The Way to Keep Him; A Comedy

The Way to Keep Him; A Comedy

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...I heartily congratulate the whole company that this business has had so happy a tendency to convince each of us of ourfolly. Mrs. Bell. Pray, sir, don't draw me into a share of your folly. Love. Come, come, my dear ma'am, you are not without your share of it. This will teach you for the future to be content with one lover at a time, without listening to a fellow you know nothing of, because he assumes a title, and reports well of himself. Mrs. Bell. The reproof is just, I grant it. Love. Come, let us join the company cheerfully, keep our own secrets, and not make ourselves the town talk. Sir Bash. Ay, ay, let us keep the secret. Love. What, returning to your fears again? Sir Bash. I have done. Love. Though, faith, if this business were known in the world, it might prove a very useful lesson: the men would see how their passions may carry them into the danger of wounding the bosom of a friend: the ladies would learn, that, after the marriage rites, they should not suffer their powers of pleasing to languish away, but should still remember to sacrifice to the Graces. To win a man, when all your pains succeed, The way to keep him w a task indeed. Disposition of the Characters when the Curlainfalls. uoVE. R.H. THE DUENNA, AN OPERA; Uj) H. 3$. Sftcrftian. WITH PREFATORY REMARKS. THE ONLY EDITION EXISTING, WHICH IS FAITHFULLY MARKED WITH THE STAGE BUSINESS, AND STAGE DIRECTIONS, AS IT IS PERFORMED AT THB Sfteatres &ogal. By W. OXBERRY, Comedian. BOSTON PUBLISHED BY WELLS AND LILLY--COURT-STREET! AND A. T. GOODRICH & CO.--NEW-YORK. X He Duenna, considered as a whole, is the most perfect opera in our language; and yet there is nothing very striking in the plot, diction, or characters. The fable is ingeniously constructed, as far as it goes; but...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578015
  • 9781236578013