Clement Marot

Clement Marot

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... on he goes with spirit: "Yes, and as I have heard master say, there are three fires in the world, madame; the first central, the second vital, the third elemental. The first fire has three subsidiary fires, differing only by accidents--the fire of collision, the fire of attraction, and the fire of position." Paquier, who is resolved to be a good friend to his master, next hauls into discourse a wild fire that he had seen once dancing on the moor. At his wits'-end, he is reduced to wishing Genevote St. Anthony's fire, and then cries to himself in despair, _where the devil can another fire be found? After a little beating of his brains, he returns to the charge with, Feu votre pere et feu votre mere, avaient-ils fort aime feu leurs parens? and more in the same vein. Monsieur Granger, however, understands that he is to have an interview with Genevote, and has it. The lady worries him much, and tells him--with many a ha, ha, ha, and hi, hi, hi--of the tricks that have been played upon him. Here again Moliere has found the _ scene good, and annexed the greater part of it, which stands almost 'unaltered, except as regards the names of the speakers, as the third scene of the third act of the 'Fourberies de Scapin.' The scene ends, according to Bergerac, with a mischief-meaning assignation. Genevote is sister to La Tremblaye, the gentle swain to Granger's daughter. Vhile the pedant is abroad haunting the doors of Genevote, La Tremblaye is to run off with Mademoiselle Granger, and marry her. So ends the third act of the comedy. The scene of the next act is before the lady's window, in the road, at night. The pedant is there playing Romeo, and his man Paquier is there, with a...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961315
  • 9781236961310