Sheridan, from New and Original Material: Including a Manuscript Diary by Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire, Volumen1

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Constable Limited, 1909 - 630 páginas
 

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Página 180 - ... name this gentleman without remarking that his labours and writings have done much to open the eyes and hearts of mankind. He has visited all Europe, not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples ; not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the...
Página 295 - Alas! they had been friends in youth; But whispering tongues can poison truth; And constancy lives in realms above; And life is thorny; and youth is vain; And to be wroth with one we love Doth work like madness in the brain.
Página 279 - I ne'er could any lustre see In eyes that would not look on me ; I ne'er saw nectar on a lip, But where my own did hope to sip.
Página 350 - But wherefore do you hold me here so long ? What is it that you would impart to me ? If it be aught toward the general good, Set honour in one eye and death i' the other, And I will look on both indifferently : For let the gods so speed me as I love The name of honour more than I fear death.
Página 558 - Peter, this is one of the smartest French milliners I ever saw. Egad, you seem all to have been diverting yourselves here at hide and seek, and I don't see who is out of the secret. - Shall I beg your ladyship to inform me? Not a word! - Brother, will you be pleased to explain this matter? What! is Morality dumb too ? - Sir Peter, though I found you in the dark, perhaps you are not so now ! All mute...
Página 131 - ... of the woods; to delegate to the merciless Indian the defence of disputed rights, and to wage the horrors of his barbarous war against our brethren ? My lords, these enormities cry aloud for redress and punishment.
Página 557 - Sir, I am so confounded, to find that Lady Sneerwell could be guilty of suborning Mr. Snake in this manner, to impose on us all, that I know not what to say : however, lest her revengeful spirit should prompt her to injure my brother, I had certainly better follow her directly.
Página 342 - Your charms would make me true. To you no soul shall bear deceit, No stranger offer wrong; But friends in all the aged you'll meet, And lovers in the young. But when they learn that you have blest Another with your heart, They'll bid aspiring passion rest, And...
Página 572 - Why, to be sure, a tale of scandal is as fatal to the credit of a prudent lady of her stamp as a fever is generally to those of the strongest constitutions.
Página 605 - The wind whistles — the moon rises — see, They have kill'd my squirrel in his cage : Is this a grasshopper ? — Ha ! no ; it is my Whiskerandos — you shall not keep him — I know you have him in your pocket — An oyster may be cross'd in love ! — who says A whale's a bird ? — Ha ! did you call, my love ? — He's here! he's there! — He's everywhere! Ah me ! he's nowhere ! [Exit.] PUFF.

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