Brinsley Sheridan

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    An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance!
    —Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)

    When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover’s apprehension.
    —Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)

    Here, my dear Lucy, hide these books. Quick, quick! Fling ‘Peregrine Pickle’ under the toilette—throw ‘Roderick Random’ into the closet—put ‘The Innocent Adultery’ into ‘The Whole Duty of Man’; thrust ‘Lord Aimworth’ under the sofa! cram ‘Ovid’ behind the bolster; there—put ‘The Man of Feeling’ into your pocket. Now for them.
    —Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)

    There’s no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature—
    The malice of a good thing is the barb that makes it stick.
    —Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)

    There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I’m sure I have as much forgot your poor, dear uncle, as if he had never existed; and I thought it my duty to do so.
    —Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)