The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and Haymarket ...

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808
 

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52 ページ - Twas meant to clear my fame. How clear it, then ? How cover it ? you say. Why, by a lie — Guilt's offspring and its guard ! I taught this breast, Which truth once made her throne, to forge a lie — This tongue to utter it; rounded a tale, Smooth as a seraph's song from Satan's mouth ; So well compacted, that the o'er-thronged court Disturbed cool Justice in her judgment-seat, By shouting " Innocence !
31 ページ - I am the man, young gentleman ! ' Homo sum.' — Terence— Hem ! Sir, the person who now presumes to address you is Peter Pangloss ; to whose name, in the college of Aberdeen, is subjoined LL.D., signifying Doctor of Laws ; to which has been recently added the distinction of A. double S. — the Roman initials for a Fellow of the Society of Arts. Dick. Sir, I am your most obedient, Richard Dowlas ; to whose name, in his tailor's bill, is subjoined DR., signifying Debtor ; to which are added LSD...
76 ページ - The time is come for Iphigene to find The miracle she wrought upon my mind : Her charms have made me man, her...
74 ページ - Arrah, be asy, now, Mr. Thornberry Job. And, this spark, forsooth, is now canvassing the county! — but, if I don't give him his own at the hustings! — How dare a man set himself up for a guardian of his neighbour's rights, who has robbed his neighbour of his dearest comforts? How dare a seducer come into freeholders' houses, and have the impudence to say, send me up to London as your representative?
19 ページ - He then talked of the corps itself ; said it was sickly ; and if a professional person would administer to the health of the association — dose the men, and drench the horse — he could, perhaps, procure him a cornetcy.
19 ページ - Carbuncle ; and the medicine being, unfortunately, fermented by the jolting of my horse, it forced out the cork with a prodigious pop, full in the face of my gallant commander. « , Sir C. But, in the midst of so many pursuits, how proceeds practice among the ladies?
35 ページ - I'VE often wish'd that I had clear For life, six hundred pounds a year, A handsome house to lodge a friend, A river at my garden's end, A terrace walk, and half a rood Of land, set out to plant a wood. Well, now I have all this and more, I ask not to increase my store ; But here a grievance seems to lie...
50 ページ - Listen. May all the ills that wait on frail humanity Be doubled on your head, if you disclose My fatal secret ! May your body turn Most lazar-like, and loathsome ; and your mind More loathsome than your body ! May those fiends Who strangle babes, for very wantonness, Shrink back, and shudder at your...
47 ページ - She certainly moulded the traveller's face, As a sample for all' the rest. The chambermaid's sides they were ready to crack, When she saw his queer nose and the hump...
38 ページ - Dear, dear ! says hs, what can the matter be ? Och! blood an ouns, can you tell, what can the matter be ? Both cried out — what can the matter be ? Bother'd from head to the tail. Soon I fell sick— I did bellow and curse again— Norah took pity to see me at nurse again : Gave me a kiss —Och ! zounds, that threw me worse again ! Well she knew what I did ail. But dear, dear ! says she, what can the matter be ? Och!

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