1988 – “Polly Honeycombe” by George Colman

Posted on: June 19, 1988

In this farce from 1760, Polly Honeycombe is a young woman who is an avid reader of novels and shapes her future by the actions and notions of these novels. Her father wants her to marry the rich Jew Ledger, who is the complete opposite of Polly’s expectation and doesn’t share her notions. Polly however is in love with Scribble, a poor attorney’s clerk, who shares her romantic notions. Polly and Scribble elope and by the time Ledger manages to find them and bring them back they have already started process of marrying according to the 1753 marriage act.

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