Selections from Comedies and Speeches: Also Verses to the Memory of Garrick and Anecdotes and Witty Sayings

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Street & Smith, 1902 - 184 pages
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Page 25 - For my part, I should think you would like to have your wife thought a woman of taste. Sir Pet. Ay — there again.— taste ! Zounds ! madam, you had no taste when you married me ! J JJ Lady Teaz.
Page 28 - Peter, good nature becomes you — you look now as you did before we were married, when you used to walk with me under the elms, and tell me stories of wHat a gallant you were in your youth, and chuck me under the chin, you would ; and ask me if I thought I could love an old fellow, who would deny me nothing — didn't you ? Sir P.
Page 34 - Ay, madam, to be sure, that is the provoking circumstance — without foundation. Yes, yes, there's the mortification, indeed ; for when a scandalous story is believed against one, there certainly is no comfort like the consciousness of having deserved it. Lady T.
Page 7 - 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.
Page 5 - Madam, a circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge. It blossoms through the year ! And depend on it, Mrs. Malaprop, that they who are so fond of handling the leaves will long for the fruit at last.
Page 70 - Smatter, or Mr. Dapper, or any particular friend of mine — very well ; the day before it is to be performed, I write an account of the manner in which it was received; I have the plot from the author, and only add — characters strongly drawn — highly coloured — hand of a master — fund of genuine humour — mine of invention — neat dialogue — Attic salt.
Page 37 - I beg your pardon. (Gaping, throws away the book.) I have been dozing over a stupid book. Well, I am much obliged to you for this call. You haven't been here, I believe, since I fitted up this room. Books, you know, are the only things I am a coxcomb in. SIR PETER: Tis very neat indeed.
Page 51 - I came here on no matter relating to your ward , and even ignorant of this gentleman's pretensions to her. But I came , seduced by his insidious arguments, at least to listen to his pretended passion, if not to sacrifice your honour to his baseness.
Page 30 - Terrier, who everybody said would have been a better match? for his estate is just as good as yours, and he has broke his neck since we have been married.
Page 16 - Lucius, let me bring him down at a long shot : — a long shot, Sir Lucius, if you love me ! Sir L.

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