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

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J. Bell; & C. Etherington, 1780

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Page 21 - OI ask your pardon for that— one's cruelty is one's power, and when one parts with one's cruelty, one parts with one's power; and when one has parted with that, I fancy one's old and ugly.
Page 21 - Till I had the cramp in my fingers, I'll vow, mem. And all to no purpose. But when your laship pins it up with poetry, it sits so pleasant the next day as anything, and is so pure and so crips.
Page 1 - And for a discerning man somewhat too passionate a lover, for I like her with all her faults; nay, like her for her faults. Her follies are so natural, or so artful, that they become her, and those affectations which in another woman would be odious serve but to make her more agreeable.
Page 1 - I'll tell thee, Fainall, she once used me with that insolence that in revenge I took her to pieces, sifted her, and separated her failings: I studied 'em and got 'em by rote. The catalogue was so large that I was not without hopes, one day or other, to hate her heartily. To which end I so used myself to think of 'em, that at length, contrary...
Page 53 - I'm out of humour, without giving a reason; to have my closet inviolate; to be sole empress of my tea-table, which you must never presume to approach without first asking leave; and lastly, wherever I am, you shall always knock at the door before you come in. These articles subscribed, if I continue to endure you a little longer, I may by degrees dwindle into a wife.
Page 3 - tis better as 'tis. 'Tis better to trade with a little loss than to be quite eaten up with being overstocked.
Page 68 - Ladyship and family should admit of misconstruction, or make me liable to affronts. You will pardon me, Madam, if I meddle no more with an affair in which I am not personally concerned.
Page 3 - Not at all : Witwoud grows by the knight like a medlar grafted on a crab. One will melt in your mouth, and tother set your teeth on edge. One is all pulp and the other all core. Mira. So one will be rotten before he be ripe, and the other will be rotten without ever being ripe at all.
Page 7 - Why he would slip you out of this chocolate-house, just when you had been talking to him. As soon as your back was...
Page 23 - Sententious Mirabell! Prithee, don't look with that violent and inflexible wise face, like Solomon at the dividing of the child in an old tapestry hanging.

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