The British Drama: Illustrated, Volume 1

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John Dicks, 1869 - English drama
 

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Page 395 - Terrier, who everybody said would have been a better match? for his estate is just as good as yours, and he has broke his neck since we have been married.
Page 393 - Oh, plague of his sentiments ! If he salutes me with a scrap of morality in his mouth, I shall be sick directly. But, however, don't mistake me, Sir Peter; I don't mean to defend Charles's errors : but, before I form my judgment of either of them, I intend to make a trial of their hearts ; and my friend Rowley and I have planned something for the purpose.
Page 404 - The fact is, sir, that Lady Teazle, knowing my pretensions to your ward Maria — I say, sir, Lady Teazle, being apprehensive of the jealousy of your temper — and knowing my friendship to the family — she, sir, I say — called here — in order that — I might explain these pretensions — but on your coming — being apprehensive — as I said — of your jealousy — she withdrew — and this, you may depend on it, is the whole truth of the matter.
Page 400 - I am surprised she has not sent, if she is prevented from coming. Sir Peter certainly does not suspect me. Yet I wish I may not lose the heiress, through the scrape I have drawn myself into with the wife; however, Charles's imprudence and bad character are great points in my favour.
Page 388 - True, madam, there are valetudinarians in reputation as well as constitution, who, being conscious of their weak part, avoid the least breath of air, and supply their want of stamina by care and circumspection.
Page 328 - Mar. I know your worship's wise, and needs no counsel, Yet if, in my desire to do you service, I humbly offer my advice, (but still , •• • Under correction,) I hope I shall not , Incur your high displeasure. Well. No ; speak freely. Mar. Then, in my judgment, sir, my simple judgment, (Still with your worship's favour,) I could wish you A better habit, for this cannot be But much distasteful to the noble lady (I say no more) that loves you : for, this morning, To me, and I am but a swine...
Page 385 - Why, truly, Mrs. Clackitt has a very pretty talent, and a great deal of industry. Snake. True, madam, and has been tolerably successful in her day. To my knowledge, she has been the cause of six matches being broken off, and three sons being disinherited; of four forced elopements, and as many close confinements; nine separate maintenances, and two divorces.
Page 400 - Hold ! See whether it is or not, before you go to the door: I have a particular message for you if it should be my brother. Ser. 'Tis her ladyship, sir; she always leaves her chair at the milliner's in the next street.
Page 404 - Peter, this is one of the smartest French milliners I ever saw. Egad, you seem all to have been diverting yourselves here at hide and seek, and I don't see who is out of the secret. - Shall I beg your ladyship to inform me? Not a word! - Brother, will you be pleased to explain this matter? What! is Morality dumb too ? - Sir Peter, though I found you in the dark, perhaps you are not so now ! All mute...
Page 389 - When an old bachelor marries a young wife, what is he to expect ? 'Tis now six months since Lady Teazle made me the happiest of men — and I have been the most miserable dog ever since ! We tiffed a little going to church, and fairly quarrelled before the bells had done ringing.

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