Public and Parlor Readings: For the Use of Dramatic and Reading Clubs, and for Public, Social, and School Entertainment. Dialogues and Dramas

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Lewis Baxter Monroe
Lee and Shepard, 1873 - Readers - 341 pages
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Page 91 - Let me play the lion too, I will roar, that I will do any man's heart good to hear me ; I will roar, that I will make the duke say. Let him roar again, Let him roar again.
Page 277 - Where, being but young, I framed to the harp Many an English ditty, lovely well, And gave the tongue a helpful ornament ; A virtue that was never seen in you. Hot. Marry, and I'm glad of it with all my heart; I had rather be a kitten, and cry — mew, Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers...
Page 70 - Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest, (For Brutus is an honorable man, So are they all, all honorable men) Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral. He was my friend, faithful and just to me; But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honorable man.
Page 148 - This hour's work Will breed proscriptions! Look to your hearths, my Lords! For there, henceforth, shall sit, for household gods, Shapes hot from Tartarus ! — all shames and crimes ! Wan Treachery, with his thirsty dagger drawn ; Suspicion, poisoning his brother's cup ; Naked Rebellion, with the torch and axe, Making his wild sport of your blazing thrones ; Till Anarchy comes down on you like night, And Massacre seals Rome's eternal grave.
Page 247 - Mrs. Bardell's opinions of the opposite sex, gentlemen, were derived from a long contemplation of the inestimable qualities of her lost husband. She had no fear, she had no distrust, she had no suspicion, all was confidence and reliance. ' Mr. Bardell,' said the widow,
Page 248 - Pickwick, and talking at him; "and when I say systematic villany, let me tell the defendant, Pickwick, if he be in court, as I am informed he is, that it would have been more decent in him, more becoming, in better judgment and in better taste, if he had stopped away. Let me tell him...
Page 51 - Taint in poetry, is it ?" interposed his father. " No, no/' replied Sam. " Wery glad to hear it," said Mr. Weller. " Poetry's unnat'ral ; no man ever talked poetry 'cept a beadle on boxin...
Page 250 - Gentlemen, what does this mean ? Chops and Tomato sauce. Yours, Pickwick ! Chops ! Gracious heavens ! and Tomato sauce ! Gentlemen, is the happiness of a sensitive and confiding female to be trifled away, by such shallow artifices as these ? The next has no date whatever, which is in itself suspicious. ' Dear Mrs. B., I shall not be at home till to-morrow. Slow coach.' And then follows this very remarkable expression — -' Don't trouble yourself about the warming-pan.
Page 148 - t. It breaks my chain ! I held some slack allegiance till this hour; But now my sword 's my own. Smile on, my lords ! I scorn to count what feelings, withered hopes, Strong provocations, bitter, burning wrongs, I have within my heart's hot cells shut up, To leave you in your lazy dignities.
Page 49 - If she had abuged me, bein' in liquor, which I thought I smelt her wen she come, but could not so believe, not bein' used myself — Mrs. Gamp, by the way, was pretty far gone, and the fragrance of the tea-pot was strong in the room — 'I could have bore it with a thankful art. But the words she spoke of Mrs. Harris, lambs could not forgive. No, Betsey!' said Mrs. Gamp, in a violent burst of feeling, 'nor worms forget!

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