Classic Comedies

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J. B. Alden, 1885 - 302 pages
 

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Page 11 - It's a damn'd long, dark, boggy, dirty, dangerous way. Stingo, tell the gentlemen the way to Mr. Hardcastle's ! (Winking upon the Landlord.) Mr. Hardcastle's, of Quagmire Marsh, you understand me. LAND. Master Hardcastle's...
Page 46 - But, ladies, you should be acquainted with the circumstance. You must know, that one day last week, as lady Betty Curricle was taking the dust in Hyde Park, in a sort of duodecimo phaeton, she desired me to write some verses on her ponies ; upon which I took out my pocketbook, and, in one moment, produced the following :— Sure never were seen two such beautiful ponies ; Other horses are clowns, but these macaronies : To give them this title I'm sure can't be wrong, Their legs are so slim, and their...
Page 12 - Head on the hill, one of the best inns in the whole country? HASTINGS Oho! so we have escaped an adventure for this night, however. LANDLORD (apart to TONY) Sure, you ben't sending them to your father's as an inn, be you? TONY Mum, you fool, you. Let them find that out.
Page 43 - We lift a little going to church, and came to a quarrel before the bells had done ringing. I was more than once nearly choked with gall during the honeymoon, and had lost all comfort in life before my friends had done wishing me joy. Yet I chose with caution — a girl bred wholly in the country, who never knew luxury beyond one silk gown, nor dissipation above the annual gala of a race ball.
Page 98 - To make a child now swaddled; to proceed Man, and then shoot up, in one beard and weed, Past threescore years ; or, with three rusty swords, And help of some few foot and half-foot words, Fight over York and Lancaster's long jars, And in the tyring-house bring wounds to scars. He rather prays you will be pleas'd to see One such to-day, as other plays should be ; Where neither chorus wafts you o'er the seas...
Page 12 - And I detest your three chairs and a bolster. TONY. You do, do you ? — then, let me see — what if you go on a mile further, to the Buck's Head ; the old Buck's Head on the hill, one of the best inns in the whole county ? HAST.
Page 83 - Then, upon my word, for a person in that situation, he is the most imprudent man alive; for here he comes, walking as if nothing at all was the matter. Enter SIR PETER TEAZLE.
Page 8 - It's not my way, you see, to receive my friends with my back to the fire. I like to give them a hearty reception in the old style at my gate. I like to see their horses and trunks taken care of.
Page 13 - You must not be so talkative, Diggory. You must be all attention to the guests. You must hear us talk, and not think of talking...
Page 83 - Charles's shot took effect, as I tell you, and Sir Peter's missed; but what is very extraordinary, the ball struck against a little bronze Shakespeare that stood over the fireplace, grazed out of the window at a right angle, and wounded the postman, who was just coming to the door with a double letter from Northamptonshire.

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