The Modern Theatre; A Collection of Successful Modern Plays, as Acted at the Theatres Royal, London Volume 2

The Modern Theatre; A Collection of Successful Modern Plays, as Acted at the Theatres Royal, London Volume 2

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...Gossamer assured me you had escap'd from that wretch Delville, and were now safe under Mortimer's protection. Zllrs Mort. And so I hoped to be: but when I arriv'd at the inn, where Sambo expected to find him, he was gone!--and, would you believe it, Emily?-all the consolation that a long-lov'd husband left me was this letter: -read, read, and pity me. Emi. (Reads.) " Madam, -" The circumstances under which I found you with Mr Delville, and the acknowledgment of your guilt made by honest Sambo, has so confirm'd the charges in Miss Gloomly's letter, that you must be sensible we can never meet again." " And as the sight of our child would only heighten my aflliction, and you are no longer in a situation to educate him, let Miss Gloomly fulfil her promise made to your father on his death-bed-' Should Mortimer and his wife he reduced to distress or separation, I solemnly pledge myself to become a parent to their child: -these were her words, and that hour is now arriv'd!-I would say more, but 'tis impossible. HENRY iIonr1MEa." Here's blindness and credulity!-and Miss Gloomly-this censorious, slanderous-but it's always the case-out of ten scandalous stories, nine are sure to be invented by old maids. Mrs Mort. And Sambo too!-he to take aupart against me!-but I suppose he dar'd not vindicate my character, for fear of criminating his master'sThen should Delville imprison Mortimer for the debt I owe him, or should a duel be the result Emi. Nay, don't make it worse than it is--let's go directly in search of Mortimer. Mrs Jllort. Alas! I know not where to find him-and, therefore, to shew I'm not the disobedient wife he thinks...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778677
  • 9781236778673