The Curfew: A Play

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R. Phillips, 1807 - 62 pages
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Page 41 - GLEE (Minstrels.) Hark ! the Curfew's solemn sound Silent darkness spreads around, Heavy it beats on the lover's heart, Who leaves with a sigh, his tale half told. The poring monk and his book must part ; And fearful the miser locks his gold. Now whilst labour sleeps, and charmed sorrow; O'er the dewy green, By the glow-worm's light, Dance the elves of night, Unheard, unseen. Yet where their midnight pranks have been The circled turf will betray to-morrow. Bar. They have perform'd it with no vulgar...
Page 60 - These passages were written by him at twentyeight. Surely a judicial blindness, a fog of vanity and profound conceit, was before the eyes of our theatrical managers, and Wroughton alone could discern the merit of Tobin, because he was the only man who really read his productions, or, reading them...
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Page 14 - twas so with him ; He once possessed a soul quick as your own To mercy, and would quake, as you do now, At the bare apprehension of the act That has consigned him to yon blasted tree.
Page 13 - And bear about a conscience that will start And tremble at the rustling of a leaf? To shroud all day in darkness, and steal forth Cursing the moon that with enquiring eye Watches your silent and felonious tread, And every twinkling star that peeps abroad A minister of terror — Robt.
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