"Their Majesties' Servants.": Annals of the English Stage, from Thomas Betterton to Edmund Kean, Band 2

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Seite 199 - ... his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me of all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form ; Then have I reason to be fond of grief. Fare you well : had you such a loss as I, I could give better comfort than you do. I will not keep this form upon my head, When there is such disorder in my wit. O Lord ! my boy, my Arthur, my fair son ! My life, my joy, my food, my all the world ! My widow-comfort, and my sorrows
Seite 135 - Sincerity, Thou first of virtues! let no mortal leave Thy onward path, although the earth should gape, And from the gulf of hell destruction cry, To take dissimulation's winding way.
Seite 53 - ild you! They say the owl was a baker's daughter. Lord! we know what we are, but know not what we may be.
Seite 134 - He expressed himself to the same purpose concerning another law-lord 2, who, it seems, once took a fancy to associate with the wits of London ; but with so little success, that Foote said, " What can he mean by coming among us ? He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dulness in others.
Seite 254 - she did not look on them as female characters. ' ' She was questioned about her transactions with Garrick : she said, " He did nothing but put her out ; that he told her she moved her right hand when it should have been her left. — In short," said she, " I found I must not shade the tip of his nose.
Seite 245 - My father, my husband, and myself, sat down to a frugal neat supper, in a silence uninterrupted, except by exclamations of gladness from Mr Siddons. My father enjoyed his refreshments ; but occasionally stopped short, and, laying down his knife and fork, lifting up his venerable face, and throwing back his silver hair, gave way to tears of happiness.
Seite 177 - The Miniature Picture,' which she acted herself with a genteel set at her own house in the country, has been played at Drury Lane. The chief singularity was that she went to it herself the second night, in form ; sat 1 Compare vol.
Seite 251 - All Mrs. Siddons did, good sense or good instruction might give. I dare to say, that were I one-and-twenty, I should have thought her marvellous ; but alas ! I remember Mrs. Porter and the Dumesnil — and remember every accent of the former in the very same part.
Seite 20 - I had rather not suppress, viz. that it was the best first play that any author in his memory had produced ; and that for a young fellow to show himself such an actor and such a writer in one day, was something extraordinary.
Seite 80 - When Lothario gave Horatio the challenge Quin, instead of accepting it instantaneously, with the determined and unembarrassed brow of superior bravery, made a long pause, and dragged out the words, ' I'll meet thee there !' in such a manner as to make it appear absolutely ludicrous.

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