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 9

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 9

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...I think: I don't approve on't at all. Mrs. B. No? Sir J. And what's your objection? Bruin. Why, I was never over fond of your May-games: besides corporations are too serious things; they are edgetools, sir Jacob. Sir J. That they are frequently tools, I can readily grant; but I never heard much of their edge. Zhlrs. B. Well now, I protest I am pleas'd with it mightily. Bruin. And who the devil doubts it?--You women folks are easily pleas'd. Mrs. B. Well, I like it so well, that I hope to see one every year. Bruin. Do you? Why then you will be damnably bit; you may take your leave, I can tell you; for this is the last you Shall see. So away with you. Exit Mrs. Bruin, L.H. Sir J. Fie, Mr. Bruin, how can you be such a bear? Is that a manner of treating your wife? Bruin. What, I suppose you would have me such a snivcl ling sot as your son-in-law, Sneak, to truckle and cringe, to fetch and to--Re-enter JERRY SNEAK, in a violent hurry, at the Garden G'ate, L.H. Sneak. Vhere's brother Bruin? O Lord! brother, I have such a dismal story to tell you. Bruin. What's the matter? Sneak. Vhy, you know I went into the garden to look for my vife and the Major, and there I hunted and hunted as sharp as if it had been for one of my own minikins; but the deuce a Major or madam could I see: at last, a thought came into my head to look for them up in the summerhouse----Bruin. And there you found them? Sneak. I'll tell you: the door was lock'd; and then I Iook'd through the key-hole: and there, --Lord ha' mercy upon us! ( Whispers.) as sure as a gun. Bruin. Indeed! Zounds, why did not you break open the door? Sneak. Idurst not. Vhat, vould you have me set my vit to a soldier? I warrant the major...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236872649
  • 9781236872647