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Emperor of the Moon (The Plays, Histories, And Novels Of The Ingenious Mrs. Aphra Behn) Aphra Behn

Emperor of the Moon (The Plays, Histories, And Novels Of The Ingenious Mrs. Aphra Behn)

Aphra Behn

Published June 30th 2011
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166 pages
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An excerpt from the Prologue:PROLOGUE,Spoken by HarlequinLong, and at vast Expence, th industrious StageHas strove to please a dull ungrateful Age:With Heroes and with Gods we first began,And thunderd to you in heroick Strain:Some dyingMoreAn excerpt from the Prologue:PROLOGUE,Spoken by HarlequinLong, and at vast Expence, th industrious StageHas strove to please a dull ungrateful Age:With Heroes and with Gods we first began,And thunderd to you in heroick Strain:Some dying Love-sick Queen each Night you injoyd,And with Magnificence at last were cloyd:Our Drums and Trumpets frighted all the Women-Our Fighting scard the Beaux and Billet-Doux Men.So Spark in an Intrigue of Quality,Grows weary of his splendid Drudgery-Hates the Fatigue, and cries a Pox upon her,What a damnd Bustles here with Love and Honour?In humbler Comedy we next appear,No Fop or Cuckold, but flap-dash we had him here-We showd you all, but you malicious grown,Friends Vices to expose, and hide your own-Cry, damn it— This is such, or such a one.Yet nettled, Plague what does the Scribler mean?With his damnd Characters, and Plot obscene.No Woman without Vizard in the NationCan see it twice, and keep her reputationThats certain, ForgettingThat he himself, in every gross Lampoon,Her leuder Secrets spread about the Town-Whilst their seignd Niceness is but cautious Fear,Their own Intrigues should be unraveld here.Our next Recourse was dwindling down to Farce,Then—Zounds, what Stuffs here? tis all oer myWell, Gentlemen, since none of these has sped,Gad, we have bought a Share ith speaking Head.So there youll save a Sice,You love good Husbandry in all but Vice-Whoring and drinking only bears a Price.