The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)
Contributed by: Anu
You shall see them on a beautiful quarto page, where a neat rivulet of text shall meander through a meadow of margin.
Source: School for Scandal. Act i. Sc. 1.
Contributed by: Zaady
You write with ease to show your breeding, But easy writing 's curst hard reading.
Source: Clio's Protest. Life of Sheridan (Moore). Vol. i. p. 155.
'T is safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.
Source: The Rivals. Act i. Sc. 2.
The newspapers! Sir, they are the most villanous, licentious, abominable, infernal - Not that I ever read them! No, I make it a rule never to look into a newspaper.
Source: The Critic. Act i. Sc. 2.
The quarrel is a very pretty quarrel as it stands; we should only spoil it by trying to explain it.
Source: The Rivals. Act iv. Sc. 3.
The Spanish fleet thou canst not see, because-it is not yet in sight!
Source: The Critic. Act ii. Sc. 2.
There 's nothing like being used to a thing.
Source: The Rivals. Act v. Sc. 3.
Too civil by half.
Source: The Rivals. Act iii. Sc. 4.
We will not anticipate the past; so mind, young people,-our retrospection will be all to the future.
Source: The Rivals. Act iv. Sc. 2.
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