Behind a Brass Knocker: Some Grim Realities in Picture and Prose

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Chatto and Windus, 1883 - English fiction - 145 pages
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Page 136 - ... officially: personally he is welcome) : on the contrary, I strenuously resent that impertinence on his part. But I must submit in order to obtain from him an insolent and insufferable document, which I cannot read without boiling of the blood, certifying that in his opinion — his opinion ! — my play "does not in its general tendency contain anything immoral or otherwise improper for the stage," and that the Lord Chamberlain therefore "allows" its performance (confound his impudence!).
Page 44 - He that puts on a publique gowne, must put off a private person. VII. LET the words of a virgin, though in a good cause, and to as .good purpose, be neither violent, many, nor first, nor last : it is lesse shame for a virgin to be lost in a blushing silence, than to be found in a bold eloquence.
Page 136 - MAJESTY'S Household do by virtue of my Office and in pursuance of the Act of Parliament in that case provided Allow the...
Page 76 - Thou little child, Thy mother's joy, thy father's hope — thou bright, Pure dwelling where two fond hearts keep their gladness — Thou little potentate of love, who comest With solemn sweet dominion to the old, Who see thee in thy merry fancies charged With the grave embassage of that dear past, When they were young like thee — thou vindication Of God — thou living witness against all men Who have been babes — thou...
Page 135 - Wife," being a melodramatic romance in three acts, does not contain in it anything immoral or otherwise improper for the stage ; I, the Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's household...

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