The Comedy of Human Life Volume 34

The Comedy of Human Life Volume 34

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...wives; the first wa poor and gave him a son, the second had a fortune, and when she died left all to her daughter, and left it in such a way that she could never be deprived of it. The old man is a miser whose only object is his son's success. Sarpi, the secretary of the viceroy, in order to win the rich heiress, has promised to obtain a title for Lothundiaz, and takes vast interest in his son QUINOLA There you are--an enemy at the very outset. MoNIPoDIo We must use great prudence. Listen. I am going to give a hint to Mathieu Magis, the most prominent Lombard in the city, and a man entirely under my influence. You will find everything you need at his place, from diamonds down to low shoes. When you return here you shall see our young lady. (E: z: e'unt.) SCENE THIRD. PAQUITA AND FAUsTINE. PAQUITA Madame is right; two men are on sentry under her balcony and are going away on seeing the day dawn. FAUSTINE This old viceroy will end by disgusting me! He suspects me, even at my own house, while I am within sight and hearing of him. (Exit Paquita.) SCENE FOURTH. FAUSTINE AND DoN FREoosE. DoN FREGOSE Madame, you run the risk of catching cold; it is too chilly here FAUSTINE Come here, my lord. You tell me, that you have faith in me; but you put Monipodio to watch under my windows. Your behavior is not to be excused like the excessive prudence of a young man, and necessarily exasperates an honest woman. There are two kinds of jealousy: the first makes a man distrust his mistress; the second leads him to lose faith in himself. Confine yourself, if you please, to the second. DoN FREGOSE Do not end so charming a celebration, sefiora, by a burst of anger which I do not deserve. FAUSTINE Was Monipodio, through whom you learn everything that goes on...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770390
  • 9781236770394