The Mother-In-Law; Or, the Doctor the Disease. a Comedy. as It Is Acted by the Company of Comedians of His Majesty's Revels, at the New Theatre in the Hay-Market

The Mother-In-Law; Or, the Doctor the Disease. a Comedy. as It Is Acted by the Company of Comedians of His Majesty's Revels, at the New Theatre in the Hay-Market

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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. 1734 edition. Excerpt: ...I'd do. Belina. Oh, Madam! I'm sensible of your Affection for me; but perhaps your kind Endeavours m iy not be fortunate enough to succeed. Lady Hip. Perhaps not, for such prudent well-bred Daughters as you, Mada, m, whose Actions are aft warranted by Reason and Honour, make a Jest of the (bedience they owe to a Father, and scorn to take Counsel from any but their own Heart. Belina. The Duty of a Daughter is not unlimited, Madam, and neither Law nor Reason makes it extend to some Cafes. Lady Hip. That's to fay, you are very willing to be married, but you are not willing your Father should have any hand in the Match.--The young Lady, yju find, my Dear, has a mind to choose for her self, so so you must not presume to interpose j to say the Truth, you have no Occasion, Miss is certainly come to Years of Discretrpn.. Btlina. If my Father can't approve of the Person I like, I conjure him at least not to force me to take one that 1 never can like. Sir Cred. Gentlemen, I beg your Pardon for all this. Belina. Every one, Madam, has their End in marrying. As mine is to give my Heart where I give my Hand, I think there's great Precaution requir'd in the Choice. There are some who marry only to be free from their Parents Restraintj then there are others, you know, Madam, who make Wedlock a Trade, who marry only to get good Jointures, and pass without Scruple from Husband to Husband, with no other View but to bury them all, and make up a Fortune out of the Ruin of their Families; such indeed stand little on Ceremony, the Person of the Man is the least thing they consider. Lady Hip. Good lack! Miss, why, you harangue finely to-day j but I would willingly know, methioks, what you mean by all this? Belina. I, Madam! I mean what I fay. Lady Hip. You are such a...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639707
  • 9781236639707