Love Makes a Man: Or, The Fop's Fortune. A Comedy

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J. Bell, 1797 - 120 pages

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Page 33 - Hide not thy tears ; weep boldly . . . and be proud To give the flowing virtue manly way : 'Tis nature's mark, to know an honest heart by. Shame on those breasts of stone that cannot melt In soft adoption of another's sorrow.
Page 10 - Tully, drinks tea at Helicon, sups with Seneca, then walks a turn or two in the milky way, and after six hours conference with the stars, sleeps with old Erra Pater.
Page 117 - Madam, your very humble servant, it's mighty well as it is. D. Du. We are, indeed, his debtors both ; and, sister, there's but one way now of being grateful. For my sake, give him such returns of love, as he may yet think fit to ask, or you with modesty can answer.
Page 109 - I shall not, split me! And now, gentlemen and ladies, if you will do me the honour to grace mine and the Lady Elvira's wedding, such homely entertainment as my poor house affords, you shall be all heartily welcome to.
Page 94 - I knew a citizen's daughter there, that run away with a lord, who, in the first six months of her preferment, never stirred out, but she made the ladies cry at her equipage; and about eight months after, I think, one morning reeling pretty early into a certain house in the Savoy, I found the self-same...
Page 17 - That place, that does Contain my books, the best companions, is To me a glorious court, where hourly I Converse with the old sages and philosophers ; And sometimes for variety I confer With kings and emperors, and weigh their counsels; Calling their victories, if unjustly got, Unto a strict account; and in my fancy, Deface their ill-placed statues.
Page 109 - I'll be with her presently ; and 'faith, since I have made my own fortune, I'll e'en patch up my brother's too. Hark you, my dear dad, that should ha' been — This business is all at an end for, look you, I find your daughter's engaged ; and, to tell you the truth, so am I, 'faith. If my brother has a mind to marry her, let him; for I shall not, split me!
Page 19 - Well, pursue and conquer ; though let me tell you, sir, my girl has wit, and will give you as good as you bring ; she has a smart way, sir. Clo. Sir, I will be as smart as she; I have my share of courage; I fear no woman alive, sir, having always found that love and assurance ought to be as inseparable companions as a beau and a snuff-box, or a curate and a tobacco-stopper. Cha. 'Faith, thou art a pleasant rogue; I'gad she must like thee.
Page 78 - Odso, we lie here, do we ? — mighty well that again, 'faith ; (for I was just thinking to go home, but that. I had ne'er a lodging:) nay, I always said honest Dumb knew how to make his friends welcome Well, but it's time enough yet, sha'nt we crack a bottle first ? Charles is melancholy. [JAQUES shakes his Head.] What, that's as much as to say, If I won't go.
Page 27 - I wou'd endeavour — to keep my temper : — a frowning face never recovered a heart that was not to be fixed with a smiling one : — but women in general forget this grand article of the matrimonial creed entirely ; the dignity of insulted virtue obliges them to play the fool, whenever their Corydons play the libertine ; and, poh ! they...

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