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Strana 130 - Was ever woman in this humour wooed? Was ever woman in this humour won ? I'll have her; but I will not keep her long.
Strana 44 - Croucher, a shoemaker in Shepherd's Market, who told me a parcel was left there for me, but what it was he knew not. I opened it, and behold there was a pair of leather breeches, with a note in them ! the substance of which was, to the best of my remembrance, as follows : " Sir, I have sent you a pair of breeches, and hope they will fit.
Strana 373 - Cumberland's desire presented to him. He delighted the young comedian, by assuring him that the part had never been better played ; and that in figure, dress, and acting, he was the very thing he (the author) had intended. " I wrote the part, and ought to know — it was perfect. I assure you, sir, I never was more gratified ; but" (with irrepressible irritation) " you spoke so low, I couldn't hear a word you said.
Strana 10 - Dear ! how like its father !" no doubt made some commonplace observation ; but my father often declared that he burst into a fit of laughter, and said, " Why, his face laughs all over, but certainly on the wrong side of his mouth...
Strana 315 - ... his usual hour to read ; but after he was in bed he discovered — as will happen when persons attempt to sleep before their accustomed time — that to close his eyes was an impossibility. He had no light, nor the means of getting one, all the family being in bed ; but the night was not absolutely dark — it was only too dark for the purpose of reading : indeed, every object was visible. Still he endeavoured to go to sleep, but his eyes refused to close, and in this state of restlessness he...
Strana 252 - Siddons,' at the same time charging him to be quick, as Mrs Siddons was in a hurry for it. Mean while the play proceeded, and on the boy's return with the frothed pitcher, he looked about for the person who had sent him on his errand; and not seeing her, inquired 'Where is Mrs Siddons?
Strana 44 - Sir, I received your present, and thank you for it. I was going to order a pair of leather breeches to be made, because I did not know till now that my Master had bespoke them of you. They fit very well ; which fully convinces me that the same God who moved thy heart to give, guided thy hand to cut : because He perfectly knows my size, having clothed me in a miraculous manner for near five years.
Strana 44 - I was determined to go to a friend of mine at Kingston, who is of that branch of business, to bespeak a pair; and to get him to trust me until my Master sent me money to pay him. I was that day going to London, fully determined to bespeak them, as I rode through the town. However, when I passed the shop I forgot it; but when I came to London I called on Mr. Croucher, a shoemaker...
Strana 128 - Look again, sir !" he exclaimed, in a terrific voice ; and he then made up a hideous face, compounded of malignity and the leering of a drunken satyr, which he insisted upon being guessed ; and his visiter, trembling for the consequences of another mistake, hesitatingly pronounced it to be,