After remaining silent for a little while, at the close of it he looked up, and said, "A lady then, it seems, is condemned to death for having been too kind to one lover, while thousands of our sex are playing the gallant with whomsoever they please, and not only go unpunished for it, but are admired!
The sisters go to meetings To meet their gallants there; And oft mistake for my Lord, And snivel out my dear.
Ye witless gallants, I beshrew your hearts, That sets such discord 'twixt agreeing parts, Which never can be set at onement more, Until the maw's wide mouth be stopped with store.
I, marrie, Accutus, how lik'st thou this Gentlewoman Gallant?
Look ye, Mrs. Jenny, I know you, and I know Mrs. Flauntit; but 'tis not Beauty or Wit that takes now-a-days; the Age is altered since I took upon me this genteel Occupation: but 'tis a fine Petticoat, right Points, and clean Garnitures, that does me Credit, and takes the Gallant, though on a stale Woman.
Satan's she Advocate--peace, I say;--so, you look as innocently now, as a little Devil of two years old, I'll warrant;--come, come, look me full in the face--thus,--turn your nose just to mine--so--now tell me whose damnable Plot this was, to send your Gallant with his Eloquence, Querks and Conundrums, to tutor me into better manners?
The miller watched and saw the gallant on the other side of the Morelle, stretched out upon the grass and feigning to be asleep.
Encouraged by the success of the "Maiden Queen," Dryden proceeded to revive the "Wild Gallant;" and, in deference to his reputation, it seems now to have been more favourably received than at its first representation.
50 of Tempest's Cries of London (drawn and published in James II's reign) is called 'A Squire of Alsatia', and represents a fashionable young gallant.
"Yes, by marriage," rejoined the gallant, rising. "
While, across the Channel, Charles Stuart was listening to his doom, Paris was gay in the midst of dangers, Madame de Longueville was receiving her gallants in mimic court at the Hotel de Ville, De Retz was wearing his sword-belt over his archbishop's gown, the little hunchback Conti was generalissimo, and the starving people were pillaging Mazarin's library, in joke, "to find something to gnaw upon."
There, a party of choristers, attended by a troop of boys, were pursuing another gallant, who had ventured into the cathedral booted and spurred, and were demanding "spur-money" of him--an exaction which they claimed as part of their perquisites.
Hipparchus being passionately fond of his own Wife who was enamoured of Bathyllus, leaped, and died of his Fall; upon which his Wife married her Gallant.
She persuades Emanuella to draw a large sum on Don Jabin, robs her, and goes to join her gallant.
The playhouses only keep him sober, and, as it doth many other gallants, make him an afternoon's man.
Apprehensive of a discovery, Mrs. Bloundel then directed the gallant to the back staircase, and he had got about halfway down, when he was surprised by Leonard Holt, as before related.
cried the gallant, passionately. "
In the course of the year 1661-2, our author composed the "Wild Gallant," which was acted about February 1662-3 without success.
Bring forth the gallant; let us hear him speak.
On such occasions he is marvellously clad, as befits the gallant that he really is, but this morning he wore a faded shirt and one of his suspender cords behind was fastened with a nail instead of a button.
True, and then you shall be accounted a gallant of good credit.