Three Hours After Marriage

Three Hours After Marriage

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Excerpt: ...pray, Sir? Plot. De spoon be bigger dan de modern ladle; de fork, like de great fire-fork; and de knife, like de cleaver. Foss. Bless me! this shows the stature and magnitude of those antidiluvians! Plot. To make you convinced that I tell not de lie, dey are in de Turkey ship at Vapping, just going to be disposed of. Me would go there vid you, but de businss vil not let me. Foss. An extraordinary man this! I'll examine him further. Aside. How could your country lose so great a man as you? Plot. Dat be de secret. But because me vil have de fair correspondence with de illustrious doctor Fossile, me vil not deny dat Orpheus and me had near run de same fate for different reason. I was hunted out of my country by de general insurrection of de women. Foss. How so pray? Plot. Because me have prepare a certain liquor which discover whether a woman be a virgin or no. Foss. A curious discovery! have you any of it still? Plot. Dere it is, Sir. It be commonly called de Lapis Lydius Virginitatis, or touch-stone of virginity. gives him a vial. Foss. It has the smell of your common hart's-horn. But all your volatile spirits have a near resemblance. Plot. Right, Sir. De distillation be made from the Hippomanes of a young mare. When a deflower'd virgin take ten drops, she will faint and sneeze, and de large red spot appear on the cheek; which we call 173 de spot of infamy. All de young bridegroom make de experiment. De archbishop did make obligation to de nun to take it every ninth month. And I fly for the hurlyburly it make. Enter Hugh . Hugh. Sir here is a patient in a chair. Foss. Doctor Lubomirski, let me conduct you into my study, where we will farther discuss the wonderful virtues of this liquor. Tell the patient I will attend him this instant. Exeunt Plotwell and Fossile. Enter Underplot in a chair like a sick man . Hugh. The doctor will wait upon you immediately. Exit Hugh. Underp. I dogg'd Plotwell to this door in a doctor's habit. If he has admittance as...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236697464
  • 9781236697462