Chamber Comedies; A Collection of Plays and Monologues for the Drawing Room

Chamber Comedies; A Collection of Plays and Monologues for the Drawing Room

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...you are feeling the cold? I beg your pardon, I remember you don't like to have it mentioned. Mrs. P. The cold / feel is the cold, cruel, grim grasp of grief laid upon my heart. Lady V. (aside). What a very perplexing symptom! (Aloud) I am sorry you feel uncomfortable. Mrs. P. Ah, dear lady-uncomfortable! that were indeed little---but stay, I will read you some papers into which my full heart has overflowed. You will then understand the significance of my words. Lady V. Certainly, I shall be delighted. (Aside) I am in for it now, so I may as well put a good face on it--besides which, the conversation was beginning to take rather an awkward turn! (Aloud) What do you call your book 1 Mrs. P. 'The Loves of the Deceived Alinda.' What do you think of that title? Lady V. I think it a very good title. Mrs. P. Ah--good--is that all 1 Doesn't it strike you also as having something of yearning and sorrowful, yet forgiving and womanly in it? Lady V. And now you mention it I think it does. Mrs. P. Ah! I am glad you feel it as I do. You will tell me, will you not, if any criticism occurs to you? It may have happened that in the soul's passionate outpouring some minor details of style have been overlooked--though generally speaking my style is a singularly finished and perfect one. Lady V. I really don't think I can promise that--I am so very ignorant of these things. Mrs. P. But that will make your genuine simple remarks the more valuable. Lady V. Very well, I will then. Mrs. P. I fear I haven't time to go through the earlier chapters. I have called each book by some appropriate name. 1. Preparation. 2. Probation. 3. Expectation. 4. Revelation. That sounds well, does it not 1 Lady V. Indeed, yes!--it sounds... portentous. Mrs. P. Portentous--it is....show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855086
  • 9781236855084