The British Theatre: Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane, Convent Gardin, Haymarket, and Lyceum, Volume 12

Mrs. Inchbald
Hurst, Robinson, 1824
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Página 5 - Mrs. M. Observe me, Sir Anthony—I would by no means wish a daughter of mine to be a progeny of learning; I don't think so much learning becomes a young woman;—for instance—I would never let her meddle with Greek, or Hebrew, or Algebra, or Simony, or Fluxions, or Paradoxes, or such
Página 35 - aspersion upon my parts of speech ! was ever such a brute! Sure, if I reprehend any thing in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs. Capt. Abs. He deserves to be hanged and quartered ! let me see—same ridiculous vanity Mrs. M. You need not read it again, sir!
Página 6 - meaning of what she is saying. This, Sir Anthony, is what I would have a woman know; and I don't think there is a superstitious article in it. Mrs. M. None, I assure you—I am under no positive engagement with Mr. Acres; and as Lydia is so obstinate against him, perhaps your son may have better success. Sir
Página 20 - it won't do. Sir Anth. So you will fly out! can't you be cool, like me? What the devil good can passion do?— passion is of no service, you impudent, insolent, overbearing reprobate !—There, you sneer again !— don't provoke me !—but you rely upon the mildness of my temper—you do, YOU dog! you play upon the
Página 36 - don't understand it at all. [Rising. Enter MARIANNE. Vapid. Then here comes one that will explain every thing. " There's in her all that we believe of heaven; Amazing brightness, purity, and truth, Eternal joy, and everlasting love !" My dear sweet little partner, I rejoice to see you!
Página 5 - Sir Anth. In my way hither, Mrs. Malaprop, I observed your niece's maid coming forth from a circulating library; she had a book in each hand— they were half-bound volumes, with marble covers: From that moment, I guessed how full of duty I should see her mistress! Mrs. M.
Página 6 - Well, well, Mrs. Malaprop, I will dispute the point no further with you; though I must confess, that you are a truly moderate and polite arguer, for almost every third word you say is on my side of the question. But, Mrs. Malaprop, to the more important point in debate,—you say you have no objection to my proposal
Página 46 - now, master, to go to them in such haste—with an ounce of lead in your brains—I should think it might as well be let alone. Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should chuse to have a visiting acquaintance with.
Página 41 - gentleman. Acres. Mark me, Sir Lucius} I fall as deep as need be in love with a young lady—her friends take my part—I follow her to Bath—send word of my arrival; and receive answer, that the lady is to be otherwise disposed of. This, Sir Lucius, I call being ill-used, Sir L. Pray, what is the
Página 20 - Nay, sir, but hear me. Sir Anth. Sir, I won't hear a word—not a word! not one word! so give me your promise by a nod— and I'll tell you what, Jack—I mean, you dog—if you don't, by some mass of ugliness ! to Capt. Abs. What, -sir, promise to link myself to

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