A Collection of Farces and Other Afterpieces; Which Are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury-Lane, Covent-Garden, and Hay-Market Volume 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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...had the best club, and never a dnnnond left. Sir C. Rising. Distraction! Bedlam is not so mad. Be as wrong as you please, madam. May I never hold four by honours, may I lose every thing I play for, may fortune eternally forsake me, if I endeavour to set you right again. E.tit. Mrs D. Gracious! what's the matter now? Lady R. Such another man does not exist. I did not say a word to the gentleman, and yet he has been raving about the room, and storming like a whirlwind. Drug. And about a club again! I heard it all. Come hither, Nancy; Mr Woodley, she is your's for life. Mrs D. My dear, how can you be so passionate? Drug. It shall be so. Take her for life, Mr Woodley. Woodley. My whole life shall be devoted to her happiness. Drug. Mr Woodley, I recommend my girl to your 1 care. I shall have nothing now to think of, but my' Bap. Thus have I, 'gainst my own self-interest, Repeated all the worst you are to expect From my shrewd daughter, Catherine; if you'll venture.. Maugre my plain and honest declaration, You have my free consent; win her, and wed her. Pet. Signor Baptista, thus it stands with me.. Anthonio, my father, is deceased: . You knew him well, .and knowing him, know me, Left solely heir to all his lands and goods, Which I have bettered, rather than decreased. And I have thrust myself into the world, Haplyto wivc and thrive as best I may: My business asketh haste, old signior, And every day I cannot come to woo. Let specialties he therefore drawn between us, Thatcovenants may be kept on either hand. vot. iv. ' N 'l' Bap. Yes, when the special thing is well obtained, My da ghter's love, for that is all in all. Pet. by, that is nothing; for I tell you, father, I am as peremptory as she...
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