She Stoops to Conquer: And, The Good-natured Man

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Cassell, Limited, 1906 - Всего страниц: 191
 

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Стр. 18 - I'll wager the rascals a crown They always preach best with a skinful. But when you come down with your pence For a slice of their scurvy religion, I'll leave it to all men of sense, But you, my good friend, are the Pigeon.
Стр. 10 - And I love it. I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine; and, I believe, Dorothy, (taking her hand,) you'll own I have been pretty fond of an old wife.
Стр. 10 - Ay, and bring back vanity and affectation to last them the whole year. I wonder why London cannot keep its own fools at home. In my time, the follies of the town crept slowly among us, but now they travel faster than a stage-coach. Its fopperies come down, not only as inside passengers, but in the very basket.
Стр. 13 - You know our agreement, Sir. You allow me the morning to receive and pay visits, and to dress in my own manner; and in the evening I put on my housewife's dress to please you.
Стр. 35 - Why, really, sir, your bill of fare is so exquisite, that any one part of it is full as good as another. Send us what you please. So much for supper. And now to see that our beds are aired, and properly taken care of.
Стр. 19 - I am obligated to dance a bear, a man may be a gentleman for all that. May this be my poison if my bear ever dances but to the very genteelest of tunes — Water Parted, or the minuet in Ariadne.
Стр. 17 - Let school-masters puzzle their brain With grammar, and nonsense, and learning; Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.
Стр. 19 - Squire Lumpkin was the finest gentleman I ever set my eyes on. For winding the straight horn, or beating a thicket for a hare or a wench, he never had his fellow. It was a saying in the place, that he kept the best horses, dogs, and girls in the whole county.
Стр. 25 - Then ecod your worship must not tell the Story of Ould Grouse in the gun-room: I can't help laughing at that - he! he! he! - for the soul of me. We have laughed at that these twenty years - ha!
Стр. 59 - ... them to the house as an inn, ha! ha! I don't wonder at his impudence. Maid. But what is more, madam, the young gentleman as you passed by in your present dress, asked me if you were the barmaid?

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