The pin-basket to the children of Thespis: With notes historical, critical, and biographical (Google eBook)

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Printed for H.D. Symonds ... and T. Bellamy, 1797 - Actors, English - 232 pages
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Page 46 - Nation — to the Honour and Glory of the Most Holy Virgin Mary — for her benefit, and for the Propagation of her Worship — the company of Comedians will this day give a representation of the Comic Piece called Nannie. The celebrated Italian will also dance the Fandango, and the Theatre will be respectably illuminated.
Page 46 - To the Sovereign of Heaven — To the Mother of the eternal World — To the Polar Star of Spain—- To the faithful Protectress of the Spanish Nation — To the Honour and Glory of the most Holy Virgin Mary — For her Benefit, and for the propagation of her Worship, The Company of Comedians will this day give a representation of the Comic Piece, called MANINE.
Page 12 - It appears, according to the testimony of the elder SAMUEL IRELAND, that Mr. Eoswell fell upon his knees previous to the enrolment of his name, and in a tone of enthusiasm and exultation thanked God that he had lived to witness this discovery, and exclaimed that he could...
Page 5 - Sydenham, the well-known translator of Plato, one of the most useful, if not one of the most competent Greek scholars of his age; a man revered for his knowledge, and beloved for the candour of his temper and the gentleness of his manners, died in consequence of having been arrested, and detained, for a debt to a victualler, who had, for some time, furnished his frugal dinner.
Page 159 - Thus thefe later wonders, in fome meafure, fupplanted the former : they had the recommendation of novelty, and gained ftill more attention, as they came from a greater diftance e.
Page 144 - I aflure you the Ruffian Players are no lefs fo, in comedy. The latter have a peculiar turn for works of humour ; but in tragedy they cut a poor figure. Tragedy has no charms in their eyes, and I am very much of their way of thinking. There are a fufficient number of melancholy fcenes prefented every day in real life: I prefer, with the Mofcovites, to fing and dance while we may.
Page 159 - Arthur and his knights of the round table, and of Charlemagne with his twelve peers. But in the romances written after the holy war, a new set of champions, of conquests and of countries, were introduced.
Page 15 - HASTINGS than to the interests of the proprietors. " I involved his honour in MY BEST and MOST " POPULAR POEMS. I have argued in his behalf in " every class of society, until my vehemence begot " a thirst; and sooner than yield to the idea that " he was the monster his enemies...
Page 13 - In the name of heaven,' said one of the ladies, ' who can that brute be?' — 'He is a Professor of Greek,' rejoined the hostess — ' I should like him better,' said the other, ' if he was a Professor of Good Manners !" " I understand that DR. PARR is so infected with this rage of imitation, that he cannot avoid growling at the Altar. Yet what do these men know which cannot be taught to every plough-boy with a sound memory ?" The Pin-Basket to the Children of Thespis, with Notes Historical, Critical,...
Page 21 - ... be found at Mr. Hastings's table, I cannot tell, but I know that he might have found there such rascals as my learned friends Mr. Law, Mr. Dallas, and Mr. Plumer ; nay, he might even have met his own counsel, my learned friend Mr. Erskine. But to proceed —

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