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" Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me down stairs... "
Self Culture - Page 10
1898
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Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale)

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1861 - 406 pages
...not incompatible with affectionate esteem, can hardly be reconciled with imaginative romance — " Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me down stairs ? " " His ugly old wife," says the reviewer, " was an angel." Yes, an angel so far as exalted...
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Notes and Queries

1864 - 580 pages
...remember them, they ran thus : — ," 0 why will you still so insensible prove ? Why deaf to my vows and my prayers ? Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me down stairs ? " FCH OSDER OF THE COCKLE IN FRANCE (3rd SV 117.) — I imagine that the French order...
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North-American Review and Miscellaneous Journal

1864 - 656 pages
...journals and public men, has certainly not tended to soothe whatever resentment might exist in America. " Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me down stairs ? " We have no reason to complain that England, as a necessary consequence of her clubs,...
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the north american review

The North American Review.VOL.XCVIII - 1864 - 654 pages
...journals and public men, has certainly not tended to soothe whatever resentment might exist in America. " Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me down stairs? " We have no reason to complain that England, as a necessary consequence of her clubs,...
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Epigrams, ancient and modern, ed. by J. Booth

Epigrams - 1865 - 398 pages
...you do, And with the selfsame weapon too.' Anon When late I attempted your pity to move, What made you so deaf to my prayers ? Perhaps it was right to...dissemble your love ; But — why did you kick me down stairs ? Anon. On a Bad Orator. You move the people when you speak, For, one by one, away they...
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Epigrams, Ancient and Modern: Humorous, Witty, Satirical, Moral and Panegyrical

John Booth - 1865 - 400 pages
...you do, And with the selfsame weapon too.' AHO, When late I attempted your pity to move, What made you so deaf to my prayers ? Perhaps it was right to...dissemble your love ; But — why did you kick me down stairs ? On a Bad Orator. You move the people when you speak, For, one by one, away they sneak....
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The North British Review, Volume 42

1865 - 538 pages
...die, — he would behave as well." Anonymous. " When late I attempted your pity to move, What made you so deaf to my prayers ? Perhaps it was right to...dissemble your love ; But — why did you kick me down stairs ?" , Anonymous. " When Tadloe treads the streets, the paviours cry, God bless you, Sir...
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The Living Age, Volume 20

1849 - 636 pages
...occasional style of reciprocation, Madame du Defland might have exclaimed, in the spirit of the song — ȍ a3:q cK S ԮhQ6@ [ </ D p<U- g F: D O o :x _ W }l W yފZ And, after all, is there any description of weakness or moral cowardice more censurable, than that...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 504 pages
...gone, The coward sneaks to death, the brave live on. The Suicide. ISAAC BICKERSTAFF. Circa 1735 - . Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But — why did you kick me down stairs ? 'Tis WettitsNo Worse. I care for nobody, no, not I, If no one cares for me.* Looe in...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 752 pages
...wealthy. Sh. Hen. ri. 2.iv.7. KICK, EICKING. When late I attempted your pity to move, Why seem '(I you so deaf to my prayers ? Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But — why did you kick me down stairs ? 'Tit well, ift no worse, a Farce (Bickerstajf) i. 4. A Saxon Duke did grow so fat, That...
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