The Rehearsal

The Rehearsal

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1777 edition. Excerpt: ...You shall fee him come in presently. Zookers! why don't you read the papers? To the Players. if, Pfyf-Oh, Cry you mercy! Goes to take the P aper. Bayes. Pish! Nay, you are such a fumbler--Come, I'll read it myself. Takes a Paper from ojf the Coffin.---Stay; it's an ill hand; I mull use my spectacles. This how is a copy of verses, which I make Lardella compose just as she is dying, with design to have it pinn'd upon. her coffin, and so read by one (c)f the usurpers, who is her cousin. Smith. A very shrewd design that, upon my word, Mr.. Bayes. Bayes. And what do you think, now, I fancy her to. make love like here, in this paper? Smith. Like a woman: what should slie make love like?' Bt(yes. O'my word, you are out, tho', Sir; 'egad, you ire. Smith. What then? like a man? Bayes. No, Sir, like an humble-bee. Smith. I confess, that I should not have fancied. Bayes. It may be so, Sir; but it is, tho', in order toi the opinion of some of your ancient philosophers, whoheld the transmigration of the soul. Smith. Very sire; Bayes. I'll read the title. "To my dear coz, King Phys." Smith. That's a little too familiar with a king, tho', Sir, by your favour, for an humble-bee. Bayes. Mr. Smith, in other things, I grant, your knowledge may be above mine; but as for poetry, give me. JD. j; leav leave to fry, I understand that better: it has been longer my practice, it has, indeed, Sir. Smith. Your servant, Sir. Bayes. Pray, mark it. (4) ReaJtr "Since death my earthly part will thus remove, . I'll come an humble bee to your chaste love: With silent wings I'll follow you, dear coz Or else before you in the sun-beams buz. And when to melancholy groves you come, An airy ghost you'll know me by my hum; For sound, being air, a ghost does well.show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543394
  • 9781236543394