A Collection of Farces and Other Afterpieces; Which Are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury-Lane, Covent-Garden, and Hay-Market Volume 7

A Collection of Farces and Other Afterpieces; Which Are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury-Lane, Covent-Garden, and Hay-Market Volume 7

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...you and 1, she is the arrantest Mrs B. (Wit/rin.) What are you all about there? Where's your lazy, idle master? Bun. You hear she has begun to ring her usual peal: this is the way the moment she is up. Tug. AndI believe she seldom leaves off till she goes to bed; does she, Master Bundle? Bun. No, nor then neither; every thing must be her way, or there's no getting any peace. As soon as the marketing's over in town, away she and her' favourite Robintrudge to the two-shilling gallery ofone of the play-houses, where they have pick'd up such a pack of damned nonsense, about sentiments and stuff, that I am not only oblig'd to put up with her scolding me all the time I do see her, but I am scolded in a language I don't understand. Tug. Why, 1 should like that best now; for then, you know, one has no right to take it for scolding at all. Bun. O, 'when once she raises her voice, you never can take it for any thing else. Tug. Why then, mayhap, itis all concerning this same play-house business that she's so stout against me, and does all she can to serve Master Robin with Miss Wilelminy.. Bun. Ay, there was another of her freaks; she was then as fond of romances as she is now of plays; and though my father, who was as plain a man as myself, swore he would not leave us a farthing if we did not call the girl Margery, nothing would satisfy her, forsooth, but we must give her the name of Wilelmina: --'l"is such a de.mn'd, confounded. hard name that I was a matter of three years before I could pronounce it right. Tug. Well, stand to your oars, for here she comes! Enter Mrs BUNDLE. Mrs B. Is it not a most marvellous thing, Mr Bundle, that I must be such an eternal slave to my family, in this here...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773209
  • 9781236773203