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" 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. "
The Modern British Drama: Comedies - Page 544
edited by - 1811
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...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...of aunts, grandmothers, and cousins, and at last to blunt out the broad staring question of, madam, will you marry me ? No, no, that's a strain much above...
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English Comedy, Volumes 3-4

1810
...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...grand-mothers, and cousins, and at last to blurt out the broad star-question, of, Madam, will you marry me? No, no, that's a strain much above me, I assure you. Hast....
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The Modern British Drama: Comedies

Walter Scott - 1811
...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...to blurt out the broad staring question of, Madam, rt'ill you marry me .' No, no, that*! a strain much above me, I assure you. Host. \ pity you. But how...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812
...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...with the episode of aunts, grandmothers, and cousins, avid at last to blunt out the broad staring question of, madam, willyou marry me ? No, no, that's a...
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The poems and plays of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1818 - 254 pages
...courted by proxy. If, indeed, like an eastern bride-groom, one were to be introduced to a wife lie never saw before, it might be endured. But to go through...of aunts, grandmothers, and cousins; and at last to blunt out the broad staring question of, Madam, will you marry me? No, co, that's a strain much above...
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The British Theatre: Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted ..., Volume 11

Mrs. Inchbald - 1824
...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...together with the episode of aunts, grandmothers, cousins, and at last to blurt out the broad start-question, of madam, will you marry me? No, no, that's...
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The British drama; a collection of the most esteemed tragedies ..., Volume 1

British drama - 1824
...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...together with the episode of aunts, grandmothers, cousins, and at last to blurt out the broad start-question of, Madam, will you marry me? No, no, that's...
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The London Stage: A Collection of the Most Reputed Tragedies ..., Volume 1

1824
...indeed, like an eastern bridegroom, one were to be introduced to a wife he never saw before, it migbt be endured. But to go through all the terrors of a...together with the episode of aunts, grandmothers, cousins, and at last to blurt out the broad start-question, of ' Madam, will you marry me V No, no,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Miscellaneous poems. The good ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825
...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...of aunts, grandmothers, and cousins, and at last to blunt out the broad staring question of, Madam, will you marry me? No, no, that's a strain much above...
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British Theatre: Comprising Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and ..., Volume 3

Owen Williams - 1828 - 908 pages
...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. But to go [Exeunt Servants, running about, as if through all the terrors of a formal courtship, together with...
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