English Plays Volume 8

English Plays Volume 8

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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. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ...me. Mrs. Placid. I think 'tis an offence to ask a friend for money, when there is no certainty of returning it. Placid. By no means: for, if there were a certainty, even an enemy might lend. Mrs. Placid. But I insist, Mr. Placid, that they shall not find a friend in you upon this occasion.--What do you say, Sir? Placid, after a struggle. No, my dear, they shall not. Mrs. Placid. Positively shall not? Placid. Positively shall not--since they have found an enemy in you. Enter Servant. Servant, Dinner is on table. Placid. Ah! I am not hungry now, Mrs. Mrs. Placid. What do you mean by that, Mr. Placid? I insist on your being hungry. Placid. Oh yes! I have a very excellent appetite. I shall eat prodigiously. Mrs. Placid. You had better. Exeunt. SCENE II. An Apartment at Mr. Harmony's. Enter Mr. Harmony, followed by Miss Spinster. Miss Spinster. Cousin, cousin Harmony, I will not forgive you for thus continually speaking in the behalf of every servant whom you find me offended with. Your philanthropy becomes insupportable; and, instead of being a virtue, degenerates into a vice. Harmony. Dear Madam, do not upbraid me for a constitutional fault. Miss Spinster. Very true; you had it from your infancy. I have heard your mother fay you were always foolishly tender-hearted, and never shewed one of those discriminating passions of envy, hatred, or revenge, to which all her other children were liable. Harmony. No: since I can remember, I have fek the most unbounded affection for all my fellow creatures. I even protest to you, dear Madam, that, as I walk along the streets of this large metropolis, so warm is my heart towards every person who passes me, that I long to fay, "How do you do f" and C '"I am "I am glad to see you," to them...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519701
  • 9781236519702