Memoirs of Samuel Foote, Esq: With a Collection of His Genuine Bon-mots, Anecdotes, Opinions, &c. Mostly Original. And Three of His Dramatic Pieces, Not Published in His Works ...

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Σελίδα 92 - Offending race of human kind, By nature, reason, learning, blind ; You who, through frailty, stepp'd aside ; And you, who never fell from pride : You who in different sects were shamm'd, And come to see each other damn'd ; (So some folk told you, but they knew No more of Jove's designs than you ;) — The world's mad business now is o'er, And I resent these pranks no more. — I to such blockheads set my wit ! I damn such fools ! — -Go, go, you're bit.
Σελίδα 204 - July in the year of our LORD CHRIST, One Thousand, Seven Hundred and Sixty one and in the First year of our Reign.
Σελίδα 206 - Killigrew his heirs and assigns from time to time to act plays and entertainments of the stage of all sorts peaceably and quietly without the impeachment or impediment of any person or persons whatsoever for the honest recreation of such as shall desire to see the same.
Σελίδα 15 - And you for this these plagues on me have sent ! But by the Gods, (by Maximin, I meant,) Henceforth I, and my world, Hostility with you, and yours, declare. Look to it, Gods ; for you the aggressors are. Keep you your rain and sun-shine in your skies, And I'll keep back my flame and sacrifice. Your trade of heaven shall soon be at a stand, And all your goods lie dead upon your hand.
Σελίδα 91 - WITH a whirl of thought oppress'd, I sunk from reverie to rest. A horrid vision seiz'd my head, I saw the graves give up their dead ! Jove, arm'd with terrors, bursts the skies, And thunder roars and lightning flies...
Σελίδα 19 - ... circumstances, each of which is productive of pleasure. In the first place, it removes that uneasiness which a true spirit feels from dependence and obligation. It affords pleasure to the creditor, and therefore gratifies our social affection : It promotes that future confidence, which is so very interesting to an honest mind : It opens a prospect of being readily supplied with what we want on future occasions : It leaves a consciousness of our own virtue : and it is a measure we know to be right,...
Σελίδα 210 - ... ordained or provided, or any other matter, cause or thing whatsoever to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.
Σελίδα 41 - He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.
Σελίδα 14 - What had the Gods to do with me or mine? Did I molest your heaven ? Why should you then make Maximin your foe Who paid you tribute, which he need not do ? Your altars I with smoke of gums did crown, For which you...
Σελίδα 99 - Shakspeare, but falling on an age still more Hottentot, was stifled in those gross and barbarous productions, tragi-comedies. It turned to tuneful nonsense in the ' Mourning Bride,' grew stark mad in Lee ; whose cloak, a little the worse for wear, fell on Young ; yet in both was still a poet's cloak. It recovered its senses in Hughes and Fenton, who were afraid it should relapse, and accordingly kept it down with a timid, but amiable, hand ; and then it languished.

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