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Page 56 - When you censure the age, Be cautious and sage, Lest the courtiers offended should be. If you mention vice or bribe, Tis so pat to all the tribe; Each cries— That was levell'd at me.
Page 226 - Favours to none, to all she smiles extends ; Oft she rejects, but never once offends. Bright as the sun, her eyes the gazers strike, And, like the sun, they shine on all alike.
Page 54 - The Gamesters and Lawyers are jugglers alike, If they meddle your all is in danger: Like Gypsies, if once they can finger a souse, Your pockets they pick, and they pilfer your house, And give your estate to a stranger.
Page 56 - Perhaps, brother, they are afraid these matters may be carried too far. We are treated too by them with contempt, as if our profession were not reputable. PEACH. In one respect, indeed, our employment may be reckoned dishonest, because, like great statesmen, we encourage those who betray their friends.
Page 45 - A lazy Dog! When I took him the time before, I told him what he would come to if he did not mend his Hand. This is Death without Reprieve. I may venture to Book him. [writes] For Tom Gagg, forty Pounds.
Page 61 - Trapes. The hard Times oblige me to go very near in my Dealing. — To be sure, of late Years I have been a great Sufferer by the Parliament. — Three thousand Pounds would hardly make me amends. — The Act for destroying the Mint, was a severe Cut upon our Business — 'Till then, if a Customer slept out of the way — we knew where to have her — No doubt you know Mrs.
Page 58 - Come you home, you slut; and when your fellow is hanged, hang yourself, to make your family some amends. Polly. Dear, dear father, do not tear me from him I must speak; I have more to say to him Oh! twist thy fetters about me, that he may not haul me from thee ! Peach.
Page 61 - The Life of all Mortals in Kissing should pass, Lip to Lip while we're young — then the Lip to the Glass, fa, &c.
Page 64 - tis the better for you. Here ends all dispute the rest of our lives, For this way at once I please all my wives.
Page 47 - If you must be married, could you introduce no-body into our Family but a Highwayman? Why, thou foolish Jade, thou wilt be as ill-us'd, and as much neglected, as if thou hadst married a Lord!

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