The Orphan, Or, The Unhappy Marriage: A Tragedy
J. Bell, 1797 - 109 pages
Monimia, an orphan girl, has been brought up by a friend of her father, Acasta. He has twin sons, Castalio and Polydore, devoted to one another but both in love with Monimia.
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Acast arms Aura bear beauty believe better blood brave bring brother Cast Castalio cause comes dear death dress English Enter Exeunt Exit eyes face father fear field fight Flora foes follow fortune Free girl give grace hand happiness Hardcastle Hast head hear heard Heart Heav'n honour hope hour I'll John keep kind king lady leave live look lord lost Lurch Madam Maid master mean meet mind Miss Hard Mode Monimia nature never night noble once pleasure Polydore poor pretty Prince rest SCENE servant Sir John soul speak stand sure sword talk tears tell thee there's thing thou thought Tony turn virtue wish witness woman wrong young
Page 22 - But you're not to stand so, with your hands in your pockets. Take your hands from your pockets, Roger — and from your head, you blockhead you. See how Diggory carries his hands. They're a little too stiff, indeed, but that's no great matter.
Page 15 - Then come, put the jorum about, And let us be merry and clever, Our hearts and our liquors are stout, Here's the Three Jolly Pigeons for ever.
Page 44 - They fall in and out ten times a day, as if they were man and wife already. [To them.'] Well, Tony, child, what soft things are you saying to your cousin Constance, this evening? Tony. I have been saying no soft things; but that it's very hard to be followed about so. Ecod! I've not a place in the house now that's left to myself but the stable. Mrs.
Page 30 - ... eating above stairs, and drinking below, with receiving your friends within, and amusing them without, you lead a good pleasant bustling life of it.
Page 13 - I'll go prepare the servants for his reception : as we seldom see company, they want as much training as a company of recruits the first day's muster.
Page 60 - And who wants to be acquainted with you? I want no such acquaintance, not I. I'm sure you did not treat Miss Hardcastle that was here awhile ago in this obstropalous manner.
Page 1 - By inscribing this slight performance to you, I do not mean so much to compliment you as myself. It may do me some honour to inform the public, that I have lived many years in intimacy with you. It may serve the interests of mankind also to inform them, that the greatest wit may be found in a character, without impairing the most unaffected piety I have, particularly, reason to thank you for your partiality to this performance.
Page 20 - And I detest your three chairs and a bolster. TONY. You do, do you? — then, let me see — what if you go on a mile further, to the Buck's Head ; the old Buck's Head on the hill, one of the best inns in the whole county ? HAST.
Page 13 - An odd character, indeed. I shall never be able to manage him. What shall I do ? Pshaw, think no more of him, but trust to occurrences for success. But how goes on your own affair, my dear, has my mother been courting you for my brother Tony, as usual ? Miss Nev.