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The Wits and Beaux of Society, by Grace and Philip Wharton
Katherine Thomson,John Cockburn Thomson
No preview available - 2015
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Page 104 - He is only willing to believe ; I do believe. The evidence is enough for me, though not for his great mind. What will not fill a quart bottle will fill a pint bottle. I am filled with belief.' 'Are you," said Colman, 'then cork it up.
Page 228 - WUT, is so infinitely distressing to people of good taste, is laughing immoderately at stated intervals. They are so imbued with metaphysics that they even make love metaphysically. I overheard a young lady of my acquaintance, at a dance in Edinburgh, exclaim, in a sudden pause of the music, ' What you say, my Lord, is very true of love in the aibstract, but' — here the fiddlers began fiddling furiously, and the rest was lost.
Page 270 - The first time I was in company with Foote was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased ; and it is very difficult to please a man against his will. I went on eating my dinner pretty sullenlyj affecting not to mind him.
Page 272 - Sir, it is not a talent; it is a vice; it is what others abstain from. It is not comedy, which exhibits the character of a species, as that of a miser gathered from many misers : it is a farce which exhibits individuals.
Page 102 - I allowed him all his own merit." He now added, "Sheridan cannot bear me. I bring his declamation to a point. I ask him a plain question, 'What do you mean to teach?' Besides, Sir, what influence can Mr. Sheridan have upon the language of this great country, by his narrow exertions? Sir, it is burning a farthing candle at Dover, to show light at Calais.
Page 259 - it was so dreadful here, that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.
Page 133 - If the thought is slow to come,' he would say, ' a glass of good wine encourages it; and when it does come, a glass of good wine rewards it' Those glasses of good wine, were, unfortunately, even more frequent than the good thoughts, many and merry as they were. His neglect of letters was a standing joke against him. He never took the trouble to open any that he did not expect, and often left sealed many that he was most anxious to read. He once appeared with his begging face at the Bank, humbly asking...