Duplicity, the School for Arrogance, He's Much to Blame, Seduction

Duplicity, the School for Arrogance, He's Much to Blame, Seduction

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ... born to trouble. L. Vib. Perplexed on every side; thwarted in every plan: no domestic comfort, no friend to grieve with me, no creature to share my miseries. Sir Geo. Melancholy case! L. Vib. One crossing me, another blaming me, and my wife driving me mad! Sir Geo. Distressing situation! L. Vib. My cares laughed at, my vigilance mocked, my sufferings insulted! And why? Because I am cautious! because I doubt! because I am provident! What is man without money? ' Sir Geo. A fountain without water. L. V ib. A clock without a dial. Sir Geo. (Warming, and becoming rapid as Improcceds.) What is it that buys respect, and honour, and power, and privilege, and houses, and lands, and wit, and beauty, and learning, and lords, and commons, and L. Vib. Why, money!-Then the manners of this dissipated age! Sir Geo. They are truly shocking! They, they, they are absurd, ridiculous, odious, abominable. L. Vib. And to what do they lead? Sir Geo. To every thing that is horrid! To loss of peace, loss of property, loss of principle, loss of respect, bankruptcy, _rum, contempt, disease, and death! L. Vib. (Aside) Yes, yes: he's the man! I do not think I repent------Heaven be praised, Sir George, you are a man of understanding; an economist. You will regulate your family and affairs to my heart's content. Sir Geo. Oh! it shall be my study! my daily practice! my duty! my delight! L. Vib.. You make me happy-and yet I cannot but wonder, being so rational a man, how you and my lady should agree so well. Sir Geo. Dear, my lord, why so? Women are the most manageable good creatures upon earth. L. Vib. Women good? Sir Geo. Indubitably: when they are pleased. L. Vib. So they say is the devil. Sir Geo. The sweet angels deserve to be humour' ed. Their smiles...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848926
  • 9781236848925