Dramatic Table Talk: Or, Scenes, Situations, & Adventures, Serious & Comic, in Theatrical History & Biography, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Richard Ryan
J. Knight & H. Lacey, 1825 - Actors
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Page 162 - The tragic paragons had grown — They were the children of her pride, The columns of her throne, And undivided favour ran From heart to heart in their applause. Save for the gallantry of man In lovelier woman's cause.
Page 15 - Was play'd betwixt the black house and the white: The white house won. Yet still the black doth brag. They had the power to put me in the bag. Use but your royal hand, 'twill set me free, 'Tis but removing of a man — that's ME.
Page 126 - On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth So great an object : can this cockpit hold The vasty fields of France ? or may we cram Within this wooden O the very casques That did affright the air at Agincourt...
Page 31 - Romans, countrymen, and lovers ! hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear : believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe : censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his.
Page 167 - Security] wherein was personated a King, or some great Prince, with his Courtiers of severall kinds, amongst which three Ladies were in speciall grace with him, and they keeping him in delights and pleasures, drew him from his graver Counsellors, hearing of Sermons...
Page 31 - Romans, countrymen, and lovers, hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear. Believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe. Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge. 2. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar's, to him I say, that Brutus' love to Caesar was no less than his.
Page 168 - ... and then discovered his face, that the spectators might see how they had transformed him going on with their singing. Whilst all this was acting, there came forth of another door at the farthest end of the stage two old men, the one in blue, with a sergeant-at-arms...
Page 168 - ... and admonitions, that in the end they got him to lie down in a cradle upon the stage, where these three ladies, joining in a sweet song, rocked him asleep...
Page 160 - His was the spell o'er hearts Which only acting lends, The youngest of the sister arts, Where all their beauty blends : For ill can Poetry express Full many a tone of thought sublime, And Painting, mute and motionless, Steals but a glance of Time. But by the mighty actor brought, Illusion's perfect triumphs come ; Verse ceases to be airy thought, And Sculpture to be dumb.
Page 45 - By this light, I wonder that any man is so mad, to come to see these rascally tits play here They do act like so many wrens or pismires not the fifth part of a good face amongst them all. And then their music ii abominable able to stretch a man's ears worse than ten pillories and their ditties most lamentable things, like the pitiful fellows that make them poets. By this vapour, an...

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