- And one false step entirely damns her fame.
In vain with tears the loss she may deplore,
In vain look back on what she was before;
She sets like stars that fall, to rise no more.
- Jane Shore (1714), Act I.
- Your bounty is beyond my speaking;
But though my mouth be dumb, my heart shall thank you.
- Jane Shore (1714), Act II, scene 1.
- Thou hast prevaricated with thy friend,
By underhand contrivances undone me:
And while my open nature trusted in thee,
Thou hast slept in between me and my hopes,
And ravish'd from me all my soul held dear.
Thou hast betray'd me.
- Lady Jane Grey (1715), Act II, scene 1, line 235.
The Fair Penitent (1703)
- As if Misfortune made the throne her seat,
And none could be unhappy but the great.
- Prologue. Compare: "None think the great unhappy, but the great", Edward Young, The Love of Fame, satire 1, line 238.
- At length the morn and cold indifference came.
- Act i, scene 1. Compare: "But with the morning cool reflection came", Sir Walter Scott, Chronicles of the Canongate, chap. iv. Scott also quotes this in his notes to "The Monastery", chapter iii, note 11; and with "calm" substituted for "cool" in "The Antiquary", chapter v.; and with "repentance" for "reflection" in "Rob Roy", chapter xii.
- Is she not more than painting can express,
Or youthful poets fancy when they love?
- Act iii, scene 1.
- Is this that haughty gallant, gay Lothario?
- Act v, scene 1.