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The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan; With a Short Account of His Life

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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. 1891 Excerpt: ...must die as well as another. O'Con. Aside. Oh, if he begins to moralize Takes out his snuff-box. Rosy. Fair and ugly, crooked or straight, rich or poor--flesb is grass--flowers fade! O'Con. Here, doctor, take a pinch, and keep up your spirits. Rosy. True, true, my friend; grief can't mend the matter--all's for the best; but such a woman was a great loss, lieutenant. O'Con. To be sure, for doubtless she had mental accom plishments equal to her beauty. Rosy. Mental accomplishments! she would have stuffed an alligator, or pickled a lizard, with any apothecary's wife in the kingdom. Why, she could decipher a prescription, and invent the ingredients, almost as well as myself: then she was such a hand at making foreign waters!--for Self zer, Pyrmont, Islington, or Chalybeate, she never had her equal; and her Bath and Bristol springs exceeded the originals.--Ah, poor Dolly! she fell a martyr to her own discoveries. O'Con. How so, pray? Rosy. Poor soul! her illness was occasioned by her zeal La trying an improvement on the Spa-water, by an infusion of rum and acid. O'Con. Ay, ay, spirits never agree with water-drinkers, Rosy. No, no, you mistake. Rum agreed with her well enough; it was not the rum that killed the poor dear creature, for she died of a dropsy. Well, she is gone never to return, -nd has left no pledge of our loves behind. No little babe, to hang like a label round papa's neck. Well, well, we are all mortal--sooner or later--flesh is grass--flowers fade. O'Con. Oh, the devil!--again! Aside. Rosy. Life 's a shadow--the world a stage--we strut an hour. O'Con. Here, doctor. Offers snuff. Rosy. True, true, my friend: well, high grief can't cure it. All's for the best, hey! my little Alexander. O'Con. Right, right; an apothecary should never be out of ... Hide synopsis

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