English comedy: a collection of the most celebrated dramas, since the commencement of the reformation of the stage by sir R. Steele and C. Abber, 第 5 卷



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第 245 頁 - Oh, Sir John ! how vain, how weak is human prudence ! What care, what foresight, what imagination could contrive such blest events, to make our children happy, as Providence in one short hour has laid before us ? Cimb.
第 193 頁 - Only to make her frowns more terrible ; for, in his height of fortune, this captain too, her benefactor, unfortunately was killed at sea, and dying intestate, his estate fell wholly to an advocate, his brother, who coming soon to take possession, there found, among his other riches, this blooming virgin at his mercy. Humph. He durst not sure abuse his power ! Bev.
第 209 頁 - Well, madam, as unhappy as you are at present pleased to make me, I would not, in the general, be any other than what I am. I would not be a bit wiser, a bit richer, a bit taller, a bit shorter than I am at this instant.
第 236 頁 - MYRT. Never was taken in so odd a way in my life— pray, lead me! Oh! I was talking here— pray carry me— to my Cousin Cimberton's young lady — MRS. SEAL, (aside) My Cousin Cimberton's young lady! How zealous he is, even in his extremity, for the match!
第 198 頁 - Well, you may be sure of me, if you can disappoint him ; but my intelligence says, the mother has actually sent for the conveyancer to draw articles for his marriage with Lucinda...
第 206 頁 - I can't think him so ; your hero, madam, is no more than what every gentleman ought to be, and I believe very many are. He is only one who takes more delight in reflections than in sensations. He is more pleased with thinking than eating ; that's the utmost you can say of him.
第 244 頁 - O ! make him then the full Amends, and be yourself the Messenger of Joy : Fly this Instant ! tell him all these wondrous Turns of Providence in his Favour ! Tell him I have now a Daughter to bestow which he no longer will decline : that this Day he still shall be a Bridegroom : nor shall a Fortune, the Merit which his Father seeks, be wanting : tell him the Reward of all his Virtues waits on his Acceptance.
第 180 頁 - India merchant, has offered his only daughter, and sole heiress to that vast estate of his, as a wife for him. You may be sure I made no difficulties, the match was agreed on, and this very day named for the wedding.
第 241 頁 - Twas my own hope, my own passion, that deluded me; he never made one amorous advance to me. His large heart and bestowing hand have only helped the miserable.
第 183 頁 - I don't. know what you heavy inmates call noise and extravagance; but we gentlemen, who are well fed, and cut a figure, sir, think it a fine life, and that we must be very pretty fellows, who are kept only to be looked at.