Practical Illustrations of Rhetorical Gesture and Action

Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1822 - 393 Seiten
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Seite 45 - O, it offends me to the soul, to hear a robustious, periwigpated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings; who, for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows, and noise.
Seite 134 - That they are not a pipe for fortune's finger To sound what stop she please. Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, As I do thee.
Seite 133 - Nay, do not think I flatter; For what advancement may I hope from thee, That no revenue hast, 8 but thy good spirits, To feed and clothe thee ? Why should the poor be flatter'd / No; let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee 9 Where thrift may follow fawning.
Seite 47 - Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus: but use all gently: for in the very torrent, tempest, and (as I may say) whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance, that may give it smoothness.
Seite 321 - I'll curee thee with my last, my parting breath, And keep the courage of my life, in death ; Then boldly venture on that world unknown : It cannot use me worse than this has done.
Seite 306 - Farmer, you have the honour of conversing with a man who has obtained patents for tweezers, tooth-picks, and tinder-boxes — to a philosopher who has been consulted on the Wapping docks and the Gravesend tunnel ; and who has now in hand two inventions which will render him immortal — the one is, converting saw-dust into deal boards, and the other is, a plan of cleaning rooms by a steam engine — and, Farmer, I mean to give prizes for industry — I'll have a ploughing match.
Seite 262 - ... of music, which, in running over all the notes, immediately loses the sound when the breath ceases; but rather resembles a string-instrument, where, after each stroke, the vibrations still retain some sound, which gradually and insensibly decays.
Seite 305 - I must give this rustic some idea of my consequence [aside] . You must know, Farmer, you have the honour of conversing with a man who has obtained patents for tweezers, tooth-picks, and tinder-boxes — to a philosopher who has been...
Seite 283 - towards the house-rent, buildings, scaffolding, and making of frames for scenes ; one for a provision of habits, properties, and scenes, for a supplement of the said theatre ; and seven to maintain all the women that are to perform or represent women's parts, in tragedies, comedies, &c., and in consideration of creating and establishing his actors to be a company, and his pains and expenses for that purpose for many years.
Seite 285 - ... heads, bags, and court swords. The general effect must have been considerably impaired by such a distinction ; and with an actor of less ability, the illusion would have been weakened, if not destroyed : but while Garrick acted, attention was employed on him, and him alone; all exterior objects were put to flight by his transcendant genius.

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