The Stage: Both Before and Behind the Curtain: From "observations Taken on the Spot.", Volum 2

R. Bentley, 1840
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Pàgina 226 - Wednesday. Doth he feel it? No. Doth he hear it? No. Is it insensible then? Yea, to the dead. But will it not live with the living ? No. Why? Detraction will not suffer it :— therefore I'll none of it : Honour is a mere scutcheon, and so ends my catechism.
Pàgina 266 - Ah ! let not Censure term our fate our choice, The stage but echoes back the public voice ; The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live.
Pàgina 225 - To give me audience : — If the midnight bell Did with his iron tongue and brazen mouth, Sound one unto the drowsy race of night; If this same were a church-yard where we stand...
Pàgina 33 - Why should that name be sounded more than yours ? Write them together, yours is as fair a name; Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well; Weigh them, it is as heavy; conjure with 'em, Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Caesar.
Pàgina 219 - Killigrew his heirs and assigns from time to time to act plays and entertainments of the stage of all sorts peaceably and quietly without the impeachment or impediment of any person or persons whatsoever for the honest recreation of such as shall desire to see the same.
Pàgina 242 - The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils ; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.
Pàgina 219 - D'avenant, his heirs or assigns, from time to time, to act plays and entertainments of the stage, of all sorts, peaceably and quietly, without the impeachment or impediment of any person or persons whatsoever, for the honest recreation of such as shall desire to see the same.
Pàgina 65 - I therefore arranged that, behind the pile of drifted sand on which she falls in a state of exhaustion, towards the close of the desert scene, a small aperture should be made in the stage ; and it is a fact that, from underneath the stage through that aperture, a pewter pint of porter was conveyed to the parched lips of this rare...
Pàgina 189 - ... interlude, tragedy, comedy, opera, play, farce or other entertainment of the stage...
Pàgina 37 - ... suffering under these accumulated provocations, I was betrayed, in a moment of unguarded passion, into an intemperate and imprudent act, for which I feel, and shall never cease to feel, the deepest and most poignant self-reproach and regret. "It is to you, ladies and gentlemen, and to myself, that I owe this declaration, and I make it with unaffected sincerity. " To liberal and generous minds, I think, I need say no more. " I cannot resist thanking you.

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