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" 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,... "
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1904
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Types of English Drama, 1660-1780

David Harrison Stevens - English drama - 1923 - 920 pages
...the subject but an innkeeper's daughter! I can play with a girl as an angler does with his fish; he 38 Enter BONNIFACE BONNIFACE. Mr. Martin, as the saying is • — yonder 's an honest fellow below,...
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Hogarth's Harlot: Sacred Parody in Enlightenment England

Ronald Paulson - Art - 2003 - 418 pages
...chapter, recalls the libertine commonplace: "I can play with a Girl as an Angler do's with his Fish; he keeps it at the end of his Line, runs it up the Stream,...hand, tickles the Trout, and so whips it into his Basket."47 Hogarth's aesthetics is based on the "pleasure" or indeed "love" of the "pursuit" of lines...
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The Affairs of Women: A Modern Miscellany

Colin Bingham - Social Science - 2006 - 240 pages
...dead set she makes at you the better." ... 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,...it to hand, tickles the trout, and so whips it into GEORGE FARQUHAR, The B eaux' Stratagem The generosity of men speculating upon other men's possessions...
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