A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 15

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William Carew Hazlitt
Reeves and Turner, 1876 - English drama - 470 pages
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Page 320 - He is a fool, who thinks by force or skill To turn the current of a woman's will : Since fair Camilla is Antonio's lot, I Porcia yield to Don Antonio's friend.
Page 3 - ... a zealous opposer of the Court, and a sacrifice for it : was conscientiously converted in the midst of his prosecution of Lord Strafford, and was most unconscientiously a prosecutor of Lord Clarendon. With great parts he always hurt himself and his friends. With romantic bravery, he was always an unsuccessful commander. He spoke for the Test Act, though a Roman Catholic ; and addicted himself to astrology on the birth-day of true philosophy.
Page 421 - ... being acted with mighty state and reverence by the friars of this house, had theaters for the several! scenes, very large and high, placed upon wheels, and drawn to all the eminent parts of the city, for the better advantage of spectators : and contain'd the story of the New Testament, composed into old English Rithme, as appeareth by an ancient MS.
Page 416 - Holland-house at Kensington, where the nobility and gentry who met (but in no great numbers) used to make a sum for them, each giving a broad peice, or the like.
Page 239 - I approach'd her with as much respect As if the soul had animated still That body which, though dead, scarce mortal seem'd. But as, the sun from our horizon gone, His beams do leave a tincture on the skies, Which shows it was not long since he withdrew : So in her lovely face there still appear'd Some scatter'd streaks of those vermilion beams, Which us'd t' irradiate that bright firmament.
Page 197 - This ye have seen before ye'll say ; 'tis true ; But tell me, gentlemen, who ever saw A deep intrigue confin'd to five hours' law? Such as for close contrivance yields to none : A modest man may praise what's not his own. 'Tis true, the dress is his, which he submits To those who are, and those who would be wits...
Page 209 - This kinsman is my bosom friend ; and yet, Of all men living, I must hide from him My deep resentments of his sister's scorn, That cruel maid, to wound me to the heart, Then close her ears against my just complaints '. But though as yet I cannot heal my wound, I may, by my revenge upon my rival, Divert the pain, and I will drive it home. There's in revenge a balm, which will appease The present grief, and time cure the disease. [Exit Don Henrique.
Page 418 - There they continued for a year or two, and then removed to the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, where they first made use of scenes, which had been a little before introduced upon the publick stage by Sir William D'Avenant, at the duke's old theatre in Lincoln's-inn-fields, but afterwards very much improved, with the addition of curious machines by Mr.
Page 424 - Pageants or Gesticulations (which were as so many several Acts or Scenes) representing all the Histories of both Testaments, from the Creation, to the choosing of St. Mathias to be an Apostle. The Stories of the New Testament are more largely exprest, viz.
Page 3 - He wrote against popery, and embraced it; he was a zealous opposer of the court, and a sacrifice for it: was conscientiously converted in the midst of his prosecution of Lord Strafford, and was most unconscientiously a prosecutor of Lord Clarendon.

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