The Life of David Garrick: From Original Family Papers, and Numerous Published and Unpublished Sources, Volume 1

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Tinsley Brothers, 1868
 

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Página 82 - Field, being the last that was fought between the Houses of York and Lancaster ; with many other true Historical Passages. The part of KING RICHARD, by a Gentleman (who never appeared on any stage) : King Henry, by Mr.
Página 325 - The exhibitions of the stage were improved to the most exquisite entertainment by the talents and management of Garrick, who greatly surpassed all his predecessors of this and perhaps 1760. every other nation, in his genius for acting ; in the sweetness and variety of his tones, the irresistible magic of his eye, the fire and vivacity of his action, the elegance of attitude, and the whole pathos of expression.
Página 86 - He is not less happy in his mien and gait, in which he is neither strutting nor mincing, neither stiff nor slouching. When three or four are on the stage with him he is. attentive to whatever is spoke, and never drops his character when he has finished a speech, by either looking contemptuously on an inferior performer, unnecessary spitting, o» suffering his eyes to wander through the whole circle of spectators.
Página 6 - He was of an advanced age, and I was only not a boy; yet he never received my notions with contempt. He was a Whig, with all the virulence and malevolence of his party; yet difference of opinion did not keep us apart. I honoured him, and he endured me.
Página 81 - 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 Containing the distress of K.
Página 209 - the fellow wants me to make Mahomet run mad that he may have an opportunity of tossing his hands and kicking his heels.
Página 57 - For say what subject is more fit, Than to record the sparkling wit And bloom of lovely Peggy. The sun first rising in the morn, That paints the dew-bespangled thorn, Does not so much the day adorn As does my lovely Peggy. And when in Thetis...
Página 215 - But doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth, that he cannot endure in his age: Shall quips, and sentences, and these paper bullets of the brain, awe a man from the career of his humour? No: The world must be peopled. When I said, I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.— Here comes Beatrice : By this day, she's a fair lady : I do spy some marks of love in her.
Página 81 - GOODMAN'S FIELDS. At the late 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, near 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, containing the distresses of King Henry VI.
Página 56 - Forgive her one female error, and it might fairly be said of her, that she was adorned with every virtue : honour, truth, benevolence, and charity, were her distinguishing qualities.

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