The Northern Heiress: Or, the Humours of York. A Comedy. As it was Acted at the New-Theatre in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields. By Mrs. Mary Dav˙s

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H. Meere, 1716 - 72 pages

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Page 26 - ... Jeffrey Hearty, is introduced. He is delighted to see the substantial fare of which the city ladies have been partaking. " Aye," says he, " this is like the good old-fashioned way of housekeeping. I expected to have found you all set round a table no bigger than a pasteboard, and not much stronger, by my troth! with a parcel of little crocks that hold no more than a girl would drink before her sweetheart.
Page 29 - Aye, aye, if a friend comes to town, they come to drink with you for joy; if they go out of town, they come to help you to wash away sorrow; so that the good people are resolved to share both your pleasure and your pain, provided they may have a little victuals and drink to keep up their spirits.
Page 18 - I forgot as foon as I left it. No, Reading's too laborious for a Gentleman ; I thank Heaven I can be more pleaiaiitly ernploy'd. Wei. Sir, if the Queftion would not be thought impertinent, I uould" be glad to know how you da fpenxl your Time., . ,, Bare.
Page 15 - Why, we have abundance of People, but little Company ; much Ceremony, but little Manners; many Folks with Titles, but few of Quality, tho5 the whole Town abounds with Ladies.

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