The modern Joe Miller, ed. by R.C.W.


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Página 43 - Tis reason a man that will have a wife should be at the charge of her trinkets, and pay all the scores she sets on him. He that will keep a monkey, 'tis fit he should pay for the glasses he breaks.
Página 88 - Why should Honesty fly to some safer retreat, From attorneys and barges, od rot 'em For the lawyers are just at the top of the street, And the barges are just at the bottom.
Página 43 - Jews, that they are cursed, they thrive where'er they come ; they are able to oblige the prince of their country, by lending him money ; none of them beg, they keep together, and for their being hated, my life for yours, Christians hate one another as much.
Página 44 - They passed on, and arrived before Goldsmith, who came soon after, and Mr. Burke affected to receive him very coolly. This seemed to vex poor Goldsmith, who begged Mr. Burke would tell him how he had had the misfortune to offend him. Burke appeared very reluctant to speak ; but, after a good deal of pressing, said, " that he was really ashamed to keep up an intimacy with one who could be guilty of such monstrous indiscretions as Goldsmith had just exhibited in the square. " Goldsmith, with great...
Página 39 - Nor ought we to pass over the only mot that will ever be recorded of Charles X., uttered on his return to France in 1814, on seeing, like our second Charles at a similar reception, that the adversaries of his family had disappeared — "There is only one Frenchman the more.
Página 43 - OF all Actions of a Man's Life, his Marriage does least concern other people, yet of all Actions of our Life 'tis most meddled with by other People.
Página 32 - To this night's masquerade,' quoth Dick, ' By pleasure I am beckon'd, And think 'twould be a pleasant trick To go as Charles the Second.' Tom felt for repartee a thirst, And thus to Richard said — * You'd better go as Charles the First, For that requires no head.
Página 23 - To John I ow'd great obligation ; But John unhappily thought fit To publish it to all the nation : Sure John and I are more than quit.
Página 124 - In marble walls as white as milk, Lined with a skin as soft as silk; Within a fountain crystal clear, A golden apple doth appear. No doors there are to this stronghold, Yet thieves break in and steal the gold.

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