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Fag The cause of all this L O V E, love...

...has been a masqueraded ever since the days of Jupiter

2

Fag a lady who likes him...

...better as a half-pay Ensign

3

Fag I believe she owns...

...half the stocks

4

Fag she could pay off the national debt...

...as easily as I could pay my washerwoman!

5

Fag she has a lapdog that eats...

...out of gold, she feeds her parrot with small pearls

6

Coachman well I wish they were at once...

...harnessed together in matrimony

7

Fag none of the London whips...

...of any degree of ton wear wigs now

8

L let me impart to you...

...some of my distress

9

L since she has discovered her own...

...frailty, she is become more suspicious of mine

10

L we had never had a quarrel, and...

...somehow, I was afraid he would never give me the opportunity

11

L charged him with his falsehood...

...put myself in a violent passion, and vowed I'd never see him more

12

L I intended only to have teased him...

...three days and a half, and now I've lost him forever

13

L I lose my fortune or I marry without my...

...aunt's consent, till of age; want that is what I have determined to do ever since I knew the penalty

14

J this is...

...caprice

15

L you are your own mistress...

...though under the protection of Sir Anthony

16

L been a slave to the caprice..

...the whim, the the jealousy of this ungrateful Faulkland

17

J he is too proud...

...too noble to be jealous

18

J unused...

...to the fropperies of love

19

J his affection is...

....ardent and sincere

20

J he expects every thought and...

...emotion of his mistress to move in unison with his

21

J he still suspects that he is..

...not loved enough

22

J I have learned to think myself a debtor...

...for these imperfections which arise from the ardour of his attachment

23

L obligation! Why...

...a water spaniel would have done as much

24

L fling peregine pickle under...

...the toilet throw

25

L put the man of...

...feeling into your pocket

26

M there sits a deliberate...

...simpleton who wants to disgrace her family and lavish herself on a fellow not worth a shilling

27

A this comes of...

...her reading!

28

M 'tis safest in matrimony...

...to begin with a little aversion

29

A all this is a natural...

...consequence of teaching girls to read

30

A a circulating library in a town...

...is an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge

31

M I would by no means wish a daughter...

...of mine to be a progeny of learning

32

M I don't think so much learning...

...becomes a young woman

33

M to a boarding school...

...in order to learn a little ingenuity and artifice

34

M above all, sir Anthony...

...she should be a mistress of orthodoxy

35

M she might not misspell, and...

...mispronounce words so shamefully as girls usually do

36

A jack knows that the...

...least demur puts me in a frenzy directly

37

A take my advice...

...keep a tight hand

38

M the girl is such...

...a simpleton

39

Lucy let girls in my station be...

...as fond as they please of appearing expert, and knowing in their trusts

40

Lucy commend me to a...

...mask of silliness, and a pair of sharp eyes for my own interest under it

41

Fag a lie is nothing...

...unless one supports it

42

Fag it hurts one's conscience...

...to be found out

43

Jack what, and lose...

...two thirds of her fortune?

44

F propose to the aunt in...

...your own character

45

Jack I am by no means certain that she would take me...

...with the impediment of our friend's consent, a regular humdrum wedding, and the reversion of good fortune on my side

46

Jack I must prepare her gradually...

...for the discovery and make myself necessary to her before I risk it

47

Jack you are the most teasing...

...captious, incorrigible lover!

48

Jack do love like...

...a man

49

Jack yet do I carry everywhere with me...

...such a confounded farrago of doubts, fears, hopes, wishes (?)

50

F your heart and soul are not...

...like mine, fixed immutably on one subject

51

F I have set my sum of happiness...

...on this cast, and not to succeed, were to be stripped of all

52

J what grounds for apprehension...

...can your whimsical brain conjure up at present?

53

F are there not...

...a thousand!

54

F I fear for her...

...spirits, her health, her life!

55

F if it rains, some shower may even then...

...have chilled her delicate frame!

