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" Oh, ponder well! be not severe; So save a wretched Wife ! For on the Rope that hangs my Dear Depends poor Polly's Life. "
Bell's British Theatre, Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays ... - Page 18
by John Bell - 1777
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The Works of Mr. John Gay: In Four Volumes. To which is Added an Account of ...

John Gay - English poetry - 1770
...fever e ; Sofa"ve a ivretched ivife ! For For on the rope that han%s my dear, Depends poor ?o\\fsLife. Mrs. Peach. But your duty to your parents, huffy,...obliges you to hang him. What would many a wife give for fuch an opportunity. Polly. What is a jointure, what is widowhood to me? I know my heart, I cannot...
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Plays

John Gay - English drama - 1772 - 359 pages
...her. AIR XII. Now ponder well, y$ parents dear. Polly. Ob, pcnifer well ! he not fevere ; N Sofave a wretched 'wife ! For on the rope that hangs my dear, Depends poor Polly'j life. Mrs. Peach. But your duty to your parents, hufly, obliges you to hang him. What would...
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Plays Written by Mr. John Gay: Viz. The Captives, ... The Beggar's Opera ...

John Gay - 1772 - 359 pages
...the rope that hang! my dear, Depends poor Polly 's life. Mrs. Peach. But your duty to your parent?, huffy, obliges you to hang him. What would many a wife give for fuch an opportunity ! Polly. What is a jointure, what is widowhood to me ? I know my heart. I cannot...
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Comus: A Mask

John Milton - English drama - 1791 - 66 pages
....•?-••••-• - ••. AIR. Now ponder well, ye parents dear. Polly. Oh ponder well I be not severe ; So save a wretched wife ; for on the rope that hangs my dear, Depends poor Polly 's life. Mrs. Peach. But your duty to your parents, hussy, obliges you to hang him. What would...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 28

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1800
...have mifcarricd and been damned, till Polly fung in a mod tender and affecting manner the words, " For on the rope that hangs my dear, Depends poor Polly's life." t " This is the air, that is fiid irrefiftibly to have conquered the laver who afterwards man led her."...
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The British drama

British drama - 1804
...her. AIR. — A'uzu, ponder well, ye parents dear. Polly. Olí, ponder well ! be not severe ; To save a wretched wife; For, on the rope, that hangs my dear,...Polly's life. Mrs Peach. But your duty to your parents, hussy, obliges you to hang him. What would many a wife give for such an opportunity ! Pulli/. What...
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The British Drama: Operas and farces

English drama - 1804
...her. AIR. — NOK, ponder reell, ye parents dear. Polly. Oh, ponder well ! be not severe ; To save a wretched wife ; For, on the rope, that hangs my...Polly's life. Mrs Peach. But your duty to your parents, hussy, obliges you to hang him. What would many a wife give for such an opportunity ! Polly. What is...
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The British Drama: Operas and farces

English drama - 1804
...her. AIR. — Koie, ponder well, ye parents dear. Polly. Oh, ponder well ! be not severe ; To save a wretched wife; For, on the rope, that hangs my dear, Depends poor Polly's life. • Mrt Peach. But your duty to ynur parents, hussy, obliges you to hang him. What would many a wife...
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Memoirs of Charles Macklin, Comedian: With the Dramatic Characters, Manners ...

William Cook - Actors - 1804 - 444 pages
...Polly aung the following address to her father: \ • M " Oh! ponder well — toe not severe; So save a wretched wife ! For on the rope that hangs my dear, Depends poor Polly's life." • [ . - / We shall close the account of this celebrated character with the following eulogium given...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Verse and Prose, Volume 9

Alexander Pope, William Lisle Bowles - 1806
...innocence, does more public fervice than all the Minifters of ftate from Adam to Walpole, and fo adieu. " For on the rope that hangs my dear, " Depends poor Polly's life." This is the Air that is faid irrefiftibly to have conquered the Lover who afterwards married her. WARTON....
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