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J. Tonson and M. Wellington, and sold, 1719
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Page 123 - twould be: but I thought I had charms enough to govern him; and that where there was an estate, a woman must needs be happy; so my vanity has deceived me, and my ambition has made me uneasy.
Page 198 - Here's a fellow for you ! There's beauty and money on her side, and love up to the ears on his ; and yet — Heart. And yet, I think, I may reasonably be allowed to boggle at marrying the niece, in the very moment that you are debauching the aunt.
Page 121 - Sure there's a secret curse entailed upon the very name of wife. My lady is a young lady, a fine lady, a witty lady, a virtuous lady — and yet I hate her.
Page 34 - Prithee change me that word Fancy, and it is so. Flip. Why there's it. Men are strangely troubled with the Vapours of late. You'll wonder now, if I tell you, you have the most reasonable Wife in Town ; And that all the Disorders you think you see in her, are only here, here, here, in your own Head. [thumping his Forehead.
Page 43 - He loved the country, I the town. He hawks and hounds, I coaches and equipage. He eating and drinking, I carding and playing. He the sound of a horn, I the squeak of a fiddle. We were dull company at table, worse a-bed. Whenever we met, we gave one another the spleen ; and never agreed but once, which was about lying alone.
Page 166 - Lady Brute. Why, then, I confess that I love to sit in the fore-front of a box ; for, if one sits behind, there's two acts gone perhaps before one's found out. And when I am there, if I perceive the men whispering and looking upon me, you must know I cannot for my life forbear thinking they talk to my advantage. And that sets a thousand little tickling vanities on foot — 69 Bel.
Page 7 - ... to so good a match. You have but this throw left to save you, for you are not ignorant, youngster, that your morals begin to be pretty well known about town ; have a care your noble birth and your honourable relations are not discovered too; there needs but that, to have you...
Page 161 - Compliments are well placed, where 'tis impossible to lay hold on 'em. Const. I would to heaven 'twere possible for you to lay hold on mine, that you might see it is no compliment at all. But since you are already...
Page 30 - Why truly, Flippanta, I can't deny but there are some general lines of resemblance. But, you know there may be exceptions.
Page 47 - I may not be the author of so great a misfortune) my case in a word is this. The necessary expenses of my travels have so much exceeded the wretched income of my annuity, that I have been forced to mortgage it for five hundred pounds, which is spent ; so...

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