British Theatre, Volume 28

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J. Bell, 1792

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Page 42 - Ay, or a bowl of punch, or a can of flip, Mr. Sterling! for it looks like a cabin in the air. If flying chairs were in use, the captain might make a voyage to the Indies in it still, if he had but a fair wind.
Page 113 - Sister, I beg you! — Daughter, I command you. - If you have no regard for me, consider yourselves! — We shall lose this opportunity of ennobling our blood, and getting above twenty per cent for our money. MISS STERL: What, by my disgrace and my sister's triumph!
Page 20 - Ha, ha, ha ! very well, my dear ! — I shall be as fine as a little queen, indeed. — I have a bouquet to come home to-morrow — made up of diamonds, and rubies, and emeralds, and topazes, and amethysts.— jewels of all colours, green, red, blue, yellow, intermixed— the prettiest thing you ever saw in your life...
Page 64 - I agree to your waving that marriage ! Impossible, Sir John ! Sir John. I hope not, sir; as, on my part, I will agree to wave my right to thirty thousand pounds of the fortune I was to receive with her. Sterl. Thirty thousand, d'ye say ? Sir John. Yes, sir; and accept of Miss Fanny, with fifty thousand, instead of fourscore. Sterl. Fifty thousand [Pausing.
Page 4 - Poets and Painters, who from Nature draw Their best and richest Stores, have made this Law: That each should neighbourly assist his Brother, And steal with Decency from one another. To-night, your matchless Hogarth gives the Thought, Which from his Canvas to the Stage is brought.
Page 62 - Be assured, sir, that I neither mean to affront, nor forsake your family. My only fear is, that you should desert me; for the whole happiness of my life depends on my being connected with your family, by the nearest and tenderest ties in the world.
Page 9 - But let me tell you both, you must leave off your soft looks to each other, and your whispers, and your glances, and your always sitting next to one another at dinner, and your long walks together in the evening. For my part, if I had not been in the secret, I should have known you were a pair of lovers at least, if not man and wife, as Fanny.
Page 42 - My brother'* a little comical in his ideas, my lord ! — But you'll excuse him. — I have a little Gothic dairy, fitted up entirely in my own taste. — In the evening I shall hope for the honour of your lordship's company to take a dish of tea there, or a sullabub warm from the cow. Lord Og. I have every moment a fresh opportunity of admiring the elegance of Mrs. Heidelberg — the very flower of delicacy, and cream of politeness.
Page 119 - And he shan't stay in my house four hours. What baseness and treachery! As for you, you shall repent this step as long as you live, Madam. Fanny. Indeed, Sir, it is impossible to conceive the tortures I have already endured in consequence of my disobedience.
Page 62 - Pardon me, sir; more uneasiness has arisen than you are aware of. I am myself, at this instant, in a state of inexpressible embarrassment; Miss Sterling. I know, is extremely disconcerted too; and unless you will oblige me with the assistance of your friendship, I foresee the speedy progress of discontent and animosity through the whole family.

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