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" How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear Charmer away! "
The Edinburgh Annual Register - Page 388
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The Marlburian

Marlborough coll - 1874
...our two loving sonls. " Enlb." sende us some amatory verses about Chloe and Phyllis with the motto " How happy could I be with either Were t'other dear charmer away." They are neatly turned, but unsuitable in character for the Marlburian. We have reserved for the last...
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Ten Years a Rover, Volume 119

William Stephens Hayward - 1875 - 330 pages
...there'll be a blaze. What a fool I am to be in this position at all ! In the words of the poet — " How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away." He was up betimes in the morning, and at once missed his revolver. He knocked at the door of Diana's...
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The Art of Pleasing

George Roy - 1875 - 39 pages
...pleasing rival beauties when met apart, when I met them together I would never go farther than— " How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away." I will now endeavour to show how you may most certainly please when in honour bound to differ in opinion...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1875 - 772 pages
...of a man is depress'd with cares, The mist is dispell'd when a woman appears. GAY: Beggar's Opera. How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away ! GAY : Beggar's Opera. Most women's weak resolves, like reeds, will fly, Shake with each breath, and...
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Musical Allusions in the Works of James Joyce: Early Poetry through Ulysses

Zack R. Bowen - 1974 - 372 pages
...statement is a paraphrase of the musical complaint of a man who suffers from the presence of two lovers: 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. Ri tol de rol lol de rol li do....
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Conference Papers

1903
...appeal for aid. fhe average man, in the face of these two conflicting theories, may well exclaim " How happy could I be with either, were t'other dear charmer away " ; and as is so often the case, this simple instinct may assist us in reaching a correct conclusion....
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Playboys and Killjoys: An Essay on the Theory and Practice of Comedy

Harry Levin - 1988 - 214 pages
...competition. Such is the happy-go-lucky dilemma of MacHeath, the dashing highwayman in The Beggar's Opera: "How happy could I be with either, / Were t'other dear charmer away. " This need not imply that all mistresses are alike, since his Polly and his Lucy are charming in different...
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Baseball: The Early Years

Harold Seymour, Dorothy Seymour Mills - 1989 - 392 pages
...intended, suggested he render a "Baritone solo, with lyre accompaniment" entitled "New Yorks vs. Mets; or how happy could I be with either, were t'other dear charmer away." And there was evidence against Mutrie. For example, he had tipped off Day in advance about the Mets'...
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Everyone in Dickens: Characteristics and commentaries, tables and ...

George Newlin - 1995 - 752 pages
...palate after Yonge HWC/DD Gay, John (1685-1732) poet, dramatist The Beggar's Opera LD ii 12 OCS 66 'How happy could I be with either /Were t'other dear charmer away' S/LB 'If the heart of a man is deprest with care' DC 24 OCS 8 OMF iii 14 'My heart was so free / 1...
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The Beggar's Opera

John Gay, John Caird, Ilona Sekacz - 1999 - 107 pages
...Flesh and blood can't bear my usage! POLLY. Shall I not claim my own? Justice bids me speak! MACHEATH. 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 BUT TOL DE ROL FOL DE ROL LAY O TOL...
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