The Dramatick Works of Mr. George Farquhar ...: The beaux strategem. Love and a bottle. The constant couple. The stage-coach

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B. Lintot, 1736
 

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Page 49 - ... em fast. Wedlock we own ordain'd by Heaven's decree, But such as Heaven ordain'd it first to be; — Concurring tempers in the man and wife As mutual helps to draw the load of life. View all the works of Providence above, The stars with harmony and concord move; View all the works of Providence below, The fire, the water, earth, and air, we know, All in one plant agree to make it grow.
Page 8 - O that's right, you have a good many of those gentlemen : pray, how do you like their company ? Bon. So well, as the saying is, that I could wish we had as many more of 'em. They're full of money, and pay double for every thing they have.
Page 81 - I am no lord, but a poor, needy man, come with a mean, a scandalous design to prey upon your fortune.
Page 31 - What sort of livery has the footman? SCRUB. Livery! Lord, Madam, I took him for a captain, he's so bedizened with lace!
Page 58 - Was he successful in his amours ? Arch. There he has left us in the dark. He was too much a gentleman to tell. Mrs.
Page 67 - Nay, if your honour be concerned with a woman, get it out of her hands as soon as you can. — An honourable lover is the greatest slave in nature: some will say, the greatest fool.
Page 74 - I would have taken nothing but what you might ha' spared; but your crying thieves has waked this dreaming fool, and so he takes 'em for granted. Scrub. Granted ! 'tis granted, sir, take all we have. Mrs.
Page 61 - I should have believed him a footman in good earnest. Dor. But my lover was upon his knees to me. Mrs. Sul. And mine was upon his tiptoes to me. Dor. Mine vowed to die for me.
Page 21 - Ay, but, on t'other hand, I have money enough to bribe the rogues with : so, upon mature deliberation^ I would fight for her. — But no more of her.
Page 59 - Master order'd you. Scrub. A Guinea, hi, hi, hi, a Guinea! eh — by this Light it is a Guinea; but I suppose you expect One and twenty Shillings in change.

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