Alasco: A Tragedy, in Five Acts

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Sherwood, Jones, and Company, 1824 - Censorship - 169 pages

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Page xxi - I have heard, That guilty creatures sitting at a play Have by the very cunning of the scene Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions; For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ.
Page 9 - LIFE IN LONDON : or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq., and his Elegant Friend, Corinthian Tom.
Page xlix - I'm amongst you, and by Heaven it glads me, To see so many virtues thus united, To restore justice and dethrone oppression. Command this sword, if you would have it quiet, Into this breast; but if you think it worthy To cut the throats of reverend rogues in robes, Send me into the cursed assembled Senate; It shrinks not, though I meet a father there; Would you behold this city flaming ? Here's A hand shall bear a lighted torch at noon To the Arsenal, and set its gates on fire.
Page 65 - When you censure the age, Be cautious and sage, Lest the courtiers offended, should be ; If you mention vice or bribe, 'Tis so pat to all the tribe, Each cries — That was levelld at me.
Page 72 - This sober conduct is a mighty virtue In lukewarm patriots. CATO. Come ! no more, Sempronius, All here are friends to Rome, and to each other.
Page l - Batter't to ruin. But above all I charge you, Shed blood enough; spare neither sex nor age, Name nor condition; if there live a senator After to-morrow...
Page 74 - Tis not rebellion to resist oppression ; Tis virtue to avenge our country's wrongs, And self-defence to strike at an usurper.
Page 169 - Journey from Riga to the Crimea, by Way of Kiev; with Some Account of the Colonization, and the Manners and Customs of the Colonists of New Russia, to Which are Added Notes Relating to the Crim Tartars, New York.
Page xlix - Let him groan under't long, linger an age In the worst agonies and pangs of death, And find its ease, but late.
Page liv - I do conclude, that at this time, without considerable omissions, the Tragedy should not be acted ; and whilst I am persuaded, that your intentions are upright, I conceive that it is precisely for this reason, (though it may not strike Authors) that it has been the wisdom of the Legislature to have an Examiner appointed, and power given to the Chamberlain of the Household, to judge, whether certain plays should be acted at all, or not acted at particular times.

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