The Dramatic Censor: Or, Critical Companion ... (Google eBook)

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J. Bell, 1770 - English drama
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Page 91 - In these two princely boys! They are as gentle As zephyrs, blowing below the violet, Not wagging his sweet head: and yet as rough, Their royal blood enchafd, as the rud'st wind, That by the top doth take the mountain pine, And make him stoop to the vale.
Page 44 - ... with age grown double, Picking dry sticks, and mumbling to herself. Her eyes with scalding rheum were gall'd and red ; Cold palsy shook her head ; her hands...
Page 124 - One stormy night, as I remember well, The wind and rain beat hard upon our roof: Red came the river down, and loud and oft The angry spirit of the water shriek'd.
Page 193 - There in soft murmurs interchange our souls ; Together drink the crystal of the stream, Or taste the yellow fruit which autumn yields ; And when the golden evening calls us home, Wing to our downy nests, and sleep till morn.
Page 301 - Now, let us thank the Eternal Power, convinced That Heaven but tries our virtue by affliction : That oft the cloud which wraps the present hour, Serves but to brighten all our future days ! [Exeunt omnes.
Page 67 - Formerly, chastity was the honour of women, and good faith and integrity the honour of men : but now, a lady who ruins her family by punctually paying her losses at play, and a gentleman who kills his best friend in some trifling frivolous quarrel, are your only tip-top people of honour.
Page 242 - I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better or heavier. Your lord is a leaden shilling, which you bend every way, and debases the stamp he bears, instead of being raised by it.
Page 214 - Thy life is a disgrace to humanity: A foolish prodigality makes thee needy : need makes thee vicious, and both make thee contemptible. Thy wit is prostituted to slander and buffoonery ; and thy judgment, if thou hast any, to meanness and villainy.
Page 214 - Thy betters, that laugh with thee, laugh at thee: and who are they ? The fools of quality at court, and those who ape them in the city. The varieties of thy life are pitiful rewards, and painful abuses ; for the same trick that gets thee a guinea to-day, shall get thee beaten out of doors to-morrow.
Page 184 - Leave, my dear sir, such rash consequences to fools and libertines«— Let us be careful to distinguish between virtue and the appearance of it. Guard, if possible, against doing honour to hypocrisy.

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