Notoriety: And Fifteen Others, Volume 1

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Page 29 - I remember when he had neither cafh nor credit, he ufed to call the greateft men by their Chriftian names ; and though he hadn'ta coat to his own back, he was always remarking on the drefs of other people.
Page 68 - Till spousy finds, while anxious to immure her, A patent coffin only can secure her ! At last the Dowager, in ancient flounces, With snuff and spectacles, this age denounces.
Page 47 - Turn a corner in style ! — Reins in form — Elbows square — Wrist pliant — Hayait !— Drive the Coventry stage twice a week all summer :— Pay for an inside place — Mount the box — Tip the coachy a crown — Beat the mail — Come in full speed ; — Rattle down the gate-way ! — Take care of your heads ! — Never killed but one woman and a child in all my life — That's your sort ! [Going.
Page 39 - d the fame game before me ; that when he was clerk at the lottery-office, at billiards all the morning, and at hazard all the evening — therefore, fays...
Page 38 - ... tis dark, myfterious ! mark me, Sir Frederick. I'd traverfe half the world to thank the man that has befriended Emmeline ! but if I find...
Page 68 - ... tender, And would to every spouse I had surrender ; Their wishes to refuse I never durst, And my fourth died as happy as my first !" Truce to such splenetic and rash designs, And let us mingle candour with our lines. In all the stages of domestic life — • As child or sister, parent, friend, or wife — Woman, the source of every fond employ, Softens affliction, and enlivens joy.
Page 44 - Juft gone by ! that's a miftake ; for the . old beau has been gone by thefe thirty years : however, come in — come, and eat and drink what you like. Call for burgundy...
Page 29 - Now he lives in ftyle, drives his carriage, and will lend you a thoufand pounds. Lady Henrietta. Will he, fir ? I'm very much oblig'd to him. Enter NAB, (Smartly drefid).
Page 8 - Well, if she's his today she'll be yours to-morrow. I have seen Mr Smalltrade ; he talks of becoming a partner; and, if you play your cards well, Lady Henrietta will be completely in your power. " Sir Charles — Yes, for when I've won all her money I can be generous enough to become her protector. Well, sister, we shall ruin them aU.
Page 68 - Nor man nor woman now have any bodies ! When I was young, my heart was always tender, And would to every spouse I had surrender ; Their wishes to refuse I never durst, And my fourth died as happy as my first !" Truce to such splenetic and rash designs, And let us mingle candour with our lines.

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