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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With doubtful step , new to the slippery stage , I anxious wish'd , yet dreaded , to engage ; Hope smiled auspicious , and assurance gave I should not meet a cold , o'erwhelming grave ; Then from the shore my puny bark I push'd , Whilst ...
The wish to please forsakes the breast , The wish to rule has each possess'd : Perpetual war , that wish to gain , They wage , alas ! but wage in vain , Now hope of conquest swells the heart No more — at length content to part .
“ I wish it was in my power to do justice to the merits of Mrs. P. and express the true sense of mankind in favour of her performances ; but this task would be never equal to an attempt of the same kind in praise of Mr. Garrick ...