John Gay's Singspiele: Mit Einleitung und Anmerkungen

E. Felber, 1898 - 209 Seiten

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Seite 86 - Through the whole piece you may observe such a similitude of manners in high and low life, that it is difficult to determine whether (in the fashionable vices) the fine gentlemen imitate the gentlemen of the road, or the gentlemen of the road the fine gentlemen.
Seite v - Of manners gentle, of affections mild ; In wit, a man ; simplicity, a child ; With native humour temp'ring virtuous rage, Form'd to delight at once and lash the age ; Above temptation, in a low estate ; And uncorrupted...
Seite 84 - Tis a plain proof that the world is all alike, and that even our gang can no more trust one another than other people.
Seite 22 - Parting with him! Why, that is the whole scheme and intention of all marriage articles. The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits.
Seite 38 - Before the barn-door crowing, The Cock by hens attended, His eyes around him throwing, Stands for a while suspended , Then one he singles from the crew, And cheers the happy hen : With how do you do, and how do you do, And how do you do again.
Seite 41 - I am sure at least three Men of his hanging, and in a Year's time too (if he did me justice) should be set down to my account.
Seite 55 - Turnkey to show you the Door. I am sorry, Madam, you force me to be so ill-bred. Polly. Give me leave to tell you, Madam; These forward Airs don't become you in the least, Madam. And my Duty, Madam, obliges me to stay with my Husband, Madam.
Seite 48 - Peach. Since you provoke me to speak — I must tell you too, that Mrs. Coaxer charges you with defrauding her of her Information-Money, for the apprehending of curl-pated Hugh. Indeed, indeed, Brother, we must punctually pay our Spies, or we shall have no Information.
Seite 1 - This piece I own was originally writ for the celebrating the marriage of James Chanter and Moll Lay, two most excellent ballad-singers.
Seite 62 - I'll ply him that way, get the Secret from him, and turn this Affair to my own Advantage. Lions, Wolves and Vultures don't live together in Herds, Droves or Flocks. Of all Animals of Prey, Man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his Neighbour, and yet we herd together.

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