Some Account of the English Stage: From the Restoration in 1660 to 1830, Volume 4

H.E. Carrington, 1832

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Página 501 - If I were a woman, I would kiss as many of you as had beards that pleased me, complexions that liked me, and breaths that I defied not...
Página 334 - She behaved with great resolution, and treated their rudeness with glorious contempt. She left the stage, was called for, and with infinite persuasion was prevailed on to return.
Página 449 - Nay, my dear lady, this will never do. Poor David! Smile with the simple. What folly is that ? And who would feed with the poor that can help it ? No, no; let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich.
Página 655 - From the first chipping of the egg, his receiving motion, his feeling the ground, his standing upright, to his quick Harlequin trip round the empty shell, through the whole progression, every limb had its tongue, and every motion a voice, which "spoke with most miraculous organ," to the understandings and sensations of the observers.
Página 226 - Saturday afternoon, exactly at twelve o'clock, at the new theatre in the Haymarket, Mr. Foote begs the favour of his friends to come and drink a dish of chocolate with him, and 'tis hoped there will be a great deal of company and some joyous spirits.
Página 226 - Mr. Foote begs the favour of his friends to come and drink a dish of chocolate with him, and 'tis hoped there will be a great deal of comedy and some joyous spirits ; he will endeavour to make the morning as diverting as possible. Tickets for this entertainment to be had at George's Coffee House, Temple Bar, without which no person will be admitted.
Página 12 - Theatre, in Goodman's fields, this day, will be performed a Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music, divided into Two Parts. Tickets at three, two and one shilling. Places for the Boxes to be taken at the Fleece Tavern, next the Theatre. NB Between the two parts of the Concert, will be presented, an Historical Play, called, The Life and Death of King Richard the Third.
Página 375 - He who understood propriety in speaking better than any other actor of the time, was Quin. But though this comedian was a very natural reciter of plain and familiar dialogue, he was utterly unqualified for the striking and vigorous characters of tragedy ; he could neither express the tender nor violent emotions of the heart ; his action was generally forced or languid, and his movement ponderous and sluggish.
Página 12 - V. and his brother in the Tower. The landing of the Earl of Richmond; and the death of King Richard in the memorable battle of Bosworth-field, being the last that was fought between the houses of York and Lancaster. With many other true Historical passages.
Página 14 - The moment he entered the scene, the character he assumed was visible in his countenance ; the power of his imagination was such, that he transformed himself into the very man ; the passions rose in rapid succession, and, before he uttered a word, were legible in every feature of that various face. His look, his voice, his attitude, changed with every sentiment.

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