The Miscellaneous Works Of Oliver Goldsmith (volume 4); Including A Variety Of Pieces Now First…

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byOliver Goldsmith

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SHE STOOPS TO CONUUER; OR, THE MISTAKES OF A NIGHT. ACT FIRST. Scene--A Cluimber in an old-fashioned House. Enter Mrs. Hardcastle and Mr. Hardcastle. Mrs. Hard. I vow, Mr. Hardcastle, you're very particular. Is there a creature in the whole country but ourselves, that docs not take a trip to town now and then, to rub off the rust a little? There's the two Miss Hoggs, and our neighbor Mrs. Grigsby, go to take a month's polishing every winter. Hard. Ay, and bring back vanity and affectation to last them the whole year. I wonder why London cannot keep its own fools at homo! In my time, the follies of the town crept slowly among us, but now they travel faster than a stage-coach. Its fopperies come down not only as inside passengers, but in tho very basket. Mrs. Hard. Ay. your times were fine timee indeed; you have been telling us of them for many a long year. Here wo live in an old rumbling mansion, that looks for all the world like an inn. but that we never see company. Our best visitors are old Mrs. Oddtish, the curate's wife, and little Cripplegate, the lame dancing-master; and all our entertainment your old stories of Prince Eugene and the Duke of Marlborough. I hate such old-fashioned trumpery. Hard. And I love it. I love every thing that's old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines , and I believe, Dorothy (taking /ier hand), you'll own I have been pretty fond of an old wife. Mrs. Hard. Lord, Mr. Hardcastle, you're for ever at your Dorothy's and your old wives. You may be a Darby, but I'll be no Joan, I promise you. I'm not so old as you'd make me, by more than one good year. Add twenty to twenty, and make money of that. Hard. Let me see; twenty added to twenty makes just fifty and seven. Mrs. Hard. It's false, Mr. Hardcastle; I wa...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SHE STOOPS TO CONUUER; OR, THE MISTAKES OF A NIGHT. ACT FIRST. Scene--A Cluimber in an old-fashioned House. Enter Mrs. Hardc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217092225

ISBN - 13:9780217092227

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