"Their Majesties' Servants.": Annals of the English Stage, from Thomas Betterton to Edmund Kean. Actors-Authors--Audiences, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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W. J. Widdleton, 1865 - Theater
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Page 317 - I have not anything to leave thee to perpetuate my memory but two helpless girls; look upon them sometimes, and think of him that was to the last moment of his life thine, "GEORGE FARQUHAR.
Page 55 - it has since been disputable among the judicious, whether any woman that succeeded him, so sensibly touched the audience as he.
Page 296 - twould a saint provoke" (Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke), " No, let a charming chintz, and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face : One would not, sure, be frightful when one's dead And, Betty, give this cheek a little red.
Page 219 - Roger put in a second time : and let me tell you, says he, though he speaks but little, I like the old fellow in whiskers as well as any of them.
Page 401 - With double force th' enliven'd scene he wakes, Yet quits not Nature's bounds. He knows to keep Each due decorum: now the heart he shakes, And now with well-urged sense th'enlighten'd judgment takes.
Page 271 - Booth with emphasis proclaims, (Though but perhaps a muster-roll of names) How will our fathers rise up in a rage, And swear all shame is lost in George's age ! You'd think no fools disgraced the former reign, Did not some grave examples yet remain, Who scorn a lad should teach his father skill, And having once been wrong will be so still.
Page 94 - Hotspur) when the Betterton Brutus was provoked, in his dispute with Cassius, his spirit flew only to his eye; his steady look alone supplied that terror, which he disdained an intemperance in his voice should rise to.
Page 174 - I heard, they said to one another. The King and Duke of York minded me, and smiled upon me, at the handsome woman near me : but it vexed me to see Moll Davis, in the box over the King's and my Lady Castlemaine's...
Page 94 - I never heard a line in tragedy come from Betterton, wherein my judgment, my ear, and my imagination, were not fully satisfied; which, since his time, I cannot equally say of any one actor whatsoever...
Page 63 - And to the town, to the King's Head ; and hear that my Lord Buckhurst and Nelly are lodged at the next house, and Sir Charles Sedley with them ; and keep a merry house. Poor girl ! I pity her ; but more the loss of her at the King's house.

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