The Daughters of Thespis, Or A Peep Behind the Curtain

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Jackson & Company, 1841 - 206 Seiten
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Seite 204 - Affecting to seem unaffected. With skill her eyes dart every glance, Yet change so soon you'd ne'er suspect them ; For she'd persuade they wound by chance, Though certain aim and art direct them. She likes herself, yet others hates For that which in herself she prizes; And while she laughs at them, forgets She is the
Seite 12 - once a pliant hour, and found good means To draw from her a pray'r of earnest heart That he would all his pilgrimage dilate, Whereof by parcels she had something heard
Seite 168 - it argues an act, and an act has three branches; it is to act, to do, and to perform ; argal, she drowned herself wittingly.'' Second Clown.—" Nay, but hear you, good man deliver.
Seite 168 - to him and drown him, he drowns not himself; argal, he that is not guilty of his own death, shortens not his own life.
Seite 21 - AT CRAWLEY'S BOOTH, Over against the CROWN TAVERN, in Smithfield, During the time of Bartholomew Fair, Will be presented a little Opera, called— The Old Creation of the World, Yet newly revived, with the addition of
Seite 152 - actor demand a combination not easily to be found, is an erroneous assumption, ascribable, perhaps, to the following causes. The market for this kind of talent must always be understocked, because very few of those who are really qualified to gain theatrical fame will condescend to start for it. To succeed, the candidate must
Seite 168 - First Clown.—" It must be se offendendo, it cannot be else, for here lies the point. If I drown myself
Seite 197 - The man who lays his hand upon a woman, save in the way of kindness, is a wretch whom 'twere gross

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