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" Twas a child that so did thrive In grace and feature, As Heaven and Nature seem'd to strive Which own'd the creature. Years he number'd scarce thirteen When Fates turn'd cruel, Yet three fill'd zodiacs had he been The stage's jewel... "
Mrs. Jordan - Page 160
by James Boadan - 1800
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 8

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1816
...tear you shed Death's self is sorry. 'Twas a child that so did thrive In grace and feature, As heaven and nature seem'd to strive Which own'd the creature....three fill'd zodiacs had he been The stage's jewel ; And did act, what now we moan, Old men so duly, As, sooth, the Parcae thought him one, He play'd...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Volume 3

Anecdotes - 1826
...tear you shed Death's self is sorry. "Twas a child that so did thrive In grace and feature, As heaven and nature seem'd to strive Which own'd the creature....three fill'd zodiacs had he been The stage's jewel ; And did act (what now we moan) Old men so duly, As, sooth, the Parcse thought him one, He play'd...
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The Life of Mrs. Jordan: Including Original Private Correspondence ..., Volume 2

James Boaden - Actors - 1831
...All boys have nearly the same defects in declamation ; they either hoot out their words, or mouthe them — they do not clear off their syllables ; they...though not dark, it was quick and meaning. He did not lining his features into distortion at any time, to look impressive ; nor rowl his eye, as is the practice,...
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The Life of Mrs. Jordan: Including Original Private Correspondence ..., Volume 2

James Boaden - Actors - 1831
...repetition, are frequently unwell, and the substitute passes, where the ears are sufficiently longHad Betty died at this time, he would exactly have resembled...though not dark, it was quick and meaning. He did not luring his features into distortion at any time, to look impressive ; nor rowl his eye, as is the practice,...
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Epigrams, Ancient and Modern: Humorous, Witty, Satirical, Moral, and Panegyrical

John Booth, John Booth (B.A., Cambridge) - Epigrams - 1865 - 327 pages
...the chapel, who a.cted plays in imitation of Martial (lib. 10. ep. 53) gives us the following lines: Years he number'd scarce thirteen When Fates turn'd cruel. Yet three fill'd Zodiacs had been The stage's jewel. And did act (what now we mourn) Old men so duly, As, sooth, the Parcas thought...
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Epigrams, ancient and modern, ed. by J. Booth

Epigrams - 1865
...the chapel, who acted plays in imitation of Martial (lib. 10. ep. 53) gives us the following lines: Years he number'd scarce thirteen When Fates turn'd cruel. Yet three fill'd Zodiacs had been The stage's jewel. And did act (what now we mourn) Old men so duly, As, sooth, the Parca; thought...
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Metrical epitaphs, ancient and modern, ed. by J. Booth

Metrical epitaphs - 1868
...ONE OF SHAKESPEARE'S CHILDREN OF THE CHAPEL, WHO ACTED PLAYS.' Imitation of Martial, Lib. x. Ep. 35. YEARS he number'd scarce thirteen, When Fates turn'd cruel : Yet three fill'd zodiacs had been The stage's jewel. e The idea of a person's life-time being measured otherwise than by the number...
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The Fireside Encyclopaedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

Henry Troth Coates - American poetry - 1881 - 1002 pages
...tear you shed Death's self is sorry. 'Twas a child that so did thrive In grace and feature, As heaven 4 ; And did act, what now we moan, Old men so duly, As, sooth, the Párese thought him one, He play'd...
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Theatrical Anecdotes: Or Fun and Curiosities of the Play, the Playhouse, and ...

Jacob Larwood - Actors - 1882 - 328 pages
...and feature, That heaven and nature seemed to strive Which own'd the creature. " Years he numbered scarce thirteen, When Fates turn'd cruel ; Yet three fill'd zodiacs had he been The stage's jewel. " And did act, what now we bemoan, Old men so duly ; As sooth the Parcce thought him one, He play'd...
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London Society, Volume 45

James Hogg, Florence Marryat - Fiction - 1884
...rare Ben, in an ' epitaph on Salathiel Pavy, a child of Queen Elizabeth's Chapel,' ' Yenrs he numbered scarce thirteen When fates turn'd cruel, Yet three fill'd Zodiacs had he been The stage's jewel ; And did act, what now we moan, • Old Man so duly, As, sooth, the Paren; thought him one, Нe play'd...
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