The Modern British Drama; in Five Volumes Volume 3

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Miller., 2013 - 596 pages
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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...fight under you then; I am convinced as far as passion will permit. Lady Plyant and Sir PAUL come up to Meu.efont, I.aih/ P. Inhuman and treacherous Sir Ptttit. Thou serpent, and first tempter of womankind Ci/n. Bless me, sir --Madam, what mean you? Sir Paul. Thy, Thy, come away Thy, touch him not; conic hither, girl; go not near him; there is nothing but deceit about him; snakes are in his peruke, and the crocodile of Nilus is in his belly; he will eat thee up alive. Lady P. Dishonourable, impudent creature Met. For Heaven's sake, madam, to whom do you direct this language?.Lady P. Have I behaved myself with all the decorum and nicety befitting the person of Sir Paul's wife? Have I preserved my honour as it were in a snow-house for these three years past i I Have I been white and unsullied even by Sir Paul himself? Sir Paul. Nay, she has been an invincible wife, even to me, that's the truth im't. Lady P. Have I, I say, preserved myself like a fair sheet of paper, for you to make a blot upon? Sir Paul. And she shall make a simile with any woman in England. Alt-1. I am so amazed, I know not what to say. Sir Paul. Do you think my daughter, this pretty creature----gads-bud, she's a wife for a cherubin Do you think her fit for nothing but to be a stalking-horse, to stand before you while you take aim at my wife?----Gads-bud, I was never angry before in my life, and I'll never be appeased again. Mel. Hell and damnation this is my aunt; such malice can be engender1 d no where else. (Aside. Lady P. Sir Paul, take Cynthia from his sight; leave me to strike him with the remorse of his intended crime. Cyn. Pray, sir, stay, hear him; I dare affirm he's innocent. Sir Paul. Innocent Why, hark'ee, come hither, Thy; hark'ee, I had it from his aunt, ...

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Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 15, 1771. He began his literary career by writing metrical tales. The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Marmion, and The Lady of the Lake made him the most popular poet of his day. Sixty-five hundred copies of The Lay of the Last Minstrel were sold in the first three years, a record sale for poetry. His other poems include The Vision of Don Roderick, Rokeby, and The Lord of the Isles. He then abandoned poetry for prose. In 1814, he anonymously published a historical novel, Waverly, or, Sixty Years Since, the first of the series known as the Waverley novels. He wrote 23 novels anonymously during the next 13 years. The first master of historical fiction, he wrote novels that are historical in background rather than in character: A fictitious person always holds the foreground. In their historical sequence, the Waverley novels range in setting from the year 1090, the time of the First Crusade, to 1700, the period covered in St. Roman's Well (1824), set in a Scottish watering place. His other works include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, and The Bride of Lammermoor. He died on September 21, 1832.

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