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" Millamant had forfeited the moiety of her fortune, which then would have descended to my wife; and wherefore did I marry, but to make lawful prize of a rich widow's wealth, and squander it on love and you? "
The British Drama: pt. 1-2. Comedies - Page 255
1804
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The Way of the World: A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre in Lincolns ...

William Congreve - 1706 - 68 pages
...of Reconcilement: Millamant had forfeited the Moiety of her Fortunej which then wou'd have defcended to my Wife; —And wherefore did I marry, but to make lawful Prize of a rich Widow's Wealth, and fquander it on Love and you ? Mrs. Mar. Deceit and frivolous Pretence. Fain. Death, am I not Married?...
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The mourning bride. The way of the world. The judgment of Paris. Semele ...

William Congreve - 1774
...Reconcilement: Millamant had forfeited the Moiety of her Fortune ; which then wou'd have deicended to fliy Wife ;— •And wherefore did I marry, but to make lawful Prize of a rich Widow's Wealth, and fquander it en Love and you ? Mrs. Mar. Deceit, and frivolous Pretence. Fain. Death, am 1 not married...
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Bell's British Theatre, Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays ...

John Bell - 1780
...Reconcilement : Millamant had forfeited the Moiety of her Fortune, which then would have defcended to my Wife; And wherefore did I marry, but to make lawful Prize. of a rich Widow's Wealth, and fquander it on Love and you r Mrs. Mar. Deceit and frivolous Pretence. Fain. Death, am I not married?...
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The New English Theatre: Containing the Most Valuable Plays which ..., Volume 5

English drama - 1787
...reconcilement : Millamant had forfeited the moiety of her fortune, which then would have defcended to my wife And wherefore did I marry, but to make lawful prize of a rich widow's wealth, and fquander it on love and you : Mrs. Mar. Deceit and frivolous pretence. Fain. Death, am I not married...
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Bell's British Theatre: The fatal curiosity, by G. Lillo. ... Caractacus, by ...

English drama - 1797
...have stolen their marriage, my lady had been incensed beyond all means of reconcilement ; Millamant had forfeited the moiety of her fortune, which then...would have descended to my wife — And wherefore did 1 marry, but to make lawful prize of a rich widow's wealth, and squander it on love and you: Mrs. Mar....
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The British drama

British drama - 1804
...have stolen their marriage, my lady had been incensed beyond till means of reconcilement: ─lillamant had forfeited the moiety of her fortune, which then...and you ? Mrs Mar. Deceit and frivolous pretence. Vain. Death ! am I not married? what's pretence ? Am 1 not imprisoned, fettered ? have I not a wife...
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The Modern British Drama: In Five Volumes, Volume 3

English drama - 1811
...have stolen their marriage, my lady had been incensed beyond all means of reconcilement ; Millamant had forfeited the moiety of her fortune, which then...but to make lawful prize of a rich widow's wealth, ami squander it on love and you? Mn Mar. Deceit and frivolous pretence ! Fain. Dentil ! am I not married...
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The modern British drama

British drama - 1811
...have stolen their marriage, my lady had been incensed beyond all means of reconcilement ; Millamant er tasted the true hear n of love. Assure thee, Celia,...for hope of gain, and that uncertain, He would have e 406 CoNGRBVE.] 407 rich widow's wealth, and squander it on love and you? Mrs Mar. Deceit and frivolous...
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The London Theatre: A Collection of the Most Celebrated Dramatic ..., Volume 12

Thomas Dibdin - English drama - 1815
...reconcilement: Millamant had forfeited the moiety of her fortune, which then would hare descended to tny wife. And wherefore did I marry, but to make lawful...Mar. Deceit and frivolous pretence. fain. Death, am 1 not married:* what's pretence? Am I not imprison'd, feller'd? have 1 not a wile? nay, a wife that...
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British Theatre: Comprising Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces, from ...

Owen Williams - English drama - 1828 - 908 pages
...fortune, which then would liavc descended (o my wife. And wherefore did I marry, but to make lawful priie his, so contrary to his nature, must have been caused...there no means yet to preserve him? True. Oh, that the I not imprison'd, felter'd? have I not a wife? nay, a wife that was a widow, a young widow, a handsome...
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