Nell Gwynne, 1650-1687: Her Life Story from St. Giles's to St. James's with Some Account of Whitehall and Windsor in the Reign of Charles the Second

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Macmillan and Company, limited, 1924 - 322 стор.
 

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Сторінка 70 - Lastly, whereas the names of husband and wife hold forth nothing, but clashing and cloying, and dulness and faintness, in their signification; they shall be abolished for ever betwixt us. Flo. And instead of those we will be married by the more agreeable names of mistress and gallant.
Сторінка 92 - Tis not the poet but the age is praised. Wit's now arrived to a more high degree; Our native language more refined and free. Our ladies and our men now speak more wit In conversation than those poets writ.
Сторінка 12 - AB, his executors, administrators, and assigns, that these our letters patent, or the enrolment or exemplification thereof, shall be in and by all things good, firm, valid, sufficient, and effectual in the law, according to the true intent and meaning thereof...
Сторінка 9 - George the Second, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc. : To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting...
Сторінка 66 - But so great performance of a comical part was never, I believe, in the world before as Nell do this, both as a mad girle, then most and best of all when she comes in like a young gallant ; and hath the motions and carriage of a spark the most that ever I saw any man have. It makes me, I confess, admire her.
Сторінка 69 - No ; but e'en love one another as long as we can ; and confess the truth when we can love no longer.
Сторінка 11 - D'avenant and Thomas Killigrew, or either of them, or deserting his company, shall be received by the governor or any of the said other company, or any other person or persons, to be employed in acting, or in any matter relating to the stage, without the consent and approbation of the governor of the company, whereof the said person so ejected or deserting was a member, signified under his hand and seal.
Сторінка 12 - And forasmuch as many plays formerly acted do contain several prophane, obscene, and scurrilous passages, and the women parts therein have been acted by men in the habits of women, at which some have taken offence ; for the preventing of these abuses for the future we do...
Сторінка 68 - Away with your old commonplace wit : I am resolved to grow fat, and look young till forty, and then slip out of the world, with the first wrinkle, and the reputation of five-andtwenty.
Сторінка 217 - Chiffinch's and carrying her with her. So, that in good earnest this poor creature is betrayed by her ladyship to pimp against herself, for there her ladyship whispers and contrives all matters to her own ends, as the other 3 might easily perceive if she were not too giddy to mistrust a false friend.

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