The Major Dramas of Richard Brinsley Sheridan: The Rivals; The School for Scandal; The Critic

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Ginn & Company, 1906 - 331 ページ
 

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284 ページ - See, what a grace was seated on this brow; Hyperion's curls; the front of Jove himself; An eye like Mars, to threaten and command; A station like the herald Mercury, New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill; A combination, and a form, indeed, Where every god did seem to set his seal, To give the world assurance of a man : This was your husband.
297 ページ - O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind ! farewell content ! Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars, That make ambition virtue ! O, farewell ! Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, th...
22 ページ - Then, sir, she should have a supercilious knowledge in accounts; and as she grew up I would have her instructed in geometry, that she might know something of the contagious countries: but above all, Sir Anthony, she should be mistress of orthodoxy...
20 ページ - But I say it is, miss; there is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I'm sure I have as much forgot your poor dear uncle as if he had never existed — and I thought it my duty so to do; and let me tell you, Lydia, these violent memories don't become a young woman.
151 ページ - Peter, good nature becomes you — you look now as you did before we were married, when you used to walk with me under the elms, and tell me stories of what a gallant you were in your youth, and chuck me under the chin, you would...
22 ページ - Observe me, Sir Anthony — I would by no means wish a daughter of mine to be a progeny of learning; I don't think so much learning becomes a young woman. For instance — I would never let her meddle with Greek or Hebrew, or algebra, or simony, or Fluxions, or paradoxes, or such inflammatory branches of learning...
23 ページ - ... something of the contagious countries ; but above all, Sir Anthony, she should be mistress of orthodoxy, that she might not misspell, and mis-pronounce words so shamefully as girls usually do; and likewise that she might reprehend the true meaning of what she is saying. This, Sir Anthony, is what I would have a woman know; and I don't think there is a superstitious article in it.
132 ページ - tis out of pure good humour ; and I take it for granted, they deal exactly in the same manner with me.
302 ページ - Good my lord, will you see the players well bestowed ? Do you hear, let them be well used, for they are the abstract and brief chronicles of the time : after your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live.
54 ページ - Who can he mean by that? Mrs. Mal. Me, sir! — me! — he means me! — There — what do you think now? — but go on a little further. Abs. Impudent scoundrel! — [Reads.] it shall go hard, but I will elude her vigilance, as I am told that the same ridiculous vanity, which makes her dress up her coarse features, and deck her dull chat with hard words which she don't understand Mrs.

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