Excerpt from The Works of Edward Bulwer Lytton: Dramas: Not So Bad as We Seem; Money; The Rightful Heir; Walpole; Darnley Smart [showing in a Masked Lady]. My Lord is dressing. As you say, madam, it is-late. But though he never wants sleep more than once a week, yet when he does sleep, 1 am proud to say he sleeps better than any man in the three kingdoms. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
This volume collects 8 of Lord Lytton's plays: "The Duchess de lla Valliere," "The Lady of Lyons," "Richelieu," "Not So Bad As We Seem," "Money," "The Rightful Heir," "Walpole," and "Darnley." Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873), was an English politician, poet, playwright, and prolific novelist. He coined the phrases "the great unwashed," "pursuit of the almighty dollar," "the pen is mightier than the sword," and the famous opening line "It was a dark and stormy night."
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