The Good-natured Man: And She Stoops to Conquer

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Houghton Mifflin, 1908 - 198 pages
 

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Page 17 - There be two gentlemen in a post-chaise at the door. They have lost their way upo' the forest ; and they are talking something about Mr. Hardcastle. TONY. As sure as can be, one of them must be the gentleman that's coming down to court my sister. Do they seem to be Londoners?
Page 26 - Never ; unless, as among kings and princes, my bride were to be courted by proxy. If, indeed, like an Eastern bridegroom, one were to be introduced to a wife he never saw before, it might be endured.
Page 18 - What a tedious uncomfortable day have we had of it ! We were told it was but forty miles across the country, and we have come above threescore ! HASTINGS.
Page 23 - Ha ! ha ! ha ! The story is a good one. Well, honest Diggory, you may laugh at that - but still remember to be attentive. Suppose one of the company should call for a glass of wine, how will you behave? A glass of wine, sir, if you please (to Diggory) - Eh, why don't you move? Diggory. Ecod, your worship, I never have courage till I see the eatables and drinkables brought upo' the table, and then I'm as bauld as a lion.
Page 11 - I'll only break my glass for its flattery, set my cap to some newer fashion, and look out for some less difficult admirer.
Page xiii - I know of no comedy for many years that has so much exhilarated an audience, that has answered so much the great end of comedy — making an audience merry.
Page 67 - Give me joy, George! Crown me, shadow me with laurels! Well, George, after all, we modest fellows don't want for success among the women.
Page 31 - So then, like an experienced general, you attack them on every quarter. If you find their reason manageable, you attack it with your philosophy ; if you find they have no reason, you attack them with this.
Page 7 - And am I to blame ? The poor boy was always too sickly to do any good. A school would be his death. When he comes to be a little stronger, who knows what a year or two's Latin may do for him ? HARD.
Page 18 - No, Sir ; but if you can inform us TONY. Why, gentlemen, if you know neither the road you are going, nor where you are, nor the road you came, the first thing I have to inform you is, that — you...

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