Excerpt: ...deficient in an important particular." "Oh, James!" "Yes, my dear. I regret to say you have no sense of humor; nummore than a cat, Jane." "What! because the poor thing can't laugh at your comedy?" "No, ma'am; but she laughs at nothing." "Try her with one of your tragedies, my lad." "I am sure, James," said the poor, good, lackadaisical ...Read MoreExcerpt: ...deficient in an important particular." "Oh, James!" "Yes, my dear. I regret to say you have no sense of humor; nummore than a cat, Jane." "What! because the poor thing can't laugh at your comedy?" "No, ma'am; but she laughs at nothing." "Try her with one of your tragedies, my lad." "I am sure, James," said the poor, good, lackadaisical woman, "if I don't laugh, it is not for want of the will. I used to be a very hearty laugher," whined she; "but I haven't laughed this two years." "Oh, indeed!" said the Woffington. "Then the next two years you shall do nothing else." "Ah, madam!" said Triplet. "That passes the art, even of the great comedian." "Does it?" said the actress, coolly. Lucy. "She is not a comedy lady. You don't ever cry, pretty lady?" Woffington (ironically). "Oh, of course not." Lucy (confidentially). "Comedy is crying. Father cried all the time he was writing his one." Triplet turned red as fire. "Hold your tongue," said he. "I was bursting with merriment. Wife, our children talk too much; they put their noses into everything, and criticise their own father." "Unnatural offspring!" laughed the visitor. "And when they take up a notion, Socrates couldn't convince them to the contrary. For instance, madam, all this morning they thought fit to assume that they were starving." "So we were," said Lysimachus, "until the angel came; and the devil went for the pie." "There-there-there! Now, you mark my words; we shall never get that idea out of their heads-" "Until," said Mrs. Woffington, lumping a huge cut of pie into Roxalana's plate, "we put a very different idea into their stomachs." This and the look she cast on Mrs. Triplet fairly caught that good, though somber personage. She giggled; put her hand to her face, and said: "I'm sure I ask your pardon, ma'am." It was no use; the comedian had determined they should all laugh, and they were made to laugh. Then she rose, and showed them how to drink healths a la Francaise; and keen were her...Read Less
Very good; Collectible. This is charming little pretty book. No marks. Surprisingly little wear, approx 1899 hardcover from Caldwell Co. No notable wear but tear on photo of Reade. Gold and color embossed cover. Tight binding. Clean pages. Very nice for reader or collector.
Very Good. A very good red hardcover. Gilt block design on spine, emboss frame on front. Unknown publication date, late 20's to early 30's. Pages clean, tightly bound though hinges are a bit loose. 1 illustration semi-loose.
Illustrated Frontispiece. Good. No Jacket. 4"X6.5" This hard cover book has a green cover with gilt lettering on the front and spine of the cover. The front endpaper is gone, faded spine, cover stain, wear and soil. 276 pages.
New. This item is printed on demand. Margaret "Peg" Woffington (c. 1720-26 March 1760) was a well-known Irish actress in Georgian London. Having a reputation for beauty, Woffington appeared in portraits and paintings by several artists of the day, including.
Good. Duodecimo, 7 1/4" tall, 303 pages + 8 ads, brown cloth. A good reading copy with general shelf wear, rubbing at the corners, fraying startedat the bottom and top of the back strip, corners bumped, endpaper missing, hinges and binding solid.
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