The Plays, Histories, and Novels of the Ingenious Mrs. Aphra Behn Volume 3

The Plays, Histories, and Novels of the Ingenious Mrs. Aphra Behn Volume 3

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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. 1700 edition. Excerpt: ... me. Gay. Why an old Knight, and Alderman here o'oth' City, Sir Feeble Fainwou'd, a jolly old Fellow, whose Activity is all got into his Tongue, a very excellent Tea-1 zer; but neither Youth nor Beauty can grind his Dudgeon to an Edge. Bel. Fie, what Stuffs here! Gay. Very excellent Stuff, if you have but the Grace to improve it. Bel. You banter me--but in plain Englijh tell me, What made you here thus early, Entring yon House with such Authority? Gay. Why your Mistress Leticia, your contracted Wise, is this Morning to be married to old Sir Feeble Fainwou'd, induc'd to't I suppose by the great Jointure he makes her, and the improbability of your ever gaining your Pardon for your high Duel Do I speak Englifli now, Sir 1 Bel. Too well, would I had never heard thee. Gay. Now I being the Confident in your Amours, the Jack-go-between the civil Pimp, or so you left her in charge with me at your Departure. Bel. I did so. Gay. I faw her every day; and every day she paid the Tribute of a shower of Tears, to the dear Lord of all her Vows, young Belmour: Till faith at last, for Reasons manifold, I slackt my daily Visits. Bel. And left her to Temptation was that well done? Gay. Now must I afflict you and my self with a long tale of Causes why; Or be charg'd with want of Friendship. Bel. You will do well to clear that Point to me. Gay. I see you're peevish, and you shall be humour'd. You know my Julia play'd me e'en such another Prank as your false one is going to play you, and married old Sir Cautious Fulbank here i'th' City; at which you you know I storm'd, and rav'd, and swore, as thou wo't now, and to as little purpose. There was but one way left, and that was cuckolding him. Bel. Well, that Design I left thee hot upon. Gay. And hotly have purfu'd it: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655311
  • 9781236655318