The British Drama: A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces in the English Language

Isaac Bird, 1833

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234 페이지 - Twere now to be most happy, for I fear My soul hath her content so absolute That not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate.
203 페이지 - ... till they could all play very near, or altogether as well as myself. This done, say the enemy were forty thousand strong, we twenty would come into the field the tenth of March, or thereabouts, and we would challenge twenty of the enemy; they could not in their...
398 페이지 - Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, and the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase. Never let us know one another better, for the pleasure of a masquerade is done when we come to show our faces...
187 페이지 - As he dare serve the ill customs of the age, Or purchase your delight at such a rate, As, for it, he himself must justly hate : To make a child now swaddled, to proceed Man, and then shoot up, in one beard and weed...
202 페이지 - I will tell you, sir, by the way of private, and under seal, I am a gentleman, and live here obscure, and to myself: but were I known to his majesty, and the lords, observe me, I would undertake, upon this poor head and life, for the public benefit of the state, not only to spare the entire lives of...
173 페이지 - The throne we honour is the people's choice; the laws we reverence are our brave fathers' legacy : the faith we follow teaches us to live in bonds of charity with all mankind, and die with hope of bliss beyond the grave. Tell your invaders this, and tell them, too, we seek no change : and, least of all, such change as they would bring us.
449 페이지 - Men are but children of a larger growth; Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain; And yet the soul, shut up in her dark room, Viewing so clear abroad, at home sees nothing; But, like a mole in earth, busy and blind, Works all her folly up, and casts it outward To the world's open view...
396 페이지 - The sooner the better. Jeremy, come hither, closer, that none may overhear us. Jeremy, I can tell you news. Angelica is turned nun, and I am turning friar, and yet we'll marry one another in spite of the Pope. Get me a cowl and beads, that I may play my part, for she'll meet me two hours hence in black and white, and a long veil to cover the project, and we won't see one another's faces till we have done something to be ashamed of; and then we'll blush once for all.
452 페이지 - And all the seas, betwixt your sundered loves : View nothing common but the sun and skies. Now, all take several ways; And each your own sad fate, with mine, deplore; That you were false, and I could trust no more.
375 페이지 - Read, read, sirrah, and refine your appetite ; learn to live upon instruction ; feast your mind, and mortify your flesh. Read, and take your nourishment in at your eyes ; shut up your mouth, and chew the cud of understanding.

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