A Select Collection of Old Plays, Volumes 1-4

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Robert Dodsley
R. Dodsley, 1744 - English drama
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Page 187 - I'll have thrice the weight in gold. Why, man, all their dripping-pans and their chamber-pots are pure gold; and all the chains with which they chain up their streets are massy gold; all the prisoners they take are fettered in gold; and for rubies and diamonds, they go forth on holidays and gather...
Page 8 - Faith, sir, the book was lost; and because 'twas pity so good a play should be lost, we found it, and play it. Sly. I wonder you would play it, another company having interest in it. Condell. Why not Malevole in folio with us, as Jeronimo in decimo-sexto with them ? They taught us a name for our play; we call it One for another.
Page 137 - I thank him ; he is kind, and ever was. All you that have true feeling of my grief, That know my loss, and have relenting hearts, Gird me about, and help me with your tears To...
Page 120 - Drudges ! too much ; what did they ? Oh, known evil! Rich fly the poor, as good men shun the devil : Whence should my freedom come ? Of whom alive, Saving of those, have I deserved so well? Guess, sister, call to mind, remember me...
Page 139 - I'll do your commendations. Mrs. A. Oh ! no: I dare not so presume ; nor to my children : I am disclaim'd in both ; alas ! I am. Oh ! never teach them, when they come to speak, To name the name of mother : chide their tongue, If they by chance light on that hated word ; Tell them, 'tis naught : for when that word they name, (Poor, pretty souls !) they harp on their own shame.
Page 90 - We keep you here too long, good brother Frankford. Into the hall. Away ! Go cheer your guests. What ! bride and bridegroom both withdrawn at once ? If you be miss'd, the guests will doubt their welcome, And charge you with unkindness.
Page 152 - tis for your worship and for your commodity that I keep company. I am entertained among gallants, true ; * they call me cousin Frank, right ; I lend them moneys, good ; they spend it, well. But when they are spent, must not they strive to get more, must not their land fly...
Page 129 - I deserve a thousand thousand fold More than you can inflict : yet, once my husband, For womanhood, to which I am a shame, Though once an ornament ; even for his sake That hath redeem'd our...
Page 135 - Your met»morphos'd foe receives your gift In satisfaction of all former wrongs. This jewel I will wear here in my heart : And where before I thought her, for her wants, Too base to be my bride, to end all strife, I seal you my dear brother, her my wife.
Page 331 - Swept from the palace, and see others' daughters Spring with the dew o' the court, having mine own So much desir'd and lov'd — by the duke's son ? No, I would raise my state upon her breast, And call her eyes my tenants ; I would count My yearly maintenance upon her cheeks ; Take coach upon her lip ; and all her parts Should keep men after men ; and I would ride In pleasure upon pleasure. You took great pains for her, once when it was, Let her requite it now, though it be but some ; You brought...

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