Temple bar, conducted by G.A. Sala

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Page 236 - There is a history in all men's lives, Figuring the nature of the times deceased ; The which observed, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life, which in their seeds And weak beginnings lie intreasured.
Page 239 - But it must be remembered, that life consists not of a series of illustrious actions, or elegant enjoyments; the greater part of our time passes in compliance with necessities, in the performance of daily duties, in the removal of small inconveniences, in the procurement of petty pleasures ; and we are well or ill at ease, as the main stream of life glides on smoothly, or is ruffled by small obstacles and frequent interruption.
Page 137 - London; and next day, to see a new opera, after the Italian way, in recitative music and scenes, much inferior to the Italian composure and magnificence; but it was prodigious that in a time of such public consternation such a vanity should be kept up, or permitted.
Page 154 - I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit. That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.
Page 352 - Here lies David Garrick, describe me who can, An abridgment of all that was pleasant in man ; As an actor, confess'd without rival to shine : As a wit, if not first, in the very first line : Yet, with talents like these, and an excellent heart, The man had his failings, a dupe to his art.
Page 347 - Within the magic circle of the eye ; " If feelings which few hearts, like his, can know, " And which no face so well as his can show ; " Deserve the pref'rence; — Garrick, take the chair ; " Nor quit it — till thou place an equal there.
Page 352 - As an actor, confess'd without rival to shine : As a wit, if not first, in the very first line : Yet, with talents like these, and an excellent heart, The man had his failings, a dupe to his art. Like an ill-judging beauty, his colours he spread, 100 And beplaster'd with rouge his own natural red.
Page 187 - Such treatment I did not expect, for I never had a patron before. The Shepherd in Virgil grew acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks.
Page 141 - Come, come, Cibber, tell me if there is not something like envy in your character of this young gentleman ; the actor who pleases every body must be a man of merit.
Page 147 - Wit, my Lords, is a sort of property; it is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. It is indeed but a precarious dependence. Thank God! we, my Lords, have a dependence of another kind...

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