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Page 101 - DUKE'S PALACE. [Enter DUKE, CURIO, LORDS; MUSICIANS attending.] DUKE. If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken and so die.— That strain again;— it had a dying fall; O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet south, That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour.— Enough; no more; 'Tis not so sweet now as it was before.
Page 245 - ... the king's commission of major and captain in the civil wars,) and the younger actors, as Goodman, Clark, and others, being impatient to get into their parts, and growing intractable, the audiences too of both houses then falling off, the patentees of each, by the king's advice, which perhaps amounted to a command, united their interests, and both companies into one exclusive of all others, in the year 1684. This union was however so much in favour of the duke's company, that Hart left the stage...
Page 349 - The old, old fashion! The fashion that came in with our first garments, and will last unchanged until our race has run its course, and the wide firmament is rolled up like a scroll. The old, old fashion — Death!
Page 121 - I shall be obliged to keep out of his way. Any private dispute of mine shall be of no ill consequence to my friends. You must continue to act under his direction, for the moment we break loose from him, our gang is ruin'd. MATT. As a bawd to a whore, I grant you, he is to us of great convenience.
Page 158 - When you censure the age, Be cautious and sage, Lest the courtiers offended should be : If you mention vice or bribe, 'Tis so pat to all the tribe, Each cries — That was levelled at me.
Page 23 - The best of their designs, the most approaching to antiquity, and the most conducing to move pity, is the King and No King, which, if the farce of Bessus were thrown away, is of that inferior sort of tragedies which end with a prosperous event.
Page 192 - Amidst the confused throng of p»lker«, are many accustomed to flutter hearts in circles far different to the one in which they are now dancing with such indefatigable good temper.
Page 245 - Fenton was a blow felt throughout the State, but more especially in his own city, where he occupied a position which but few men can ever attain. On the day of his funeral, all places of business in Flint were closed, and his remains were followed to their last resting place by a funeral cortege which constituted the most striking and brilliant spectacle ever witnessed in tha't city, being conducted under the imposing ceremonies of the Knights Templar. ceremonial. A cross of cedar was erected, and...
Page 124 - ... one had achieved in double ordinary sounds, the other produced in the most perfect manner in double harmonic sounds ; where the one had accompanied his melodies with chords, the other superadded to the chords the most rapid and distinct pizzicatos with the left hand ; where Lafont had astonished the audience with his octaves and tenths, Paganini amazed them still more by stretching, with the same ease, fourteenths aad sixteenths.
Page 169 - House built by Mr. Sadler, on the North side of the Great Cistern that receives the New River Water near Islington, the Water whereof was, before the Reformation, very much famed for several extraordinary Cures performed thereby, and was, thereupon, accounted sacred, and called Holy Well.