The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays,: Which are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury-Lane, Covent-Garden, and Haymarket ...

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808 - 341 pages

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Page 56 - Ang. Mr. Scandal, you can't think me guilty of so much inhumanity, as not to be concerned for a man I must own myself obliged to. Pray tell me the truth. Scand. Faith, madam, I wish telling a lie would mend the matter. But this is no new effect of an unsuccessful passion. Ang. [ Aside.] I know not what to think ; — Yet I should be vexed to have a trick put upon me — May I not see him?
Page 4 - Looking tranquillity ! it strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a chillness to my trembling heart.
Page 17 - Val. No; he has sent me the hardest conditions in the world. You have heard of a booby brother of mine that was sent to sea three years ago? This brother my father hears is landed; whereupon he very affectionately sends me word, if I will make a deed of conveyance of my right to his estate after his death to my younger brother, he will immediately furnish me with four thousand [10 pounds to pay my debts, and make my fortune.
Page 37 - By the provision that's made for me, you might have begot me too. Nay, and to tell your worship another truth, I believe you did, for I find I was born with those same whoreson appetites too, that my master speaks of. Sir Samp. Why, look you there now.
Page 83 - Here take your young mistress, and lock her up presently, till farther orders from me. — Not a word, hussy. Do what I bid you; no reply; away! And bid Robin make ready to give an account of his plate and linen, d'ye hear : begone when I bid you. Mrs. Fore. What is the matter, husband? Fore. Tis not convenient to tell you now.
Page 52 - O my son ! from the blind dotage Of a father's fondness these ills arose; For thee I've been ambitious, base, and bloody: For thee I've...
Page 84 - I'm sure it is as I tell you. Scand. 'Sdeath ! it is a jest. I can't believe it. Ben. Look you, friend ; it is nothing to me, whether you believe it or no. What I say is true, d'ye see; they are married, or just going to be married, I know not which.
Page 77 - None of my ancestors married till fifty, yet they begot sons and daughters till fourscore. I am of your patriarchs; I, a branch of one of your antediluvian families, fellows that the flood could not wash away.
Page 90 - You would all have the reward of love ; but few have the constancy to stay till it becomes your due. Men are generally hypocrites and infidels, they pretend to worship, but have neither zeal nor faith; how few, like Valentine, would persevere even to martyrdom, and sacrifice their interest to their constancy! In admiring me you misplace the novelty : — The miracle to-day is, that we find A lover true : not that a woman's kind.
Page 28 - I'm glad of it ! — And so I have ; that may be good luck in troth, in troth it may, very good luck- nay, I have had some omens: I got out of bed backwards too this morning, without premeditation ; pretty good that too • but then I stumbled coming down stairs, and met a weasel ; bad omens those : some bad, some good, our lives are chequered : mirth and sorrow, want and plenty, night and day, make up our time. — But in troth I am pleased at my stocking; very well pleased at my stocking.