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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Richard Brinsley Sheridan. (1751–1816) (continued)
 
4693
    An oyster may be crossed in love.
          The Critic. Act iii. Sc. 1.
4694
    You shall see them on a beautiful quarto page, where a neat rivulet of text shall meander through a meadow of margin.
          School for Scandal. Act i. Sc. 1.
4695
    Here is the whole set! a character dead at every word.
          School for Scandal. Act ii. Sc. 2.
4696
    I leave my character behind me.
          School for Scandal. Act ii. Sc. 2.
4697
    Here ’s to the maiden of bashful fifteen;
  Here ’s to the widow of fifty;
Here ’s to the flaunting, extravagant quean,
  And here ’s to the housewife that ’s thrifty!
        Let the toast pass;
        Drink to the lass;
I ’ll warrant she ’ll prove an excuse for the glass.
          School for Scandal. Act iii. Sc. 3.
4698
    An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance.
          School for Scandal. Act v. Sc. 1.
4699
    It was an amiable weakness. 1
          School for Scandal. Act v. Sc. 1.
4700
    I ne’er could any lustre see
In eyes that would not look on me;
I ne’er saw nectar on a lip
But where my own did hope to sip.
          The Duenna. Act i. Sc. 2.
4701
    Had I a heart for falsehood framed,
  I ne’er could injure you.
          The Duenna. Act i. Sc. 5.
4702
    Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.
          The Duenna. Act ii. Sc. 4.
4703
    While his off-heel, insidiously aside,
Provokes the caper which he seems to chide.
          Pizarro. The Prologue.
4704
    Such protection as vultures give to lambs.
          Pizarro. Act ii. Sc. 2.
 
Note 1.
See Fielding, Quotation 16. [back]
 

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