Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
sample of his work lifted from http://www.fullbooks.com/Literary-Remains-1-6.htmlSCENE IV.
[Scene--Sir Frederick's Lodging.]
[Enter DUFOY and CLARK.]
CLARK.I wonder Sir Frederick stays out so late.
DUFOY.Dis is noting; six, seven o'clock in the morning is ver good hour.
CLARK.I hope he does not use these hours often.
DUFOY.Some six, seven time a veek; no oftiner.
CLARK.My Lord commanded me to wait his coming.
DUFOY.Matre Clark, to divertise you, I vill tell you, how I did get beacquainted vid dis Bedlam Matre. About two, tree year ago me had formy convenience discharge myself from attending[Enter a footboy]as Matre D'ostel to a person of condition in Parie; it hapen after dedispatch of my little affaire.
FOOTBOY.That is, after h'ad spent his money, Sir.
DUFOY.Jan foutrede lacque; me vil have vip and de belle vor your breeck,rogue.
FOOTBOY.Sir, in a word, he was a Jack-pudding to a mountebank, and turned offfor want of wit: my master picked him up before a puppet-show,mumbling a half-penny custard, to send him with a letter to the post.
DUFOY.Morbleu, see, see de insolence of de foot boy English, bogre, rascale,you lie, begar I vill cutte your troate.
CLARK.He's a rogue; on with your story, Monsieur.
DUFOY.Matre Clark, I am your ver humble serviteur; but begar me have nopatience to be abuse. As I did say, after de dispatche of my affaire,von day being idele, vich does produce the mellanchollique, I didvalke over de new bridge in Parie, and to divertise de time, and mymore serious toughte, me did look to see de marrionete, and dejack-pudding, vich did play hundred pretty tricke; time de collationvas come; and vor I had no company, I vas unvilling to go to deCabarete, but did buy a darriole, littel custarde vich did satisfie myappetite ver vel: in dis time young Monsieur de Grandvil (a jentelmanof ver great quality, van dat vas my ver good friende, and has done mever great and insignal faveure) come by in his caroche vid dis SirFrolick, who did pention at the same academy, to learn, de language,de bon mine, de great horse, and many oder tricke. Monsieur seeing medid make de bowe and did becken me to come to him: he did telle me datde Englis jentelman had de lettre vor de poste, and did entreate me(if I had de opportunity) to see de lettre delivere: he did telle metoo, it void be ver great obligation: de memory of de faveurs I hadreceived from his famelye, beside de inclination I naturally have toserve de strangere, made me returne de complemen vid ver greatcivility, and so I did take de lettre and see it delivere. SirFrollick perceiving (by de management of dis affairZ) dat I vas mand'esprit, and of vitte, did entreate me to be his serviteur; me didtake d'affection to his persone, and was contente to live vid him, tocounsel and advise him. You see now de lie of de bougre de lacqueEnglishe, morbleu.
Sam was disappointed but it was spoken about and has affected theater world.references to his works is available via google.
http://books.google.com/books?id=w_xBAAAAIAAJ&p... Etherege 1636-1692?
George Etherege 1636-1692?
English playwright and poet.INTRODUCTION
Etherege has been credited as a principal founder of the comedy of manners tradition in English drama. This dramatic genre represents the satirical exploitation of the manners and fashions of the aristocratic class on the stage for the aristocracy's own amusement. Critics have acknowledged Etherege as an accomplished writer of wit, speculating that his comedic voice was shaped by his experiences as a young traveler in France, where he likely witnessed the pioneering social comedy of Molière as well as the ostentatious display of Parisian court fashion and manners. Based on these experiences, Etherege wrote comedies in which he affectionately yet incisively parodied Carolinian attitudes toward a vast array of ideological concerns, including sexuality, naturalism, fashion, and social class. Despite achieving celebrity as a playwright during his lifetime, popular interest in Etherege and his comedies declined significantly in succeeding centuries, to the point that his plays are rarely performed for modern audiences.
[Etheredge, George, Sir, 1635?-1691.]The comical revenge; or, love in a tub. Acted at His Highness the Duke of York’s Theatre in Lincolns-Inn-Fields. Licensed, July 8. 1664. Roger L’Estrange.London : printed for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold at his shop at the Blew-Anchor, in the lower walk of the New-Exchange, 1664.
4to., , 71,  p. Dedication signed: Geo. Etherege.Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), E3368
The Comical Revenge, or Love in a Tub [the text]
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