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Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 – 1816)


Irish playwright and Whig statesman.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance.
Sheridan quotes
The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed.
Sheridan
He is the very pineapple of politeness!




Inconsolable to the minuet in Ariadne.
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I own the soft impeachment.
You had no taste when you married me.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
A bumper of good liquor
Will end a contest quicker
Than justice, judge, or vicar.
The quarrel is a very pretty quarrel as it stands; we should only spoil it by trying to explain it.
Sheridan
My valor is certainly going! it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palm of my hands!
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Here is the whole set! a character dead at every word.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
There 's nothing like being used to a thing.




It was an amiable weakness.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
If I reprehend anything in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!
Sheridan quotes
No scandal about Queen Elizabeth, I hope?
Sheridan Richard Brinsley
Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.
A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
You're our enemy; lead the way, and we 'll precede.
Where they do agree on the stage, their unanimity is wonderful.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
I loved him for himself alone.
Sheridan Richard Brinsley
I wish, sir, you would practice this without me. I can't stay dying here all night.


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