The inconstant; or The way to win him. The twin-rivals. The recruiting-officer. The beaux-stratagem

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J. and P. Knapton, 1742

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Page 36 - A clergyman, as the saying is. Aim. A clergyman ! is he really a clergyman ? or is it only his travelling name, as my friend the captain has it ? Bon.
Page 14 - Plume. For a regiment. — But for a woman! S'death! I have been constant to fifteen at a time, but never melancholy for one; and can the love of one bring you into this condition? Pray, who is this wonderful Hellen? Wor. A Hellen indeed, not to be won under a ten years siege; as great a beauty, and as great a jilt.
Page 33 - Can fire the guest in warming of the bed — There's a touch of sublime Milton for you, and the subject but an inn-keeper's daughter ! I can play with a girl as an angler does with his fish ; he keeps it at the end of his line, runs it up the stream, and down the stream, till at last he brings it to hand, tickles the trout, and so whips it into his basket.
Page 74 - tis granted, Sir; take all we have. MRS. SUL. The fellow looks as if he were broke out of Bedlam. SCRUB. 'Oons, Madam, they're broke into the house with fire and sword; I saw them, heard them; they'll be here this minute. ARCH. What, thieves? SCRUB. Under favour, Sir, I think so. MRS.
Page 9 - Bon. So well, as the saying is, that I could wish we had as many more of 'em : they're full of money, and pay double for every thing they have ; they know, sir, that we paid good round taxes for the B taking of them, and so they are willing to reimburse us a little : one of 'em lodges in my house.
Page 59 - Master order'd you. Scrub. A Guinea, hi, hi, hi, a Guinea! eh — by this Light it is a Guinea; but I suppose you expect One and twenty Shillings in change.
Page 14 - I can't tell how far her good nature might have extended for the good of her children. This landlord of mine, for I think I can call him no more, would betray his guest, and debauch his daughter into the bargain— by a footman too ! Re-enter ARCHER.
Page 28 - If the wench would promise to die when the money were spent, egad, one would marry her; but the fortune may go off in a year or two, and the wife may live — Lord knows how long.
Page 79 - And if you go to that, how can you, after what is passed, have the confidence to deny me ? Was not this blood shed in your defence, and my life...
Page 71 - Aim. Dorinda! the name inspires me, the glory and the danger shall be all my own. — Come, my life, let me but get my sword.

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