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Harper, 1898 - 199 pages

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Page 77 - Did you circulate the report of Lady Brittle's intrigue with Captain Boastall? Snake. That's in as fine a train as your ladyship could wish. In the common course of things, I think it must reach Mrs. Clackitt's ears within four-and-twenty hours; and then, you know, the business is as good as done.
Page 182 - Coffee-house, during the fire, taking some refreshment, a friend of his having remarked on the philosophic calmness with which he bore his misfortune, Sheridan answered, " A man may surely be allowed to take a glass of wine by his own fireside" ' The remark seems like one of the many spurious good things set down to Sheridan's credit.
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Page 33 - Mark'd you her eye of sparkling blue ? That eye, in liquid circles moving; That cheek abash'd at Man's approving ; The one, Love's arrows darting round ; The other, blushing at the wound...
Page 107 - Th' expressive glance — whose subtle comment draws Entranced attention, and a mute applause ; Gesture that marks, with force and feeling fraught, A sense in silence, and a will in thought ; Harmonious speech, whose pure and liquid tone, Gives verse a music, scarce confess'd its own ; As light from gems assumes a brighter ray, And clothed with orient hues, transcends the day ! Passion's wild break, and frown that awes the sense, And every charm of gentler eloquence, All perishable ! like th...
Page 129 - Honourable Gentleman, the elegant sallies of his thought, the gay effusions of his fancy, his dramatic turns and his epigrammatic point...
Page 29 - would never draw a sword against the man who had given him his life " but, on his still exclaiming against the indignity of breaking his sword (which he had brought upon himself), Mr.
Page 9 - Why sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, sir, is not in Nature.
Page 88 - Garrick read the play with close attention, and spoke of it in all companies with the highest approbation. He attended the rehearsals, and was never known, on any former occasion, to be more anxious for a favourite piece.

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