The Man of the World: A Comedy, in Five Acts

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808 - 77 стор.
 

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Сторінка 51 - Would that these eyes had Heaven's own lightning, that, with a look, thus I might blast thee ! Am I then fallen so low? Has poverty so humbled me, that I should listen to a hellish offer, and sell my soul for bread?
Сторінка 45 - How know you this? I have had doubts as well as you ; yet still as fortune changed I blushed at my own thoughts. — But you have proofs, perhaps.
Сторінка 29 - Eger. And he who makes any other — let him be of the north, or of the south, of the east, or of the west, in place, or out of place — is an enemy to the whole,, and to the virtues of humanity.
Сторінка 37 - Bev. I am persuaded ; by reason too ; the strongest reason ; necessity. Oh, could I but regain the height I have fallen from, Heaven should forsake me in. my latest...
Сторінка 63 - Only show me how I can serve my country, and my life is hers. Were I qualified to lead her armies, to steer her fleets, and deal her honest vengeance on her insulting foes; or could my eloquence pull down a state leviathan, mighty by the plunder of his country, black with the treasons of her disgrace, and send his infamy down to...
Сторінка 55 - I would be bravely villainous ; but 'tis my nature to shrink at danger, and he has found me. Yet fear brings caution, and that, security — More mischief must be done, to hide the past — Look to yourself, officious Lewson — there may be danger stirring — How now, Bates ! Enter BATES.
Сторінка 52 - I have been affronted by your slights, your contempts, and your aversions. Eger. If you are serious, madam, your distress gives me a deep concern : but affection is not in our power ; and when you know that my heart is irrecoverably given to another woman, I think your understanding, and good nature, will not only pardon my past coldness and neglect of you, but forgive me when I tell you, I never can have that honour which is intended me, by a connection with your ladyship.
Сторінка 52 - When all was lost, he fixed his eyes upon the ground, and stood some timf, with folded arms, stupid, and motionless ; then snatching his sword, that hung against the wainscot, he sat him down, and, with a look of fixed attention, drew figures on the floor.
Сторінка 13 - Such thoughts indeed would wrong him. The world is full of slander ; and every wretch that knows himself unjust charges his neighbour with like passions, and by the general frailty hides his own — If you are wise, and would be happy, turn a deaf ear to such reports.
Сторінка 36 - And shall I leave you destitute? No: your wants are the greatest. Another climate may treat me kinder. The shelter of to-night takes me from this. Bev. Let these be your support then — Yet is there need of parting ? I may have means again ; we'll share them, and live wisely.

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