Sheridan: A Biography, Volume 1

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R. Bentley and Son, 1896
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Pagina 329 - When an old bachelor marries a young wife, what is he to expect ? 'Tis now six months since Lady Teazle made me the happiest of men — and I have been the most miserable dog ever since ! We tiffed a little going to church, and fairly quarrelled before the bells had done ringing.
Pagina 333 - I do. Here are two young men, to whom Sir Peter has acted as a kind of guardian since their father's death; the eldest possessing the most amiable character, and universally well spoken of — the youngest, the most dissipated and extravagant young fellow in the kingdom...
Pagina 85 - At eight in the morning we go in dishabille to the pumproom, which is crowded like a Welsh fair...
Pagina 84 - ... usurers, brokers, and jobbers of every kind; men of low birth, and no breeding, have found themselves suddenly translated into a state of affluence, unknown to former ages ; and no wonder that their brains should be intoxicated with pride, vanity, and presumption. Knowing no other criterion of greatness but the ostentation of wealth, they discharge their affluence, without taste or conduct, through every channel of the most absurd extravagance; and all of them hurry to Bath, because here, without...
Pagina 17 - I need only tell you, that this ill-starred, good-natured, improvident man returned to Dublin, unhinged from all favour at court, and even banished from the castle. But still he remained a punster, a quibbler, a fiddler, and a wit. Not a day passed without a rebus, an anagram, or a madrigal. His pen and his fiddle-stick were in continual motion; and yet to little or no purpose...
Pagina 95 - Yes, on my faith, there are bouts-rimes on a buttered muffin, made by her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland ; receipts to make them, by Corydon the venerable, alias George Pitt ; others, very pretty, by Lord Palmerston ; some by Lord Carlisle ; many by Mrs. Miller herself, that have no fault but wanting metre; and immortality promised to her without end or measure.
Pagina 173 - Mr. Richard S having attempted, in a letter left behind him for that purpose, to account for his scandalous method of running away from this place, by insinuations derogating from my character...
Pagina 343 - Linley was with her ; she is very handsome, but nothing near her sister: the elegance of Mrs. Sheridan's beauty is unequalled by any I ever saw, except Mrs. Crewe.* I was pleased with her in all respects. She is much more lively and agreeable than I had any idea of finding her: she was very gay, and very unaffected, and totally free from airs of any kind.
Pagina 328 - Friendly caution to the newspapers. " It is whispered " She is a constant attendant at church, and very frequently takes Dr. M'Brawn home with her. " Mr. Worthy is very good to the girl ; — for my part, I dare swear he has no ill intention. " What ! Major Wesley's Miss Montague ? " Lud, ma'am, the match is certainly broke — no creature knows the cause ; — some say a flaw in the lady's character, and others, in the gentleman's fortune. " To be sure they do say — — " I hate to repeat what...
Pagina 85 - I have of his tenderness and affection. Hard by the pump-room is a coffee-house for the ladies ; but my aunt says, young girls are not admitted, inasmuch as the conversation turns upon politics, scandal, philosophy, and other subjects above our capacity...

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