Misalliance, the Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Fanny's First Play; With a Treatise on Parents and Children, Part 1

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Drama - 210 pages
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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. 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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Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines. Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. He was a drama critic for the Saturday Review and later began to have some of his early plays produced. Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form. He also transformed his works into screenplays for Saint Joan, How He Lied to Her Husband, Arms and the Man, Pygmalion, and Major Barbara. Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. George Bernard Shaw died on November 2, 1950 at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.

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