The Works of Samuel Foote, Esq Volume 3

The Works of Samuel Foote, Esq Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...for your comfort, that if you cannot at present make out my meaning, a little time will fully explain it. E.n't. Rob. So skittish and shy, Mrs. Pert! but, if our next meeting does not bring forth this secret, you are no true chambermaid, nor I fit for a valet de chambre. All reserve amongst servants is flat treason against the community. Every well-disciplined domestic is bound in honour, however careful of his own, to reveal all family secrets to the rest of the tribe. But I must bhush off, for here comes my lady. Erit. Enter LADY RISCOUNTER and J AMES. Lady Ris. And he has promised that the paragraph shall appear in the paper this morning! James. I am afraid, madam, there is no doubt of his keeping his word. Lady Ris. Afraid! what a pusillanimous creature art thou! James. As your ladyship, by what means I know not, is acquainted with my veneration for Miss, you cannot wonder at my feeling some compunction in becoming an instrument to ruin her fame. Lady Bis. Why, the fellow is a fool: don't you consider, that her ruin, as you call it, will be your rise ' 1 James. Perhaps so, madam, but how can I--Lady Ris. You love Lydia, you say?-being able, by one master James. More than I have words to express. Lady Ris. And Sir James Biddulph you detest, as a successful rival, ' no doubt'! James. Except on that account I have no reason. Lady Ris. And what better reason can any man have'! don't you know, that the two great master passions that give birth to all we do, is hatred and love I James. Withollt doubt. ' Lady Ris. The mind would stagnate without them; and are not you articularly fortunate, in liy stroke, to gratify both'! James. Were I, indeed, sure of succeeding with Miss? Lady Itis. You have every probable...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766245
  • 9781236766243