Sharpe's British Theatre, Volume 10

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J. Sharpe, 1804 - English drama

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Page 86 - Tatt. Ay, but your Father will tell you that Dreams come by Contraries, Child O fie ; what, we must not love one another now Pshaw, that would be a foolish thing indeed Fie, fie, you're a Woman now, and must think of a new Man every Morning, and forget him every Night No, no, to marry is to be a Child again, and play with the same Rattle always : O fie, marrying is a paw thing.
Page 71 - en : — so faith I told'n in plain terms, if I were minded to marry I'd marry to please myself, not him : and for the young woman that he provided for me, I thought it more fitting for her to learn her sampler and make dirt-pies, than to look after a husband; for my part I was none of her man.
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Page 51 - Bless me, what's the matter, miss ? What, does she cry ? — Mr. Benjamin, what have you done to her? Ben. Let her cry : the more she cries, the less she'll — she has been gathering foul weather in her mouth, and now it rains out at her eyes. Mrs.
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Page 50 - Nay, you say true in that, it's but a folly to lie. For to speak one thing, and to think just the contrary way, is, as it were, to look one way, and to row another. Now, for my part, d'ye see, I'm for carrying things above board, I'm not for keeping any thing under hatches, — so that if you ben't as willing as I, say so, a God's name, there's no harm done.
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