Love for Love: A Comedy in Five Acts

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1808 - Authors, English - 90 pages
 

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Page 6 - And shoot a chillness to my trembling heart. Give me thy hand, and let me hear thy voice; Nay, quickly speak to me, and let me hear Thy voice — my own affrights me with its echoes.
Page 6 - Looking tranquillity ! it strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a chillness to my trembling heart.
Page 32 - What, I warrant my son thought nothing belonged to a father but forgiveness and affection ; no authority, no correction, no arbitrary power ; nothing to be done, but for him to offend, and me to pardon. I warrant you, if he danced till doomsday, he thought I was to pay the piper. Well, but here it is under black and white...
Page 73 - Nay, now you do me wrong; for if any interest was considered it was yours; since I thought I wanted more than love to make me worthy of you.
Page 51 - I'll speak sooner than you should believe that ; and I'll speak truth, though one should always tell a lie to a man; and I don't care, let my father do what he will, I'm too big to be...
Page 52 - O my son ! from the blind dotage Of a father's fondness these ills arose; For thee I've been ambitious, base, and bloody: For thee I've...
Page 59 - I did not know you the World is full There are People that we do know, and People that we do not know; and yet the Sun shines upon all alike There are Fathers that have many Children ; and there are Children that have many Fathers 'tis strange ! But I am Truth, and come to give the World the Lie.
Page 11 - I'll pursue Angelica with more love than ever, and appear more notoriously her admirer in this restraint, than when I openly rivaled the rich fops that made court to her. So shall my poverty be a mortification to her pride, and perhaps make her compassionate the love, which has principally reduced me to this lowness of fortune.
Page 14 - Twas weak and wilful — and a woman's error. Yet, upon thought, it doubly wounds my sight, To see that sable worn upon the day, Succeeding that, in which our deadliest foe, Hated Anselmo, was...
Page 90 - You would all have the reward of love ; but few have the constancy to stay till it becomes your due. Men are generally hypocrites and infidels, they pretend to worship, but have neither zeal nor faith; how few, like Valentine, would persevere even to martyrdom, and sacrifice their interest to their constancy! In admiring me you misplace the novelty : — The miracle to-day is, that we find A lover true : not that a woman's kind.

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