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The Man of the World (1792)

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Author: Charles Macklin
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,658 / 87 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 326
Added to site: 2005.05.02
mnybks.net#: 10260
Genre: Drama

Augustan Reprint Society, publication number 26

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me,--when a narrow partiality to Scotland, on every trivial occasion, provokes him to enmity even with his wife and children, only because they dare give a national preference where they think it most justly due;--and when, merely to gratify his own ambition, he would marry his son into a family he detests,--[great warmth.] sure, Sidney, a son thus circumstanced (from the dignity of human reason and the feelings of a loving heart) has a right--not only to protest against the blindness of a parent, but to pursue those measures that virtue and happiness point out.

Sid. The violent temper of Sir Pertinax, I own, cannot be defended on many occasions, but still--your intended alliance with Lord Lumbercourt--

Eger. [_With great impatience._] O! contemptible!--a trifling, quaint, haughty, voluptuous, servile tool,--the mere lackey of party and corruption; who, for the prostitution of near thirty years and the ruin of a noble fortune, has had the despicable satisfaction, and the infam

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