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Bell's British Theatre: Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays, Volume 16
Volledige weergave - 1777
Bell's British Theatre: Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays
Volledige weergave - 1776
Afide againſt anſwer believe better Brisk Care Careleſs Charles child Clar Cler Colonel comes creature dare dear death deſign devil don't Enter Exit eyes face faith father fear fellow Fidelia firſt fool fortune give hand head hear heart Heaven himſelf hold honour hope hour I'll Lady Sad laſt laugh leave live look Lord Madam marry matter mean meet mind Mirabel moſt muſt myſelf nature never night once perſon play pleaſe poor pray ſay ſee ſhall ſhe ſhould Sir Cha Sir Paul Sir Sol ſome ſpeak ſuch ſure talk tell thee there's theſe thing thoſe thou thought turn uſe virtue whole wife wiſh woman young
Pagina 25 - Oh, consider it : what would you have to answer for, if you should provoke me to frailty ? Alas ! humanity is feeble, Heaven knows — very feeble, and unable to support itself.
Pagina 28 - Why, let me see, I have the same face, the same words and accents when I speak what I do think, and when I speak what I do not think, the very same ; and dear dissimulation is the only art not to be known from nature. Why will mankind be fools, and be deceived, And why are friends
Pagina 65 - I know not; but he's gone to Sir Paul about my marriage with Cynthia, and has appointed me his heir. MEL. The devil he has! What's to be done?
Pagina 58 - I'll pity you : — you must needs be married, must ye? there's for that — [Beats his own head] — and to a fine young, modish lady must ye? there's for that too; and, at threescore, you old, doting cuckold ! take that remembrance ; a fine time of day for a man to be bound prentice, when he is past using...
Pagina 32 - How does he bear his disappointment? Mask. Secure in my assistance, he seemed not much afflicted, but rather laughed at the shallow artifice, which so little time must of necessity discover. Yet he is apprehensive of some farther design of yours and has engaged me to watch you.
Pagina 26 - May be it is no sin to them that don't think it so ; indeed, if I did not think it a sin — but still my honour, if it were no sin. — But then, to marry my daughter, for the conveniency of frequent opportunities, I'll never consent to that ; as sure as can be I'll break the match.
Pagina 67 - If I am he, that son, that Torrismond, The world contains not so forlorn a wretch ! Let never man believe he can be happy ! For, when I thought my fortune most secure, One fatal moment tears me from my joys ; And when two hearts were...
Pagina 5 - Well, then, the promised hour is come at last, The present age of wit obscures the past: Strong were our sires, and as they fought they writ, Conquering with force of arms, and dint of wit: Theirs was the giant race, before the flood; And thus, when Charles return'd, our empire stood. Like Janus...
Pagina 1 - I designed the moral first, and to that moral I invented the fable, and do not know that I have borrowed one hint of it anywhere. I made the plot as strong as I could because it was single, and I made it single because I would avoid confusion, and was resolved to preserve the three unities of the drama.