Original Plays: Comedy and tragedy. Gofferty's fairy. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Patience; or, Bunthorne's bride. Princess Ida; or, Castle Adamant. The mikado; or, The town of Titipu. Ruddigore; or, The witch's curse. The yeomen of the guard; or, The merryman and his maid. The gondoliers; or, The king of Barataria. The mountebanks. Utopia, limited; or, The flowers of progress

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Chatto, 1908
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Page 276 - I can set a braggart quailing with a quip, The upstart I can wither with a whim; He may wear a merry laugh upon his lip, But his laughter has an echo that is grim! When they're offered to the world in merry guise, Unpleasant truths are swallowed with a will — For he who'd make his fellow-creatures wise Should always gild the philosophic pill!
Page 321 - I'll tell you all about it. SONG DON ALHAMBRA (with DUKE, DUCHESS, CASiLDA, and LUIZ) I stole the Prince, and brought him here, And left him gaily prattling With a highly respectable gondolier, Who promised the Royal babe to rear, And teach him the trade of a timoneer With his own beloved bratling. Both of the babes were strong and stout, And, considering all things, clever. Of that there is no manner of doubt — No probable, possible shadow of doubt — No possible doubt whatever.
Page 335 - Take a pair of sparkling eyes, Hidden, ever and anon, In a merciful eclipse — Do not heed their mild surprise — Having passed the Rubicon, Take a pair of rosy lips...
Page 116 - A magnet hung in a hardware shop, And all around was a loving crop Of scissors and needles, nails and knives, Offering love for all their lives; But for iron the magnet felt no whim, Though he charmed iron, it charmed not him; From needles and nails and knives he'd turn, For he'd set his love on a Silver Churn!
Page 457 - Drama: being a comprehensive Guide to the Plays, Playwrights, Players, and Playhouses of the United Kingdom and America, from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. Crown Svo, half-bound, iar. 6ct. [PreflariHir. QnlpB and Quiddities. Selected by W. DAVENPORT ADAMS. Post 8vo. cloth limp^ as. 64. Agony Column (The) of 'The Times,
Page 180 - First Lord of the Treasury, Lord Chief Justice, Commander-in-Chief, Lord High Admiral, Master of the Buckhounds, Groom of the Back Stairs, Archbishop of Titipu, and Lord Mayor, both acting and elect, all rolled into one.
Page 215 - Let a thing be done," it's as good as done — practically, it is done — because your Majesty's will is law. Your Majesty says, " Kill a gentleman," and a gentleman is told off to be killed. Consequently, that gentleman is as good as dead — practically, he is dead — and if he is dead, why not say so ? MIK.
Page 183 - Of course, as First Lord of the Treasury, I could propose a special vote that would cover all expenses, if it were not that, as Leader of the Opposition, it would be my duty to resist it, tooth and nail. Or, as PaymasterGeneral, I could so cook the accounts that, as Lord High Auditor, I should never discover the fraud. But then, as Archbishop of Titipu, it would be my duty to denounce my dishonesty and give myself into my own custody as First Commissioner of Police.
Page 190 - To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock, In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock, Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock, From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
Page 272 - POINT (alarmed). My masters, I pray you bear with" us, and we will satisfy you, for we are merry folk who would make all merry as ourselves. For, look you, there is humour in all things, and the truest philosophy is that which teaches us to find it and to make the most of it.

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