Sunday, 13 June 2010

The Way of the World

1 comment:

Britta said...

Dear Amanda,
I've read Restoration comedies, but not 'The Way of the World' - but the epigraph on the title page of the 1700 edition - as quoted by Wikipedia - sounds promising:
"I have no fear in her company that a husband may rush back from the country, the door burst open, the dog bark, the house shake with the din, the woman, deathly pale, leap from her bed, her complicit maid shrieks, she fearing for her limbs, her guilty mistress for her dowry and I for myself." (quotation from Horace's Satires)