The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and Haymarket ...

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Mrs. Inchbald
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808 - English drama

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Page 43 - God save the mark!— And telling me the sovereign'st thing on earth Was parmaceti for an inward bruise; And that it was great pity, so it was, This villanous salt-petre should be digg'd Out of the bowels of the harmless earth, Which many a good tall fellow had destroy'd So cowardly ; and but for these vile guns, He would himself have been a soldier.
Page 52 - Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once ; • And He that might the vantage best have took, Found out the remedy : How would you be, If he, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are ? O, think on that ; And mercy then will breathe within your lips, Like man new made.
Page 22 - In witness whereof, the said- parties have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals, the day and year first above written.
Page 19 - Let tears, and burning blushes speak the rest. Canst thou forget that sad, that solemn day, When victims at yon altar's foot we lay? Canst thou forget what tears that moment fell, When, warm in youth, I bade the world farewell?
Page 52 - No ceremony that to great ones 'longs, Not the king's crown, nor the deputed sword, The marshal's truncheon, nor the judge's robe, Become them with one-half so good a grace, As mercy does.
Page 23 - But injur'd truth, with brow invincible, Frowns stern reproof upon the false assertion, And contradicts it with the force of facts. From me you have appeal'd, ungrateful man! The laws, not I, must listen to your plea. Go, stand the test severe, abide the trial, And mourn, too late, the bounty you abus'd. [Exeunt QUEEN ELIZABETH, SOUTHAMPTON, <$c. Essex. Is this the just requital, then, of all My pal riot toils, and oft encounter'd perils, Amidst th' inclemencies of camps and climes?
Page 46 - Sure you must have observed the drop of the under lip is exploded since Lady Simpermode broke a tooth — [Sets her Mouth affectedly.] — I am preparing the cast of the lips for the ensuing winter thus — It is to be called the Paphian mimp. Miss Als. [Imitating.] I swear I think it pretty — I must try to get it.
Page 40 - Fellows in arms, and my most loving friends, Bruised underneath the yoke of tyranny, Thus far into the bowels of the land Have we marched on without impediment ; And here receive we from our father Stanley Lines of fair comfort and encouragement.
Page 44 - Twere now to be most happy ; for I fear, My soul hath her content so absolute, That not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate.
Page 10 - Ral. Ay, my lord, and back'd With circumstances of a stronger nature. It now appears, his secretary, Cuff, With Blunt and Lee, were deep concern'd in this Destructive scheme, contriv'd to raise this lord, And ruin Cecil. Oh, it is a subtile, A...

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