The Non-juror: A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal, by His Majesty's Servants

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B. Lintot, 1718 - English drama - 76 pages
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Page 21 - I am at my wits' end, not for the little fortune I may lose in disobeying my father ; but it startles me to find what a dangerous influence this fellow has over all his actions. Lady W.
Page 35 - Now we come to the point.- To-morrow morning, then, I give you my word to let you know it all ; till when, there is a necessity for its being a secret ; and I insist upon you believing it. Darn. But pray, madam, what am I to do with private imagination in the mean time...
Page 15 - Tis false. He gave you no authority to insult me; or, if he had, did you suppose I would bear it from you '; What is it you presume upon ? your function ? does that exempt you from the manners of a gentleman ? DR.
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Page 6 - Why the last words he said to me were, that he had another man in his head for you.
Page 20 - Lord, sir, how you talk ! you don't consider people's tempers. I don't say my lady is not in the right ; but then, you know, papa, she's a...
Page 19 - Nay, Charlotte, here I must be against you. Now you are blind indeed. A woman's happiness has little to do with the pleasure her husband takes in his own person. Sir J.
Page 47 - What I have done, my duty bound me to ! But pray, madam, give me leave, without offence, to ask you one innocent question.

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