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" How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear Charmer away! "
The Edinburgh Annual Register - Page 388
edited by - 1812
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Camp and quarters, scenes and impressions of military life, Volume 2

John Patterson (maj.) - 1840
...gentle maid, and before him a savoury pullet, might well, with his friend Macheath, have sung — " How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away ;" while sundry cavaliers were courting the good graces of their Juliets, by helping them freely to...
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Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England

Royal Agricultural Society of England - 1879
...On viewing Mr. James Little's first- and second-prize Aged Bulls, one might well have exclaimed, " How happy could I be with either, were t'other dear charmer away !" They were, beyond question, a magnificent pair, standing on neat short legs, and covered all over...
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Jack ashore, by the author of 'Rattlin the reefer' &c

Edward Howard - 1840
...disgraceful light in which he conceived he must appear in her sight. He could not say with Macheath — " How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away ;•' for just then he was truly miserable with both, and could bear the company of neither. At length,...
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The moneyed man, or, The lesson of a life, Volume 1

Horace Smith - 1841 - 211 pages
...more, I cannot like her half so well as Fanny. Fair damsels ! I will not sing with Macheath—. t; How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away," ' • since 1 mean for the present to be happy, even while I reject ye both— "I wili not my unhoused...
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The People's Library, Volume 2

1842
...two at once !" and he half hummed through his teeth the air then in its zenith of popularity : — " How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away !" " Nay," said Lady Marchmont, " we trust that our petition will not be so very outrageous, either....
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1844
...he were preparing his mistress for what was impending ; and also sometimes in the mood of saying, " How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away !" In looking forward to the terms of their future intercourse, the husband of "Bonnie Jean" says,...
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Companion to the Most Celebrated Private Galleries of Art in London ...

Mrs. Jameson (Anna) - 1844 - 413 pages
...Stewart), b. at Halifax, in Nova Scotia, 1795; d. in London, 1s35. 1 48 Scene from the Beggar's Opera. " How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away !" Macheath in prison, seated at a table, with bottles and glasses, in a rakish, reckless attitude;...
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The Auto-biography of Edward Gibbon, Esq: Illustrated from His Letters, with ...

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 pages
...not a sad dog to forget my Lady and Maria ? Alas ! the dual number has been prejudicial to both. " How happy could I be with either, were t'other dear charmer away." I am like the ass of famous memory j I cannot tell which way to turn first, and there I stand mute...
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Autobiography: Illus. from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narratives

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 pages
...I not a sad dog to forget my Lady and Maria? Alas ! the dual number has been prejudicial to both. " How happy could I be with either, were t'other dear charmer away." I am like the ass of famous memory ; I cannot tell which way to turn first, and there I stand mute...
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The Minor Drama: A Collection of the Most Popular Petit Comedies ..., Volume 3

1848
...cruel, barbarous man. Dup. Only for a short time, my dear. Dup. My woman ! ha ! ha ! ha ! [Sings.] " How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away ; But while you thus tease me together, To neither a word will I say." Ha ! ha! [Going, L. Cec. Provoking!...
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