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Scribner, 1876 - English drama - 366 pages
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Page 350 - At the Bailey and Middlesex Sessions. You'll soon get used to her looks," said he, " And a very nice girl you'll find her ! She may very well pass for forty-three In the dusk, with a light behind her !
Page 349 - When I, good friends, was called to the bar, I'd an appetite fresh and hearty, • But I was, as many young barristers are, An impecunious party : I'da swallow-tail coat of a beautiful blue — A brief which I bought of a booby — A couple of shirts and a collar or two, And a ring that looked like a ruby.
Page 359 - Oh, gentlemen, listen, I pray. Though I own that my heart has been ranging. Of nature the laws I obey, For nature is constantly changing. The moon in her phases is found. The time and the wind and the weather, The months in succession come round. And you don't find two Mondays together. Consider the moral, I pray, Nor bring a young fellow to sorrow. Who loves this young lady to.day. And loves that young lady to,morrow.
Page 351 - At length I became as rich as the Gurneys — An incubus then I thought her. So I threw over that rich attorney's Elderly, ugly daughter. The rich attorney my character high Tried vainly to disparage — And now, if you please, I'm ready to try This Breach of Promise of Marriage!
Page 234 - Is elephantine everywhere but here {tapping her forehead), And Man, whose brain is to the elephant's As Woman's brain to Man's — (that's rule of three), — Conquers the foolish giant of the woods, As Woman, in her turn, shall conquer Man. In Mathematics, Woman leads the way: The narrow-minded pedant still believes That two and two make four! Why, we can prove, We women — household drudges as we are — That two and two make five — or three — or seven; Or five-and-twenty, if the case demands!
Page 357 - COUNSEL: Picture, then, my client naming. And insisting on the day: Picture him excuses framing — Going from her far away; Doubly criminal to do so, For the maid had bought her trousseau!
Page 91 - I've no thought, no hope, no enterprise That does not own thee as its sovereign ; That I have life, that I may live for thee, That I am thine — that thou and I are one ! What kind of love is that ? Pyg.
Page 90 - Pyg. Yes. Gal. Art thou a woman ? Pyg. No, I am a man. Gal. What is a man ? Pyg. A being strongly framed, To wait on woman, and protect her from All ills that strength and courage can avert ; To work and toil for her, that she may rest ; To weep and mourn for her, that she may laugh ; To fight and die for her, that she may live ! Gal.
Page 350 - You'll soon get used to her looks," said he, " And a very nice girl you'll find her ! She may very well pass for forty-three In the dusk, with a light behind her ! " The rich attorney was good as his word : The briefs came trooping gaily. And every day my voice was heard At the Sessions or Ancient Bailey. All thieves who could my fees afford Relied on my orations, And many a burglar I've restored To his friends and his relations.
Page 363 - JUDGE: The question, gentlemen — is one of liquor; You ask for guidance — this is my reply: He says, when tipsy, he would thrash and kick her. Let's make him tipsy, gentlemen, and try!

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