Not So Bad as We Seem; Or, Many Sides to a Character. a Comedy in Five Acts as First Performed at Devonshire House, in the Presence of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness the Prince Albert

Not So Bad as We Seem; Or, Many Sides to a Character. a Comedy in Five Acts as First Performed at Devonshire House, in the Presence of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness the Prince Albert

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ... my dear father. SIR GEOFFREY. Child, ugh! What do you want? Lucy. Ah, speak to me gently. It is your heart that I want! SIR GEOFFREY. Heart--I suspect I'm to be coaxed out of something!--Eh; eh! Why, she's weeping. What ails thee, poor darling? Lucy. So kind. Now I have courage to tell you. I was sitting alone, and I thought to myself--' my father often doubts of me--doubts of all'--SIR GEOFFREY. Ugh--what now? LUCY. 'Yet his true nature is generous--it could not always have been so. Perhaps in old times he has been deceived where he loved. Ah, his Lucy, at least, shall never deceive him.' So I rose and listened for your footstep--I heard it--and I am here--here, on your bosom, my own father! SIR GEOFFREY. You'll never deceive me--right, right--go on, pretty one, go on. (Aside. If she should be my child after all?) Lucy. There is one who has come here lately--one who appears to displease you--one whom you've been led to believe comes not on my account, but my friend's. It is not so, my father; it is for me that he comes. Let him come no more--let me see him no more--for--for--I feel that his presence might make me too happy--and that would grieve you, O my father! SIR GEOFFREY. (Aside. She must be my child! Bless her!) I'll never doubt you again. I'll bite out my tongue if it says a harsh word to you. I'm not so bad as I seem. Grieve me?--yes, it would break my heart. You don't know these gay courtiers--I do!--Knew just such another--they have no honor--no mercy--not one of them--tut--tut--tut--don't cry. What shall I say to console her?--Oh, he's not the only man in the world--I'll find you another, who will love you in earnest; who will make you happy;--worthy, excellent man! Why, she's crying worse than before! Hardman's voice without. la Sir...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555090
  • 9781236555090