The Collected Works of Alfred B. Sedgwick
The Collected Works of Alfred B. Sedgwick
Edited ByMichael Meckna
Edition 1st Edition
First Published 1994
eBook Published 18 March 2014
Pub. location New York
Pages 488 pages
eBook ISBN 9781315048574
Meckna, M. (Ed.). (1994). The Collected Works of Alfred B. Sedgwick. New York: Routledge, https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315048574
First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
readt ; her feature* change at the doet to) Gracious ! what can this mean 1 Let me read again. “ Madame, you believe that you possess a model husband—a perfect gem of a man ! Model husbauds don’t go to mas*
this letter be from 1 wonder 1 ’Tis a lady’s hand, aud one quite unfa* miliar to me. Dear—dear—we always pouder over an address, while by simply tearing open the envelop all doubts would be at rest. How ever, it can’t be anything alarming—so here goes, (opent envelope and
By(after tong) Yes, indeed ! dear Richard. We are happy ! But who emn
Bygarden, sits at table with back to takes up soms tcork end begins to sew, hum ming a tune.) Re-enter
nd han ^ me again. me to n dear. I perfectly understand that my double has been here; but that I start led you at your window you had come to give me an agreeable surprise, and had coroe through the garden in at the window to make it more complete?
thgKihy at home tnd work <br my liring, I üom a good Utiag at and thaïe m i mora Jabea than erer were caught* . (SpmüUng ) Now, main Anna, mein fraalein ! Tote you dtakal Vy you so cron? I gotmuch 1—die—eome moniah. Bat
Enltr Roes from inn, I* Bose. W hatl Citizen Pierre I and returned bo soon from Paris? Why, I did not expect you for at least two days. Pierre. Orders, ma chere, Orders ! and when Barras commands, all must obey. It has been my detailed and especial duty—to post these affichea in every town and village. Not, that I think tiieir contents will effect you, seeing that you are already a widow. Rose. Why, what has that to do— ( Takes off and examines poster on her door.) Eh ! La bello fortune, delightful 1 Now, I may have some chance of winnning the man of my heart. (Beads.) “ By order of the Directory. Citizens o f Prance 1 Thi# is to notify that all married persons, desirous o f separating, can mutually claim di vorce, on application to the Maire of the ArrondiKement. ” Signed— •• Barms, Larevelliere, and Rewbel.” E icellent. indeed ! Pierre. The man of yonr heart? Why, you don't mean t<> &>.y— Rose. But indeed Ida They have only been married thre^ months and thev are beginning to quarrel already. If I can t fan up a breeze, enough to—but stay ; you are tired and need refreshment, and for this welcome news you shall have the bent in the house. (R ose ihrotcs doicn the poster and goes to door of inn. Calling off. j Here, Eustace ! Antoine f Breakfast immediately, for tho pood citi zen, Pierre ! (Exitinto inn i* Pieire. Well, 6he has put thoughts into my mind that I imagined had passed away forever. How dearly I loved Jeannette ! and 1 did once think to make her my wife. But then she married J'^an, and all was over. At least, I thought so ; but should Rone’s remarks prove true, there may be a chance for me yet. Still I can’t help feel ing sorry for Jean. Well, we shall see, we shall see ! ( I-lz'it into inn u Music. Jean enters from cottage b, lie is dressed as iffor a journey ; has a bundle with him. He crosses to table, throws bundle on it, and sits down on chair. Jean. (Oloomily.) Well, it’s all over. I can stard this no long-• er. ^ Dearly as I love Jeannette we shall never be happy together again. I must have my way, and she will have hers, Yes ! I ’ll go. Ill cross over into Spain. I have left a note saying that all I possess in the world she is welcome to. But if I don’t get away from France there may be more trouble. As for me, I can make a living wher ever I go. ( Picks up poster dropped by R ) What’s this? “ By
Rose. Oh ! hav’n't yon heard tho nows ? No married couple noed now live together, if they are not happy. Why, look at the affiche on your own door. Jean. ( Sitting doxcn again sullenly.) That's bo ; and I have alrea dy taken ita advice. Rose. (Rubbing her hands.) Brave fellow 1 If you had been able yon should have done that long ago. Who could put up with such a temper as Jeannette’s? Jean. No, no ! She's not bad tempered, either. But if she could only understand me, and I her. We are both unhappy, and I see no other course to pursue. So, I havo ordered the p<ipers to be pre-
1 Single Life, Comedy. Our M iry Anne, rarco. 2 The Hoarding School, Farce. 17 M* ri * of Hum an Life, Tarce. 3 TUe Spitfire, Farce. 18 An Kngag< incut, Farce. 4 TUe In .h Dragoon, Fniro. ll> How to H' ttle Account* with your 5 The Hchool for Tigers, Fur* v. Lauudrt+M, Farce.
Madam*: AsiaYT. although residing iu New York, U a nativs of Franc*, flsr parents were rich, bill through |>olitical trrMihles—their pro|«S/ was cunisciiled Miid they had to fly the country Arriving in New York they died there, and Mademoiselle Aiigot, finding herself thrown on her own resources, RMUBXfd the style of Madame—adopted the atu^e as a )»roMon, and finally
, <£c.. c. Eh! who have we here? Oh! the butler I suppose. ( Harkee, my tine fellow have you seen any tiling of that charming lady who was sitting in the left Proscenium box at the Academy all this evening? I traced her to this house, and I know she entered here. She’s a charming creature—to
gone. Thank goodness! What ft relief. What new disturbance is this? Is everybody crazy ? it’s a counterfeit ----- Let me see it. Do you think fool. Would lady with such fine carriage as that, deal in counterfeits? Besides she gave it to and I mean to keep it.
Co ntentsof th e S Volume 1 British Opera in America Children in the Wood (1795) and Blue Beard (1811) Edited by Susan L. Porter Volume 2 Early Melodrama in America The Voice o f Nature (1803) Edited by Karl Kroeger The Aethiop; or, The Child o f the Desert (1813) Edited by Victor Fell Yellin Volume 3 Italian Opera in English Cinderella (1831) Edited by John Graziano Volume 4 Later Melodrama in America Monte Cristo (ca. 1883) Edited by Anne Dhu McLucas Volume 5 Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) by George C. Howard and George L. Aiken Edited by Thomas Riis Volume 6 The Musical Stage Works of John Hill Hewitt Edited by N. Lee Orr and Lynn Wood Bertrand Volume 7 The Collected Works of Alfred B. Sedgwick Edited by Michael Meckna
Volume 8 Pasticcio and Temperance Plays in America II Pesceballo (1862) and Ten Nights in a Bar-Room (1890) Edited by Dale Cockrell Volume 9 African American Theater Out of Bondage (1876) and Peculiar Sam; or, The Un derground Railroad (1879) Edited by Eileen Southern Volume 10 Irish American Theater The Mulligan Guard Ball (1879) and Reilly and the 400 (1890) Edited by Katherine K. Preston Volume 11 Yiddish Theater in America David’s Violin (1897) and Shloyme Gorgl (189-) Edited by Mark Slobin Volume 12 Early Operetta in America The Doctor of Alcantara (1879) Edited by Charlotte Kaufmann Volume 13 Early Burlesque in America Evangeline (1877) Edited by Richard Jackson Volume 14 Later Operetta in America, Part I El Capitan (1896) Edited by Paul E. Bierley Volume 15 Later Operetta in America, Part II The Highwayman (1897) Edited by Orly Leah Krasner Volume 16
Grand Opera in America Edited by Elise K. Kirk
ByThe Scarlet Letter (1896)