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Memoirs of the Life of Charles Macklin, Esq.: Volume 1 ..., Volume 1
James Thomas Kirkman
Limited preview - 2013
actors admirable afterwards appeared attention audience Barry became began better Bill Bristol brought called carried cause character Charles Cibber circumstance comedy common consequence consider continued Court deceased Drury-lane effect engaged excellent expression fame Fleetwood fortune friends Garrick gave give hand happened honour hopes immediately interest known lady leave licentiousness lived London look Lord Macklin manager manner matter means merit mind mother nature never night observed occasion once opened opera opinion party passion patent performed period person piece play players present prisoner Quin reader reason received respect says scenes short soon stage stand success supported taste theatre thing thought tion told took town tragedy turned whole young
Page 299 - The Moor is of a free and open nature, That thinks men honest, that but seem to be so; And will as tenderly be led by the nose, As asses are.
Page 175 - A' made a finer end and went away an it had been any christom child: a' parted even just between twelve and one, even at the turning o' the tide: for after I saw him fumble with the sheets and play with flowers and smile upon his fingers...
Page 307 - And chase the new-blown bubbles of the day. Ah ! let not censure term our fate our choice, The stage but echoes back the public voice ; The drama's laws the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live. Then prompt no more the follies you decry, As tyrants doom their tools of guilt to die...
Page 467 - Cold are those hands, which, living, were stretched forth At friendship's call to succour modest worth. Here lies James Quin ! deign reader to be taught (Whate'er thy strength of body, force of thought, In nature's happiest mould however cast), To this complexion thou must come at last.
Page 306 - Then, crush'd by rules, and weaken'd as refin'd, For years the pow'r of tragedy declin'd; From bard to bard the frigid caution crept, Till Declamation roar'd whilst Passion slept; Yet still did Virtue deign the stage to tread, Philosophy remain'd though Nature fled.
Page 306 - Their slaves were willing, and their reign was long: Till Shame regain'd the post that Sense betray'd, And Virtue call'd Oblivion to her aid.
Page 79 - E'en Beauty's portrait wears a softer prime, Touch'd by the tender hand of mellowing Time. The patient Sculptor owns an humbler part, A ruder toil, and more mechanic art ; , Content with slow and...
Page 230 - Thing in that Way; and as the Stage has always been the proper Channel for Wit and Humour, therefore, my Lords, when I speak against this Bill, I must think I plead the Cause of Wit, I plead the Cause of Humour, I plead the Cause of the British Stage, and of every Gentleman of Taste in the Kingdom...
Page 219 - ... characters in that comedy: by good luck he was not the licenser, otherwise the kingdom of France had never had the pleasure, the happiness, I may say, of seeing that play acted; but, when the players first purposed to act it at Paris, he had interest enough to get it forbid.