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.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)
Source: The Critic. Act i. Sc. 2.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
If I reprehend anything in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!
Source: The Rivals. Act iii. Sc. 3.
Illiterate him, I say, quite from your memory.
Source: The Rivals. Act i. Sc. 2.
Inconsolable to the minuet in Ariadne.
My valour is certainly going! it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palm of my hands!
No caparisons, miss, if you please. Caparisons don't become a young woman.
Source: The Rivals. Act iv. Sc. 2.
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