Dramatic Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author, Volume 3

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A. Millar, 1798
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Page 36 - ... enough, almost just on the eve of the circuits. — Let me see — the Home, the Midland, and Western, — ay, we can all cross the country well enough to our several destinations. — Traverse, when do you begin at Hertford ? Traverse.
Page 167 - What wretches are ordinary servants, that go on in the same vulgar track every day ! eating, working, and sleeping ! — But we, who have the honour to serve the nobility, are of another species. We are above the common forms, have servants to wait upon us, and are as lazy and luxurious as our masters.
Page 35 - I am determined on a discovery. I dread it, and am resolved to hasten it. It is surrounded with more horrors every instant, as it appears every instant more necessary. [Exit.
Page 39 - After having carried the negotiation between our families to so great a length, after having assented so readily to all your proposals, as well as received so many instances of your cheerful compliance with the demands made on our part, I am extremely concerned, Mr. Sterling, to be the involuntary cause of any uneasiness.
Page 41 - I'll tell you, Sir, — You know, that by the articles at present subsisting between us, on the day of my marriage with Miss Sterling, you agree to pay down the gross sum of eighty thousand pounds.
Page 26 - 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 40 - Come, come, Mr. Sterling, I know you to be a man of sense, a man of business, a man of the world. I'll deal frankly with you ; and you shall see that I don't desire a change of measures for my own gratification without endeavouring to make it advantageous to you.
Page 195 - O'Neale? NEPHEW: The same. She was sacrificed to the most senseless, drunken profligate in the whole country. He lived to run out his fortune, and the only advantage she got from the union was he broke that and his neck, before he had broke her heart. BATES: The affair of marriage is in this country put upon the easiest footing; there is neither love or hate in the matter; necessity brings them together; they are united at first for their mutual convenience, and...
Page 28 - John. At length, thank heaven, I have an opportunity to unbosom. — I know you are faithful, Lovewell, and flatter myself you would rejoice to serve me.
Page 6 - Do not disturb yourself with conjectures — but rest assured, that though you are unable to divine the cause, the consequence of a discovery, be it what it will, cannot be attended with half the miseries of the present interval.

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