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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: mean by courage, Miss Alice Mortimer? Alice. The meaning is known to every true gentleman; I'm not surprised at your query!' Sir Reg. (Rushing towards the door.) This second outrage has been premeditated, I see! (Pausing on the threshold.) Listen, Alice Mortimer! Before this coming week closes, you and your father shall be without house or home, and without a shilling in your pocket, save what you may obtain from the hand of charity! Exit Sir Reginald. Alice. (Bolus.) Now indeed the die is doubly cast! (Rings.) Enter Susan. Sus. Welf, Miss Alice, you rang. Alice. Yes. Tell papa I'm alone! Exit Susan. Enter Mortimer. Mort. (Sinking into a chair.) You need not explain, my child! I can divine it all! Sir Reginald just rushed past me in the hall, without saying a word, and absolutely thrust me aside out of his way, as it were, and disappeared before I could resent the outrage! Alice. (Indignantly.) The coward! The scoundrel! Would that Dick or Mr. Travers had witnessed the dastardly act! Mortimer. (Rising.) But come, my dear daughter! the crisis I so long dreaded and struggled against is upon us at last! Let us look over those papers I was speaking about. They are in the library! Exeunt. End Op Act m. ACT IV. Scene I.--The icood. Dick and Mike meet accidentally. Dick. Is that you, Mike? How goes it, lad? Do ee know I've been just a thinkin' that's a good job for both on us, as we beant gen'Jemen! Mike. (Drawing himself up humorously with a look of importance.) Mr. Richard Whitm', Esquire, knight and barrow-knight, answer for yourself! But recollect you're talkin' to an O'Grady, minny of whose relashuns, in the Ould Sod, held high stashuns in Ninety-eight, for at laste fifteen minnits by the docther's watch! Dick. That be a main short...
  • ISBN13: 9781230456409
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00026
Publication DateSeptember 12, 2013
Primary CategoryLiterary Collections/General
Publisher ImprintTheclassics.Us

Nearly a Tragedy; A Comedy in Five Acts

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