The Minor Theatre: Being a Collection of the Most Approved Farces, Operas, and Comedies, in One, Two and Three Acts, Том 4

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Сторінка 21 - I am now paying my debts alphabetically, and in four or five years you might have come in with an F ; but I am afraid I can give you no hopes for your L. Ha, ha, ha!
Сторінка 53 - 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 claimed by Nobson cut down...
Сторінка 55 - None of our faults, they might have look'd 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...
Сторінка 2 - He beats the hoof, and you are set astride ; " Sirrah, get down, and let your father ride.
Сторінка 21 - Almacks; send a Cheshire cheese by the stage to Sir Timothy Tankard in Suffolk; and get at the Herald's office a coat of arms to clap on the coach of Billy Bengal...
Сторінка 14 - 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 14 - O yes, sir, I am no stranger to that nobleman's attributes ; but then, sir, please to consider, his power as a peer he gives up to a proxy ; the direction of his estate, to a rapacious, artful attorney : and as to his skill in the elegant arts, I presume you confine them to painting and music, he is directed in the first by mynheer Van Eisel, a Dutch dauber ; and in the last is but the echo of signora Florenza, his lordship's mistress and an opera singer. Serj. Mercy upon us! at what a rate the jade...
Сторінка 27 - ... 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-toe people of honour.
Сторінка 5 - Patron ! — The word has lost its use ; a guinea subscription at the request of a lady, whose chambermaid is acquainted with the author, may be now and then pick'd up protectors ! — Why I dare believe there's more money laid out upon Islington turnpike in a month, than upon all the learned men in Great Britain in seven years.
Сторінка 8 - I have mistaken the house; is not this Mrs Mechlin's? Jen. That's pretty well known. Sim. The commodious, convenient Mrs Mechlin, at the sign of the Star, in the parish of St Paul's? Jen. Bravo ! Sim. That commercial caterpillar ? Jen. I know it. film. That murderer of manufactures ? Jen. Doubtless. Sim. That walking warehouse ? Jen. Granted.

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