Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)
Source: The Critic. Act ii. Sc. 1.
Contributed by: Zaady
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!
Source: The Critic. Act i. Sc. 2.
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.
I leave my character behind me.
I ne'er could any lustre see In eyes that would not look on me; I ne'er saw nectar on a lip But where my own did hope to sip.
Source: The Duenna. Act i. Sc. 2.
My valor is certainly going!-it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palms of my hands!
Source: The Rivals
A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge.
Source: The Rivals. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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