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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... ACT I Scene I The Veranda And Compound Of Colonel Stagey Carnac's Bungalow At Dilghaut Discover Lieutenant Dicky Barton, ...
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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... ACT I Scene I The Veranda And Compound Of Colonel Stagey Carnac's Bungalow At Dilghaut Discover Lieutenant Dicky Barton, Lieutenant Alan Lovatt, and Major Radnage, Indian Medical Staff, and, at some little distance, Major Hedley Kynaston. Lovatt. You may say what you like against her, but Olive Arnison is a devilish fascinating woman. Barton. I hadn't been five minutes in her company before I felt I should do any fool's trick she asked me, and say "Thank you.' Lovatt. It's a wonderful power that some women have--the Lady Hamilton power of making a silly fool of every man they come across. And Olive Arnison has got it. Radnage (a good-humoured, witty, rhetorical, clever, broken-down man of fifty-five--"Nobody's enemy but his ewn"). So has every good-looking woman. &v'-'oe, -'Billy. There are some beautiful women that freeze you like an iceberg. And there are others, by Jove, if they'd only be kind enough to walk over you and wipe their pretty little shoes on you, you'd love them all the more for it, bless their hearts. Radnage (Jtompous, florid, mock-oratorical. He has had several glasses). My son Richard, the philosophy of this matter lies in a nut-shell. Given any one of these divine creatures with beauty, the question arises, "Hath she also virtue?" For then her. beauty is naught; it is dead and cold; it hath no pulse or relish of life in it. But, given any one of these divine creatures with beauty, and let that beauty be easy of access, marketable, benign, and of sovereign comfort to the wayfaring rapscallion, man (pointing to himself), then is he fired to his destiny. He hastens to be her slave, and goeth rejoicingly to red ruin and blue damnation for her sake. Virtue, my son Richard, is a deadly and nauseous enemy to beauty. And for...
1899. The Macmillan Company, New York. 1899. Limited edition of 650. copies printed Hard Cover. Book: Good, in original maroon textured boards to smooth maroon spine with gilt titles on spine. 6.5x4.5. 142pp. Ex library with usual stamps, etc and white location number on spine. Binding tight. A spectacular and melodramatic play by the English dramatist Henry Arthur Jones (1851-1929).
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