56

F if the wind be keen, some rude blast...

...may have affected her!

57

F the heat of noon, the dews of the evening...

...may endanger the life of her, for whom only I value mine

58

Jack my other...

...self

59

Jack you are indeed an...

...eccentric planet

60

F a little trifling indisposition...

...is not an unnatural consequence of absence from those we love

61

F there is an innate...

...levity in a woman that nothing can overcome

62

F Fool! Fool that I am...

...to fix all my happiness on such a trifler!

63

F she thrives in...

...my absence

64

F I have been anxious, silent, pensive...

...sedentary, my days have been hours of care, my nights of watchfulness

65

F Captain Absolute and Ensign Beverly...

...are one and the same person

66

F a minuet i could have...

...forgiven. "But country-dances!"

67

Acres jealous of me...

...that's a good joke

68

Jack that sprightly grace and insinuating manner of yours...

...will do some mischief among the girls here

69

Jack an odd kind of...

...new method of swearing

70

A it is my wish, while yet I live to have...

...my boy, make some figure in the world

71

A I have resolved therefore, to fix you at...

...once in a noble independence

72

A ay, a wife, why...

...did I not mention her before?

73

A the independence I was talking of...

...is by marriage

74

A the fortune is saddled...

...with a wife, but I suppose that makes no difference

75

Jack you talked to me of independence...

....and fortune, but not a world of a wife

76

A why, what difference...

...does that make?

77

A if you have the estate...

...you must take it with the livestock on it, as it stands

78

Jack this is not very reasonable...

...to summon my affections for a lady I know nothing of

79

A Tis more unreasonable in you...

...to object to a lady you know nothing of

80

Jack my inclinations are fixed on another...

...and my heart is engaged to an angel

81

A business prevents...

...its waiting on her

82

A I have been cool...

...quite cool; but take care

83

A damn me! If I ever...

...call you Jack again while I live!

84

Jack promise to link myself...

...to some mass of ugliness (?)

85

A the lady shall be...

...as ugly as I choose

86

A she shall have a hump...

...on each shoulder; she shall be as crooked as the crescent

87

A she shall have skin...

...like a mummy and the beard of a jew

88

A yet I will make you oggle her all day...

...and sit up all night to write sonnets on her beauty

89

Jack this is reason and...

...moderation indeed

90

A don't enter the same...

...hemisphere with me!

91

A don't dare breathe the same air, or use...

...the same light with me, but get an atmosphere and sun of your own!

92

A I'll strip you of...

...your commission

93

A I'll disown you, I'll...

...disinherit you, I'll unget you!

94

Jack I wonder what old, wealthy...

...hag he wants to bistow on me

95

Lucy I shall not enter his name...

...till my purse has received notice in form

96

Lucy I have a little scruple of conscience...

...from this deceit though I should not be paid so well

97

T she's quite the queen...

...of the dictionary!

98

Lucy a lady of...

...experience

99

Lucy I thought you weren't rich...

...enough to be so nice!

100

T I am so poor that I can't...

...Afford to do a dirty action

101

T if I did not want money, I'd steal your...

...mistress and her fortune with a great deal of pleasure

102

T modesty is a quality in a woman...

...more praised by a woman than liked

103

Fag a little less simplicity...

...with a grain or two more sincerity

104

Fag you play...

...false with us

105

Jack my father wants to force me...

....to marry the very girl I am plotting to run away with

106

A I'll love these fifty...

...years to plague him

107

Jack an obstinate, passionate...

...self-willed boy! Who can he take after?

108

A I never will see him...

...more. Never, never, never, never.

109

Jack to acknowledge my error and...

...submit entirely to your will

110

Jack now you talk sense...

...absolute sense, I never heard anything more sensible in my life

111

A confound you! You shall be...

...Jack again!

112

A such eyes! Such eyes!...

...so innocently wild!

113

A her cheeks! Her cheeks!...

...Jack!

