Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume III

Cover image for

Download


Author: Aphra Behn
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 145,271 / 464 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 511
Added to site: 2005.07.01
mnybks.net#: 10678
Origin: gutenberg.org

The Town-Fop; or, Sir Timothy Tawdrey
The False Count
The Lucky Chance; or, An Alderman's Bargain
The Forc'd Marriage; or, The Jealous Bridegroom
The Emperor Of The Moon

Show Excerpt

Bel. I can endure no more; he marry fair Celinda!

Friend. Prithee let him alone. [Aside.

Sir Tim. To which he answer'd--I have a good Fortune--have but my Son Ned, and this Girl, call'd Celinda, whom I will make a Fortune, sutable to yours; your honoured Mother, the Lady Tawdrey, and I, have as good as concluded the Match already. To which I (who, though I say it, am well enough bred for a Knight) answered the Civility thus--I vow to Fortune, Sir--I did not swear, but cry'd--I protest, Sir, Celinda, deserves--no, no, I lye again, 'twas merits--Ay, Celinda--merits a much better Husband than I.

Friend. You speak more Truth than you are aware of. [Aside.] Well, Sir, I'll bring you to my Sister; and if she likes you, as well as My Father does, she's yours; otherwise, I have so much Tenderness for her, as to leave her Choice free.

Sir Tim. Oh, Sir, you compliment.

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Matthew Bayan
Matthew Bayan is the only person in the world to die and be brought back to life 72 times. He is best known for his book, Eat Fat Be Healthy that describes this experience. Bayan however also had a very adventurous childhood and felt inspired to write down some of those memories after a high school reunion. This formed the backdrop for his coming-of-age mystery, The Firecracker King. As our Author of the Day, Bayan tells us all about it.
Read full interview...