The works of Samuel Foote, esq., with remarks on each play and an essay by Jon Bee, Том 3

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Сторінка 471 - When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be, When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Сторінка 83 - Formerly, chastity was the honour of women, and good faith and integrity the honour of men : but now, a lady who ruins her family by. punctually paying her losses at play, and a gentleman who kills his best friend in some trifling frivolous quarrel, are your only tip- top people of < honour.
Сторінка 106 - Nobson, That he, the said Nobson, did cut down a tree, value two-pence, and to his own use said tree did convert. — Nobson justifies, and claims tree as his tree. We will, gentlemen, first state the probable evidence, and then come to the positive : and first as to the probable. — When was this tree here belonging to Hobson, and...
Сторінка 213 - And why so, Mr. Mayor? Mayor. I don't know — they do a mortal deal of harm in the country : why, wherever any of them settles, it raises the price of provisions for thirty miles round. People rail at seasons and crops ; in my opinion, it is all along with them there folks that things are so scarce.
Сторінка 108 - None of our faults, they might have looked on and seen if they would. And then as to this beautiful tree, with which Mr. Serjeant has ornamented his spot. No, gentlemen, no such matter at all ; I am instructed to say quite the reverse : a stunted tree, a blighted, blasted tree ; a tree not only limbless, and leafless, but very near lifeless ; that was the true state of the tree : and then as to its use, we own it was a plum-tree indeed, but not of the kind Mr. Serjeant sets forth...
Сторінка 78 - ... promised to procure a husband for Lady Cicely Sulky, and match a coach-horse for Brigadier Whip ; after that, must run into the city to borrow a thousand for young At-all at Almack's ; send a Cheshire cheese by the stage to Sir Timothy Tankard in Suffolk ; and get at the Heralds...
Сторінка 17 - I had been for some time on very hard duty in this part of the world. Inv. Of what kind ? Devil. The Daemon of Power and I had long laid siege to a subject, the man a grandee. I was then a popular spirit, and wore the mask of a patriot ; at different times, we possessed him by turns ; but, in the midst of a violent struggle (by which means I got lame on this leg, and obtained the nick-name of the Devil Upon Two Sticks...
Сторінка 348 - How could you say my face was fair, And yet that face forsake? How could you win my virgin heart, Yet leave that heart to break?
Сторінка 71 - Nay, though he is active, and eternally busy, yet his own private affairs are neglected ; and he would not scruple to break an appointment that was to determine a considerable part of his property, in order to exchange a couple of hounds for a lord, or to buy a pad-nag for a lady. In a word — but he's at hand, and will explain himself best; I hear his stump on the stairs.
Сторінка 76 - True ; and then for such a time, too — three weeks ! I wonder they expect folks to remember. It is like a retainer in Michaelmas term for the summer assizes. Sir Luke.

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