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The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume V

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Author: Aphra Behn
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 179,439 / 514 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 588
Added to site: 2009.08.31 25158

The adventures of the black lady -- The court of the King of Bantam -- The unfortunate happy lady -- The fair jilt -- Oroonoko; or, The royal slave -- Agnes de Castro -- The history of the nun; or, The fair vow-breaker -- The nun; or, The perjur'd beauty -- The lucky mistake -- The unfortunate bride; or, The blind lady a beauty -- The dumb virgin; or, The force of imagination -- The wandering beauty -- The unhappy mistake; or, The impious vow punish'd.

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at it might not be born out of Wedlock, and so be made uncapable of inheriting either of their Estates; with a great many more pressing Arguments on all Sides: To which at last she consented; and an honest officious Gentleman, whom they had before provided, was call'd up, who made an End of the Dispute: So to Bed they went together that Night; next Day to the Exchange, for several pretty Businesses that Ladies in her Condition want. Whilst they were abroad, came the Vermin of the Parish, (I mean, the Overseers of the Poor, who eat the Bread from 'em) to search for a young Blackhair'd Lady (for so was Bellamora) who was either brought to Bed, or just ready to lie down. The Landlady shew'd 'em all the Rooms in her House, but no such Lady could be found. At last she bethought her self, and led 'em into her Parlour, where she open'd a little Closet-door, and shew'd 'em a black Cat that had just kitten'd: assuring 'em, that she should never trouble the Parish as long as she had Rats or Mice



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