114

A her lips! O, Jack, lips...

...smiling at their own discretion

115

A Jack, her neck!...

...o Jack!

116

A when I was of your age, such a....

...description would have made me fly like a rocket!

117

A when I ran away with your mother...

...I would not have touched anything old or ugly to gain an empire!

118

Jack not that I think a woman the worse....

...for being handsome

119

F how mean does this captious, unsatisfied...

...temper of mine appear to my cooler judgement!

120

F whom I think I love...

...beyond my life

121

F I am conscious of it...

...yet I cannot correct myself!

122

F the mutual year that steals down the cheek of...

...parting lovers is a compact, that no smile shall live there till they meet again

123

F every mirthful moment in...

...your absence is a treason to constancy

124

J if I ever seemed sad...

...it were to make malice triumph

125

J I have often dressed...

...sorrow in smiles

126

F I am a...

...brute

127

F perhaps what you have mistaken for love...

...is but a warm effusion of a too thankful heart

128

F to regard me of any quality of mind...

...or understanding, were only to esteem me

129

F I have often wished myself deformed...

...to be convinced that I owed no obligation there for any part of your affection

130

J I see you are..

...determined to be unkind

131

F you raise ideas that...

...feed and justify my doubts

132

F so hasty Julia!...

...so anxious to be free!

133

F if your love were fixed and ardent, you....

...would not lose your hold, even though I wished it!

134

J o, you torture...

...me to the heart!

135

F if I loved you less...

...i should never give you an uneasy moment

136

F women are not used to...

...weigh and separate the motives of their affections

137

F when love receives such countenance from...

...prudence, nice minds will be suspicious of its birth

138

J I have given you...

...no cause for this

139

F what a brute I am..

...to use her thus

140

F how little resolution there is...

...in w woman! How a few soft words can turn them

141

F this is not steadiness...

...but obstinacy

142

F 'twas barbarous and...

...unmanly

143

F and be linked instead to some...

...unique virago, whose growing passions and long hoarded spleen shall make me curse my folly half the day and all the night

144

M a fee gentleman nowadays...

...know how to value the ineffectual qualities in a woman!

145

M few think how a little knowledge...

...becomes a young gentlewoman!

146

M men have no sense...

...now but for the worthless flower of beauty!

147

Jack I fear our ladies should share the blame....

...they think our admiration of beauty so great, and that knowledge in them would be so superfluous

148

Jack like garden trees they...

....seldom show fruit, till time has robbed them of the more specious blossom

149

Jack few, like Mrs malaprop...

...and the Orange tree are rich in both

150

M sir, you overpower...

...me with good breeding

151

M he is the very...

...pine-apple of politeness

152

Jack as for the old weather-beaten...

...she dragon that guards you

153

Jack ridiculous vanity, which makes her...

...dress up her coarse features, and deck her dull chat with words which she don't understand

154

Jack lay her open to the grossest...

...deceptions from flattery and pretended admiration, an impudent coxcomb!

155

Jack I, just in the nick, will have...

...the fellow laid by the heels, and fairly contrive to carry her off on his stead

156

M there is a decorum...

...in these matters

157

M I'll make her behave...

...as becomes a young woman

158

Jack one would think now that I might throw off all disguise at once....

...and seize my prize with security but such is Lydia's caprice, that to undeceive her were to probably lose her

159

L surely nothing can be more dreadful than to...

...be obliged to listen to the loathsome addresses of a stranger to ones heart

160

L I am so astonished! And so terrified!...

...and so overjoyed!

161

L I can't forbear laughing to think how...

....her sagacity is overreached

162

Jack my condescending angel...

...to fix the time when I may rescue her from undeserving prosecution

163

L will you then, Beverly, consent to forfeit...

...that portion of my paltry wealth? That burden on the wings of love?

164

L how charming will...

...poverty be with him!

165

Jack love shall be our...

...idol and support!

166

Jack proud of calamity, we will enjoy...

