Anecdotes of Actors: With Other Desultory Recollections, Etc. Etc. Etc

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T.C. Newby, 1844 - Actors - 430 pages
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Page 425 - So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.
Page 425 - For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
Page 83 - God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance, revel and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!
Page 274 - A mighty spirit is eclipsed — a power Hath passed from day to darkness — to whose hour Of light no likeness is bequeathed — no name, Focus at once of all the rays of fame ! The flash of wit, the bright intelligence, The beam of song, the blaze of eloquence, Set with their Sun — but still have left behind The enduring produce of immortal mind...
Page 99 - And concentrating into one vast heap all the malice of his offended feelings, he added, after a pause of intense meaning, " There is not a brick in your dirty town but what is cemented by the blood of a negro...
Page 98 - No, Sir!" replied his indignant guest, in grating tones of irony, as be held it up, "nor would it if it were H aqua fortis ! " adding with an authoritative voice, which seemed to be borrowed from Jove's thunder, and loud enough " to fright the isle from its propriety," " Fill the glass, Sir ! Am I not George Frederick Cooke ? ' born to command ten thousand slaves like thee!
Page 386 - So, by a calenture misled, The mariner with rapture sees, On the smooth ocean's azure bed, Enamell'd fields and verdant trees : With eager haste he longs to rove In that fantastic scene, and thinks It must be some enchanted grove; And in he leaps, and down he sinks.
Page 47 - ... mischief. The will , chooses, follows, and embraces things evil and destructive ; but it is because the understanding first tells it that they are good and wholesome, and fit to be chosen by it. One man gives another a cup of poison, a thing as terrible as death ; but at the same time he tells him that it is a cordial ; and so he drinks it off, and dies.
Page 289 - Fugglestones, and other imaginary personages. Now, I verily believe that, if I had read that story to you before it was published, you would have enjoyed it more than any body who has read it ; since to ridicule the bad part of a profession can be no satire upon the good ; and, as I have said somewhere before, Lawrence might as well be annoyed at the abuse of sign-painters, or Halford angry at a satire upon quacks, as you personally with any thing reflecting upon the lower part of the theatrical...
Page 197 - King," some fastidious persons in the pit made a demur, and an angry stir ensued ; the question of " Where's Carles ?" became the (dis)order of the time, and " Carles ! Carles !" was the popular demand — a demand which Mr. Elliston was not backward to answer in his own way, and coming promptly forward with his most profound bow, respectfully, though haughtily, enquired of the " Ladies and Gentleman" what was

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