Some Account of the English Stage: From the Restoration in 1660 to 1830, Band 7

H.E. Carrington, 1832

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Seite 64 - The editor, or author, never could shew the original ; nor can it be shewn by any other; to revenge reasonable incredulity, by refusing evidence, is a degree of insolence, with which the world is not yet acquainted ; and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt.
Seite 582 - John Bull " from Colman, act by act, as he wanted money, but the last act did not come, and Harris (one of the managers) refused to make any further advances ; at last necessity drove Colman to make a finish, and he wrote the fifth act in one night on separate pieces of paper — as he filled one piece after the other, he threw them on the floor, and, finishing his liquor, went to bed. Harris, who impatiently expected the denouement of the play, according to promise, sent Fawcett to Colman, whom...
Seite 677 - Nay, their endeavour keeps in the wonted pace : but there is, sir, an aery of children, little eyases, that cry out on the top of question, and are most tyrannically clapped for 't : these are now the fashion, and so berattle the common stages— so they call them— that many wearing rapiers are afraid of goose-quills and dare scarce come thither.
Seite 196 - Prompter. Ah ! where shall we get such another hangman ? Poor fellow, poor Parsons ! the old cause of our mirth is now the cause of our melancholy ; he who so often made us forget our cares may well claim a sigh to his memory. " Carpenter. He was one of the comicalest fellows I ever see. "Prompter. Ay, and one of the honestest, Master Carpenter.
Seite 552 - If you forgive, the world will call you good; If you forget, the world will call you wise ; If you receive her to your grace again, The world will call you — very, very kind.
Seite 654 - My dear Mic., Penruddock has lost a powerful ally in Suett; sir, I have acted the part with many Weazels, and good ones too, but none of them could work up my passions to the pitch Suett did; he had a comical impertinent way of thrusting his head into my face, which called forth all my irritable sensations; the effect upon me was irresistible.
Seite 236 - For his illness Compassion. " For his conduct under it .... Censure. " For his refusing to make an apology . A smile ! " For his making an apology .... A sneer. " For his mismanagement A groan.
Seite 235 - Gloom and desolation sat upon his brow; and he was habited, from the wig to the shoe-string, with the most studied exactness.
Seite 662 - I paced the streets on foot, wafted to his morning's rehearsal in a vehicle, that to my vulgar optics seemed to wear upon its polished doors...
Seite 120 - Our house has suffer'd in the common woe, We have been troubled with Scotch rebels too. Our brethren are from Thames to Tweed departed, And of our sisters all the kinder-hearted To Edinburgh gone, or coach 'd, or carted. With bonny bluecap there they act all night For Scotch halfcrown, in English threepence hight.

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