Some Account of the English Stage: From the Restoration in 1660 to 1830, Volume 6

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H.E. Carrington, 1832 - Theater
 

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Page 293 - tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend: so Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent.
Page 293 - That they are not a pipe for fortune's finger To sound what stop she please. Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, As I do thee.
Page 58 - Welcome, folded arms, and fixe'd eyes, A sigh that piercing mortifies, A look that's fasten'd to the ground, A tongue chain'd up without a sound ! Fountain-heads and pathless groves, Places which pale passion loves ! Moonlight walks, when all the fowls Are warmly housed save bats and owls ! A midnight bell, a parting groan ! These are the sounds we feed upon ; Then stretch our bones...
Page 136 - Have not they vexed yourself a little, Sir? Have not you been vexed by all the turbulence of this reign, and by that absurd vote of the House of Commons: "That the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished"?
Page 58 - HENCE, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ! There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy ; Oh ! sweetest melancholy.
Page 58 - Are warmly hous'd save bats and owls ! A midnight bell, a parting groan, These are the sounds we feed upon ; Then stretch our bones in a still gloomy valley ; Nothing's so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy.
Page 276 - Lo, Yates ! — Without the least finesse of art He gets applause ; I wish he'd get his part. When hot impatience is in full career, How vilely
Page 583 - Do you place me in the rank of verminous fellows, To destroy things for wages? offer gold For the life-blood of man? is anything Valued too precious for my recompense? Beat. I understand thee not. De F. I could ha...
Page 276 - But when to please himself or charm his wife He aims at something in politer life, When blindly thwarting Nature's stubborn plan, He treads the stage by way of gentleman, The clown, who no one touch of breeding knows, Looks like Tom Errand dress'd in Clincher's* clothes.
Page 253 - Yes, sir," replied Dr. Glover; "but do you not think she is much finer on the stage, when adorned by art?" "Sir," said Dr. Johnson, " on the stage art does not adorn ; nature adorns her there, and art glorifies her.

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