The Dramatic Works of George Farquhar, Edited, with Life and Notes; The Twin-Rivals. the Recruiting Officer. the Beaux-Stratagem Volume 2

The Dramatic Works of George Farquhar, Edited, with Life and Notes; The Twin-Rivals. the Recruiting Officer. the Beaux-Stratagem Volume 2

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...Plume. No, no, I never quarrel with anything in my cups but an oyster wench, or a cookmaid; and if they ben't civil, I knock 'em down. But heark'ee, my friend, I'll make love, and I must make love. I tell you what, I'll make love like a platoon. Wor. Platoon, how's that? Plume. I'll kneel, stoop, and stand, faith; most ladies are gained by platooning. Wor. Here they come; I must leave you. Exit. Plume. So! now must I look as sober and as demure as a whore at a christening. Re-enter Captain Brazen and Melinda. Braz. Who's that, madam? Mel. A brother officer of yours, I suppose, sir. Braz. Ay-To Plume. My dear! Plume. My dear! Run and embrace. Braz. My dear boy, how is't? Your name, my dear? If I be not mistaken, I have seen your face. Plume. I never saw yours in my life, my dear.--But there's a face well known, as the sun's that shines on all, and is by all adored. Braz. Have you any pretensions, sir? Plume. Pretensions! Braz. That is, sir, have you ever served abroad? Plume, I have served at home, sir, for ages served this cruel fair--and that will serve the turn, sir. Mel. So, between the fool and the rake I shall bring a fine spot of work upon my hands!--I see Worthy yonder--I could be content to be friends with him, would he come this way. Aside. Braz. Will you fight for the lady, sir? Plume. No, sir, but I'll have her notwithstanding. Thou peerless princess of Salopian plains, Envied by nymphs, and worshipped by the swains! Braz. Oons, sir, not fight for her! Plume. Prithee be quiet--I shall be out--Behold, how humbly does the Severn glide, To greet thee princess of the Severn side I Braz. Don't mind him, madam.--If he were not so well dressed, I should take him for a poet.--But I'll show the difference presently.--Come, madam, we'll place...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 186 x 242 x 8mm | 160g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236674642
  • 9781236674647