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Bell's British Theatre: Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays
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arms Arta Aspasia Attendants Bauldy bear beauty better blood breast bring Cali cause charms comes dear death Demetrius doubt enters Exit eyes face fair fate father fear fire force give Glaud gods hand happy hast head hear heart Heaven hold honour hope hour Irene Jenny justice keep kind king leave light live look lord lost mair master Mause mean meet mind nature ne'er never night o'er once passion Patie peace Peggy pleasure poor prince Queen rage reason rest rise Roger SCENE secret side Sir William slave smile soon soul speak stand sure Symon tell thee thing thou thought true turn virtue weel wish woman wretched young
Page 16 - The wise and active conquer difficulties, By daring to attempt them. Sloth and folly Shiver and shrink at sight of toil and hazard, And make th
Page vii - The peaceful dwellings where she fix'd her seat. The pleasing fields she wont of old to grace. Companion to an upright sober race ; When on the sunny hill or verdant plain, Free and familiar with the sons of men, To crown the pleasures of the blameless feast, She uninvited came a welcome guest: Ere yet an age, grown rich in impious arts...
Page 14 - Just enter'd in her teens, Fair as the day, and sweet as May, Fair as the day, and always gay ; My Peggy is a young thing, And I'm not very auld, Yet well I like to meet her at The wauking o
Page 37 - To-morrow's action ? Can that hoary wisdom, Borne down with years, still doat upon to-morrow ? That fatal mistress of the young, the lazy, The coward, and the fool condemned to lose An useless life in waiting for to-morrow, To gaze with longing eyes upon to-morrow, Till interposing death destroys the prospect ! Strange ! that this general fraud from day to day Should fill the world with wretches undetected.
Page 5 - Unmov'd, though witlings sneer and rivals rail, " Studious to please, yet not asham'd to fail, " He scorns the meek address, the suppliant strain, " With merit needless, and without it vain ; " In Reason, Nature, Truth, he dares to trust; " Ye fops be silent, and ye wits be just ! " was written by Sir William Yonge.
Page 61 - tis useless to reproach you ; she that is capable of what you have done, is formed too cruel ever to repent of it. Go on then, tyrant ; make your bliss complete ; torment me still ; for still, alas ! I love enough to be tormented. Leo. Ah, Carlos ! little do you know the tender movements of that thing you name ; the heart where love presides, admits no thought against the honour of its ruler.
Page 27 - May sic ill luck befa' that silly she Wha has sic fears, for that was never me ! Let fowk bode weel, and strive to do their best ; Nae mair's required, — let Heaven make out the rest. I've heard my honest uncle aften say That lads should a...
Page 10 - Awake, Demetrius, from this dismal dream, Sink not beneath imaginary sorrows ; Call to your aid your courage and your wisdom ; Think on the sudden change of human scenes ; Think on the various accidents of war ; Think on the mighty power of awful virtue ; Think on that Providence that guards the good.
Page 8 - San. For my part, master, I'm not so great a philosopher as you be, nor (thank my stars) so bitter a lover, but what I see — that I generally believe ; and when Jacinta tells me she loves me dearly, I have good thoughts enough of my person never to doubt the truth on't. See, here the baggage comes.
Page 14 - Flows through each member of th' embodied state; Sure, not unconscious of the mighty blessing, Her grateful sons shine bright with ev'ry virtue ; Untainted with the LUST OF INNOVATION, Sure all unite to hold her league of rule Unbroken as the sacred chain of nature, That links the jarring elements in peace.