Plays from Moliere

Plays from Moliere

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...night? Fid. Yes. Oliv. Swear. Fid. By our past kindness. Oliv. Well, go your ways then, if you will, you naughty creature you. Exit Fidelia. These young lovers, with their fears and modesty, make themselves as bad as old ones to us; and I apprehend their bashfulness more than their tattling. Re-enter Fidelia. Fid. O madam, we're undone! There was a gentleman upon the stairs, coming up with a candle, which made me retire. Look you, here he comes! Re-enter Vernish and his Servant, with a light. Oliv. How, my husband! Oh, undone indeed! This way. Exit. Ver. Ha! you shall not escape me so, sir. Stops Fidelia. Fid. O heavens! more fears, plagues and torments yet in store! Aside. Ver. Come, sir, I guess what your business was here, but this must be your business now. Draw. Draws. Fid. Sir Ver. No expostulations; I shall not care to hear oft. Draw. Fid. Good sir! Ver. How, you rascal! not courage to draw; yet durst do me the greatest injury in the world? Thy cowardice shall not save thy life. Offers to run at Fidelia. Fid. O hold, sir, and send but your servant down, and IH satisfy you, sir, I could not injure you as you imagine. Ver. Leave the light and begone.--Exit Servant. Now, quickly, sir, what have you to say, or Fid. I am a woman, sir, a very unfortunate woman. Ver. How! a very handsome woman, I'm sure then; here are witnesses ofit too, I confess. Aside.--Well, I'm glad to find the tables turned; my wife is in more danger of cuckolding than 1 was. Fid. Now, sir, I hope you are so much a man of honour as to let me go, now I have satisfied you, sir. Ver. When you have satisfied me, madam, I will. Fid. I hope, sir, you are too much a gentleman to urge those secrets from a woman which concern her honour. You may guess my misfortune to be...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783603
  • 9781236783608