"Ignoramus," Com Dia Coram Regia Maiestate Jacobi Regis Angliae

"Ignoramus," Com Dia Coram Regia Maiestate Jacobi Regis Angliae

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...fills them both with great uneasiness. Trico withdraws to avail himself once more of Cupes' assistance. The first third of this scene bears some verbal likeness to the same part of Act IV, Sc. 5, of the Italian source. The remainder of the scene is similar only in plot. Act IV, sc. 4, brings Pyropus into the presence of the father and son muttering complaints because of the worthless ring which Trico and Antonius had imposed upon him and lays claim to the clothes which Antonius is now wearing. The young man continues to speak English, and declares to his father that he does not know the man. Nevertheless the father has now grave suspicions in reference to the affair. Finally Antonius is almost in despair of longer keeping up the deception. This scene corresponds in plan to Act IV, Sc. 6, of the Italian source. However, instead of the tailor going away, at end of scene, to appeal to law, as in La Trappolaria, in our drama he remains during the following scene, there to be further undone by Trico and Oupes. Possibly one third of the speeches in this scene are in imitation of corresponding ones in the original. At the critical moment, Trico, Act IV, sc. 5, returns, accompanied by Cupes dressed as a sailor. The latter demands money of the young man for his passage from England. The father is now again convinced, that this is in reality his son from London, he therefore generously pays the sailor twenty crowns. Moreover because Pyropus obstinately refuses to be convinced that this is any other than Antonius, Cupes becomes angry and threatens to thrash the tailor. By this means the latter is frightened away; but as he retires he threatens to appeal to law for justice. Trico now realizes that Ignoramus would soon be coming to reclaim his...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891066
  • 9781236891068