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The McNaughtens

A play based on the Menechemes of Regnard

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Language: English
Wordcount: 15,812 / 53 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 264
Added to site: 2005.12.28
mnybks.net#: 12187
Origin: gutenberg.org
License: ©
Genre: Drama

Translated and adapted by Frank J. Morlock. Copyright 1986 by F. J. Morlock.

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le you are spending the night in certain black gambling dens. I hear you swearing right up to the door. I swear, too, when luck is against me. And who can tell us apart? You swear in your room, and I swear on the stairs. I imitate you in every respect. You drink, gamble, and love with extreme passion, and I drink, gamble--and love a little, too. And if I am a flirt, it's because you are one, too. Consummate in the art, I might add. You go every day with a vagabond ardor, raffling off all the ladies--from blond to brunette. Today, Flavella dominates you--you say you love her--but I don't know why.

Captain You don't know why! Is it possible you refuse to render homage to her charms, to her divine eyes? I saw her at her aunt's, where I was quite enchanted. She wounded me to the heart.

Spruce Yet you have an attentive soul for her crazy Aunt--Urania. Now I approve of Urania. Perfect choice. Without her money we'd be in an awful fix. Meanwhile, I profit, too. You cajole the Aunt, and I corrupt Jenny, her mai

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