, good sense may give him an answer without scorn or coquetry. Lady G. Hush! he's here--Enter Mr. Manly, L. D. Manly. (l.) My lord, your most obedient. Lord T. (c.) Dear Manly, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568702
  • 9781236568700