Double Falshood: Or, The Distrest Lovers : a Play, as it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane

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J. Watts, 1728 - 64 pages
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Page 56 - Of procreation — beasts and birds would be As noble then as we are — but to steer The wanton freight of youth through storms and dangers, Which, with full sails, they bear upon and straighten The moral line of life, they bend so often.
Page 25 - It was a thing the noblest, and 'mong beasts It stood not in mean place : things of fierce nature Hold amity and concordance. Such a villany A writer could not put down in his scene Without taxation of his auditory For fiction most enormous.
Page 6 - I'm loth to say : For All that waits on you. Is graced, and graces. — No Impediment Shall bar my Wishes, but such grave Delays As Reason presses Patience with ; which blunt not, But rather whet our Loves. Be patient, Sweet. Leon. Patient ! What else ? My Flames are in the Flint. Haply, to lose a Husband I may weep ; Never, to get One : When I cry for Bondage, Let Freedom quit me. Jul. From what a Spirit comes This?
Page 10 - The obfcurenefs of her birth. " Cannot eclipfe the luftre of her eyes, " *' Which make her all one light.
Page 9 - I speak not This altogether to unbend your Affections to him: But the Meaning of what I say is, that you set such Price upon yourself to him, as Many, and much his Betters, would buy you at; (and reckon those Virtues in you at the rate of their Scarcity;) to which if he come not up, you remain for a better Mart. Leon. My Obedience, Sir, is chain'd to your Advice.

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