A Collection of the Most Esteemed Farces and Entertainments Performed on the British Stage Volume 4

A Collection of the Most Esteemed Farces and Entertainments Performed on the British Stage Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1783 edition. Excerpt: ...wild schemes, faucy words, and loose morals!--They lie a-bed all day, sit up all night: if they are silent, they are gaming; and if they talk, 'tis either scandal or insidelity; and that they may look what they are, their heads are all seather, and round their necks are twisted rattlesnake tippets.--O tempora, O mores! Lord Minikin discovered in his powdering gnart, with Jeffamy and Mignon. L. Min. Pry'thee, Mignon, don't plague me any more; dost think that a nobleman's head has nothing to do but to be tortur'd all day under thy insernal singers? give me my clothes. Mig. Ven you loss your monee, my Lor, you no goot humour, the devil may dress your cheveu for me! Exit. L Min. That sellow's an impudent rascal, but he's a genius; so i must bear with him. Our beef and pudding enriches their blood so much, that the staves in a month forget their misery and soup-maigre.--O my head!--A chair, Jeffamy!--I must absolutely change my wine-merchant: I can't taste his champaigne without disordering myself for a week!--Heigho!--Sighs. Enter Miss Tittup. Miss Tit. What makes you sigh, my Lord? L. Min. Because you were so near me, child. Miss Tit. Indeed! I shou'd rather have thought my Lady had been with you--By your looks, my Lord, I am afraid Fortune jilted you last night? L. Min. No, faith; our champaigne was not good, R 2. yesterday, yesterday, and I am vapour'd like our Englisk November; but one glance of my Tittup can dispel vapours like--like--Miss Tit. Like something very sine, to be sure; but pray, keep your simile for the next time;--and hark'ee--a little prudence will not be amiss; Mr Jesiamy will think you mad, and me worse. Half aJide. Jes O, pray don't mind me, Madam. L. Mix. Gadso, Jessamy, look out my domino, and I'll ring the bell when I want...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516850
  • 9781236516855