Dramatis Personae; Dramatic Romances And Lyrics

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byRobert Browning

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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. 1874. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MR. SLUDGE, "THE MEDIUM." Now, don't sir! Don't expose me! Just this once! This was the first and only time, I 'll swear,--Look at me,--see, I kneel,--the only time, I swear, I ever cheated,--yes, by the soul Of Her who hears,--(your sainted mother, sir!) All, except this last accident, was truth,--This little kind of slip!--and even this, It was your own wine, sir, the good champagne, (I took it for Catawba,--you 're so kind,) Which put the folly in my head! "Get up?" You still inflict on me that terrible face? You show no mercy?--Not for Her dear sake, The sainted spirit's, whose soft breath even now Blows on my cheek--(don't you feel something, sir?) You 'll tell? Go tell, then! Who the devil cares What such a rowdy chooses to... Aie--aie--aie! Please, sir! your thumbs are through my windpipe, sir! Ch--ch! Well, sir, I hope you Ve done it now! 0 Lord! I little thought, sir, yesterday, When your departed mother spoke those words Of peace through me, and moved you, sir, so much, You gave me--(very kind it was of you) These shirt-studs--(better take them back again, Please, sir!)--yes, little did I think so soon A trifle of trick, all through a glass too much Of his own champagne, would change my best of friends Into an angry gentleman! Though, 't was wrong. 1 don't contest the point; your anger's just: Whatever put such folly in my head, I know't was wicked of me. There's a thick, Dusk, undeveloped spirit (I've observed) Owes me a grudge,--a negro's, I should say, Or else an Irish emigrant's; yourself Explained the case so well last Sunday, sir, When we had summoned Franklin to clear up A point about those shares in the telegraph: Ay, and he swore.. or might it be Tom Paine?.. Thumping the table close by where I crouched, He'd do me soon a mischief: that's come...

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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. 1874. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MR. SLUDGE, "THE MEDIUM." Now, don't sir! Don't expose me! Just this once! This was the first and only time, I 'll swear,--Look at me...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217204511

ISBN - 13:9780217204514

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