Bell's British Theatre: Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays

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J. Bell; & C. Etherington, 1777

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Page 13 - I did as much as man could with any reasonable conscience. I proceeded to the very last act of flattery with her, and was guilty of a song in her commendation.
Page 34 - Now you must know they could not commend one, if one was not handsome. Beauty the lover's gift— Lord, what is a lover, that it can give? Why one makes lovers as fast as one pleases, and they live as long as one pleases, and they die as soon as one pleases: and then if one pleases...
Page 47 - I'll take my death, I think you are handsomer — and within a year or two as young. — If you could but...
Page 52 - An orphan, and this fellow was my guardian ; ay, ay, I was glad to consent to that man to come to London. He had the disposal of me then. If I had not agreed to that, I might have been bound prentice to a feltmaker in Shrewsbury : this fellow would have bound me to a maker of felts. SIR WIL.
Page 32 - Waitwell and Foible. I would not tempt my servant to betray me by trusting him too far. If your mother, in hopes to ruin me, should consent to marry my pretended uncle, he might, like Mosca in the " Fox," stand upon terms; so I made him sure before-hand.
Page 34 - Ay, ay, suffer your cruelty to ruin the object of your power, to destroy your lover— and then how vain, how lost a thing you'll be? Nay, 'tis true: you are no longer handsome when...
Page 16 - tis better as 'tis; 'tis better to trade with a little loss, than to be quite eaten up, with being overstocked.
Page 78 - I have suffered myself to be overcome by the importunity of this lady your friend; and am content you shall enjoy your own proper estate during life, on condition you oblige yourself never to marry, under such penalty as I think convenient. Lady Wish.
Page 42 - I warrant you, Madam; a little art once made your picture like you; and now a little of the same art must make you like your picture. Your picture must sit for you, Madam. LADY WISH. But art thou sure Sir Rowland will not fail to come? Or will a not fail when he does come?
Page 14 - Pancras, that they stand behind one another, as 'twere in a country dance. Ours was the last couple to lead up; and no hopes appearing of dispatch, besides, the parson growing hoarse, we were afraid his lungs would have failed before it came to our turn; so we drove round to Duke's Place; and there they were riveted in a trice.

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