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Page 66 - Why it is almost the only place where some of them are likely to see each other. Enter Sir HARRY GROVEBY. Sir Harry. I come to claim my lovely bride — here at her favourite tree I claim her mine! — the hour is almost on the point, the whole country is beginning to assemble; every preparation of Mr. Oldworth's fancy is preparing. And while the priests accuse the bride's delay, Roses and myrtles shall obstruct her way.
Page 157 - You are right; but this oddity has all the effects of harshness. Sir John Contrast has ever thought decision to be the criterion of wisdom ; and is as much averse to retract an error as a right action. In short, in his character there is a continual variance between a good heart and a perverse head ; and he often appears angry with all mankind, when in fact he is only out of humour with himself.
Page 110 - Bless my heart, how the whole place goes round with me ! — my head seems quite illuininationed as well as that there. [Pointing to the building.] See what it is to have more business than one's brains can bear; I am as giddy as a goose; yet I have not touched a drop of liquor...
Page 64 - I maintain, that among the superior set— mind, I only speak of them — our men and women are put more upon a footing together in London, than they ever were before in any age or country.
Page 105 - egad I don't know what to call it — he has almost turned the Champetre into a tragedy, I think — I never felt my eyes twinkle so oddly before ; have at your double bottles and long corks...
Page 103 - Excuse me, brother — madam — all. My story is very short, Maria ; the hour of your birth made me a • widower, and you a splendid heiress; I trembled at the dangers of that situation, made more dangerous by the loss of your mother — to be the object of flattery in the very cradle, and made a prey to interest, is the common lot attending it. These reflections, call them whims, call them singularities, what you please, induced me to conceal your birth; being abroad Jtt the time, the plan was...
Page 85 - Yes, he is looking out for us. Lady Bab. Step behind that stump of shrubs, and you shall see what an excellent actress I should have made, if fortune had not luckily brought me into the world an earl's daughter.
Page 96 - ... will smile upon you, even though you affront them, and always flatter your judgment, when they mean to pick your pocket — but here he is, I declare, and looks as if he was quite in tune. Enter GROVEBY with MARIA under his arm. Sir Harry.
Page 142 - I have often seen it excellently performed, the. idea of five or six fellows, with fusils presented at a gentleman's head, and their fingers upon the triggers, threatening his .life in bass notes, he resisting in tenor, and a wife or daughter throwing herself between them in treble, while the...
Page 80 - I'll be hang'd if it is not some demure looking chit, with a fair skin, and a couple of dimples in her cheeks, that has done all this mischief; you think so too, but you won't speak out. Maria. But if Sir Harry is contented with such small accomplishments — • Grow by.