Poetical and Dramatic Works of Thomas Randolph; Now First Collected and Ed. from the Early Copies and from Mss. with Some Account of the Author and Occasional Notes Volume 1

Poetical and Dramatic Works of Thomas Randolph; Now First Collected and Ed. from the Early Copies and from Mss. with Some Account of the Author and Occasional Notes Volume 1

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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: ... man. He who dares pretend A title to a hair shall sup with Pluto: 'Twere cooler supping in another place. No champion yet appear? I would fain fight. Phron. Sir, if you want a champion, I am for you. Aso. I ha' no quarrel to thee, Amazon. Phron. I must have a husband, too, and I will have a husband; ay, and I will have you: I can hold out no longer: I am aweary of eating chalk and coals, and begin to dislike the feeding on oatmeal. The thought of so many marriages together has almost lost my maidenhead. Aso. Why, thou shalt have my father: though he be old, He's rich, and will maintain thee bravely. Dad, What think you on't? Sim. Thou'lt make me, boy, too happy. She shall have anything. Phron. You will let me make My own conditions. Sim. What thou wilt, my girl. Phron. I will feed high, go rich, have my six horses And my embroider'd coach; ride where I list, Have all the gallants in the town to visit me, Maintain a pair of little legs to go On idle messages to all the madams. You shall deny no gentleman entertainment. And when we kiss and toy, be it your cue To nod and fall asleep. Sim. With all my heart. Aso. Then take him, girl: he will not trouble thee long; For Mars being oriental unto Saturn, And occidental to the sun, proclaims He is shortlived. Phron. Well, sir, for want of a better I am content to take you. Aso. Join them, priest. Priest. Thus I conjoin you in religious bands. Aso. Now usher Phryne to my amorous arms. Priest. The generous Asotus and fair Phryne Present their vows unto thee, gracious Hymen. Sex. I forbid the banns. They speak out of Sta. I forbid the banns. the coffin. Aso. And can there be no weddings without prodigies? This is th' impediment the Azymenes Or planetary hindrance threatened me. By the almutes of...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930185
  • 9781236930187