A Collection of Farces and Other Afterpieces; Which Are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury-Lane, Covent-Garden, and Hay-Market Volume 6
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: ...it is melted down in the fat guts of mayors and burgesses of country corporations. Grov. I agree in your preference between the two; but an honest country gentleman, and a plain English wife, is more respectable and useful than both; so do you hear, madam, take care to provide me a second son, fit for that sort of family; let him be an honest fellow, and a jolly fellow, and in every respect a proper representative for Gloomstock-hall. Enter Hunrw. Hur. An't please your honour and worship, here are all the quality persons in fanciful dresses: you never saw such a'sight, they are for all the world like the Turks and Prussians; do but look at them, how they come prancing along through the grove! I never saw any thing so fine, and so proud, and so fantastical. Lord, I wonder any body will ever wear a coat and waistcoat again. This is b-Izam-Peter indeed! Exit Grov. My friend Hurry is in the right. Harry, come and help to dress me, for till I have got my fool's coat on, I can't makeone among them. E.1: it. Sir Har. I'll wait upon you.-My sweet Mama, I must leave you for a few minutes-for an age. E: cit. Old. My heart is now disburthened, and free to entertain my friends. Come, Maria, let us meet-them, and show in our faces the joy of our hearts. Will your ladyship and Mr Dupeley assist us? Exeunt OLnwoarn and MARIA. _ Lady Bob. 0, most willingly, Mr Oldworth. As she is going out, she sees Acrzm coming. Angels and ministers of grace defend us.' Dup. Hey-day! what is coming, Lady Bab? Lady Bab. O, that most hideous of all goblins, a country cousin; and I can neither avoid her, nor overlook her, as I should do in town. Dup. Where is the barbarian? Lady Bab. Mistake her if you can--the lovely Diana there that is talking to...
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