The Actor's Budget of Wit and Merriment: Consisting of Monologues, Prologues, Epilogues, Tales, Comic Songs, Rare and Genuine Theatrical Anecdotes and Jests
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This branded hand would gladly toil ; But when for work I pray , Who sees this mark — A FELON ! cries , And loathing turns away , “ This heart has greatly err'd , but now Would fain revert to good ; This hand has deeply sinn'd , but yet ...
Had generous hand , or feeling heart , One glimpse of mercy shewn , That act had made , from burning eyes , Sweet tears of virtue roll ; Had fix'd my heart , assured my faith , And Heaven had gain'd a soul ! ” MERRY ANDREW . BY PRIOR .
“ And I shall owe him no thanks , ” added Charity , laying her hand upon my heart , and leading me on the way to the Widow's house . Taking the knocker in my left hand , my whole frame trembled . Looking round , I saw Avarice turn the ...