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Page 425 - Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there: And 'twill be found upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation.
Page 95 - Hill, where he is said to have died of want; or, as it is related by one of his biographers, by swallowing, after a long fast, a piece of bread which charity had supplied. He went out, as is reported, almost naked, in the rage of hunger, and finding a gentleman in a neighbouring coffee-house, asked him for a shilling. The gentleman gave him a guinea; and Otway going away bought a roll, and was choked with the first mouthful.
Page 100 - Pity the sorrows of a poor old man, Whose trembling limbs have borne him to your door; Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span : Oh ! give relief, and Heav'n will bless your store.
Page 9 - MR. ALLYN will depict the character of a specious villain, in the regiment of Othello, who is so base as to hate his commander on mere suspicion, and to impose on his best friend. Of such characters, it is to be feared, there are thousands in the world, and the one in question may present to us a salutary warning. The man that wrongs his master and his friend, What can he come to but a shameful end?
Page 193 - Edmund Kean, of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1821. ' Three kingdoms claim his birth, Both hemispheres pronounce his worth.
Page 228 - I disclaim all intention of offering any thing in the shape of disrespect towards the inhabitants of New York ; they received me from the first with an enthusiasm, grateful in those hours to my pride, in the present to my memory.
Page 178 - His features, though not sufficiently regular to be termed handsome, were capable of almost illimitable expression ; his eyes, as it were, played with the passions in the very spirit of mastery ; his voice in the undertones...
Page 2 - For preventing and avoiding the many and great mischiefs which arise from public stage plays, interludes, and other theatrical entertainments, which not only occasion great and unnecessary expenses and discourage industry and frugality, but likewise tend generally to increase immorality, impiety, and contempt of religion, "SECTION I.
Page 9 - MRS. MORRIS will represent a young and virtuous wife, who being wrongfully suspected gets smothered (in an adjoining room) by her husband.