Charades for Acting

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byEllen Pickering

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1843. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART III. Enter Captain Hunter, who arranges his hair, whiskers, and stock, before a glass, surveying: himself all the time with great self-complacency. Capt. H. [conceitedly.1 Yes, this will do; that curl hangs languishingly over my left temple, giving to my speaking eye the power of Byron's poetry, and the bewitching softness of Moore's. These whiskers, too -- their arrangement is inimitable. I am perfectly irresistible. [Turning himself about before the glass.'] Stately courtesy mingled with fashionable ease. What female tongue can say me nay? [Sings,] "I love, and am yours if you love me." Enter Player, unperceived. P. Hey, day, Hunter ! playing the sentimental lover, instead of the bold dragoon! Capt. H. \_affectedly] Oh, yes, I can "Be every thing by turns." P. 'And nothing long." But come, to confession--For what fair lady was that line intended? I see you are bent on conquest. Capt. H. [conceitedly.'] Why, I think I shall do. There are few ladies who would say me no, I suspect. P. None, I should think. But who is to be theJiappy lady? Capt. H. [confidentially.] Ah, there is the difficulty, my dear fellow. There are three sisters. r. P. [laughing.] Three sisters; but you are not going to marry all three sisters, are you? That is against the law of the land, and very unfair towards us poor bachelors too. Capt. H. No, no, my dear fellow: "One wife for one husband is surely enough;' but the difficulty is to know which to choose. P. Ay, yes; I see you are afraid lest the other two should take Prussic acid. You were always tender-hearted. Capt. H. Why there is something in that, certainly'; I should be sorry to cause the death of two worthy ladies, but if they should take Prussic acid, it would be no fault of mine, you know. One can't help being so irresistibl...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1843. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART III. Enter Captain Hunter, who arranges his hair, whiskers, and stock, before a glass, surveying: himself all the time with grea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217457223

ISBN - 13:9780217457224

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