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The Widow's Wife; a Comedy; As It Is Acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane
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Page 89 - He has more honour, than to work without 'em. • Should you (to the fit} whofe (kill and wifdoin we acknowledge, ThefeHoivs of this old dramatic college, (No matter what the caufe of altercation) Croud hither ev'ry night for difputation ; The bard, half dead before, enjoys the fport, Gets ftrength each day, and is the better for't. Warm'd with this...
Page 89 - I'll feel, And by their beating will their thoughts reveal. (fie acls the doftor feeling a pulfe.) Languid, and low — Wildman's old-fafliion'd ftory Was much too nervous, to be fet before ye : For twelve long years a tender wife forfaking, Worn out with wand'ring, and, what's worfe, with raking, And then return — ihe was not worth the taking.
Page 89 - Suppofe this gown, a fuit of velvet, plain, With a gold button, and this fan, a cane ; My cap a formal rye, moft wifely big, O, no— I had forgot — a fmart bag wig : Wo phyfic-bufhes now are feen in town ; For all the figns, yon know, are taken down ; Call me licentiate, fellow, what you will, I'll feel your pulles afl,— and prove my fkrll.
Page 49 - ... the publick have taken them under their protection, a bard, like another man, may have two coats to his back, and every thing handfome about him.
Page 15 - Then you think wrong, Narcifia. I know, by woful experience, the danger of trifling with a heart that loves one. It was this fatal indifcretion in...
Page 14 - Blefs me, mama, what harm can there be in the indulgence .of a little harmlefs mirth ? Is it poflible my chearfulnefs can give any body offence ?