The Modern British Drama; in Five Volumes Volume 3
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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