The Rehearsal: First Acted 7 Dec. 1671

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Sida 12 - In the first rank of these did Zimri stand; A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome: Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong; Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon: Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking.
Sida 12 - Beggar'd by fools, whom still he found too late ; He had his jest, and they had his estate.
Sida 38 - THE Conclusion of the Indian Queen, (part of which Poem was writ by me) left little matter for another Story to be built on, there remaining but two of the considerable Characters alive, (viz. ) Montezuma and Orazia...
Sida 117 - But first, let's have a Dance. Pray remember that; be sure you do it always just so : for it must be done as if it were the effect of thought, and premeditation. But first, let's have a Dance.
Sida 31 - BAYES. Why, thus, Sir; nothing so easy when understood. I take a book in my hand, either at home or elsewhere, for that's all one — if there be any wit in't, as there is no book but has some, I transverse it: that is, if it be prose, put it into verse (but that takes up some time), and if it be verse, put it into prose.
Sida 11 - He has dam'd up all those Lights, that Nature made into the noblest Prospects of the World, and opened other little blind Loopholes backward, by turning Day into Night, and Night into Day. His Appetite to his Pleasures is diseased and crazy, like the Pica in a Woman, that longs to eat that, which was never made for Food, or a Girl in the Green-sickness, that eats Chalk and Mortar.
Sida 12 - Every thing by starts, and Nothing long: But, in the course of one revolving Moon, Was Chymist, Fidler, States-man, and Buffoon; Then all for Women, Painting, Rhiming, Drinking: Besides ten thousand Freaks that dy'd in thinking.
Sida 12 - How easy it is to call rogue and villain, and that wittily ! But how hard to make a man appear a fool, a blockhead, or a knave, without using any of those opprobrious terms...
Sida 67 - This Scene will make you die with laughing, if it be well acted: it is a Scene of fheer Wit, without any mixture in the world, I gad. \Reads— Enter ' Prince Pretty-man, and Tom Thimble his Taylor.

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