The Dramatic Works of George Farquhar, Volume 2

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John C. Nimmo, 1892 - Drama
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Page 292 - A trifling song you shall hear, Begun with a trifle and ended: All trifling people draw near, And I shall be nobly attended. Were it not for trifles, a few, That lately have come into play; The men would want something to do, And the women want something to say. What makes men trifle in dressing ? Because the ladies (they know) ACT III, Sc.
Page 274 - ... friends indeed; for I shall have a secret of yours as a pledge for mine — now you'll be good for something, I shall have you conversable in the subjects of the sex.
Page 328 - Sir, I know that my two hands are naturally one, because they love one another, kiss one another, help one another in all the actions of life; but I could not say so much if they were always at cuffs.
Page 300 - Law! what law can search into the remote abyss of nature ? what evidence can prove the unaccountable disaffections of wedlock ? Can a jury sum up the endless aversions that are rooted in our souls, or can a bench give judgment upon antipathies ? Dor.
Page 243 - Here, here! why d'ye bawl so, father ? d'ye think we have no ears ? Bon. You deserve to have none, you young minx! The company of the Warrington coach has stood in the hall this hour, and nobody to show them to their chambers. Cher. And let 'em wait, father; there's neither red-coat in the coach, nor footman behind it. Bon. But they threaten to go to another inn to-night.
Page 288 - I'm afraid he has made her a Whore and a Papist. But this is not all ; there's the French Count and Mrs. Sullen, they're in the Confederacy, and for some private Ends of their own to be sure. Arch. A very hopeful Family yours, Brother Scrub; I suppose the Maiden Lady has her Lover too.
Page 349 - Sul. To take away my mother, I hope. Gentlemen, you're heartily welcome; I never met with three more obliging people since I was born ! — And now, my dear, if you please, you shall have the first word. Arch. And the last, for five pound!
Page 338 - Enter Archer and Mrs Sullen. Arch. Hold, hold, my Lord, every Man his Bird, pray. [They engage Man to Man, the Rogues are thrown and disarmed.
Page 249 - I grant ye, they are as willing tits as any within twenty degrees: but I can have no great opinion of our heads from the service they have done us hitherto, unless it be that they have brought us from London hither to Lichfield, made me a lord and you my servant.
Page 260 - O Sister, Sister! if ever you marry, beware of a sullen, silent sot, one that's always musing, but never thinks. There's some diversion in a talking blockhead; and since a woman must wear chains, I would have the pleasure of hearing 'em rattle a little. Now you shall see, but take this by the way.

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