Representative Plays by American Dramatists, Volume 1

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Montrose Jonas Moses
E.P. Dutton, 1918 - American drama - 678 pages
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Page 460 - I protest he'll give us the vapours. MANLY Though sentiment and gravity, I know, are banished the polite world, yet, I hoped, they might find some countenance in the meeting of such near connections as brother and sister. CHARLOTTE Positively, brother, if you go one step further in this strain, you will set me crying, and that, you know, would spoil my eyes; and then I should never get the husband which our good papa and mamma have so kindly wished me — never be established in the world. MANLY...
Page 452 - Begin, you tormentors ! your threats are in vain, For the son of Alknomook will never complain. Remember the arrows he shot from his bow, Remember your chiefs by his hatchet laid low. Why so slow ? Do you wait till I shrink from the pain ? No ; the son of Alknomook shall never complain.
Page 221 - Hear this, and tremble! you, who 'scape the Laws. Yes, while I live, no rich or noble knave ^/ Shall walk the World, in credit, to his grave.
Page 452 - The sun sets in night, and the stars shun the day; But glory remains when their lights fade away! Begin, ye tormentors! your threats are in vain, For the son of Alknomook shall never complain. Remember the arrows he shot from his bow; Remember your chiefs by his hatchet laid low : Why so slow? — do you wait till I shrink from the pain? No— the son of Alknomook will never complain.
Page 444 - Exult, each patriot heart ! — this night is shewn A piece, which we may fairly call our own; Where the proud titles of "My Lord ! Your Grace !" To humble Mr. and plain Sir give place. Our Author pictures not from foreign climes The fashions or the follies of the times; But has confin'd the subject of his work To the gay scenes — the circles of New- York.
Page 469 - Nature has hardly formed a woman ugly enough to be insensible to flattery upon her person; if her face is so shocking, that she must in some degree be conscious of it, her figure and air, she trusts, make ample amends for it.
Page 214 - The Americans Roused in a Cure for the Spleen, or Amusement for a Winter's Evening. Being the Substance of a Conversation on the Times over a Friendly Tankard and Pipe between Sharp, a Country Parson, Bumper, a Country Justice, Fillpot, an Innkeeper, Graveairs, a Deacon, Trim, a Barber, Brim, a Quaker, Puff, a late Representative. Taken in shorthand by Sir Roger de Coverly.
Page 495 - How oft, when press'd to marriage, have I said, Curse on all laws but those which love has made! Love, free as air, at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies...
Page 450 - ... I only intimate how I suppose she wishes to act. CHARLOTTE. No, no, no! A fig for sentiment. If she breaks, or wishes to break, with Mr. Dimple, depend upon it, she has some other man in her eye. A woman rarely discards one lover, until she is sure of another. — Letitia little thinks what a clue I have to Dimple's conduct. The generous man submits to render himself disgusting to Maria, in order that she may leave him at liberty to address me.
Page 477 - Yankee Doodle do, etc. And there we saw a swamping gun, Big as log of maple, On a little deuced cart, A load for father's cattle. Yankee Doodle do, etc. And every time they fired it off, It took a horn of powder, It made a noise — like father's gun, Only a nation louder. Yankee Doodle do, etc. There was a man in our town, His name was No, no, that won't do.

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