Bell's British Theatre, Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays...: Comediès

J. Bell; & C. Etherington, 1777

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第 3 頁 - Bayes: Now, gentlemen, I would fain ask your opinion of one thing. I have made a prologue and an epilogue, which may both serve for either; that is, the prologue for the epilogue, or the epilogue for the prologue (do you mark?); nay, they may both serve too, egad, for any other play as well as this.
第 28 頁 - What shall I do? what conduct shall I find To lead me through this twilight of my mind? For as bright day with black approach of night Contending, makes a doubtful, puzzling light, So does my honour and my love together Puzzle me so, I can resolve for neither. (goes out hopping with one boot on, and the other off) JOHNSON.
第 19 頁 - Flippanta, that the more one's alone, the more one thinks ; and 'tis thinking that improves a girl. I'll have you to know, when I was younger than I am now, by more than I'll boast of, I thought of things would have made you stare again.
第 19 頁 - Very well, a mighty civil letter, I promise you : not one smutty word in it : I'll go lock it up in my comb-box.
第 24 頁 - She never look'd better in her life. Gripe. Don't tell me of her looks, I have done with her looks long since. But I'll make her change her life, or Flip. Indeed, sir, you won't. Gripe. Why, what shall hinder me, insolence ? Flip.
第 25 頁 - Flip. Look ye, sir, you may swear and damn, and call the furies to assist you ; but till you apply the remedy to the right place, you'll never cure the disease.
第 21 頁 - Why truly, Flippanta, I can't deny, but there are some general Lines of Resemblance. But you know there may be Exceptions.
第 20 頁 - Tis not their talk shall stop me : if they catch me at that lock, I'll give them leave to hang me. As long as I know my things are good, what care I what they say ? What, are they gone, without singing my last new song ? 'Sbud, would it were in their bellies ! I'll tell you, Mr. Johnson, if I have any skill in these matters, I vow to Gad, this song is peremptorily the very best that ever yet was written ; you must know it was made by...