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Página 425 - Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there: And 'twill be found upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation.
Página 95 - Hill, where he is said to have died of want; or, as it is related by one of his biographers, by swallowing, after a long fast, a piece of bread which charity had supplied. He went out, as is reported, almost naked, in the rage of hunger, and finding a gentleman in a neighbouring coffee-house, asked him for a shilling. The gentleman gave him a guinea; and Otway going away bought a roll, and was choked with the first mouthful.
Página 133 - He never shakes or disturbs the mind with grief. He is read with composure and placid delight. He wrote with that equability of all the passions, which made his English style the purest and most free from violent metaphors and harsh constructions, of any of the dramatists who were his contemporaries.
Página 9 - Will depict the character of a specious villain, in the regiment of Othello, who is so base as to hate his commander on mere suspicion, and to impose on his best friend. Of such characters, it is to be feared, there are thousands in the world, and the one in question may present to us a salutary warning. The man that wrongs his master and his friend, What can he come to but a shameful end?
Página 193 - It is a work of durability and taste, and bears the following inscription : " Erected to the memory of GEORGE FREDERICK COOKE, BY EDMUND KEAN, OF THE THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE, 1821. Three kingdoms claim his birth, Both Hemispheres pronounce his worth.
Página 2 - For preventing and avoiding the many and great mischiefs which arise from public stage plays, interludes, and other theatrical entertainments, which not only occasion great and unnecessary expenses and discourage industry and frugality, but likewise tend generally to increase immorality, impiety, and contempt of religion, "SECTION I.
Página 178 - s gone ! " and sank almost exhausted on the arm of his son. A sudden and a saddening conviction smote every heart, that the last effort of the tragedian was then made, and that the stage, had lost its brightest ornament. Upon Mr. Charles Kean devolved the melancholy but filial duty of bearing...
Página 168 - I then imagine that my little Cupid would eventually become a great actor: the then little urchin was neither more nor less than — Edmund Kean.
Página 192 - I was apprized how powerful an agent the press was in a free country, and I was admonished to be patient under the lashes that awaited me; and, at a great sacrifice of feeling, I have submitted to their unparalleled severity and injustice. I was too proud to complain, and suffered in silence ; but I have no hesitation in saying, that the conduct I pursued was that which every man of reputation would pursue under the same circumstances, in that country where Shakspeare was born and Garrick had acted.