Nell Gwyn - Comedian; A Novel by Frank Frankfort MooreNell Gwyn - Comedian; A Novel by Frank Frankfort Moore

Nell Gwyn - Comedian; A Novel

byFrank Frankfort Moore

Paperback | January 17, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Vffl. THE COMEDY OF THE OLD LOVE. "madam Ellen's leve'e is at this hour, is't not?" said the Duke of Buckingham to one of the many lackeys who formed a bowing line, suggesting a row of scarlet poppies yielding to a persistent wind, as he entered the splendid anteroom to the great salon, decorated--rather too profusely--in the latest French style, in Madam Eleanor Gwyn's house in Pall Mall. "Madam Ellen is at the point of descending, your Grace," replied the major-domo. "I am the earliest of her visitors," said the Duke. "Will there be a large attendance today?" "Madam does not limit the attendance at her levees, your Grace. Tis at the card-tables in the evening that only a few are admitted," said the majordomo. "H'm, I shall wait," remarked his Grace. The major-domo bowed; not without a due sense of his own importance, as well as of the importance of the visitor. The Duke strolled about the rooms with smiles that varied as his eye caught the various objects of decoration scattered with ludicrous profusion about the salon. Side by side with a masterpiece of French workmanship was a wretched thing of pasteboard and paint, presented to Nell Gwyn by one of the playhouse carpenters. A pair of bronze gilt candelabra worth a fortune, stood on pedestals of wood emblazoned with coloured paper. Nell Gwyn's taste was eccentric--to be more exact, it might be said to be extremely inclusive. She could appreciate a great work of decorative art, but she failed to differentiate between it and a paltry conception not good enough to be used as a shop-sign. The Duke was hugely amused, nor was his impression changed when he glanced round, hearing the swish of the portieres, and saw at the point of entering the lower salon, two beautiful ladies--their charms were so amp...
Title:Nell Gwyn - Comedian; A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217240283

ISBN - 13:9780217240284