The Dramatic Works of Samuel Foote, Esq: To which is Prefixed A Life of the Author in Two Volumes, Том 2

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Сторінка 18 - That, Mr. Lloyd, is a little unlucky ; for you must know 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 23 - 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 47 - COMEDY. 47 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...
Сторінка 26 - I'll make one myself; out inveniam, aut faciam, has been always my motto. The charge must be made for partnership profit, by bartering lead and gunpowder, against money, watches, and rings, on Epping-forest, Hounslowheath, and other parts of the kingdom.
Сторінка 55 - Sir Luke. No ! I was struck with the immorality of the thing ; and therefore, to make it impossible that you should ever give me your daughter, I invented the story I told you concerning Mrs Circuit and me.
Сторінка 10 - One foot in the grave ! the rest of his body is not a whit the nearer for that. There has been only an execution issued against part of his personals; his real estate is...
Сторінка 36 - It is a sign they know but little of me — But come, my good folks, I have prepared a small collation in the next room, will you [Exeunt. Enter JACK and WOODFORD. Jack. I'll watch sister, to see that nobody comes. Now, Woodford, make good use of your time. 'Exit WOODFORD.] There, I have left...
Сторінка 12 - Char. 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...
Сторінка 40 - That Whittington lived no doubt can be made ; that he was Lord Mayor of London is equally true ; but as to his cat, that, gentlemen, is the G-ordian knot to untie. And here, gentlemen, be it permitted me to define what a cat is. A cat is a domestic whiskered four-footed animal, whose employment is catching of mice ; but let...
Сторінка 16 - When will you do me the honor, pray, Sir Luke, to take a bit of mutton with me ? Do you name the day. They are as bad as a beggar who attacks your coach at the mounting of a hill ; there is no getting rid of them without a penny to one, and a promise to t'other.

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