The Works of Oliver Goldsmith. 1; Poetical Works Dramas the Vicar of Wakefield

The Works of Oliver Goldsmith. 1; Poetical Works Dramas the Vicar of Wakefield

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...your servant. I'm your very humble servant. Bowing low.) Marl. Sir, your humble servant. Aside.) What's to be the wonder now? Hard. I believe, Sir, you must be sensible, Sir, that no man alive ought to be more welcome than your father's son, Sir. I hope you think so? Marl. I do from my soul, Sir. I don't want much entreaty. 1 generally make my father's son welcome wherever he goes. Hard. I believe you do, from my soul, Sir. But though I say nothing to your own conduct, that of your servants is insufferable. Their manner of drinking is setting a very bad example in this house, I assure you. Marl. I protest, my very good Sir, that is no fault of mine. If they don't drink as they ought, they are to blame. I ordered them not to spare the cellar. I did, I assure you. To the side-scene!) Here, let one of my servants come up. To him.) My positive directions were, that as I did not drink myself, they should make up for my deficiencies below. Hard. Then they had your orders for what they do? I'm satisfied! Marl. They had, I assure you. You shall hear from one of themselves. Enter Servant, drunk. Marl. You, Jeremy! Come forward, sirrah f What were my orders? Were you not told to drink freely, and call for what you thought fit, for the good of the house? Hard. Aside.) I begin to lose my patience. Vol. i. s Jer. Please your honour, liberty and Fleet-street for ever! Though I'm but a servant, I'm as good as another man. I'll drink for no man before supper, Sir, damme! Good liquor will sit upon a good supper, but a good supper will not sit upon hiccup upon my conscience, Sir. Marl. You see, my old friend, the fellow is as drunk as he can possibly be. I don't know what you'd have more, unless you'd have the poor devil soused in a beer-barrel. Hard. Zounds!...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662016X
  • 9781236620163