Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical & Critical. Printed from the Acting Copies, as Performed at the Theatres Royal, London...

J. Cumberland, 1828

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Página 6 - 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: For this the Tragic Muse first trod the stage...
Página 32 - By the provision that's made for me, you might have begot me too. Nay, and to tell your worship another truth, I believe you did, for I find I was born with those same whoreson appetites too, that my master speaks of. SIR SAMP. Why, look you there, now.
Página 3 - How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear Charmer away!
Página 57 - Hymen shall put his torch into a dark lantern, that it may be secret ; and Juno shall give her peacock poppy-water, that he may fold his ogling tail, and Argus's hundred eyes be shut, ha ! Nobody shall know but Jeremy.
Página 72 - I did, as I hope to be saved, madam; my intentions were good. But this is the most cruel thing, to marry one does not know how, nor why, nor wherefore.
Página 54 - Any fool, but a husband. Ben. Husband ! Gad, I would not be your husband, if you would have me, now I know your mind ; thof you had your weight in gold and jewels, and thof I loved you never so well. Mrs.
Página 11 - Does your Epictetus, or your Seneca here, or any of these poor rich rogues, teach you how to pay your debts without money? Will they shut up the mouths of your creditors? Will Plato be bail for you? Or Diogenes, because he understands confinement, and lived in a tub, go to prison for you?
Página 42 - You must not take anything ill, madam. BEN. No, I hope the gentlewoman is not angry; I mean all in good part, for if I give a jest, I'll take a jest, and so forsooth you may be as free with me.
Página 18 - Women of her airy temper, as they seldom think before they act, so they rarely give us any light to guess at what they mean. But you have little reason to believe that a woman of this age, who has had an indifference for you in your prosperity, will fall in love with your ill-fortune. Besides, Angelica has a great fortune of her own, and great fortunes either expect another great fortune, or a fool.
Página 19 - To be free with you I have — I don't care if I own that — nay, more (I'm going to say a bold word now), I never could meddle with a woman that had to do with any body else.

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