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Page 239 - Is it not monstrous that this player here, But in a fiction, in a dream of passion, Could force his soul so to his own conceit That from her working all his visage wann'd, Tears in his eyes, distraction in 's aspect, A broken voice, and his whole function suiting With forms to his conceit? and all for nothing!
Page 220 - I have another life I long to meet Without which life my life is incomplete. Oh ! sweeter self, like me art thou astray, Trying. with all thy heart to find the way To mine — straying like mine to find the breast On which alone can weary heart find rest.
Page 76 - When I was presented to the President he took my hand, and holding it while he looked down upon me from his great height said: " So this is the little lady that all us folks in Washington like so much! " Then with a portentous shake of his head but with a twinkle in his eye, he continued, " Don't you ever come around here asking me to do some of those impossible things you women always ask for, for I would have to do it and then I would get into trouble.
Page 285 - All these details helped to fix in my mind a certainty and clearness that I would be able to look the part, at any rate; and I think that every actress will agree with me that to feel sure that one looks a part is always a great help in playing it. Another important factor, and one which added greatly to my enjoyment of the performance, was the complete, correct, and gorgeous character of the production.
Page 74 - To those men who were making our history at that time in Washington, whose lives were so full of the hurry, the worry, and the fury of the fight, the talk of these two bright men offered such a sense of respite and refreshment that often, when the performance was over, we were joined at supper in our many-purposed room by some of these more-or-less "grave and reverend signiors.
Page 298 - I think it is conceded that Charles Dickens was a powerful teacher of Christian charity; and it was once my privilege to be his apostle, the knowledge of which came to me in rather an odd way. I was crossing the Atlantic on my return voyage, and as I sat huddled in my...
Page 88 - Fagin, quite outside 8? of it, obliged to pick himself up and walk off at first entrance. Thereafter, whatever may have been the opinion of the managers as to my performance of the part, they never again expressed any doubt of my ability to carry that struggle. The piece ran many weeks and was the success of the season.
Page 310 - I was about to beat a hasty retreat, when the figure turned toward me. I then saw one of the loveliest faces I ever beheld, and a voice begged me to remain. Never, either before or since, have I heard anything so perfect in 3,0 sound as that voice.
Page 299 - ... follows: This old man had been educated a Baptist of the most severe type, and had never read a novel or any work of fiction. The mental illness of a brother-in-law had occasioned this, his first visit to Europe, the imperative condition being that, while it was dangerous to oppose his...