The enterprising impresario, by Walter Maynard (Google eBook)

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Page 226 - Most writers — poets in especial — prefer having it understood that they compose by a species of fine frenzy — an ecstatic intuition; and would positively shudder at letting the public take a peep behind the scenes at the elaborate and vacillating crudities of thought, at the true purposes seized only at the last moment, at the innumerable glimpses of idea that arrived not at the maturity of full view, at the...
Page 330 - Besides this, there is another connexion of ideas wholly owing to chance or custom: ideas, that in themselves are not all of kin, come to be so united in some men's minds, that it is very hard to separate them; they always keep in company, and the one no sooner at any time comes into the understanding, but its associate appears with it; and if they are more than two, which are thus united, the whole gang, always inseparable, show themselves together.
Page 226 - I have often thought how interesting a magazine paper might be written by any author who would- that is to say, who could- detail, step by step, the processes by which any one of his compositions attained its ultimate point of completion.
Page 49 - ... and acted plays on profane subjects in the chapel-royal. In 1 574 she granted a licence to James Burbage, probably the father of the celebrated tragedian, and four others, servants to the Earl of Leicester, to exhibit all kinds of stage-plays, during pleasure, in any part of England, " as well for the recreation of her loving subjects, as for her own solace and pleasure when she should think good to see them...
Page 333 - Condemned to climb his mountain-cliffs no more, If chance he hears the song so sweetly wild Which on those cliffs his infant hours beguiled, Melts at the long-lost scenes that round him rise, And sinks a martyr to repentant sighs.
Page 226 - ... maturity of full view — at the fully matured fancies discarded in despair as unmanageable — at the cautious selections and rejections — at the painful erasures and interpolations — in a word, at the wheels and pinions...
Page 41 - The Shepherds feeding their Flocks by Night, by the Painters and Glaziers. The three Kings, by the Vintners. The Oblation of the three Kings, by the Mercers.
Page 227 - ... attained. In general, suggestions, having arisen pell-mell, are pursued and forgotten in a similar manner. For my own part, I have neither sympathy with the repugnance alluded to, nor, at any time, the least difficulty in recalling to mind the progressive steps of...
Page 421 - So observes Mr. Charles Knight in his admirably comprehensive Popular History of England, from which no topic that concerns the history of the English people— not even this question of the history of parish registers — has been omitted ; that book of Mr. Knight's being, let us say here, by the way, the best history extant, not only for, but also of, the people.
Page 2 - Impresario is neither more nor less than a theatrical manager, who is indebted to some good-natured critic for the flattering appellation which stands at the head of these pages. It is difficult to arrive at any satisfactory conclusion as to the special attributes of the professional Impresario. It is hard to say what particular curriculum of study is necessary to qualify him for his vocation ; whether he ever or never was under the fostering wing of Alma Mater. The lawyer, in his course of hard...

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