Preface. Essay on the Life and Genius of Henry Fielding, Esq. Love in Several Masques, a Comedy. the Temple Beau, a Comedy. the Author's Farce

Preface. Essay on the Life and Genius of Henry Fielding, Esq. Love in Several Masques, a Comedy. the Temple Beau, a Comedy. the Author's Farce

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...Gra. And at the same time such a perfect, tender, manly concern for the reputation of all women. IVild. Oh! eternally careful, Madam! L. Gm. And to shew you my approbation, I will venture to walk with you in the garden till dinner.--l will but speak to a servant and follow you. Ea: z't. IVild. Soh! by what I can see, Lady Lucy, you are in a fair way to repent sending me of this errand. Make diversion for you! I shall make diversion for myself, I believe; for nothing but the devil can prevent my success, and I'm sure it's not his business to prevent it. ACT III. SCENE I. SCENE, the Anti-chamber. LADY LUCY and WILDING. LADY LUCY. I HAVE been half dead with impatience to know your success. I/Vild. If ever I am sent on such an errand again--L. Lucy. I'll engage she gave it you home. I/Vild. That she did, indeed. L. Lu'c_1/. And--and--Ha, ha, ha!--How did she receive you?----Ha, ha, ha! Wild. Why, I attacked her in a grave solemn style. I put on as hypocritical a countenance as a jesuit at a confession. L. Lucy. And she received you like a nun, I suppose. I/Vild. Sir (says she), while you frequent my sister's assemblies, your affected sobriety will gain no place in my belief. I receive no visits from any man----but from such a gay, wild, loose, raking, dancing, singing, fluttering----L. Lucy. Coxcomb! Ha, ha, ha! lVild. Would you recommend yourself to me, you must leave off your whole set of company, and particularly that wild, vain, thoughtless, flirting, unfix'd, inconstant--L. Lucy. Hold! hold! lVil0l. Mimicking, sighing, laughing---L. I/ucy. Whom do you mean? l/Vild. She nam'd nobody. L. Lucy. No, she did not need. I know whom she scandaliz'd, and P11 tell her, be it only to make mischief. lVild. I...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952014
  • 9781236952011