...the wreck of wealth; while the surrounding gloom of adversity shall make the flame of our pure love show doubly bright

167

Jack I would fling all goods of fortune from me...

...with a prodigal hand, to enjoy the scene where I might clasp my Lydia to my bosom

168

M you ought to know that....

...lying don't become a young woman!

169

Acres dress does make...

...a difference

170

Acres and receive the answer that the...

...lady is to be otherwise disposed of

171

Acres but he has given...

...me no provocation

172

Trigger can a man vomit a more heinous offence...

...against another than to fall in love with the same woman?

173

Trigger it is the most unpardonable...

...breach of friendship

174

T what the devil signifies right...

...when your honour is concerned?

175

Acres I certainly to feel a kind of....

...valour rising as if it were a kind of courage

176

T for though the mansion-house and dirty acres have slipped through...

...my fingers, I thank heaven our honour and family pictures are as fresh as ever

177

A we fight to prevent...

...any misunderstanding

178

T let your courage be as keen, but at the...

...same time as polished as your sword

179

A I must be very careful...

...of my honour!

180

A no gentleman will ever risk...

...the loss of his honour

181

David it would be but civil in honour...

...never to risk the loss of a gentleman

182

David this honour seems to be...

...a marvellous false friend

183

David well my honour makes me...

...quarrel with another gentleman if my acquaintance

184

David I kill him...

...'pray who gets the profit of it? Why, my honour'

185

David I go to the worms....

...and my honour whips over to my enemy

186

Acres your honour follows you...

...to the grave

187

David that's just the place...

...I could make a shift do without it

188

Acres what, shall I disgrace...

...my ancestors?

189

Acres David think what it would...

...be to disgrace my ancestors!

190

David the surest way of not disgracing them is to...

...keep as long as you can out of their company

191

Acres do tell him I am...

...a devil of a fellow will you

192

Acres so tell him I generally kill...

...a man a week

193

Acres that you never saw me in such...

...a rage before, a most devouring rage

194

Acres a determined...

....dog

195

M I insist on your behaving...

...as becomes a young woman

196

M show your good breeding at least...

...though you have not forgot your duty

197

A come to mitigate the frowns...

...of unrelenting beauty

198

A miss Languish has reflected on the...

...worth of this gentleman

199

Jack ah, Tis...

...all over

200

A her brain is...

...turned by reading

201

L so there will be no...

...elopement after all

202

Jack which he now hopes to enjoy in a....

...more elevated character

203

Jack a little wealth and...

....comfort may be endured after all

204

L you have been treating me like...

...a child! Humouring my romance! And laughing, I suppose, at your success

205

L flattered myself...

...that I should outwit and incense them all

206

L my hopes are to be crushed....

....at once by my aunts consent and approbation

207

Jack to be sure, people will say that miss don't...

...know her own mind but never mind that!

208

Jack that the gentleman grew tired...

...of the lady and forsook her but don't let that fret you

209

A poor little Lydia...

...why, you've frightened her

210

Jack I did not think her romance...

...could have made her so damned absurd either

211

F I should have thought her duty and inclination...

....would now have pointed to the same object

212

J when her love eye was fixed on t'other...

...her eye of duty was finely obliqued

213

Jack but when duty bid her point...

...that in the same way, off t'other turned on a swivel

214

F my file tormenting temper has made...

...me treat her so cruelly

215

F oh how I suffer...

...for my folly

216

Jack confound your...

...buts!

217

Jack but you immediately damn...

...it with a but!

218

F women should not sue for...

...reconciliation, that should always come from us

219

F they should retain...

...their coldness till wooed to unkindness

220

Jack a captious sceptic in love, a slave to fretfulness....

...and whim, who has no difficulties but of his own creating, is a subject more fit for ridicule than compassion

221

Jack a poor, industrious devil like...

...me, who have toiled and drudged and plotted to gain my ends

222

F I would not change this too...

