Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting acquaintance with.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)
Source: The Rivals. Act iv. Sc. 1.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
I own the soft impeachment.
Source: The Rivals. Act v. Sc. 3.
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.
A progeny of learning.
Source: The Rivals. Act i. Sc. 2.
An oyster may be crossed in love.
Source: he Critic. Act iii. Sc. 1.
An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance.
Source: School for Scandal. Act v. Sc. 1.
As headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile.
As there are three of us come on purpose for the game, you won't be so cantankerous as to spoil the party by sitting out.
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