The Prompt-Book Volume 2

The Prompt-Book Volume 2

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: What 's the matter? Corn. Keep peace, upon your lives; He dies that strikes again. What is the matter? No marvel, you have so bestirred your valour. You cowardly rascal, nature disclaims in thee; a tailor made thee! Corn. Thou art a strange fellow; a tailor make a man? Kent. Ay, a tailor, sir; a stone-cutter, or a painter, could not have made him so ill, though they had been but two hours at the trade. Corn. Speak yet, how grew your quarrel? Osw. This ancient ruifian, sir, whose life I have spared, At suit of his grey beard, ' Kent. Thou zed! Thou unnecessary letter!--My lord, if you will give me leave, I will tread this unbolted villain into mortar. Spare my grey beard, you wagtail! Corn. Peace, sirrah! Have you no reverence? Kent. Yes, sir, but anger hath a privilege. Corn. Why art thou angry? ' ' Kent. That such a slave as this should wear a sword, Who wears no honesty. No contraries hold more antipathy Than I and such a knave. Corn.. Why dost thou call him knave? What's his offence? Kent. His countenance likes me not. Corn. No more perchance does mine, nor his, nor hers. Kent. Sir, 't is my occupation to be plain; I have seen better faces in my time Than stand on any shoulders that I see Before me at this instant. Corn. This is some fellow, Who, having been praised for bluntness, doth affect A saucy roughness; These kind of knaves I know, which in this plainness Harbour more craft, and more corrupter ends, Than twenty silly, ducking observants, That stretch their duties nicely. What was the offence you gave him? To Oswald. I never gave him any; It pleased the king, his master, very late, To strike at me, upon his misconstruction; When he, compact, and flattering his displeasure, Tripped me behind; being down, ...
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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845927
  • 9781236845924