My valour is certainly going! it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palm of my hands!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)
Source: The Rivals. Act v. Sc. 3.
Contributed by: Zaady
No caparisons, miss, if you please. Caparisons don't become a young woman.
Source: The Rivals. Act iv. Sc. 2.
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.
Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.
Source: The Duenna. Act ii. Sc. 4.
Egad, I think the interpreter is the hardest to be understood of the two!
Had I a heart for falsehood framed, I ne'er could injure you.
Source: The Duenna. Act i. Sc. 5.
He is the very pine-apple of politeness!
Source: The Rivals. Act iii. Sc. 3.
Here is the whole set! a character dead at every word.
Source: School for Scandal. Act ii. Sc. 2.
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