The Crusaders: An Original Comedy of Modern London Life

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Macmillan & Company, 1892 - English drama - 115 pages

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Page xiii - Rely on the laws of gravity. Every stone will fall where it is due. The good globe is faithful and carries us securely through the celestial spaces. We need not interfere to help it on. We need not assist the administration of the universe.
Page 18 - Oh, he's a new variety of inspired idiot. Something between an angel, a fool, and a poet. And atrociously in earnest! A sort of Shelley from Peckham Rye. Poor old Greenslade was as mad as a hatter, and Mr. Palsam worried him into a death-bed repentance, and got him to leave all his money to this scheme of Ingarfield's. LORD
Page 107 - been trying to grow roses in the London smoke. (UNA goes up stage.) LORD BURNHAM enters. LORD BURNHAM (coming towards sofa). Mr. Ingarfield, Mrs. Greenslade consents that the Greenslade bequest be applied to the claims of the Costa Rica Government. PHILOS. Very well. LORD BURNHAM. So the net result of our reforming London is a revolution in South America, and twopence on the income tax. Enter MRS. CAMPION-BLAKE and PALSAM. MRS.
Page 90 - only fair that Greenslade's million and a half should go towards it. DICK. And the other two millions and a half? LORD BURNHAM (pulling a long face). Twopence on the income tax. DICK. And the " ne'er-do-wells " ? LORD BURNHAM. Bring them back to London. DICK. And the Government?

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