I humbly beg leave to interline a Word or two of the Adventures of the Recruiting - Officer upon the Stage . Mr. Rich , who commands the Company for which those
Recruits were rais'd , has desir'd me to acquit him before the World of a Charge ...
... And great inay they be on the land and the main ; As just is their cause , may
they still prove viclorious , And punish the rashness of France and of Spain . B
CHORUS . Beat drums , beat amain ; Let the THE RECRUITING SERGEANT . 17.
All ladies and gentlemen that are willing to see the comedy , called the Recruiting Officer , let them repair to - morrow night , by six o ' clock , to the sign of the
Theatre Royal in Drury Lane , and they shall be kindly entertained . We scorn the
What , no bastards ! and so many recruiting officers in town ! I thought ' twas a
maxim among them , to leave as many recruits in the country as they carried out .
Wor . Nobody doubts your good will , noble captain , in serving your country ...
The warm-hearted and genial comedy The Recruiting Officer has long appealed
to nostalgic settlers abroad. It is the earliest documented drama known to have
been mounted in New York, America (1732); Charleston, America (1736); ...
Author: George Farquhar
Publisher: A&C Black
This completely new edition of The Recruiting Officer contains a freshly-edited play text, with new annotations, in modern spelling. Tiffany Stern's comprehensive and engaging introduction discusses the author's career and gives a history of the play including its staging, critical interpretation, date and sources, putting it its context of the late Restoration and illuminating its theatrical vivacity. Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer is set in Shrewsbury in 1704 and describes what happens in a country town when the army come to stay. With cross-dressing and confusion in plenty, this is a comedy exploring the timeless themes of love and war. One of Farquhar's last two plays, The Recruiting Officer is both entertaining and touching. It has a light, humane touch and its original depiction of a real-life provincial town comically explores the impact that ongoing warfare had on its civilian society.
1706 comedy The Recruiting Officer under the title Pauken und Trompeten (
translated as Trumpets and Drums ) . Farquhar's comedy , though an excellent
one and though occasionally revived by repertory and college companies ,
remains a ...
Author: United States. Adjutant-General's OfficePublish On: 1863
If it be necessary , as in case of sickness , to employ a physician , the recruiting officer may engage his services by contract on reasonable terms , “ by the visit , ”
or by the month . If by the month , the examination of the recruits must be stated in
Bxu recruiting officers Men . Mr. Hull . Mr. Reeve . Mr. Powell . Mr. Davies . Mr.
Ledger . Mr. Lewis . Mr. Ryder . Mr. Cubit . Mr. Wilson . Mr. Bernard . Mr.
Blanchard . 0 BRAZEN KITE , Serjeant to Captain Plume BULLOCK , a country
clown Costar ...
Were I sure of that , I wou'd be glad to take up with a Rakehelly Officer , as you do
... Syl . Again ! Look'e , Madam , you're in your own House . Mel . ... fir4 ACT ,
sitwa ACT I'll go w ACT II . SCENE , An Apartment . Ball . The Recruiting Officer
Two Recruiting Officers , Capt . Brazen , Mr. Dodd . Mr. BONNOR . Kite , Serjednt
to Plume , Mr. PALMER . Mr. FEARON . Mr. Moody . Mr. EDWIN . Bullock , a
country clown , Coftar Pear - main , Mr. PARSONS . Mr. QUICK . Two Recruits ,
Plume . You shall lie with me , you young Rogue . [ Kijes . Braz . You shall
receive your Pay , and do no Duty , Syl . Then you must inake me a Field Officer .
i 1 Plume . Plume . Pho , pho ! I'll do more than 52 The Recruiting Officer .
Then I , sir , tip the verger half a crown ; he pockets the simiony , and inducts me
into the best pew in the church ; I pull out my snuff - box , turn myself round , bow
to the Bishop or the Dean , if he be the commanding officer ; single out a beauty ...
Braz , But I'm a Foot Officer , my Dear , and never use Pistols , the Sword is my
way --- and I won't be put out of my Road to pleale any Man . Wor , Nor I neither ;
lo have at you . [ Cocks one Piftol . Braz Look'e , my Dear , I don't care for Piftols .
Author: Edward Hatton Finch HattonPublish On: 1859
In the event of a man enlisting or of his subsequently deserting , the fact should
be notified by the recruiting officer to the registrar who gave him his certificate ,
and to the district police . It would then be impossible for a deserter to return to his
... owner having no thoughts of his own to disturb - them . I have known a man as
perfect as a chto“ nologer as to the day and year of niost important “ transactions ,
but be altogether ignorant in the causes Act III . THE RECRUITING OFFICER .