A Box of Monkeys: And Other Farce-comedies

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Harper & brothers, 1891 - 257 pages
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Page 154 - Pitchfire, my pony. We always keep them ready saddled, you know, in case we should feel like taking the town — DUCHESS. What is that ? Lou. Taking the town ? Oh, when we feel bored, we ride up and down, half a dozen or so of us, giving the Comanche yell, and firing pistols now and then.
Page 144 - By Jove ! LADY FANNY. Doubtless another American peculiarity. DICK (aside). Spiteful little creature ! (Aloud.) Precisely, as you say, another American custom. Perhaps we should not presume to have ways of our own ; but if you find us very barbarous, remember that we cannot all be born in England, you know.
Page 151 - There will be a pitched battle, and I, as the neutral party, shall be the victim, and taken away in sections. LADY FANNY. Perhaps not, as you understand it. MADGE. But do you never snap your fingers, and jump and run (suits action to word), and speak out and up, and go in for fun generally ? (Dances about.) LADY FANNY (stiffly).

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