The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan: With a Short Account of His Life (Google eBook)

Front Cover
G. Bell and Sons, 1876 - 563 pages
0 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 232 - Jack ; I have heard you for some time with patience I have been cool quite cool ; but take care you know I am compliance itself when I am not thwarted ; no one more easily led when I have my own way ; but don't put me in a frenzy.
Page 181 - MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS AND LEGAL INSTRUMENTS UNDER THE HAND AND SEAL OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE : including the Tragedy of King Lear and a small fragment of Hamlet, from the Original MSS.
Page 312 - I ne'er could any lustre see In eyes that would not look on me ; I ne'er saw nectar on a lip, But where my own did hope to sip.
Page 379 - Or a congress at the close of a general war wherein all the members, even to her eyes, appear to have a different interest, and her nose and chin are the only parties likely to join issue.
Page 229 - I didn't invent it myself though; but a commander in our militia, a great scholar, I assure you, says that there is no meaning in the common oaths, and that nothing but their antiquity makes them respectable; because, he says, the ancients would never stick to an oath or two, but would say, by Jove!
Page 410 - Certainly, Sir Peter, the heart that is conscious of its own integrity is ever slow to credit another's treachery.
Page 397 - I take to be a prudent old fellow, who has got money to lend. I am blockhead enough to give fifty per cent, sooner than not have it! and you, I presume, are rogue enough to take a hundred if you can get it. Now, sir, you see we are acquainted at once, and may proceed to business without further ceremony.
Page 409 - So, so; then I perceive your prescription is, that I must sin in my own defence, and part with my virtue to preserve my reputation?
Page 438 - Why, as to reforming, Sir Peter, I'll make no promises, and that I take to be a proof that I intend to set about it. But here shall be my monitor, my gentle guide. Ah, can I leave the virtuous path those eyes illumine?
Page 239 - Sir, I repeat it, if I please you in this affair, 'tis all I desire. Not that I think a woman the worse for being handsome; but, sir, if you please to recollect, you before hinted something about a hump or two, one eye, and a few more graces of that kind. Now, without being very nice...

Bibliographic information