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" How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear Charmer away! "
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 381 pages
...because, like great Statesmen, we encourage those who betray their friends. 1551 The Beggar's Opera How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away! 1552 Dione Behold the victim of Parthenia's pride! He saw, he sighed, he loved, was scorned and died....
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...because, like great Statesmen, we encourage those who betray their friends. 3846 The Beggar's Opera mbs grew stiff and cold, Their heart's blood dyed its every fold. 3847 The Captives She who has never loved, has never lived. 3848Dione Behold the victim of Parthenia's...
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Studies in Criticism and Aest

Howard Anderson - 1999 - 419 pages
...man who, with an ingratiating shrug, grins at the spectator mischievously, and seems to be saying: "How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away!" Capturing that force of expression which made Garrick unique is what makes Reynolds unique. One need...
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James Tissot: Victorian Life, Modern Love

Nancy Rose Marshall, Malcolm Warner, Yale Center for British Art, Musée du Québec, Albright-Knox Art Gallery - 1999 - 207 pages
...present etching after that painting. Its title is from an air in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera (1728): "How happy could I be with either, / Were t'other dear charmer away!" Examining the differences between the two images highlights what was disturbingly unconventional about...
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Vaclav Havel: A Political Tragedy In Six Acts

John Keane - 2008 - 544 pages
...and Lucy subsequently do battle for the affection of the swashbuckling Macheath, who shows no remorse ('How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away!') as he makes his escape from prison. Havel's emplotment of The Beggar's Opera runs a different course....
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Minding Matter: And Other Essays in Philosophical Inquiry

Nicholas Rescher - 2001 - 147 pages
...sort of loss. We must acknowledge the deep and wide truth of John Gay's couplet in the Beggar's Opera: How happy could I be with either? Were t'other dear charmer away! We cannot escape the exclusionary nature of choice—to opt for more of our desideratum is ipso facto...
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Sensible Decisions: Issues of Rational Decision in Personal Choice and ...

Nicholas Rescher - 2003 - 147 pages
...sort of loss. We must acknowledge the deep and wide truth of John Gay's couplet in the Beggar's Opera: How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away! We cannot escape the exclusionary nature of choice—to opt for more of a desideratum is ipso facto...
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The Year of the French

Thomas Flanagan - 2004 - 516 pages
...coated parts of his mind, flared other parts to fitful thought, willo'-the-wisps of drunken wisdom. How happy could I be with either, were t'other dear charmer away. Sheridan's song. Which was Sheridan? Irish? English? John rode down gravelled paths, beyond demesne...
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Wild Women

Simon Leigh - 2005 - 329 pages
...showed up, too. And he felt her breasts: there was no confusing the two women. This was the problem: 'How happy could I be with either, were t'other, dear charmer, away.' His two girlfriends played hide-and-seek behind the hospital potted palms. Eddie knew nothing of Linda,...
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America's Best, Britain's Finest: A Survey of Mixed Movies

John Howard Reid - 2006 - 332 pages
...counts but his talent, his eye, when he is singing "If the heart of a man is depress 'd with cares" or "How happy could I be with either, were t'other dear charmer away! " Irresistible in a fine scarlet coat, leaping over green baize gaming tables or galloping through...
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