Plays of the 19th and 20th Centuries Volume 17

Plays of the 19th and 20th Centuries Volume 17

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...has turned up. Omnes. Jonas Fletcher! Dobbs. It's a fact. He's living in that lonely cottage at the end of the wood, without Sir Michael being aware of it. Cole. Then when he does hear of it I expect you'll be sent to eject. Dobb. Then I shan't go; for be has a son with him as big as himself--a most ferocious looking fellow--and between the two the constable might come to the ground. A pint of home-brewed, Master Grogham, and a pipe in puff my care away. Flint. 1 hear Sir Michael intends to raise the rents. N, . Cole. Aye, and preserve the game stricter than ever. Diggs. lie was always terribly severe on poachers, but made free enough with either maids, wives, or widows, if they took his fancy. See how he went off with Jonas Fletcher's wife twenty years back. Dobb. I wish he'd gone oft'with mine twenty years back. Omnes. Ha, ha, ha! (all sit by fire. Enter Grogham with liquor--Dobbins lights pipe. Music--Enter Jonas, door in flat--looks much altered, haggard, and worn--they regard him with repellent looks--lie sits by himself at a iable, a. Jon. Humph! you're casting strange looks ut me. Well, I'm Jonas Fletcher, and I don't care who knows it. Your fine lord of the manor, the worthy Sir Michael Saxilby has wronged me more than ever I wronged him. Dobb. And have you never come across your wife in all your wanderings? Joit. I've never heard tale nor tidings of her, though twenty years have passed. Cole. If I were you I'd keep clear of this part of the country. Jon. Why? It's as free to me as to you, time-serving knave! Cole, (rising) Time-serving knave? Jon. So you are; I wouldn't call back my words for my betters, much less you. _ Cole. Perhaps you might be compelled to. Jon. Not by you. Cole. Yes, by me. (as they advance the rest of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981553
  • 9781236981554