The British Theatre: Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane, Convent Gardin, Haymarket, and Lyceum, Nide 7
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Sivu 12 - I will own the colour true, When yielding blushes aid their hue. Is her hand so soft and pure ? I must press it, to be sure ; Nor can I be certain then, Till it grateful press again. Must I with attentive eye Watch her heaving bosom sigh ? I will do so — when I see That heaving...
Sivu 26 - Your charms would make me true. To you no soul shall bear deceit, No stranger offer wrong; But friends in all the aged you'll meet, And lovers in the young. But when they learn that you have blest Another with your heart, They'll bid aspiring passion rest, And act a brother's part: Then, lady, dread not here deceit, Nor fear to suffer wrong ; For friends in all the aged you'll meet, And brothers in the young.
Sivu 41 - A bumper of good liquor Will end a contest quicker Than justice, judge, or vicar: So fill a cheerful glass, And let good humour pass.
Sivu 51 - Why, I vow, I ne'er could see, Let the water-drinkers tell, There it always lay for me. For when sparkling wine went round, Never saw I falsehood's mask, But still honest truth I found, In the* bottom of each flask. True, at length my vigour's flown, I have years to bring decay ; Few the locks, that now I own. And the few I have are gray. Yet, old Jerome, thou may'st boast, While thy spirits do not tire, Still beneath thy age's frost Glows a spark of youthful fire.
Sivu 17 - I purchased some years ago; by me it will never be missed, and who ever marries my daughter will have little reason to complain of my disposing of such a trifle for my own gratification. On the present marriage I intended to perfect a deed of gift in your favour, which has been for some time...
Sivu 35 - But, my dear Colonel, I am afraid, after all, this affair is taken amiss by you ; yes, I see you are angry on your son's account; but let me repeat it, I have a very high opinion of his merit. Col.
Sivu 25 - What is the matter here ? Lady M. I will have a separate maintenance, I will indeed. Only a new instance of your father's infidelity, my dear. Then with such low wretches, farmers' daughters and servant wenches; but any thing with a cap on, 'tis all the same to him.
Sivu 29 - Your fault, Madam ! I wish I was to hear such a word come out of his mouth : if he was a minister to-morrow, and to say such a thing from his pulpit, and I by, I'd tell him it was false upon the spot.
Sivu 50 - Well, Master Jenkins ! don't you think now that a nobleman, a duke, an earl, or a marquis, might be content to share his title — I say, you understand me — with a sweetener of thirty or forty thousand pounds, to pay off mortgages ? Besides, there's a prospect of my whole estate; for I dare swear her brother will never have any children.