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Captain Bobadil

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  • The rest of the pamphlet was reasoned very much in the conclusive style of Captain Bobadil, — these twenty will convert twenty more apiece, and these two hundred converts, converting their due number in the same time, all Turkey would be converted before the Grand Signior knew where he was.

    Melmoth the Wanderer

  • The rest of the pamphlet was reasoned very much in the conclusive style of Captain Bobadil, -- these twenty will convert twenty more apiece, and these two hundred converts, converting their due number in the same time, all Turkey would be converted before the Grand Signior knew where he was.

    The Lock and Key Library Classic Mystery and Detective Stories: Old Time English

  • The difference will be plainly manifest if such a character as Slender, in the _Merry Wives of Windsor_, be compared with any one of the inexhaustible variety of idiots in Jonson's plays; with Master Stephen, for example, in _Every Man in his Humor_; or, if Falstaff be put side by side with Captain Bobadil, in the same comedy, perhaps Jonson's masterpiece in the way of comic caricature.

    From Chaucer to Tennyson

  • Falstaff be put side by side with Captain Bobadil, in the same comedy, perhaps Jonson's masterpiece in the way of comic caricature.

    Brief History of English and American Literature

  • Pretender_, which is either by Swift or by one of 'the gentlemen whom,' like Captain Bobadil, he 'had taught to write almost or altogether as well as himself.'

    Historical Mysteries

  • Draughtsman, this Mr. Hogarth, but very Uppish and Impudent in his Tone; for I remember that he once called me Captain Compound, seeing, as the fellow said, that I was made up of three -- Captain Bobadil, Captain

    The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 2 of 3 Who was a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, a spy, a slave among the moors...

  • I am bound over to keep the peace, like Captain Bobadil — Ha, knight, did you hear my bones clatter? that blow came twankingly off — the fellow might inflict the bastinado, were it in presence of the Grand

    Woodstock

  • Acres would have been a hero had he won gloves to prevent the courage from oozing out at his palms, or not felt such an unlucky antipathy to the "snug lying in the Abbey;" and as for Captain Bobadil, he never had an opportunity of putting his plan, for vanquishing an army, into practice.

    Phelim Otoole's Courtship and Other Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

  • I am bound over to keep the peace, like Captain Bobadil -- Ha, knight, did you hear my bones clatter? that blow came twankingly off -- the fellow might inflict the bastinado, were it in presence of the Grand Seignior -- he has no taste for music, knight -- is no way moved by the 'concord of sweet sounds.'

    Woodstock; or, the Cavalier

  • Besides, my manner is nearly caught, and, like Captain Bobadil [234], I have taught nearly a hundred gentlemen to fence very nearly, if not altogether, as well as myself.

    The Journal of Sir Walter Scott From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford

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