What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
acting actor actress admirable affected appeared asked audience Barry became began benefit brought called carried character charming Cibber comedy curious David Davies delighted dress Drury Lane engagement English eyes face Foote Garrick gave give given hand heard heart hope humour interest Johnson kind King knew known lady later letter lines lively London look Lord Macklin manager manner matter mean mind Miss nature never night offered once performance perhaps persons picture piece play players present received round says scene season seemed seen sent soon sort spirit stage story strange success taken talked tell theatre thing thought tion told tone took town true turned voice whole wife wished wonderful write written wrote young
Page 440 - As an actor, confess'd without rival to shine; As a wit, if not first, in the very first line: Yet, with talents like these, and an excellent heart, The man had his failings, a dupe to his art. Like an ill-judging beauty, his colours he spread, And beplaster'd with rouge his own natural red. On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting; Twas only that when he was off he was acting.
Page 449 - Biron they call him; but a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal : His eye begets occasion for his wit; For every object that the one doth catch, The other turns to a mirth-moving jest ; Which his fair tongue (conceit's expositor,) Delivers in such apt and gracious words, That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and voluble is his discourse.
Page 301 - Farewell, great painter of mankind ! Who reach'd the noblest point of art, Whose pictured morals charm the mind, And through the eye correct the heart. If Genius fire thee, reader, stay, If nature touch thee, drop a tear, If neither move thee — turn away — For Hogarth's honour'd dust lies here.
Page 282 - He the best player !' cries Partridge, with a contemptuous sneer ; ' Why, I could act as well as he myself. I am sure if I had seen a ghost, I should have looked in the very same manner, and done just as he did.
Page 411 - Turn to learning and gaming, religion and raking. With the love of a wench, let his writings be chaste ; Tip his tongue with strange matter, his pen with fine taste ; That the rake and the poet o'er all may prevail, Set fire to the head, and set fire to the tail.
Page 282 - And if it was really a ghost, it could do one no harm at such a distance, and in so much company ; and yet if I was frightened, I am not the only person.
Page 40 - Tavern, near the Theatre. NB Between the Two Parts of the Concert will be presented an Historical Play, called the LIFE AND DEATH OF King Richard the Third.
Page 464 - TAKING a turn the other day in the Abbey, I was struck with the affected attitude of a figure, which I do not remember to have seen before, and which upon examination proved to be a whole-length of the celebrated Mr. Garrick. Though I would not go so far with some good catholics abroad as to shut players altogether out of consecrated ground, yet I own I was not a little...
Page 440 - But let us be candid, and speak out our mind, If dunces applauded, he paid them in kind. Ye Kenricks, ye...