Too civil by half.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)
Source: The Rivals. Act iii. Sc. 4.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Where they do agree on the stage, their unanimity is wonderful.
Source: The Critic. Act ii. Sc. 2.
While his off-heel, insidiously aside, Provokes the caper which he seems to chide.
Source: Pizarro. The Prologue.
You are not like Cerberus, three gentlemen at once, are you?
No caparisons, miss, if you please. Caparisons don't become a young woman.
No scandal about Queen Elizabeth, I hope?
Source: The Critic. Act ii. Sc. 1.
Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting acquaintance with.
Source: The Rivals. Act iv. Sc. 1.
Sheer necessity,-the proper parent of an art so nearly allied to invention.
Source: The Critic. Act i. Sc. 2.
Steal! to be sure they may; and, egad, serve your best thoughts as gypsies do stolen children,-disfigure them to make 'em pass for their own.
Source: The Critic. Act i. Sc. 1.
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