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Seite 55 - Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my latter end be like his.
Seite 416 - LL.D., Downing Professor of the Laws of England in the University of Cambridge.
Seite 35 - I have liv'd long enough : my way of life Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf: And that which should accompany .old age, As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have ; but, in their stead, Curses, not loud, but deep, mouth-honour, breath, Which the poor heart would fain deny, but dare not.
Seite 45 - His transport's most impetuous tone, And to each passion of his breast The Graces gave their zone. High were the task — too high, Ye conscious bosoms here ! In words to paint your memory Of Kemble and of Lear ; But who forgets that white discrowned head, Those bursts of Reason's half-extinguish'd glare— Those tears upon Cordelia's bosom shed, In doubt more touching than despair, If 'twas reality he felt?
Seite 93 - The other shape — If shape it might be called that shape had none Distinguishable in member, joint or limb, Or substance might be called that shadow seemed, For each seemed either — black it stood as Night, Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as Hell, And shook a dreadful dart ; what seemed his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
Seite 117 - Our tender plants, how blows the citron grove, What drops the myrrh, and what the balmy reed, How nature paints her colours, how the bee Sits on the bloom extracting liquid sweet.
Seite 93 - His figure was striking, but not so from grace ; it was tall, and, though extremely thin, his limbs were large and uncouth, and as he stalked along, wrapt in the black garments of his order, there was something terrible in its air ; something almost superhuman.
Seite 46 - And there was many an hour Of blended kindred fame, When Siddons's auxiliar power, And sister magic came. Together at the Muse's side Her tragic Paragons had grown — They were the children of her pride, The columns of her throne. And undivided favour ran From heart to heart in their applause — Save for the gallantry of man, In lovelier woman's cause.
Seite 420 - October, 1774; and in 1796, was elected one of the knights of the shire for the county of Suffolk, which honourable station he retained till the decease of his father 1805.
Seite 35 - III wanted that tempest and whirlwind of the soul, that life and spirit, and dazzling rapidity of motion, which fills the stage, and burns in every part of it, when Mr Kean performs this character. To Mr Kean's acting in general, we might apply the lines of the poet, where he describes The fiery soul that, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay.

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