The Modern Theatre; A Collection of Successful Modern Plays, as Acted at the Theatres Royal, London Volume 8

The Modern Theatre; A Collection of Successful Modern Plays, as Acted at the Theatres Royal, London Volume 8

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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: ...elegant dejection, that pensive apathy--that graceful mope--if one may so express-it, that used to shed the soft benignant influence of an autumn evening over every thing around her. How blind have I been! now that your Lordship suggests it, I see it all. (Asidcz) I am obliged to help him out in his very abuse, for he knows too little of love's rhetoric, even to hate with-eloquence._ L. Dart. Now there is a person, in whose radiant eyes, and sparkling deeorums, the majesty of imperial cupid sits in state, and dispenses innocuous glories with the careless profusion of a city feast, _ or the dazzling splendor of a courtly gala.--There is a person illiss Her. Your Lordship means Miss Manly!--Yes, indeed, she is a fine young woman enough L. Dart. Miss Manly! Miss Manly, madam, is as a scintillating link to the gorgeous orb of day, compared to the ineffable divinity of my prostrate adoration. Y Miss Her. Whom can your Lordship mean? L. Dart. Mean! whom-should I mean--whom must I mean, whom can Imean, but the celestial Ph(X!I1lX of her sex, the divine Miss Herbert? Miss Her. Me, my Lord!--Good heaven!--I am so confused all on a sudden--Did your Lordship say we.' '.-_ L. Dart. Yes, yes, your adorable everlasting self. bliss Her. If your Lordship. really entertains--If your Lordship has indeed done me the honour to have conceived a passion--' L. Dart. A passion-!--la fiame--a conflagration--a volcano! _ 'Miss Her. Nay now, my Lord, I can no longer doubt the plain sincerity of your professions--but as it is a fixed rule with me, _ rather to follow than to lead, in events of this awful importance, I should wish to avoid any further communication with a person of your Lordship's dangerous eloquehce, till the proper...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928849
  • 9781236928849