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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Mel. What is he doing? Kite. Writing your name in his pocket-book. Mel. Ha! ha! my name! Pray, what have you or he to do with my name? Kite. Look'ee, fair lady, the devil is a very modest person, he seeks nobody unless they seek him first: he's chained up like a mastiff, and can't stir unless he be let loose. You come to me to have your fortune told--do you think, madam, that I can answer you of my own head? No, madam, the affairs of women are so irregular, that nothing less than the devil can give any account of 'em. Now to convince you of your incredulity, I'll show you a trial of my skill.--Here, you Cacodemon del fuego--exert your power, draw me this lady's name, the word Melinda, in the proper letters and character of her own handwriting.--Do it at three motions--one--two--three--'tis done.--Now, madam, will you please to send your maid to fetch it? Lucy. I fetch it! the devil fetch me if I do! Mel. My name in my own handwriting! that would be convincing indeed. Kite. Seeing's believing.--[Goes to the table, lifts up the carpet.] Here, Tre, Tre, poor Tre, give me the bone, sirrah.--[He puts his hand under the table, Plume steals to the other side of the table, and catches 'him by the hand.] Oh! oh! the devil! the devil in good earnest! My hand! my hand! the devil! my hand!--[melinda and Lucy shriek, and run to a corner of the stage. Kite discovers Plume, and gets away his hand.] A plague o' your pincers! he has fixed his nails in my very flesh.--O madam! you put the demon in such a passion with your scruples, that it has almost cost me my hand. Mel. It has cost us our lives almost--but have you got the name? Kite. Got it! ay, madam, I have got it here--I'm sure the blood comes.--But there's your name upon that square piece of paper--behold! Mel. Tis wonderf...
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  • George Farquhar (Author)
  • General Books LLC (9 Jan. 2012)
  • English
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