A Collection of the Most Esteemed Farces and Entertainments Performed on the British Stage; The Guardian

A Collection of the Most Esteemed Farces and Entertainments Performed on the British Stage; The Guardian

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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. 1792 edition. Excerpt: ... of blades, whose only joy is center'd in their bottle; and 'faith, till this accident, I was no better myself--but ever since I am grown quite a new man. Rove. Ay, a new man, indeed!--Who in the name of wonder would take thee, sunk as thou art into a musing, moping, melancholy lover, for the gay Charles Belmour, whom I knew in the West Indies i Bel. Poh! that is not to be mentioned.--You know my father took me against my will from the university, and consigned me over to the academic discipline of a man of war; so that, to prevent a dejection of spirits, I was obliged to run into the opposite extreme--as you yourself were wont to do. Rove. Why, yes, I had my moments of reflection, and was glad to dissipate them You know I always told you there was something extraordinary in my story; and so there is still: I suppose it must be cleared up in a few days now----I'm in no hurry about it though: I must see the town a little this evening, and have my frolic sirst. But to the point, Belmour--you was going from the tavern, you fay.----Bel. Yes, Sir, about two in the morning; and I perceived perceived an unusual blaze in the air--I was in a rambling humour, and so xesolv'd to know what it was. 'Br. I and my master went together, Sir--, 'Bel."' Oh, Rovewell! my better stars ordain'd it to light me on to happiness.----By sure atraction led, I came tothe very street where a house was on sire; water engines playing, flames asending, all hurry, confusion, and distress! when on a sudden the voice of despair silver sweet came thrilling down to my very heart. Poor dear, little soul, what can she do! cried the neighbours. Again she scream'd; the sire gatheriug force, and gaining upon her every instant.--Here, Ma'am, said I, leap into my arms, I'll be sure to...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528891
  • 9781236528896