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Page 183 - The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historicalpastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historicalpastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited : Seneca cannot be too heavy, nor Plautus too light.
Page 582 - That face, that form, that dignity, that ease, Those powers of pleasing, with that will to please, By which Lepel, when in her youthful days, E'en from the currish Pope extorted praise, We see, transmitted, in her daughter shine, And view a new Lepel in Caroline.
Page 192 - The Wolf, finding it to no purpose to argue any longer against truth, fell into a great passion, snarling and foaming at the mouth as if he had been mad; and drawing nearer to the Lamb — Sirrah ! says he, if it was not you, it was your father, and that's all one.
Page 582 - Hervey, would you know the passion, You have kindled in my breast ? Trifling is the inclination That by words can be expressed. " In my silence see the lover ; True love is by silence known ; In my eyes you'll best discover, All the power of your own.
Page 14 - Indeed, you are a very fine thing; but I know not any business you have here. I make no scruple of declaring that my taste lies quite another way ; and I had rather have one grain of dear delicious barley, than all the jewels under the sun.
Page 359 - Frog, leaping out of the lake, and taking the advantage of a rising ground, made a proclamation to all the beasts of the forest, that he was an able physician, and for curing all manner of distempers, would turn his back to no person living. This discourse, uttered in a parcel of hard cramp words, which nobody understood, made the beasts admire his learning, and give credit to every thing he said.
Page 464 - A little further on in the same track, was found a piece of red cloth ; and on comparison it was ascertained to belong to the same shawl, a fragment of which had been used to stanch the wound of the victim. At the foot of a tree lay a lady's glove, nearly new, but stained with blood. Nothing more was discovered, and in the evening the body was interred in the village churchyard, after being throughout the day exposed to the public gaze. On the following day, an innkeeper presented himself to the...
Page 547 - Oh, certainly, only I thought it would be a pity for you to be deceived by this Scotch captain. Abel Sewell say you have turned him off only in the hope of marrying him, and you know, my dear, a bird in hand is worth two in the bush, and the captain is all the same as a married man.
Page 467 - ... and withdrew. Ferdinand was vexed at this behavior, which he regarded as an unequivocal sign of animosity, and after a little further conversation with the general he took his leave. He subsequently saw Charlotte several times, and though she did not seek to avoid him, yet she behaved with coolness and reserve. Though she had just ground of complaint against her husband, yet she rendered the due tribute of regret for his sudden and unfortunate death. About the end of August, Ferdinand received...