Thomas Middleton Volume 2

Thomas Middleton Volume 2

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...a wrestler: if you love that sport, I love you the better: i'faith, I love it as well as I love my meat after supper; 'tis indeed meat, drink, and cloth to me. Jane. Methinks it should tear your clothes, sir. Chough. Not a rag, i'faith.--Trimtram, hold my cloak. Gives his cloak to Trimtram.--I'll wrestle a fall with you now; I'll show you a trick that you never saw in your life. Jane. O, good sir, forbear! I am no wrestler. Phy. Good sir, take heed, you'll hurt the gentlewoman. Chough. I will not catch beneath the waist, believe it; I know fair play. Jane. 'Tis no woman's exercise in London, sir. Chough. I'll ne'er believe that: the hug and the lock between man and woman, with a fair fall, is as sweet an exercise for the body as you'll desire in a summer's evening. Phy. Sir, the gentlewoman is not well. Chough. It may be you are a physician, sir? Phy. 'Tis so, sir. Chough. I say, then, and I'll stand to't, three ounces of wrestling with two hips, a yard of a green gown1 put together in the inturn, is as good a medicine for the green sickness as ever breathed. Trim. Come, sir, take your cloak again; I see here will be ne'er a match. Returns the cloak. Jane. A match? I had rather be matched from a musket's mouth, And shot unto my death. Aside. Chough. I'll wrestle with any man for a good supper. Trim. Ay, marry, sir, I'll take your part there, catch that catch may. Phy. To Russell. Sir, she is willing to't: there at my house She shall be private, and near to my attendance: I know you'll not mistrust my faithful care; I shall return her soon and perfectly. Rus. Take your charge, sir.--Go with this gentleman, Jane; But, prithee, look well this way ere thou go'st; 'Tis a rich simplicity of great estate, A thing that will be ruled, and thou shalt rule;...
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639782
  • 9781236639783