The Recruiting Officer. a Comedy

The Recruiting Officer. a Comedy

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...on shall not stir: lpositively will leave you together. L: rit. Cla. I tremble all over. Enter FRANKLY. Frank. Pardon this freedom, madam: but I hope our having so luckily met with a common friend in Mrs. Bellamy--Cla. Sir! Frank. Makes any further apology for my behaviour last night absolutely unnecessary. Cla. So far, Mr. Frankly, that I think the apology. should be rather on my side, for the impertineut bustle I made about her. Frank. This behaviourgives me ho s, madam: pardon the construction--hutfrom the litllfbustleyou made about the lady, may I not hope you was not quite indifferent about the gentleman? Chi. Have a care of being too sanguine in your hopes: might not a love of power, or the satisfaction of showing that power, or the dear pleasure of abusing that power; might not these have been foundation enough for' more than what I did? Frank. Charmin woman! With most of our sex, I grant, they inig t, but not with you. 'hatever power your beauty gives, your ood nature will allow you no other use of it than to o lige. Cla. This is the height of compliment, Mr. Frankly. Frank. Not in my opinion, I assure you, madam; and I am now going to put it to the trial. Cla. What is he going to say now? Aside. Frank. What is it that ails me, that I cannot speak? Pshaw! he here! Enter RanGER. Interrupted! impertinent!. Aside. Run. There is no sight so ridiculous as a pair of your true lovers. Here are you two now, bowing and cringing, and keeping a passion secret from one another, that is no secret to all the house beside; and if on don't make the matter up innnediately, it will be al over the town within these two hours. Cla. What do you mean? Frank. Ranger--Ran. Do you be quiet, cau't ye.' A art to Frankly But it...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851617
  • 9781236851611