The Fair Quaker of Deal, Or, The Humours of the Navy: A Comedy

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J. Bell, 1797 - Electronic book - 94 pages

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Page 99 - Hecuba to him or he to Hecuba That he should weep for her? What would he do Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have? He would drown the stage with tears, And cleave the general ear with horrid speech, Make mad the guilty and appal the free, Confound the ignorant, and amaze indeed The very faculties of eyes and ears.
Page 99 - I have heard That guilty creatures, sitting at a play, Have by the very cunning of the scene Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions; For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ.
Page 15 - To ease our present anguish by plunging into guilt, is to buy a moment's pleasure with an age of pain.
Page 64 - Tis wonderful, that words should charm despair, speak peace and pardon to a murderer's conscience ! But truth and mercy flow in every sentence, attended with force and energy divine. How shall I describe my present state of mind ? I hope in doubt, and trembling I rejoice. I feel my grief increase, even as my fears give way. Joy and gratitude now supply more tears than the horror and anguish of despair before.
Page 42 - Where business is transacted as it ought to be, and the parties understand one another, there can be no uneasiness. You agree, on such and such conditions to receive my daughter for a wife, on the same...
Page 37 - To do him justice, notwithstanding his youth, he don't want understanding ; but you men are much easier imposed on, in these affairs, than your vanity will allow you to believe. Let me see the wisest of you all as much in love with me, as Barn well is with Millwood, and I'll engage to make as great a fool of him.
Page 80 - And for me too, my sweet Fanny. Your apprehensions make a coward of me. — But what can alarm you? your aunt and sister are in their chambers, and you have nothing to fear from the rest of the family. Fanny. I fear every body, and every thing, and every moment — my mind is in continual agitation and dread ; . indeed, Mr. Lovewell, this situation may have very unhappy consequences.
Page 23 - The chief pleasure of a country house is to make improvements, you know, my lord. I spare no expense, not I. — This is quite another-guess sort of a place than it was when I first took it, my lord. We were surrounded with trees. I cut down above fifty to make the lawn before the house, and let in the wind and the sun — -smack-smooth, as you see.
Page 36 - ... resolved to hasten it. It is surrounded with more horrors every instant, as it appears every instant more necessary [Exit. ACT III. SCENE I.— A Hall. Enter a Servant, conducting in SERJEANT FLOWER, and COUNSELLORS TRAVERSE and TRDEMAN, all booted.