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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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The British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review, Or, Quarterly ..., Volume 32

1863
...himself migrated to Ajaccio. In fact, like Captain Macheath in the play, he appears ready to exclaim — "How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away '" The only drawback to the almost Elysian delights which Corsica holds out to the health -seeking...
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Cassell's popular natural history, Volumes 1-2

Cassell, ltd - 1863
...completely restored. Captain Macheath, alternately regarding Lucy Lockit and Polly Peachum, sang — " How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away j " and Lothario appeai-s perplexed by the same predicament. This anxiety, however, is not of long...
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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...To being happy here below, Is to believe that we are ao. CHURCHILL.— The Ghost, Book IV. Line 285. How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away ! But, while ye thus tease me together, To neither a word will I say. GAY. — The Beggar's Opera,...
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Grammatical analysis

Walter Scott Dalgleish - 1865
...human nature appear ridiculous to beings of superior faculties, it must be pride. — Spectator. 2. How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away. — Oat/. 3. Might I give counsel to any young hearer, I would say to him, try to frequent the company...
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London Society, Volume 5; Volume 7

James Hogg, Florence Marryat - 1865
...constitutions. STKEKB. Drawn by MA l1 J L' NK > R 0 II 1C NADE П 3. 8 ie I'oeuu 512 JUNE PKOMENADERS. ' How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away !' SIGHING, whispering, shouting, thundering, Leaping up the crashing scale, Murmurs faint swelled...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 97

1865
...a new edition of the " Bejrgars' Opera," Mr. Gladstone taking the pjrt of Macheath, and singing — "How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away I " The new Parliament met, and the leaders of a mixed Opposition lost no time in bringing on such...
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The Book of the Pike: A Practical Treatise on the Various Methods of Jack ...

Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell - 1865 - 254 pages
...uncertain among so many wooers which to take, and feeling, bike the Captain in the Beggars' Opera, — " How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away ! " Like its schoolboy master, the rod built from the cane then chosen has since had many a narrow...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and ..., Volume 67; Volume 69

1866
...winter months, something of the same mind as the gentleman in the "Beggars' Opera," who affirmed, " How happy could I be with either, were t'other dear charmer away." 58 59 aren't allowed to have harems in England, don't you think so I" It is a great mistake making...
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The new standard song book, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1866
...British cheers for Admiral Napier. Huzza, huzza, &c. HOW HAPPY COULD I BE WITH EITHEE. [JoHN GAY.] How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away ! But while yen thus tease me together, To neither one word can I say. THE SAILOR'S LADY. s CUNNINGHAM.]...
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the new monthly magazine

william harrison ainsworth - 1866
...attention to them both. But I don't believe he cared for either of them, for he used to laugh and sing, How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away. From the 'Beggar's Opera,' you know, my dear; and he went away without marrying either of them. Let...
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