The Minor drama: a collection of the most popular petit comedies, vaudevilles, burlettas, travesties, etc.; with critical remarks, also the stage business, casts of characters, costumes relative positions, etc., and each drama embellished with an illustrative engraving, Volume 3

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W. Taylor & co., 1848 - Drama
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Page xviii - How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear Charmer away!
Page 65 - Box would come in before Mr. Cox went out. Luckily, they've never met yet — and what's more they're not very likely to do so; for Mr. Box is hard at work at a newspaper office all night, and doesn't come home till the morning, and Mr. Cox is busy making hats all day long, and doesn't come home till night; so that I'm getting double rent for my room, and neither of my lodgers are any the wiser for it It was a capital idea of mine — that it was!
Page 68 - Cox. Well, wonders will never cease! Conscious of being eleven minutes and a half behind time, I was sneaking into the shop, in a state of considerable excitement, when my venerable employer, with a smile of extreme benevolence on his aged countenance, said to me - "Cox, I shan't want you to-day - you can have a holiday.
Page 63 - I look as if I had just been cropped for the militia! And I was particularly emphatic in my instructions to the hair-dresser, only to cut the ends off. He must have thought I meant the other ends! Never mind — I shan't meet anybody to care about so early. Eight o'clock, I declare! I haven'ta moment to lose. Fate has placed me with the most punctual, particular, and peremptory of hatters, and I must fulfil my destiny.
Page xxii - Door. RELATIVE POSITIONS. R. means Right; L. Left; C. Centre ; RC Right of Centre; LC Left of Centre.
Page 74 - Exactly - and in one of the pockets of the coat, or the waistcoat, or the pantaloons - I forget which - there was also found a piece of paper, with these affecting farewell words: "This is thy work, oh, Penelope Ann!
Page 64 - Mrs. Bouncer, I wish to call your attention to a fact that has been evident to me for some time past — and that is, that my coals go remarkably fast— Mrs.
Page 22 - I'm sure they're out. The miles in this country much longer be, But that is a savin' of time, you see, For two of our miles is aiqual to three, Which shortens the road in a great degree. And the roads in this place is so plenty, w"e say, That you've nothing to do but to find your way ; If your hurry's not great and...
Page 15 - ... our rights and privileges, our tenures — our — and so on. Dar. It's easy for you, a tailor, to say, sew on. Port. Master Pepper, must we forfeit our honour ? Ger. All I can tell you is, sir, that they are forfeiting our property as fast as they can. Port. Our property ! Ger. I am sorry to say, I know it to my cost, for they have not left me an acre. \Villagers express sorrow.] Now, what do you say to that ? Port.
Page 79 - I'm sure, Mr. Box, I can't sufficiently thank you for your sympathy. Box. And I'm sure, Mr. Cox, you couldn't feel more, if she had been your own intended! Cox.

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