The Man of the World: A Comedy in Five Acts

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816 - 77 стор.

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Сторінка 33 - Yes, you did ; but how, how ? — just as a bairn takes physic — with aversions and wry faces, which my lord observed : then, to mend the matter, the moment that he and the Colonel got intill a drunken dispute aboot religion, you slily slunged away.
Сторінка 35 - ... was the sum total of his fortune ; and, sir, aw my provision fra him was a modicum of Latin, an expertness in arithmetic, and a short system of worldly counsel, the principal ingredients of which were, a persevering industry, a rigid economy, a smooth tongue, a pliability of temper, and a constant attention to make every mon well pleased with himself. Eger. Very prudent advice, sir. Sir P. Therefore, sir, I lay it before you. Now, sir, with these materials I set out a rawboned...
Сторінка 41 - Why, you have never said a word till me on the subject, — nor cast a single glance at me, — nor heaved one tender sigh, — nor even secretly squeezed my loof :— now, sir, thof our fathers are so tyrannical as to dispose of us without the consent of our hearts ; — yet you, sir, I hope, have more humanity than to think of marrying me without administering some of the preliminaries, usual on those occasions...
Сторінка 50 - 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 41 - ... arise fra the union of hearts, and a long decorum of ceremonious courtship ; — but is instantly to start at once — out of necessity, or mere accident ; — ha, ha, ha ! like a match in an ancient romance, — where you ken, cousin, — the knight and the damsel are mutually smitten and dying for each other at first sight, — or by an amorous sympathy before they exchange a single glance. Eger. Dear madam, you entirely mistake Lady Rod.
Сторінка 34 - ... got a little tipsy, I am sure, when we had him in that mood, we might have settled the point as I could wish it among ourselves, before the lawyers came : but now, sir, I do not ken what will be the consequence. Eger. But when a man is intoxicated, would that have been a seasonable time to settle business, sir? Sir P.
Сторінка 12 - Oh, yes, yes ! — that is for Master Charles John ; for he has dropped his father's name of Macsycophant, and has taken up that of Egerton. The Parliament has ordered it. John. The Parliament ! — Pr'ythee why so, Mrs. Betty ? Betty.
Сторінка 41 - Raillery ! upon honour, cousin, you mistake me quite and clean. — I am serious— very serious ; — ay, and I have cause to be serious; — nay, I will submit my case even till yourself.
Сторінка 33 - I thought, sir, it was time to go when my lord insisted upon half-pint bumpers. Sir P. Sir, that was not levelled at you, but at the Colonel, in order to try his bottom ; but they aw agreed that you and I should drink out of sma* glasses.
Сторінка 24 - ... these clutches ; for his whole estate, which has three impleecit boroughs upon it — mark— is now in my custody at nurse ; the which estate, on my paying off his debts, and allowing him a life rent of...

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