Fitzgerald And Hopkins; Or, Scenes And Adventures In Theatrical Life

Paperback | May 9, 2012

byHoratio Newton Moore

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 Excerpt: ...Hopkins had gone off into a very ladylike swoon, and chose to be unconscious of all that was passing at the moment. "What, Japonica V inquired Cleopatra in a very faint tone, turning her eyes languidly towards the black girl. "What was it 1 what was it you said, Japonica!" "Hadn't you better pull off your papa's trowsers V "His trowsers, did you say 1 Oh, heavens! my father's trowsers! Pull off his trowsers, did you say, Japonica 1 the trowsers of my dear papa! Forbid it, Destiny! What, pull them oftl Those snow-white pantaloons, hot coffee stained! No! no! I will not do it! I must not! cannot! will not!" Here the daughter of Artaxerxes and Euphrosyne remembered that the heroine of the last fashionable novel, when placed in pathetic situations like her own, invariably had recourse to a smelling-bottle. "You won't pull off your papa's trowsers, Miss Cleopaty 1" asked the black girl. "No, Japonica," was the solemn reply. "Shall I bring a bucket of water and throw it over your papa, then V "No, Japonica," was again the solemn reply. "What, then 1 Your papa is scalded. What's to be done, Miss Cleopaty 1" "Go to my chamber, Japonica," was the dignified and slowly articulated command of the accomplished daughter of Artaxerxes and Euphrosyne Hopkins--their favorite Cleopatra, who was dressed like a fine lady, and played upon a piano hired at the rate of five dollars per month. "Go to my chamber, Japonica," she repeated; "open the drawer of my toilet table, and there you will behold a cat-glass, gilded smelling-bottle. Go, Japonica, and bring it here." And, overpowered with a fresh supply of emotions, the accomplished Cleopatra clasped her hands in elegant agony...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 Excerpt: ...Hopkins had gone off into a very ladylike swoon, and chose to be unconscious of all that was passing at the moment. "What, Japon...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217477240

ISBN - 13:9780217477246

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