Sharpe's British Theatre, Volume 8

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J. Sharpe, 1804
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Page 3 - The painter dead, yet still he charms the eye; While England lives, his fame can never die: But he who struts his hour upon the stage, Can scarce extend his fame for half an age; Nor pen nor pencil can the actor save, The art, and artist, share one common grave.
Page 14 - Love and a cottage ! — eh, Fanny — Ah, give me indifference and a coach and six ! Fan. And why not a coach and six without the indifference ? — But pray when is this happy marriage of yours to be celebrated ? I long to give you joy.
Page 12 - I'll entertain his lordship and Sir John. — We'll show your fellows at the other end of the town how we live in the city.- — They shall eat gold — and drink gold — and lie in gold.
Page 16 - ... know, and perhaps I may meet you in the summer with some other citizens at Tunbridge. For my part, I shall always entertain a proper regard for my relations. You sha'nt want my countenance, I assure you.
Page 34 - Under such embarrassed circumstances as I have been, can you wonder at my irresolution or perplexity ? Nothing but despair, the fear of losing my dear Fanny, could bring me to a declaration even now: and yet, I think I know Mr. Sterling so well, that, strange as my proposal may appear, if I can...
Page 13 - He may mention it to Lord Ogleby with a better grace than I can, and more probably prevail on him to interfere in it. I can open my mind also more freely to Sir John. He told me, when I left him in town, that he had something of consequence to communicate, and that I could be of use to him. I am glad of it: for the confidence he reposes in me, and the service I may do him, will ensure me his good offices. — Poor Fanny ! It hurts me to see her so uneasy, and her making a mystery of the cause adds...
Page 22 - It is impossible to stupify one's self in the country for a week, without some little flirting with the Abigails : — this is much the handsomest wench in the house, except the old citizen's youngest daughter, and I have not time enough to lay a plan for her. — [Bell rings."\ — And now I'll go to my lord, for I have nothing else to do. [Going, Enter CANTON, with Newspapers in his Hand. Can. Monsieur Brush ! Maistre Brush ! my lor stirra yet i Brush.
Page 6 - 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.
Page 68 - After a battle, indeed, my lord. — I have this day had a severe engagement, and wanting your lordship as an auxiliary, I have at last mustered up resolution to declare what my duty to...
Page 25 - These girls have absolutely inspired me. If they are for a game of romps — me voila pret! (Sings and dances.) Oh! that's an ugly twinge — but it's gone. — I have rather too much of the lily this morning in my complexion; a faint tincture of the rose will give a delicate spirit to my eyes for the day.

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