Representative English Dramas from Dryden to Sheridan

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Frederick Tupper, James Waddell Tupper
Oxford University Press, American Branch, 1914 - English drama - 459 pages
 

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Page 223 - The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Page 223 - Tis the divinity that stirs within us; 'Tis heaven itself, that points out an hereafter. And intimates eternity to man.
Page 143 - ... familiar — I shall never bear that — good Mirabell, don't let us be familiar or fond, nor kiss before folks, like my lady Fadler, and sir Francis : nor go to...
Page 367 - Madam, a circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge. It blossoms through the year ! And depend on it, Mrs. Malaprop, that they who are so fond of handling the leaves will long for the fruit at last.
Page 333 - Why, really, sir, your bill of fare is so exquisite, that any one part of it is full as good as another. Send us what you please. So much for supper. And now to see that our beds are aired, and properly taken care of.
Page 87 - Sure, all ill stories of thy sex are false ! 0 woman ! lovely woman ! Nature made thee To temper man : we had been brutes without you ! Angels are painted fair, to look like you : There's in you all that we believe of heaven; Amazing brightness, purity, and truth, Eternal joy, and everlasting love.
Page 330 - Diggory, you are too talkative. — Then, if I happen to say a good thing, or tell a good story at table, you must not all burst out a-laughing, as if you made part of the company.
Page 330 - You must not be so talkative, Diggory. You must be all attention to the guests. You must hear us talk, and not think of talking ; you must see us drink and not think of drinking ; you must see us eat and not think of eating.
Page 325 - Ay, and bring back vanity and affectation to last them the whole year. I wonder why London cannot keep its own fools at home. In my time, the follies of the town crept slowly among us, but now they travel faster than a stage-coach. Its fopperies come down, not only as inside passengers, but in the very basket.
Page 323 - By inscribing this slight performance to you, I do not mean so much to compliment you as myself. It may do me some honour to inform the public, that I have lived many years in intimacy with you. It may serve the interests of mankind also to inform them, that the greatest wit may be found in a character, without impairing the most unaffected piety.

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