The Dramatic Works of Moliere; Melicerte. a Comical Pastoral

The Dramatic Works of Moliere; Melicerte. a Comical Pastoral

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...him, But that he tells you of your Faults so plainly: 'T is against Sin his Heart is so provok'd, And the Interest of Heaven that prompts him to't. Der. But what's the Cause that over-nice of late, He will not suffer any to frequent us? In what do harmless Visits offend Heaven 1 Shall I expound this Riddle freely to you 1 Faith, Madam, I believe, he is Jealous of you. Per. Let not your Tongue out-run your Wit, take Heed; It is not only he that blames these Visits; But't is the Train of those that haunt your House, The many Coaches planted at your Gate. The rude Rencounter of so many Lacqueys, These, these make such a Noise among your Neighbours That I believe at last nothing shall pass They will not talk of; thus you pawn your Credit. CI. Ah, Madam, would you hinder a Man from Talking i That would be burthensome to humane Life. If we should shun those you think idle Toys, We must renounce our dearest Friends sometimes: And though we should make full resolve to do it, Think you, you could impose a general Silence 1 There is no Bulwark, Madam, 'gainst Detraction. The best Way is to slight all sottish Talkers; And while we strive to live in Innocence, Let Libertines their Humours entertain, Ml. Our Cousin Daphne, and her little Husband, Perhaps may take a Liberty of Speech; And't is too often seen whose Actions merit The most severe Reproof, soonest detract: They lie upon the catch, ready to seize, And lay fast hold on every little Error, That by Misprision others guilty make, And spread the News abroad with an odd Joy At their Miscarriage; painted with false Colours, They think to put a Cheat upon the World; And under the feigned Mask of a Resemblance To some Intrigues of Vertue, start a Zeal Fit to disguise that Envy which has forg'd A Charge more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236539109
  • 9781236539106