"Their Majesties' Servants": Annals of the English Stage, from Thomas Betterton to Edmund Kean, Volume 1

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Scholarly Press, 1865 - Actors
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Page 317 - I have not anything to leave thee to perpetuate my memory but two helpless girls; look upon them sometimes, and think of him that was to the last moment of his life thine, "GEORGE FARQUHAR.
Page 94 - Hotspur) when the Betterton Brutus was provoked, in his dispute with Cassius, his spirit flew only to his eye; his steady look alone supplied that terror, which he disdained an intemperance in his voice should rise to.
Page 171 - Cromwell, who looks as well as I have known her, and well clad; but when the House began to fill she put on her vizard, and so kept it on all the play ; which of late is become a great fashion among the ladies, which hides their whole face.
Page 115 - ... flood of fine language and compliment, still playing her chest forward in fifty falls and risings, like a swan upon waving water; and, to complete her impertinence, she is so rapidly fond of her own wit that she will not give her lover leave to praise it: silent assenting bows and vain endeavours to speak are all the share of the conversation he is admitted to, which at last he is relieved from by her engagement to half a score visits, which she swims from him to make, with a promise to return...
Page 60 - Christian by practice as well as profession ; that he lived by faith, 'and died by faith, and was an example to the believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in faith, and purity.
Page 332 - Bosworth-field, being the last that was fought between the houses of York and Lancaster. With many other true Historical passages. The part of King Richard by a Gentleman (who never appeared on any stage), King Henry by Mr.
Page 398 - I'm thinking, Pierre, how that damned starving quality Called Honesty got footing in the world. Pierr. Why, powerful Villainy first set it up, For its own ease and safety: honest men Are the soft easy cushions on which knaves Repose and fatten...
Page 118 - My Lord made him plead before him in a feigned cause, in which he aped all the great lawyers of the age in their tone of voice, and in their action and gesture of body...
Page 326 - Stage, a Catastrophe too recent, too melancholy, and of too solemn a Nature, to be heard of any where but from the Pulpit.
Page 271 - Booth with emphasis proclaims, (Though but perhaps a muster-roll of names) How will our fathers rise up in a rage, And swear all shame is lost in George's age ! You'd think no fools disgraced the former reign, Did not some grave examples yet remain, Who scorn a lad should teach his father skill, And having once been wrong will be so still.

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