The Works of Henry Fielding; With the Author's Preface, and an Introduction Volume N . 12

The Works of Henry Fielding; With the Author's Preface, and an Introduction Volume N . 12

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...tumblers; and those who vote for them will never get a dinner of them after the election is over. May. But there is a thought comes often into my head, which is this; if these courtiers be turned out, who shall succeed them? Sir H. Who? why, we! Tank. Ay, we! Sir H. And then we may provide for our friends. I love my country, but I don't know why I may not get something by it as well as another; at least to reimburse me.--And I do assure you, though I have not bribed a single vote, my election will stand me in a good five thousand pounds. Tank. Ay, and so will mine me: but if ever we should get uppermost, Sir Harry, I insist upon immediately paying off the debts of the nation. Sir H. Mr. Tankard, that shall be done with all convenient speed. Tank. I 'll have no delay in it, sir. May. There spoke the spirit of a true Englishman: ah! I love to hear the squire speak; he will be a great honour to his country in foreign parts. Sir H. Our friends stay for us at the tavern; we'll go and talk more over a bottle. Tank. With all my heart; but I will pay off the debts of the nation. May. Come to the tavern then: --There, while brisk wine improves our conversation, We at our pleasure will reform the nation. Trap. There ends act the third. Exeunt Sir Harry, Tankard, and Mayor. Fust. Pray, sir, what's the moral of this act? Trap. And you really don't know? Fust. No, really. Trap. Then I really will not tell you; but come, sir, since you cannot find that out, I 'll try whether you can find out the plot; for now it is just going to begin to open, it will require a very close attention, I assure you; and the devil take me if I give you any assistance. Fust. Is not the fourth act a little too late to open the plot, Mr. Trapwit? Trap. Sir, 't is an error on the right..show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
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  • English
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  • 1236500938
  • 9781236500939