Comedy of the Gamesters as Altered by David Garrick with a Critique Volume 7

Comedy of the Gamesters as Altered by David Garrick with a Critique 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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...himself, nor ever allowed it in his children. Char. Ay; those were happy times indeed. I. Rus. But in this-forward age, we have coquettes in the egg-shell, and philosophers in the cradle; girls of fifteen that lead the fashion in new caps and new opinions, that have their sentiments and their sensations; and the' idle fops encourage 'em in it: 0' my conscience, I wonder what it is the men can see in such babies. Char. True, Madam; but all men do not overlook the maturer beauties of your ladyship's age, witness your admirer Major Dems 0'Flaherty; there's an ex ample of some discernment; I declare to you, when your ladyship is by, the major takes no more notice of me than if I was part of the furniture of your chamber. L. Rus. The major, child, has travelled through various kingdoms and climates, and has more enlarged notions of female merit than falls to the lot of an English home-bred lover; in most other countries, no woman on your side forty would ever be named in a polite circle. Chm'. Right, madam; I've been told that in Vienna they have coquettes upon crutches, and Venuses in their grand climacteric; a lover there celebrates the 'wrinkles, not the dimples in his mistress's face. The major, I think, has served in the Imperial army. 1.. Rus. Are you piqu'd, my young madam? Had my im Louisa, yielded to the addresses of one of Major ()'Flaherty's person and appearance, she would have had some excuse; but to run away, as she did, at the age of sixteen too, with a man of old Dudley's sort. C/Ht1'. Was, in my opinion, the most venial trespass that ever a girl of sixteen committed; of a noble family, an engaging person, strict honour, and sound understanding, what accom lishment was there wanting in Captain Dudley, but t at which the...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832515
  • 9781236832511