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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...Irongate, to Simon Quick, toyman, Covent Garden. Our advices inform' us that the ship will sail next week with your order. One thousand common dolls; with fifty samples, that work their eyes and mouths. With these two hundred rocking-horses." Zero. Well? Valentine. Well? Zero. And you can't see through this? Listen and learn. The undried snuff is troops preparing for the pretender. The Highlanders in London, a swarm of kilts with the Stuart. Valentine. And the thousand common dolls, sir? Zero. Foreign troops. Valentine. And the dolls with eyes and mouths? Zero. The ofiicers to command them. Valentine. And the rocking-horses? Zero. Cavalry, sir; cavalry, as 1'm a statesman. Valentine. Wonderful! (Aside: Daylight's wasted upon a man who can see so much better in the dark.) Eh? (Ta/hing a letter.) Surely a woman's hand? Zero. No doubt. To fan treason into full blaze, always fan with a petticoat. Go on. Valentine. (Reading.) " To Belinda Icebrook."--Zero. (Aside: Icebrookl At last---at last!) Icebrook? From wh om? Valentine. Dorothy--Dorothy--Budd. Zero. Go on. Valentine. Sir, it is a woman's letter. Zero. Sir, treason is of no sex. The axe--and it could speak--could tell you that. Valentine. And when I am worthy of the headsman's trade, then I may stoop to this. Zero. A nice chivalry, perhaps: but all too fine for me to see it. (Reads) "This greeting in the name of St. Cupid." Valentine. St. Cupid! Ha, ha! Since Cupid has so many of his old friends in the Calendar, 'tis right, at last, he's canonised himself. St. Cupid! Zero. (Reads) "Sweet Belinda, fortune has found her eyes, for at last she has found me. And how 2 Guess till your hair grow grey, more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881931
  • 9781236881939