...exquisite nicety for the gross content which he tramples on the thorns of love!

223

F I'll use it as the touchstone...

...of Julia's sincerity and disinterestedness

224

F if her love prove pure and sterling ore...

...my name will rest on it with honour

225

F and once I've stamped it there...

...I lay aside my doubts forever!

226

F t'will be best to leave her as a...

...toy for some less cautious fool to sigh for

227

J how many unhappy moments...

...how many tears you have cost me

228

J my soul is oppressed with sorrow...

...at the nature of your misfortune

229

J my heart has long...

...known no other guardian

230

J I now entrust my...

...person to your honour and we will fly together

231

F I am bankrupt...

...in gratitude

232

J I have loved you...

...for yourself

233

J their take I have will be sufficient...

...to support us; and exile never should be splendid

234

F my wounded pride may...

...increase the natural fretfulness of my temper

235

J may teach you to...

...bear the evils of your fortune

236

F with this useless device I...

...throw away all my doubts

237

F this last unworthy effect of...

...my restless, unsatisfied disposition

238

F expiate my past...

...folly by years of tender adoration

239

J cruel...

...doubts

240

J that has wrung...

...my heart

241

J how you have trifled...

...with my sincerity

242

J as cruel as...

...unnecessary

243

J I now see it is not in your...

...nature to be content or confident in love

244

J I had hopes that my persevering attention....

...and unreproaching kindness, might in fact in time reform your temper

245

J I shall pay for your...

...happiness with the truest sincerity

246

J and the dearest blessing I can ask of...

...heaven to send you will be to charm you from that unhappy temper

247

J which alone has prevented...

...the performance of our solemn engagement

248

F she's gone...

...forever

249

F fool! Dolt!...

...barbarian!

250

F cursed as I am with more...

...imperfections than my fellow wretches

251

F like a ruffian...

...I have driven her from my side

252

F kind fortune sent a heaven-gifted...

...cherub to my aid

253

F whose influence, like the moon's, acting....

...on men of dull souls makes idiots of them

254

F but veering subtler spirits...

...betrays their course and urges sensibility to madness!

255

L whatever vexations you may...

...have, i can assure you mine surpass them

256

J had young absolute been the person you took him for, I should not have...

...accepted your confidence on the subject without a serious endeavour to counteract your caprice

257

L the prettiest distress...

...imaginable

258

L to find myself made a...

...mere Smithfield bargain

259

L to go simpering...

...up the alter

260

L in the coldest January, and found him...

...in the garden, stuck like a dripping statue

261

L he shivering with cold...

...and I with apprehension

262

L that was something like...

...being in love

263

J not to let a man, who love you with...

...sincerity, suffer that unhappiness from your caprice

264

J which I know to well...

...caprice can inflict

265

J Lydia is a romantic, a devilish romantic....

...and very absurd of course

266

T that is a very pretty distance...

...a pretty gentleman's distance

267

T there is no merit in...

...killing him so near

268

Acres I'll stand...

...edge ways

269

Acres yes my valour...

...is certainly going!

270

T mr Acres, your valour...

...has oozed away with a vengeance!

271

Acres yes, my valour...

...is certainly going

272

M men are all...

...barbarians

273

F hope is the child...

...of penitence

274

A the delicacy and warmth...

...of his affection for you

275

T no dissatisfied...

...person

276

F the errors of...

...an ill-directed imagination

277

F tortured the...

...heart he ought to have adored

278

Jack the bitters...

...as well as the sweets of love

279

J let us deny its pencil...

....those colours which are too bright to be lasting

280

J when hearts deserving happiness would...

...unite their fortunes, virtue would crown them with an unfading garland of modest, hurtless flowers

281

J but ill-judging passion will force the gaudier rose...

...into the wreath, whose thorn offends them, when it's leaves are dropped!

282

F when delicate souls are separated...

...there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of breeze but hints some cause for a lovers apprehension