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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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808 - English drama

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Page 48 - She, who ne'er answers till a husband cools, Or, if she rules him, never shows she rules; Charms by accepting, by submitting sways, Yet has her humour most, when she obeys...
Page 56 - I will be your friend, and give you a hint. We women are soft and compassionate in our nature ; go to her without delay, fall at her feet, beg her pardon, drop a tear or two, and all will be well again. Bev. Do you come to make sport of me...
Page 88 - I'll put it up. Love. Let me look at it. Give it me this moment. [Reads.] To Mrs. Lovemore ! — Brilliant Fashion.
Page 25 - Though I have but few obligations to Sir Brilliant, I suppose I am to ascribe to him the favour of this visit, Mr. Lovemore. • Love- [looking at the ring, and laughing] Now there you wrong me.
Page 9 - Her suspicions of me all make against her; they are female stratageĢis, and yet it is but too true that she still is near my heart. Oh ! Robert, Robert, when I have watched her at a play, or elsewhere ; when I have counted her oglings, and her whisperings, her stolen glances, and her artful leer, with the cunning of her sex, she has pretended to be as watchful of me : dissembling, false, deceitful woman ! Rob. And yet, I dare assure you Sir John. No more ; I am not to be deceived ; I know her thoroughly,...
Page 40 - Thus it is : my wife, you know, keeps a power of company, and makes a great figure there. I could shew her in any company in England ; I wish she could say the same of me. Love. Why truly I wish she could. Sir Bash. But that's out of the question.
Page 67 - A servant thrives under a master that has his private amusements. Love on, say I, if you are so given: it will bring grist to my mill. Sir Bash, [writing] This will surprise her.
Page 13 - Yes ; but we are but in a kind of fool's paradise here : all our schemes are but mere castlebuilding, which your father, Mr. Bellmont, and, my dear Belinda— yours too, are most obstinately determined to destroy.
Page 57 - And the language of the passions is sometimes heard upon those occasions. Love. Very true, ma'am; and if, by chance, they do bridle and hold in a little, the struggle they undergo is -the most ridiculous sight in nature. I have seen a...
Page 32 - Sir William fixed his surly eye upon me for some time : at last he began : you will run counter to my will, I see : you will be ever dangling after that girl : but Mr. Blandford and I have agreed upon the match : and then he peremptorily commanded me to take my leave of Clarissa, and fix my heart upon your Belinda. Bev. And did you so ? Bel. And did you so ? How can you ask such a question ? Sir, says I, I must see the lady home, and off I marched, arm in arm,- with her, my father bawling after me,...

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