The Provok'd Husband: Or, a Journey to London. A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal, by His Majesty's Servants. Written by the Late Sir John Vanbrugh, and Mr. Cibber, Volume 1

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John Watts, 1753 - 117 pages
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Page 57 - Man. To speak honestly —yes — —Being often in the toy-shop, there was no forbearing the baubles. Lady G. And of course, I suppose, sometimes you were tempted to pay for them twice as much as they were worth. " Man. Why, really, where fancy only makes the " choice, madam, no wonder if we are generally bub...
Page 81 - Oh, perfectly well, sir! We have been abroad, in our new coach, all day long — and we have bought an ocean of fine things. And to-morrow we go to the masquerade ; and on Friday to the play ; and on Saturday to the opera ; and on Sunday we are to be at the...
Page 38 - I have been true to him ; and, for that only reason, he wants to be rid of me. But while women are weak, men will be rogues.
Page 34 - ... explanation ! How amiable is every hour of her conduct! What a vile opinion have I had of the whole sex for these ten years past, which this sensible creature has recovered in less than one ! Such a companion, sure, might compensate all the irksome...
Page 80 - Why, troth, I can't well tell you what they have done ; but I can tell you what I did : and I think pretty well in the main ; only I happened to make a little mistake at last, indeed.
Page 65 - Oh, my dear, you are the most mistaken in the world ! married people have things to talk of, child, that never enter into the imagination of others. — Why, here's my lord and I, now, we have not been married above two short years, you know, and we have...
Page 17 - Why, then, we are agreed, my lord For if I never go abroad, till I am weary of being at home — which you know is the case — is it not equally reasonable, not to come home till one is weary of being abroad ? Lord f. If this be your rule of life, madam, 'tis time to ask you one serious question.
Page 68 - Lady G. Why, then, for fear of your fainting, madam, I will first so far come into the fashion, that I would never be dressed out of it — but still, it should be soberly; for, I can't think it any disgrace to a woman of my private fortune, not to wear her lace as fine as the wedding-suit of a first duchess. Though, there is one extravagance I would venture to come up to.
Page 17 - Lady T. Why, then, my lord, to give you at once a proof of my obedience and sincerity — I think — I married — to take off that restraint, that lay upon my pleasures while I was a single woman.
Page 87 - Mrs. Myrtilla will let me into the house again ; then you may steal into her chamber, and we'll have a pretty sneaker of punch together. Myr. Ay, ay, madam, you may command me in any thing. Jenny. Well, that will be pure ! Count B.

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