Bon-mots of Samuel Foote and Theodore Hook

J. M. Dent, 1894 - 192 Seiten

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Seite 17 - So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber; and there were present the Picninnies, and the Joblillies, and the Garyulies, and the Grand Panjandrum himself, with the little round button at top; and they all fell to playing the game of catch as catch can, till the gunpowder ran out at the heels of their boots.
Seite 115 - Jones ! — why surely I cannot have — yes I must — Good Heaven ! I see it all ! My dear sir, what an unfortunate blunder — wrong house — what must you think of such an intrusion ! — I am really at a loss for words in which to apologize — you will permit me to retire at present, and to-morrow — " " Pray don't think of retiring...
Seite 13 - discharged the character,' in the same costume as it is to be supposed was adopted by Booth, when the play was originally acted, that is in a shape, as it was technically termed, of the stiffest order, decorated with gilt leather upon a black ground, with black stockings, black gloves, and a powdered periwig.* " Foote had planted himself in the pit, when Digges stalked on before the public thus formidably accoutred. The...
Seite 17 - So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. 'What! no soap?
Seite 149 - twill be found how simple an offence It is, to make the selfsame sound afford a double sense. For instance, ale may make you ail, your aunt an ant may kill, You in a vale may buy a veil, and Bill may pay the bill. Or if to France your bark you steer, at Dover, it may be, A peer appears upon the pier, who, blind, still goes to sea.
Seite 115 - The good old gentlewoman appeared thunderstruck, opened her eyes to their full extent, and gasped like a dying carp; vox faucibus hassit; seizing a daughter with each hand, she hurried without a word from the spot.
Seite 115 - University, he contrived to give his brother the slip, and joined a party of old schoolfellows in a carouse at one of the taverns. Sundry bowls of "Bishop...
Seite 151 - Paul feeding be declared. Thus one ripe fruit may be a pear, And yet be pared again, And still be one, which seemeth rare Until we do explain. It therefore should be all your aim To speak with ample care ; For who, however fond of game, Would choose to swallow hair...
Seite 13 - A Roman chimneysweeper on May-day !' The laughter which this produced in the pit was enough to knock up a debutant, and it startled the old stager personating the stoic of Utica...

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