Love for Love. A Comedy: Written by Mr. Congreve

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J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, 1747 - 106 pages
 

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Page 82 - I am no married man, and thou canst not lie with my wife. I am very poor, and thou canst not borrow money of me. Then what employment have I for a friend?
Page 97 - I mayn't say so neither but I'll sail as far as Leghorn, and back again, before you shall guess at the matter, and do nothing else. Mess, you may take in all the points of the compass, and not hit right.
Page 87 - I am of your patriarchs; I, a branch of one of your antediluvian families, fellows that the flood could not wash away.
Page 85 - Nay, now you do me wrong ; for, if any interest was considered, it was yours ; since I thought I wanted more than love to make me worthy of you.
Page 22 - Pooh, I know Madam Drab has made her brags in three or four places, that I said this and that, and writ to her, and did I know not what. But, upon my reputation, she did me wrong. Well, well, that was
Page 72 - My nails are not long enough. — Let me have a pair of red-hot tongs quickly, quickly ; and you shall see me act St. Dunstan, and lead the devil by the nose.
Page 94 - I'm as tired as any thing in the world. Tait. O pox ! how shall I get rid of this foolish girl ) [Aside. Miss P. O, I have pure news, I can tell you pure news — I must not marry the seaman now — My father says so. Why won't you be my husband ? You say you love me ! and you won't be my husband.
Page 54 - I spoke you fair, d'ye see, and civil. — As for your love or your liking I don't value it of a rope's end. — And mayhap I like you as little as you do me. — What I said was in obedience to father. Gad, I fear a whipping no more than you do. But I tell you one thing. If you should give such language at sea you'd have a cat o' nine tails laid across your shoulders.
Page 26 - Pooh, no I thank you, I have enough to do to take care of my own. Well, but I'll come and see you one of these mornings. I hear you have a great many pictures.
Page 28 - I'll give an Account of you, and your Proceedings. If Indiscretion be a Sign of Love, you are the most a Lover of...

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