Dramatic Miscellanies: Consisting of Critical Observations on Several Plays of Shakspeare, with a Review of His Principal Characters, and Those of Various Eminent Writers, as Represented by Mr. Garrick and Other Celebrated Comedians with Anecdotes of Dramatic Poets, Actors, &c, Svazek 1

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S. Price, 1784
 

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Strana 217 - By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-fac'd moon ; Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowne'd honour by the locks...
Strana 52 - To give me audience : — If the midnight bell Did, with his iron tongue and brazen mouth, Sound one unto the drowsy race of night...
Strana 233 - Throw down your cane, sir!' were repeatedly echoed by the combatants. Barry, who was afraid lest the audience should hear full as much of the quarrel as of the play, rushed into the green-room, and put an end to the battle. The printsellers laid hold of this dispute, and published a print called
Strana 433 - We may find it difficult to reconcile our fancy to her as a wife or a mistress ; but her qualities as a sovereign, though with some considerable exceptions, are the object of undisputed applause and approbation.
Strana 233 - And now, the ladies, not bejng able to restrain themselves within the bounds of cool conversation, a most terrible fray ensued. I do not believe that they went so far as pulling of caps, but their altercation would not have disgraced the females of Billingsgate. While the two great actresses were thus entertaining each other in one part of the green-room, the admirer of Lady Percy, an old gentleman who afterwards bequeathed her a considerable fortune, and the brother of the comic lady, were more...
Strana 187 - As in a theatre, the eyes of men, After a well-grac'd actor leaves the stage, Are idly bent on him that enters next, Thinking his prattle to be tedious : Even so, or with much more contempt, men's eyes Did scowl on Richard ; no man cried, God save him...
Strana 232 - This produced a ver.v cool, but cutting answer from the other; who reminded the former of her playing, very lately, to a much thinner audience, one of her favourite parts. And now the ladies not being able to restrain themselves within the bounds of cool conversation, a most terrible fray ensued. I do not believe that they went so far as pulling of caps, but their altercation would not have disgraced the females of Billingsgate. While the two great actresses were thus entertaining each other in one...
Strana 212 - Shuter would endeavour to find him out and bring him with him. Shuter was directed to some court in the Minories where this extraordinary musician lived...
Strana 257 - Put out the light, — and then put out thy light: If I quench thee, thou flaming minister, I can again thy former light restore, Should I repent me : — but once put out thy light , Thou cunning'st pattern of excelling nature, 1 know not where is that Promethean heat That can thy light relume.
Strana 430 - Let none think flattery, for they'll find 'em truth. This royal infant — .heaven still move about her! — Though in her cradle, yet now promises Upon this land a thousand thousand blessings, Which time shall bring to ripeness. She shall be — A pattern to all princes living with her, And all that shall succeed.

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