Reminiscences of Henry Angelo: With Memoirs of His Late Father and Friends, Including Numerous Original Anecdotes and Curious Traits of the Most Celebrated Characters that Have Flourished During the Past Eighty Years, Volume 1

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H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1830 - England - 558 pages
 

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Page 26 - Since laws were made for every degree, to curb vice in others as well as in me — and so forth you know — doesn't it strike you in that light?
Page 324 - For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still; While words of learned length and thundering sound Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around, And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, That one small head could carry all he knew. But past is all his fame. The very spot Where many a time he triumphed, is forgot.
Page 188 - I now understood how likely his manner was, under any violent excitement, to give rise to the idea that he was deranged in his intellects, and became convinced of the truth of the sentiment in the lines — Great wit to madness sure is near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide.
Page 322 - His house was known to all the vagrant train ; He chid their wanderings, but relieved their pain.
Page 59 - Salmagundi/ dedicated to Mr. Wyatt. Several of these I have often heard him most humorously sing, particularly those of " the renowned History and rare Achievements of John Wilkes." The chorus ran thus : — " John Wilkes he was for Middlesex, They chose him knight of the shire ; And he made a fool of Alderman Bull, And call'd Parson Home a liar.
Page 390 - At four o'clock." It was now eleven. " I'll bet you a bowl of punch it shall be completed, etched, and bitten in, and a proof before that time.
Page 131 - Doubtless the pleasure is as great In being cheated, as to cheat. As lookers-on find most delight, Who least perceive the juggler's sleight ; And still the less they understand, The more admire the sleight of hand.
Page 403 - Montagu, artfully addressing himself to him, told him " the king was in a violent passion ; that his best way was to go instantly and make an apology, for certainly the musicians were mad, and afterwards to discharge them." Almost at the same instant he ordered the false Heidegger to do the same.
Page 191 - Whilst my father was in attendance at Buckingham House, where he had the honour to give lessons to his present Majesty, and his late Royal Highness the Duke of York, then Bishop of Osnaburgh, Gainsborough was busily engaged in painting separate portraits of the royal children. He used to tell my father, he was all but raving mad with ecstacy in beholding such a constellation of youthful beauty. Indeed, he used sometimes to rattle away in so hyperbolical a strain upon the subject of his art, that...

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