The Later Elizabethans. Beaumont and Fletcher. the End of the Old Drama. the Later Stuart Drama. Index

The Later Elizabethans. Beaumont and Fletcher. the End of the Old Drama. the Later Stuart Drama. Index

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...from licentiousness, or in one of its main situations from what is even worse 1. Vittoria Corombona (cf. an./2, p. 2 55). His thoughts are now entirely directed to proving his penitence and his reverence for her who has awakened conscience in him; and together with a rich necklace he sends her as a gift a mortgfige into which her husband had entered with him. At this point--and this is admirably contrived---the husband returns on a sudden visit to his wife, and rashly construes the gifts of gratitude into a proof I of guilt. A duel is to be fought between Peregrine and F itzavarice, when a foolish gentleman who is anxious to escape from the ofiice of second pr0C1lr5 the serving of a writ upon Pemgrine for another debt owing to F itzavarice, and it is not till the latter has himself caused Peregrine's release that the truth begins to dawn upon the husband's mind. The duel is however fought. L0l'd Fitzavarice, who has revealed the story of his own wickedness and its overthrow, seeking death; but both the combatants are wounded, and honour being thus satisfied, all ends happily. Fitzavarice marries Lady Peregrine's sister Jacintm whose treatment of a brace of foolish lovers has furnished the comic under-plot of the play. It may be objected to the conduct of the plot that Sir Walter Peregrine might have rendered the latter part of the action unnecessary by hearing his wife out. For the rest, while the direct and emphatic tribute to virtue which the play offers merits recognition, it must be allowed that the repentant and generous Lord Fitzavarice seems to be treated by the author as an exception to the rule of society even more wonderful than the virtuous wife. The comic characters in this play are not very striking. In the pretended...show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921399
  • 9781236921390