The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and Haymarket ...

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Mrs. Inchbald
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808 - English drama

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Page 10 - I would not that they should, unless his merit recommends him more. A noble birth and fortune, though they make not a bad man good, yet they are a real advantage to a worthy one, and place his virtues in the fairest light.
Page 35 - Be in itself the less or greater crime : Howe'er we may deceive ourselves or others, We act from inclination, not by rule, Or none could act amiss. And that all err, None but the conscious hypocrite denies. O, what is man, his excellence and strength, When, in an hour of trial and desertion, Reason, his noblest power, may be suborned To plead the cause of vile assassination ! Agnes.
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Page 29 - Is virtue inconsistent with itself, or are vice and virtue only empty names? Or do they depend on accidents, beyond our power to produce or to prevent— -wherein we have no part, and yet must be determined by the event? But why should I attempt to reason? All is confusion, horror, and remorse.
Page 14 - If you mean the love of women, I have not thought of it at all. My youth and circumstances make such thoughts improper in me yet. But if you...
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