Sheridan: From New and Original Material, Including a Manuscript Diary by Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, Volume 2

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Houghton Mifflin, 1909
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Page 384 - But should there be to whom the fatal blight Of failing wisdom yields a base delight — Men who exult when minds of heavenly tone Jar in the music which was born their own — Still let them pause — ah ! little do they know That what to them seemed vice might be but woe.
Page 72 - What though the field be lost? All is not lost; the unconquerable will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield: And what is else not to be overcome?
Page 385 - Is fiVd for ever to detract or praise ; Repose denies her requiem to his name, And Folly loves the martyrdom of Fame. The secret enemy whose sleepless eye Stands sentinel — accuser — judge — and spy, The foe — the fool — the jealous — and the vain, The envious who but breathe in others...
Page 419 - Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown And put a barren sceptre in my gripe, Thence to be wrench'd with an unlineal hand, No son of mine succeeding.
Page 383 - The flash of Wit, the bright Intelligence, The beam of Song, the blaze of Eloquence, Set with their Sun, but still have left behind The enduring produce of immortal Mind ; Fruits of a genial morn, and glorious noon, A deathless part of him who died too soon.
Page 15 - I will say more: flattered and encouraged by the right honourable gentleman's panegyric on my talents, if ever I again engage in the compositions he alludes to, I may be tempted to an act of presumption, to attempt an improvement on one of Ben Jonson's best characters, the character of the Angry Boy in The Alchymist.
Page 394 - ... In the state of deep distress in which the prince and the whole royal family were involved by the heavy calamity which has fallen upon the king, and at a moment when government, deprived of its chief energy and support, seemed peculiarly to need the cordial and united aid of all descriptions of good subjects, it was not expected by the prince that a plan should be offered to his consideration, by which government was to be rendered difficult, if not impracticable, in the hands of any person intended...
Page 57 - The times have been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end ; but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools.
Page 242 - London, who had found out that there was at the King's Arms in Cornhill a Debating Society, where principles of the most dangerous tendency were propagated ; where people went to buy treason at sixpence a head ; where it was retailed to them by the glimmering of an inch of candle ; and five minutes, to be measured by the glass, were allowed to each traitor to perform his part in overturning the State.
Page 146 - When the loud cry of trampled Hindostan Arose to Heaven in her appeal from man, His was the thunder, his the avenging rod, The wrath — the delegated voice of God ! Which shook the nations through his lips, and blazed Till vanquished senates trembled as they praised...

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