Misalliance, the Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Fanny's First Play; With a Treatise on Parents and Children, Part 1
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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...Where do you live? Gunner. 4 Chesterfield Parade, Kentish Town, N.W. Percival dictating I, John Brown, of 4 Chesterfield Parade, Kentish Town, do hereby voluntarily confess that on the 3ist May i909 I--To Tarleton What did he do exactly? Tarleton dictating--I trespassed on the land of John Tarleton at Hindhead, and effected an unlawful entry into his house, where I secreted myself in a portable Turkish bath--Bentley. Go slow, old man. Just a moment. "Turkish bath"--yes? Tarleton continuing--with a pistol, with which I threatened to take the life of the said John Tarleton--Mrs Tarleton. Oh, John! You might have been killed. Tarleton.--and was prevented from doing so only by the timely arrival of the celebrated Miss Lina Szczepanowska. Mrs Tarleton. Is she celebrated? Apologetically I never dreamt--Bentley. Look here: I'm awfully sorry; but I cant spell Szczepanowska. Percival. I think it's S, z, c, z--Lina gives him her visiting-card. Thank you. He throws it on Bentley's blotter. Bentley. Thanks awfully. He writes the name, Tarleton to Percival Now it's your turn. Percival dictating I further confess that I was guilty of uttering an abominable calumny concerning Miss Hypatia Tarleton, for which there was not a shred of foundation. Impressive silence whilst Bentley writes. Bentley. "foundation"? Percival. I apologize most humbly to the lady and her family for my conduct--he waits for Bentley to write, Bentley. "conduct"? Percival.--and I promise Mr Tarleton not to repeat it, and to amend my life--Bentley. "amend my life"? Percival.--and to do what in me lies to prove worthy of his kindness in giving me another chance--Bentley. "another chance "? Percival.--and refraining from delivering me up to the punishment I so richly deserve. Bentley. "richly...
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