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Mrs. Warren's Profession

Mrs. Warren's Profession

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ISBN13: 9798687206280
Publisher: Independently Published
Published: Jan 29 2021
Pages: 90
Weight: 0.29
Height: 0.19 Width: 5.98 Depth: 9.02
Language: English
Book Excerpt: ...s a hall in the king's palace at night. The wedding has taken place that day; and the closed door of the nuptial chamber is in view of the audience. Inside, the princess awaits her bridegroom. A duenna is in attendance. The bridegroom enters. His sole desire is to escape from a marriage which is hateful to him. An idea strikes him. He will assault the duenna, and get ignominiously expelled from the palace by his indignant father-in-law. To his horror, when he proceeds to carry out this stratagem, the duenna, far from raising an alarm, is flattered, delighted, and compliant. The assaulter becomes the assaulted. He flings her angrily to the ground, where she remains placidly. He flies. The father enters; dismisses the duenna; and listens at the keyhole of his daughter's nuptial chamber, uttering various pleasantries, and declaring, with a shiver, that a sound of kissing, which he supposes to proceed from within, makes him feel young again.In deprecation of the scandalized astonishment with which such a...

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