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The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical ...
Edward Wedlake Brayley
No preview available - 2020
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Page 101 - Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Page 245 - ... to the players, in order to have it acted ; and the persons into whose hands it was put, after having turned it carelessly and superciliously over, were just upon returning it to him with an ill-natured answer, that it would be of no service to their company ; when...
Page 245 - The latter part of his life was spent, as all men of good sense will wish theirs may be, in ease, retirement, and the conversation of his friends. He had the good fortune to gather an estate equal to his occasion, and, in that, to his wish ; and is said to have spent some years before his death at his native Stratford.
Page 187 - Abbingdon coining home that night, the commission and proclamation being shewn to him, he denied any such men to be in his house; and voluntarily to die at his own gate, if any such were to be found in his house, or in...
Page 245 - It is at this time, and upon this accident, that he is said to have made his first acquaintance in the playhouse. He was received into the company then in being, at first in a very mean rank; but his admirable wit, and the natural turn of it to the stage, soon distinguished him, if not as an extraordinary actor, yet as an excellent writer.
Page 233 - Good frend for Jesvs' sake forbeare To digg the dvst encloased heare; Blese be ye. man yt spares thes stones, And cvrst be he yt. moves my bones.
Page 285 - Such was Roscommon, not more learn'd than good, With manners gen'rous as his noble blood; To him the wit of Greece and Rome was known, And ev'ry author's merit, but his own. Such late was Walsh — the Muse's judge and friend, Who justly knew to blame or to commend; To failings mild, but zealous for desert; The clearest head, and the sincerest heart.
Page 350 - ... made for the practical business of the State. In debate he was clear, natural, and convincing. His knowledge in all things which concerned his duty, profound. He understood beyond any man of his time the revenues of his country ; which he preferred to every thing — except its liberties. He was a perfect master of the law of Parliament, And attached to its privileges until they were set up against the rights of the people.