The Beaux Stratagem. George Farquhar.

The Beaux Stratagem

New Mermaids/A & C Black/W.W. Norton, 2001. Paper Back. Used - Good. Item #175076
ISBN: 0713630426

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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...arms of your general, then to your more conquering eyes. My first chains are easy--there a ransom may redeem me; but from your fetters I never shall get free. 352 Mrs. Sul. Alas, sir! why should you complain to me of your captivity, who am in chains myself? You know, sir, that I am bound, nay, must be tied up in that particular that might give you ease: I am like you, a prisoner of war--of war, indeed--I have given my parole of honour 1 would you break yours to gain your liberty? 359 Count Bel. Most certainly I would, were I a prisoner among the Turks; dis is your case, you 're a slave, madam, slave to the worst of Turks, a husband. Mrs. Sul. There lies my foible, I confess; no fortifications, no courage, conduct, nor vigilancy, can pretend to defend a place where the cruelty of the governor forces the garrison to mutiny. Count Bel. And where de besieger is resolved to die before de place.--Here will I fix Kneels;--with tears, vows, and prayers assault your heart and never rise till you surrender; or if I must storm--Love and St. Michael!--And so I begin the attack. 372 Mrs. Sul. Stand off!--Aside. Sure he hears me not!--And I could almost wish--he did not!--The fellow makes love very prettily.--Aloud. But, sir, why should you put such a value upon my person, when you see it despised by one that knows it so much better? Count Bel. He knows it not, though he possesses it; if he but knew the value of the jewel he is master of, he would always wear it next his heart, and sleep with it in his arms. 382 Mrs. Sul. But since he throws me unregarded from him Count Bel. And one that knows your value well comes by and takes you up, is it not justice? Goes to lay hold of her. Enter Squire Sullen with his sword drawn. Squire Sul. Hold, villain, hold!

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