The First Lady of the Land; A Play in Four Acts

The First Lady of the Land; A Play in Four Acts

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...Well, I've given no thought to marrying & portfolio--of any quality! But if a wife is all that's wanting to complete Mr. Jefferson's Cabinet rising, go ask Miss Floyd. madison, disconcerted, rises. She's at the dance, and now she's had enough of the fortepianer, she may give ear to the banjo. Madison. Eagerly. Dare I believe, ma'am, you're just a bit? Dolly. Interrupting; laughing. Jealous? Me? Not the least! With some show of anger. But if you think to court me for campaign purposes, as a part of Mr. Jefferson's political policies, or a piece of furniture for the State Department Madison. Troubled. But--my dear lady Draws nearer. Dolly. Warningly, in broken voice. No, no! Don't urge thy answer--to-night! Madison. Earnestly. Yes--to-night--this very hour--now--I want your promise!--To-morrow--or the day after--recall it if you choose!--But till then you are pledged to me! Dolly. No! You must give me time--to think it over. Madison. A year if you like--forever--if only meanwhile you marry me! DoLLY protests, wth gesture of refusal. With feeling. And I dare assure you'll have no cause to regret it. All that my great love can do to make you happy, and all that my poor gifts can do to make your life splendid, I promise absolutely. And I only wish I could tell it you less bluntly and awkwardly. Dolly. Tearfully. Faith! I've heard it done worse, sir; and I wonder how Miss Floyd With quick swerve to tone of gaiety, . Go find her, sir; she's entitled to another chance. She's come all the way from Long Island for no other purpose. And you'll own, sir, I was no better than a second choice. You'll see her at her best to-night--soft lights and music, and dancing, and--who knows? Once you have her in your arms again Madison. Protesting. Never, ma'am! Dolly....show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678966
  • 9781236678966