The Haunted Tower: A Comic Opera, in Three Acts

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C. Neal, 1828 - 52 pages
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Page 39 - I'll follow you to battle, but not to that apartment. LordW. Why not? Hugo. Ah, my lord! I tremble at the thoughts of it; no living soul has entered that room for these ten years ; voices have been heard and lights seen— in short, it is haunted. And though I loved your worthy father when he was alive, I -I -I— LordW. By Heaven!
Page 27 - W. Lewis, come hither, you are sure that not a whisper has escaped you, likely to discover Lady Elinor. Lew. Lord, sir ! I have done nothing but eat and drink since I have been here, so that I have no time for talking.
Page 46 - Lord! Why— why don't some of you speak to me? What— what are you afraid of? Robert, what makes you look so pale? For my part, III don't believe in apparitions Oh, I'ma lost man.
Page 31 - It ennobled our Veins, and enriched our Blood; Our Soldiers were brave, and our Courtiers were good. Oh the roast Beef of old England, and old English roast Beef. But...
Page 39 - Lord W. And has the armour ever been removed from thence ? Hugo. Never, I'll answer for that; the room has been shut up these ten years past to my knowledge. I have still preserved my key to the door which leads to it through the long gallery. Lord W. Give it me. (Hugo gives key.) Now let us be gone.
Page 9 - But for all my love and my toying tricks, She cared not a fig for me ; She took me home to her own house, I'd never been there before, And she tumbled me into the hog tub — that was — Whither my love, ah ! whither art thou gone ? Let not thy absence cloud this happy dawn ; Say, by thy heart, can falsehood e'er be known ? Ah ! no, ah ! no, — Ah ! no, no, no, I judge it by my — Fal de ral tit, tit fal de ral ! Then I sung — A New Medley.
Page 38 - ... hundred chosen troops, sent by the good Lord Hubert, entered the village in the dusk of the evening — the news of my return is received by the vassals with transport, and they are this moment arming in my cause. Hugo. Then why do we stay here ? I'll go and get on my armour. Lord W. It is not yet time, the tolling of the curfew will give me notice when all is ready : but tell me, Hugo, was not my father's armour kept in an apartment in that tower 1 Hugo.
Page 8 - Yes, that you are ; especially since you imprisoned the poor fellow for catching a hare — and it is proved since that he is innocent. ..•, . . Bar. Innocent ! I am very sorry for it — that is, I should be sorry if I was not a baron ; give him this money...
Page 4 - I'm landed ; And daughters always act, you know. Just as they are commanded. Then let not flattering hope deceive, Or else you will repent you ; Yet should you hope without my leave, 'Tis true, I can't prevent y on.
Page 46 - And we'll be wond'rous merry!" Lord W. (Behind, in Robert's voice) "And we'll be wond'rous merry!" Baron. (Alarmed) Egad! but it's an odd sort of an echo. Robert. Suppose your honour was to speak to it, perhaps it would answer you civilly. Baron. Oh, I dare say that it will have a proper respect for my dignity. What are you— ghost or spirit ? Lord W. (In the Baron's voice) "Ghost or spirit ?" Baron. (Very much agitated) Oh, Lord— oh, Lord! Why— why don't some of you speak to me? What— what...

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