The Works of the Right Honourable John Hookham Frere; In Verse and Prose Volume 3

The Works of the Right Honourable John Hookham Frere; In Verse and Prose Volume 3

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...a forced joke). Ah! well, then, that accounts for our old saying--Confound the Tribe of them! Pro. (annoyed and drily). Precisely so. But now to business. Thus much I can tell ye--That envoys will arrive immediately From Jupiter and those upland wild Triballi, To treat for a peace. But you must not consent To ratify or conclude, till Jupiter Acknowledges the sovereignty of the Birds, Surrendering up to you the Sovereign Queen, Whom you must marry. Pets. Why, what Queen is that? Pro. What Queen?--A most delightful, charming girl--Jove's housekeeper, that manages his matters, Serves out his thunderbolts, arranges everything; The constitutional laws and liberties, Morals and manners, the marine department, Freedom of speech, and threepence for the juries. Peis. Why, that seems all in all. Pro. Yes, everything I tell ye; in having her, you've everything; I came down hastily to say thus much; I'm hearty, ye know; I stick to principle. Steady to the human interest--always was.1 Peis. Yes, we're obliged to you for our roast victuals. Pro. And I hate these present Gods, you know, most thoroughly: I need not tell you that. Peis. (with a sort of half sneer). No, no, you need not, PeisthYou're known of old for an enemy to the Gods. SarnfaU Pro. Yes, yes, like Timon; I'm a perfect Timon; that hc T ii T T i wanted to Just such another. But I must be going; know, does Give me the umbrella; if Jupiter should see me, iMe'SsMme He'll think that I'm attending a procession. in listening Peis. That's well; but don't forget the folding chair, son7oFzeal For a part of your disguise. Here, take it with you. ""d attach ' J-Jr _ ment. He Exeunt, contrives, however, to Under the same form of a description of the wonders of conclude, _, -./ /, A. civilly, with we...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667927X
  • 9781236679277