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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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Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle, Volume 5

1827 - 632 pages
...at the risk of our receiving him in his retreat with the sad burden oif a certain merry long,— ' Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick us down stairs ?' To be serious, however, on what is certainly a 'erious subject. Everyman who supports...
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Cobwebs of Criticism: A Review of the First Reviewers of the 'Lake ...

Sir Hall Caine - 1883 - 302 pages
...that he might have sung some contemporary euphemism to the familiar lines : ' It was all very well to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me downstairs ?' The review continues : ' His taste in description is as remarkably childish as his powers of execution...
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Y Traethodydd: am y fleyddyn ..., Volume 39

1884 - 540 pages
...cariad yr Arglwyddi at y mesur yn angerddol, ond gallai yntau, yn ngeiriau can JP Kemble, ddyweyd — Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me downstairs ? Cyfeiriai Mr. Bright yn hapus yn ei araeth yn Manchester at gwestiwn tra pherthynasol y bachgen,...
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the onthly packet of evening reading

Charlotte M. Yonge - 1884 - 616 pages
...[Eri.] Priscilla.— ' When late I attempted your pily to move. Why seem'd you so deaf to my prayers V Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me down stair« ?' will be found in an old comedy in three acts, called ' The Panel,' in act 1, scene...
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Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church ...

1884 - 614 pages
...Rnbra — Red valerian. — [En.] Princilla. — ' When late I attempted your pity to move. Why seem'd you so deaf to my prayers '{ Perhaps it was right to dissemble your lovo. But why did you kick me down stairs V will be found in an old comedy in three acts, called '...
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The Ways of Women. A Study of Their Virtues and Vices, Their Charms and Caprices

Sydney Yorke - 1885 - 326 pages
...blandishment would have brought him to her feet. Her manner of wooing, in short, reminds us of the verse — " When late I attempted your pity to move, Why seemed...to dissemble your love, But — why did you kick me down stairs ? " It also sometimes defeats its object by the exactly opposite defect of being too transparent....
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A Difference of Opinion Concerning the Reasons why Katharine Winthrop ...

Robert Charles Winthrop - 1885 - 40 pages
...feelings towards you on this subject would be best expressed in the words of that familiar couplet, — " Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But — why did you kick me downstairs ? " It may occur to somebody that I am, perhaps, a little sensitive. There are, I dare say, persons...
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A Handbook of Poetics: For Students of English Verse

Francis Barton Gummere - 1885 - 264 pages
...and be a fool." For purposes of mere wit : — " When late I attempted your pity to move, What made you so deaf to my prayers ? Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, Hut, — why did you kick me down stairs? " These examples of intentional anticlimax are, of course,...
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The Biglow Papers: 1st -2d Series

James Russell Lowell - 1885 - 338 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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Maintenance of a Lobby to Influence Legislation: Hearings ..., Parts 58-65

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on S. Res. 92 - 1913 - 368 pages
...enthusiast might be expected to apply to himself the sentiment in that touching couplet: Perhaps you did right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me downstairs? TESTIMOirr OF COURTLAND SMITH. The witness was sworn by the chairman. Senator CUMMINS. State your full...
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