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The Dramatic Works of Samuel Foote, Esq: To Which Is Prefixed a Life of the ...
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Сторінка 16 - 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 21 - 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 6 - A, — against the affidavit of C. — So this being pretty clear, child, I leave the application to you. Char. Very obliging, sir. But suppose now, sir, it should appear that the attention of Sir Luke Limp is directed to some other object, would not that induce you to — Ser. Other object ! Where? Char. In this very house. Ser. Here ! why the girl is non compos ; there's nobody here, child, but a parcel of Abigails. Char. No, sir ! Ser.
Сторінка 15 - 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.
Сторінка 45 - 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 12 - The worse ! much the better, my dear. Consider, I can have neither strain, splint, spavin, or gout; have no fear of corns, kibes, or that another man should kick my shins, or tread on my toes.
Сторінка 14 - 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.
Сторінка 11 - 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 27 - Nokes has not offended against form of the statute; because stealing of cattle is there provided against: whereas we are only convicted of stealing a cow. Now, though cattle may be cows, yet it does by no means follow that cows must be cattle.
Сторінка 10 - 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...