The Miser: A Comedy

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Wells and Lily, 1823 - Всего страниц: 52

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Стр. 29 - Love. It may be an effect of prudence in a young woman to dress, in order to get a husband. And, as that is apparently her motive, when she is married that motive ceases ; and, to say the truth, she is in discourse a very prudent young woman. Lap. Think of her extravagance.
Стр. 24 - Bring her over! a fig for her, sir! I have a plot worth fifty of yours. I'll blow her up with your father: I'll make him believe just the contrary of every word she has told him. Fred. Can you do that?
Стр. 11 - I am engaged this evening to give a supper. James. A supper, sir ! I have not heard the word this half year...
Стр. 29 - Charming hair. Lap. She will ruin you. Love. Sweet kissing lips, swelling breasts, and the finest shape that ever was embraced. [Catching LAPPET in his arms. Lap. Oh, sir! I am not the lady — Was ever such an old goat!
Стр. 38 - I shall never see them again ! Mar. Don't let them make you uneasy, you may possibly recover them ; or, if you should not, the loss is but a trifle. Love. How ! a trifle ! do you call three thousand guineas a trifle ! Mrs.
Стр. 41 - Mar. I suppose, Sir, you expect to be finely spoken of abroad for this ; you will get an excellent character in the world by this behaviour. Mrs.
Стр. 48 - Love. Oh, bloody-minded wretch ! Lap. Why, sir, since she insists on it, what does it signify? You know you are in her power, and it will be only throwing away more money to be compelled to it at last ; get rid of her at once ; what are two thousand pounds ? Why, sir, the Court of Chancery will eat it up for a breakfast.
Стр. 37 - I was signing that d — n'd contract. I will go to a justice, and have all my house put to their oaths, my servants, my children, my mistress, and myself too ; all the people in the house, and in the street, and in the town : I will have them all executed ; I will hang all the world ; and if I don't find my money I will hang myself afterwards.
Стр. 46 - And because a hoop, as the ladies wear them now, is not the most decent dress to come down a ladder in, I have, in this other bundle, a suit of boy's clothes, which I believe will fit her: at least, it will serve the time she wants it. You will soon be for pulling it off, I suppose. Bel. Why, you are in spirits, you rogue ! Buckle.
Стр. 12 - Why, see and provide something to cloy their stomachs : let there be two good dishes of soup — maigre ; a large suet-pudding ; some dainty fat pork-pie, very fat ; a fine small lean breast of mutton, and a large dish with two artichokes. There ; that's plenty and variety.

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