The New English Drama, with Prefatory Remarks, Biographical Sketches, and Notes, Critical and Explanatory; Being the Only Edition Existing Which Is Faithfully Marked with the Stage Business, and Stage Directions, as Performed at Volume 2

The New English Drama, with Prefatory Remarks, Biographical Sketches, and Notes, Critical and Explanatory; Being the Only Edition Existing Which Is Faithfully Marked with the Stage Business, and Stage Directions, as Performed at 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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ... au contraire, I 'm pleas'd I declare, Quite hamy, to think, I escape from the snare: Serviteur Mam'selle, -my claim I withdraw. Hey ' where are my people? Fal, lal, lal, lal, la. E.z"it, L.H. Jenk. Imust go and inform sir John of what has happened; but, I will not tell him of the outrageous behaviour of this young spark; for he is a man of spirit, and would resent it. Egad, my own fingers itched to be at him, once or twice; and, as stout as he is, I fancy these old fists would give him a bellyfull. He complains of Miss Clarissa; but she is incapable of treating him ' in the manner he says.. Perhaps, she may have behaved with some coldness towards him; and yet that is a mystery to me too. E.z-it, LE. 'P This song is sometimes omitted. SCENE III.--Sir John F l0werdale's Garden. Enter LIONEL, leading CLARISSA, a.H. Li0. I-Iist--methought Iheard a noise---should we be surprised together, at a juncture so critical; what might be the consequence--I know not how it is; but, at this the happiest moment of my life, I feel a damp, a tremor, at my heart--Cla. Then, what should I do? If you tremble, I ought to be terrified indeed, who have discovered sentiments, which, perhaps, I should have hid, with a frankness, that, by a man less generous, 'less nobleminded than yourself, might be construed, to my disadvantage. Li0. Oh! wound me not with so cruel an expression--You love me and have condescended to confess it--You have seen my tormcnts, and been kind enough to pity them--The world, indeed may blame you--Cla. And, yet, was it proclaimed to the world, what could the most malicious suggest? They could but say, that, truth and sincerity got the better of forms; that the tongue dar'd to speak, the honest...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882237
  • 9781236882233