Jones's British Theatre, Volume 9

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Chambers, 1795

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Page 68 - I'll tell you. — Lord Ogleby seems to entertain a visible partiality for you ; and notwithstanding the peculiarities of his behaviour, I am sure that he is humane at the bottom. He is vain to an excess ; but withal extremely good-natured, and would do any thing to recommend himself to a lady. — Do you open the whole affair of our marriage to him immediately. It will come with more irresistible persuasion from you than from...
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Page 81 - And yet we often see features without a mind ; and the owner of them sits in the room with you, like a mere vegetable, for an hour together, till at last she is incited to the violent exertion of, ' Yes, Sir '
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