The Palmy Days of Nance Oldfield
W. Heinemann, 1898 - 272 σελίδες
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Σελίδα 106 - To wake the soul by tender strokes of art, To raise the genius, and to mend the heart, To make mankind, in conscious virtue bold, Live o'er each scene, and be what they behold...
Σελίδα 250 - Angels and ministers of grace defend us! Be thou a spirit of health or goblin damn'd, Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell, Be thy intents wicked or charitable, Thou com'st in such a questionable shape, That I will speak to thee: I'll call thee Hamlet, King, father, royal Dane, O, answer me!
Σελίδα 96 - There is no place of general resort wherein I do not often make my appearance; sometimes I am seen thrusting my head into a round of politicians at Will's, and listening with great attention to the narratives that are made in those little circular audiences. Sometimes I smoke a pipe at Child's; and, while I seem attentive to nothing but the Post-man, overhear the conversation of every table in the room.
Σελίδα 107 - The numerous and violent claps of the whig party on the one side of the theatre, were echoed back by the tories on the other ; while the author sweated behind the scenes with concern to find their applause proceeding more from the hand than the head.
Σελίδα 98 - I do not know that I meet, in any of my walks, objects which move both my spleen and laughter so effectually, as those young fellows at the Grecian, Squire's, Searle's, and all other coffee-houses adjacent to the law, who rise early for no other purpose but to publish their laziness.
Σελίδα 106 - Cato was not so. much the wonder of Rome in his days, as. he is of Britain in ours ; and though all the foolish industry possible has been used to.
Σελίδα 140 - Our modern celebrated clubs are founded upon eating and drinking, which are points wherein most men agree, and in which the learned and illiterate, the dull and the airy, the philosopher and the buffoon, can all of them bear a part.
Σελίδα 35 - ... hearing what fell from the weakest utterance; all objects were thus drawn nearer to the sense ; every painted scene was stronger, every grand scene and dance more extended ; every rich or fine-coloured habit had a more lively lustre : nor was the minutest motion of a feature (properly changing with the passion or humour it suited) ever lost, as they frequently must be in the obscurity of too great a distance...
Σελίδα 107 - Cato, into the box, between one of the acts, and presented him with fifty guineas, in acknowledgment, as he expressed it, for defending the cause of liberty so well against a perpetual dictator. The Whigs are unwilling to be distanced this way, and therefore design a present to the same Cato very speedily ; in the...