Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and Comparative, of the Heterodox Speech of All Classes of Society for More Than Three Hundred Years. With Synonyms in English, French, German, Italian, Etc, Volumen3


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Página 362 - Thou shalt not find it. I am, now, as fresh, As hot, as high, and in as jovial plight, As when, in that so celebrated scene, At recitation of our comedy, For entertainment of the great Valois, I acted young Antinous; and attracted The eyes and ears of all the ladies present, To admire each graceful gesture, note, and footing.
Página 323 - ... he was led into the stable, where there was great choice, but he obliged him to take the horse which stood next to the stable door; so that every customer was alike well served according to his chance; and every horse ridden with the same justice; from whence it became a proverb when what ought to be your election was forced upon you, to say, Hobson's choice.
Página 316 - I hate him for he is a Christian; But more for that in low simplicity He lends out money gratis, and brings down The rate of usance here with us in Venice. If I can catch him once upon the hip, I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.
Página 240 - I'll venture to say, without scrutiny could he Pronounce her, off-handed, a Punch or a Judy. Did you see her, in short, that mud-hovel within, With her knees to her nose, and her nose to her chin, Leering up with that queer, indescribable grin, You'd lift up your hands in amazement, and cry, " — Well ! — I never did see such a regular Guy...
Página 53 - And all for use of that which is mine own. Well then, it now appears you need my help : Go to, then ; you come to me, and you say Shylock, we would have moneys...
Página 328 - How monie hearts this day converts O' sinners and o' lasses ! Their hearts o' stane, gin night, are gane As saft as ony flesh is. There's some are fou o...
Página 185 - Tis but a penance for A meal ; besides, you broke your fast. Greedy. That was But a bit to stay my stomach : a man in commission Give place to a tatterdemalion ! Mar. No bug1 words, sir; Should his worship hear you Greedy. Lose my dumpling too, And butter'd toasts, and woodcocks ! Mar.
Página 167 - I can, that is not the best face, but the best entertainment. The meaning of the law was, that so much should be taken from a man, such a gobbet sliced off, that yet notwithstanding he might live in the same rank and condition he lived in before ; but now they fine men ten times more than they are worth.
Página 178 - Good Man, a word of various imports, according to the place where it is spoken ; in the city it means a rich man ; at Hockley in the Hole, or St. Giles's, an expert boxer ; at a bagnio in Covent Garden, a vigorous fornicator ; at an alehouse or tavern, one who loves his pot or bottle ; and sometimes, tho
Página 133 - Federalists, although the last-named party polled nearly twothirds of the votes cast. A fancied resemblance of a map of the districts thus treated led Stuart, the painter, to add a few lines with his pencil, and say to Mr. Russell, editor of the Boston Sentinel, ' That will do for a Salamander.

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