The dramatic works of Baron Kotzebue Volume 3

9781231050620: The dramatic works of Baron Kotzebue Volume 3

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. 1803 Excerpt: ...put the cuttings in the ground, you joined hands over them and kissed one another. Your lady mother wept, and faid to me, John, have a care of thefe suckers! this I have faithfully done, they are become a pair of stately trees; and must I now sell them? no, I cannot do it, the hand would grow nervelefs that attempted to lay an axe to.these roots. Flax. But who wishes thee to cut 'em down? Jehn. Madam fays, when one fits in the fummer house, thefe linden trees shut out the profpect of the village. Flax. No matter, thefe linden trees lhall not be touch'd I efpecially entrust them to thee, John. John. Mighty well! Flax. It is the fole remembrance of my poor fister. John. Alas! Yes! Flax. My dear wife knew nothing of this. John. Likely not; it was but yesterday she first mentioned it. I believe the flighty Mounseer puts thefe fancies in hev head. He was with her, skipping and whirling about her, treading down here cucumber, and there the ripe strawberries. He feems to stand high in Madam's good graces. Flax. (with oppressedsensibility) Do'"st think fo. John. He neier leaves her fide. Flax. He is thought to be an agreeable companion. '/». To be fure he can prattle, and fo can his Mounseer 'vakt-de-chaihhre; he already boasts of alliances? Flax, (eager) What alliances? John. I dare not even repeat them, for I do not believe a fyllabie of:thegaseonade. Flax, (aside) So! already the fervants prattle, (going to speak, but restrains himself) Enough, John: I disturb thee in thy work; I couldnot sleep, and thought tobe thefirstin the garden. John. The first r oh! no: Mifs Emma was here half an hour ago. Flax. Emma! where is fhe? John. Yonder lhe fits, knitting; yonder among the rofebulhes. Flax-(calling her) Good morrow, Emma. SCENE VI. "emma, and the fo...

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