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

H.E. Carrington, 1832

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Página 499 - 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 332 - 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 447 - 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 653 - 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 224 - 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 444 - The five long acts from which our three are taken Stretch'd out to sixteen years, lay by, forsaken. Lest then this precious liquor run to waste, 'Tis now confin'd and bottled for your taste. 'Tis my chief wish, my joy, my only plan To lose no drop of that immortal man ! SCENE I.
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 373 - 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 265 - Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in vain which the reader throws away. He only is the master who keeps the mind in pleasing captivity...

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