The Prohibited Comedy; Richelieu In Love Or, The Youth Of Charles I. An Historical Comedy. In Three…

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... RICHELIEU IN LOVE; OB, THE YOUTH OF CHARLES I. The passages distinguished by inverted commas, are omitted in representation. ACT THE FIRST. SCENE I. A room in the Lys oV Or. Prince Charles and Buckingham at a table spread with fruit and wine. Buckingham. Well, of all the inventions to waste man's brief little candle of life, travelling is the dullest--excepting matrimony. Prince Charles. Does matrimony waste time? I thought you gallants considered it rather as a pastime? Buckingham. 0, question unlearned! does rust eat iron? First, there's the courtship: a good six months' sighing, fretting, doubting, hoping, quarrelling, reconciling; " your long reveries, your fine conclusions on every smile, look, word;" your sad contemplations, wherein a man stands musing like a drowsy crane, he knows not why nor wherefore!--Then, after all, when the celestial piece of clay is wooed and won, what a dreary many hours doth the happiest of men (as he is technically called) spend repenting him, "and rubbing the sprouts of his horns!" Prince Charles. " I trow me thou hast graced stately heads with some such seemly additions." Look that thou never marry, for the gods are just. Buckingham. Good sooth, I shall not, till 'tis the fashion to wear high hoods, "or till I have won laurels to wreath my branches out of sight." But how sounds such counsel from your grace, who are on your way to marry a Spanish infanta? Prince Charles. I am not married yet. Buckingham. Would I could hear you say so at threescore! What a life could we lead in England: rich, young, jovial, and bachelors! Prince Charles. And why not in Paris, while we are here? Buckingham. By Jove, we will, despite the pestilent terrors of my Lord Herbert, with his stiff reasons of state, and uncongenial moralities! Who w...

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... RICHELIEU IN LOVE; OB, THE YOUTH OF CHARLES I. The passages distinguished by inverted commas, are omitted in representation. A...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021728308X

ISBN - 13:9780217283083

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