The Minor Theatre; Being a Collection of the Most Approved Farces, Operas, and Comedies, in One, Two and Three Acts Volume 5

The Minor Theatre; Being a Collection of the Most Approved Farces, Operas, and Comedies, in One, Two and Three Acts Volume 5

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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. 1794 edition. Excerpt: ...are Sir John Buck's.executor. Crab. True. Mac. I have a little thought that may be useful to us both. Crab. As how? Mac. Cou'd na we contrive to make a hond o'the young baronet.. Crab. Explain. Mac. Why you by the will, have the care o'the cash; and I can make a shift to manage the lad. Crab. Oh, I conceive you. And so between us both, we may contrive to ease him of that inheritance which he knows not how properly to employ, and apply it to our own use. You do know how. Mac. Ye ha' hit it. Crab. Why, what a superlative rascal art thou, thou inhospitable villain! Under the roof and in the presence of thy benefactor's representative, with almost his ill-bestowed bread in thy mouth, art thou plotting the perdition of his only child? And from what part of my life didst thou derive a hope of jny compliance with such a hellish scheme? 'Mac. Maister Crab, I am of a nation 'Crab. Of known honour and integrity--I allow 'it. The kingdom you have quitted, in consigning the care of its monarch, forages to your predeces sors, in preference to its proper subjects, has given 'you abrilliant panegyric, that no other people can 'parallel. 'Mac. Why, to be sure 'Crab. And one happiness it is, that though na tional glory can beam a brightness on particulars, 'the crimes of individuals can never reflect a dis grace upon their country. Thy apology but ag'gravates thy guilt.' Mac. Why, Maister Crab, I Crab. Guilt and confusion choak thy utterance. Avoid my sight; vanish. (Exit Mac.) A fine felJow this to protect the person, inform the inexperience, direct and moderate the desires of an unbridled boy! ' But can it be strange, whilst the parent neg ligently accepts a superficial recommendation to so important a trust, that the person, whose wants, perhaps, more than his...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544196
  • 9781236544193