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Page 120 - Why this is hell, nor am I out of it : Think'st thou that I who saw the face of God, And tasted the eternal joys of Heaven, Am not tormented with ten thousand hells, In being deprived of everlasting bliss ? O Faustus!
Page 212 - I'll have a double quantity ; for I am told Foote means to take me off, as he calls it, and I am determined the fellow shall not do it with impunity.
Page 3 - I SAW thy form in youthful prime, Nor thought that pale decay Would steal before the steps of Time, And waste its bloom away, Mary...
Page 237 - Well, if I don't succeed, I have succeeded, And that's enough; succeeded in my youth, The only time when much success is needed: And my success produced what I in sooth Cared most about; it need not now be pleaded— Whate'er it was, 't was mine; I 've paid, in truth, Of late, the penalty of such success, But have not learn'd to wish it any less.
Page 212 - Then I alone the conquest prize, When I insult a rival's eyes: If there's delight in love, 'tis when I see That heart which others bleed for, bleed for me.
Page 245 - On this he observed, that if they would give him but a hundred thousand, they might throw his body into the Tiber. The Pantomimi were quite of a different class. They were tragic actors, usually mute; they combined with the arts of gesture, music and dances of the most impressive character.
Page 210 - He cannot take off any person, unless he be strongly marked, such as George Faulkner. He is like a painter, who can draw the portrait of a man who has a wen upon his face, and who therefore is easily known. If a man hop upon one leg, Foote can hop upon one leg.
Page 264 - ... endeavoured to persuade her, that the Sultana Roxana might have supposed, in some part or other of a play, that she was really married. It was all to no purpose, that the poor creature claimed the protection of the laws of God and man, both which were violated and abused, as well as herself, by this infamous imposition : in vain did she throw herself at the king's feet to demand justice : she had only to rise up again without redress ; and happy might she think herself to receive an annuity of...