Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series; Eighteen Plays from the Recent Drama of England, Ireland, America, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Scandinavia Volume 2, PT. 4
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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...broad sheets of tin are brought in loaded with brioches and tarts. There are tables covered with meats and cakes; others, surrounded by chairs, await customers. In a corner, a smaller table, littered with papers. At the rise of the curtairi, Ragueneau is discovered seated at this table, writing with an inspired air, and counting upon his fingers. First Pastrycook bringing in a tall molded pudding. Nougat of fruit! Second Pastrycook bringing in the dish he names. Custard! Third Pastrycook bringing in a fowl roasted in its feathers. Peacock! Fourth Pastrycook bringing in a tray of cakes. Mince-pies! Fifth Pastrycook bringing in a deep earthen dish. Beef stew! Ragueneau laying down his pen, and looking up. Daybreak already plates with silver the copper pans! Time, Ragueneau, to smother within thee the singing divinity! The hour of the lute will come anon--now is that of the ladle! He rises; speaking to one of the cooks. You, sir, be so good as to lengthen this gravy, --it is too thick! The Cook. How much? Ragueneau. Three feet. Goes farther. The Cook. What does he mean? First Pastrycook. Let me have the tart! Second Pastrycook. The dumpling! Ragueneau standing before the fireplace. Spread thy wings, Muse, and fly further, that thy lovely eyes may not be reddened at the sordid kitchen fire! To one of the cooks, pointing at some small loaves of bread. You have improperly placed the cleft in those loaves; the caesura belongs in the middle, --between the hemistichs! To another of the Cooks, pointing at an unfinished pasty. This pastry palace requires a roof! To a young cook's apprentice, who, seated upon the floor, is putting fowls on a spit. And you, on that long spit, arrange, my son, in pleasing alternation, the modest pullet and the splendid...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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