Minor Dialogues; By W. Pett Ridge with Ill. by A. Standish Hartrick, Lewis Baumer and Others

Minor Dialogues; By W. Pett Ridge with Ill. by A. Standish Hartrick, Lewis Baumer and Others

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...song in my ear, (still louder) Murmur and I shall hear thee. (louder) Soft as the winds from the balmy south (much louder) Faintly the notes come " Mature Young Lady (whispers behind programme. And so I put some fresh trimming round the sleeves and wore rather a nice fichu that Mr. Clodd gave me, and he said--of course / don't know--but he said I looked as well as anyone in the whole room. Her Friend (politely). Fancy that! Talking about dresses, though, you know that brown dress that I wore so long, don't you? Mature Young Lady. Do I not! Her Friend. Well, you 'll never guess what I 've been and done with it. Mature Young Lady. Given it away. Her Friend (whispering confidentially). Bought some new lace very cheap indeed--very cheap, but quite good enough for ordinary wear, you know--and tacked it all round the top; and (triumphantly) I assure you, my dear, it makes it look for all the world like a new dress. Mature Young Lady (with suggestion of doubt). Really? I shouldn't have thought that! Exhausted Contralto (sings)--" Mur-mur and I shall--hear--(pause. Then, with loud burst of confidence)--thee." (Exit). Friend (applauding absently). Oh, it's wonderful what you can do if you 're only handy with your needle! / never waste anything if I can help it. People often say to me, " Miss Beecher," they say, " however do you manage to always look so stylish?" and, really, I 'm surprised at myself sometimes. Who's this coming on now? (Pale Youth comes on platform.) Pale Youth (sings)--" Sing hey, sing ho, for the highwayman bold, And the dancing on the green; For never as yet, so I Ve been told, A gallanter seeker for jewels and gold Has ever this wide world seen--Has ever this wide world seen. For whether by night " Humorous Youth (to companion). I...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675363
  • 9781236675361