Peake's Plays, المجلد 2

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الصفحة 35 - I liked you, as not caring to buy a pig in a poke, for I love to look before I leap. Niece. Sir, your person and address bring to my mind the whole history of Valentine and Orson.1 What, would they marry me to a wild man ? Pray answer me a question or two.
الصفحة 36 - I'll find out a way for us to get rid of one another, and deceive the old folks that would couple us. Niece. This wears the face of an amour. — There is something in that thought which makes thy presence less insupportable.
الصفحة 6 - Why, really, sir, generally speaking, 'tis but knowing what a man thinks of himself, and giving him that, to make him what else you please Now Tipkin is an absolute Lombard-street wit, a fellow that drolls on the strength of fifty thousand pounds : he is called on 'Change, Sly-boots, and by the force of a very good credit, and very bad conscience, he is a leading person...
الصفحة 13 - AH, how sweet it is to love ! Ah, how gay is young desire ! And what pleasing pains we prove When we first approach love's fire ! Pains of love be sweeter far Than all other pleasures are. Sighs which are from lovers blown Do but gently heave the heart : Even the tears they shed alone, Cure, like trickling balm, their smart.
الصفحة 50 - Tis not to be expected When the husband begins, the hero. ends; all that noble impulse to glory, all the generous passion for adventures is consumed in the nuptial torch ; I don't know how it is, but Mars and Hymen never hit it. Hump. [Listening.] Consumed in the nuptial torch! Mars and Hymen ! What can all this mean ? — I am very glad I can hardly read — They could never get these foolish fancies into my head — I had always a strong brain.
الصفحة 5 - That's true — But the general makes such haste to finish the war, that we red coats may be soon out of fashion — and then I am a fellow of the most easy, indolent disposition in the world ; I hate all manner of business. Pounce. A composed temper, indeed ! Capt.
الصفحة 26 - ... and flames, the sighs and languishings, of an expecting lover! Aunt. Pray, niece, forbear this idle trash, and talk like other people. Your cousin Humphry will...
الصفحة 44 - This, of all others, is the most -unfavourable era for an historian. A reader of sentiment and imagination cannot be entertained or interested by a dry detail of such transactions as admit of no warmth, no colouring, no embellishment, a detail which serves only to exhibit an inanimate picture of tasteless vice and mean degeneracy.
الصفحة 15 - ... your success gives me, you would not speak so thoughtlessly of your happiness. I, too, am in pursuit of a lady — one to whom I am heart and soul devoted — who has treated me hardly and harshly — I never fancied...
الصفحة 11 - Sir, don't stare and be surprised, for I have had a desire to be better known to you ever since I saw you one day clinch your fist at your father, when his back was turn'd upon you For I must own I very much admire a young gentleman of spirit. Humph. Why, Sir, would it not vex a man to the heart to have an old fool snubbing a body every minute afore company Pounce.

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