Comedy of the Conscious Lovers with the Life of the Authors and a Critique by Richard Cumberland Volume 5

Comedy of the Conscious Lovers with the Life of the Authors and a Critique by Richard Cumberland Volume 5

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...you any assurance of hers.. Val. You know her temper; she never gave me anv great reason either to hope or despair. Stal1d. Women o.f her airy tem tcr, as they seldom think before they act, so they rardly give us anvlight to guess at what they mean: but you have little reason to helieve that a woman_of this age, who has had an indifference for vou in your prosperity, will fall in love with your ill-fortune. Besides, Angelica-has a great fortune of her own; and great fortunes either expect another great fortune, or a fool. Enter JEREMY. Jer. More misfortunes, sir. Val. Vhat, another dun?' Jer. No, sir; but Mr. Tattle' is come to wait upon you. Val. VVel.l, Ieannot hel it--you must bring him up; he knows I don't go a )road. Exit Jer. Smnd. Plague on him! I'll be gone. Val. No, pr'ythee stay: Tattle rind you should never be asundet; you are lightand shadow, and shew one another. He is _perfectly thy reverse both in humour and understanding; and as you set up for defamation, he is a mender of reputations. Scand. A mender of reputations! ay, just as he is a keeper of secrets, another virtue that he sets up for in the same manner. For the rogue will speak aloud in the posture of a Whisper; and deny a woman's name, while he gives you the marks of her pcrson. " He will forswear receiving a letter from her, and at the same time shew you her hand in the super scription; and yet perhaps he has counterfeited her "_ hand, and sworn to 0. truth, but he hopes not to be " believed; and refuses the reputation ofa lady's fa" vour, as a doctor says no to a bishopric, only that " it may be granted'him.'--ln sliort, he isia ublic rofessor of secrecy, and makes proclamation t at he liulds private intelligence.--He is here. Enter...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236936221
  • 9781236936226