The Stage: Both Before and Behind the Curtain: From "observations Taken on the Spot.", Volume 3

R. Bentley, 1840

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Page 69 - Enter: its grandeur overwhelms thee not; And why ? It is not lessened ; but thy mind, Expanded by the genius of the spot, Has grown colossal, and can only find A fit abode wherein appear enshrined Thy hopes of immortality; and thou Shalt one day, if found worthy, so defined, See thy God face to face, as thou dost now His holy of holies, nor be blasted by his brow.
Page 65 - I am in blood Stepp'd in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er : Strange things I have in head, that will to hand ; Which must be acted, ere they may be scann'd.
Page 51 - Out upon Time ! it will leave no more Of the things to come than the things before ! Out upon Time ! who for ever will leave But enough of the past for the future to grieve...
Page 40 - Cause, slave ! why, I am angry, And thou a subject only fit for beating, And so to cool my choler. Look to the writing ; Let but the seal be broke upon the box, That has slept in my cabinet these three years, I'll rack thy soul for't.
Page 65 - All causes shall give way ; I am in blood Stept in so far, that should I wade no more, Returning were as bad as to go o'er.
Page 192 - Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till, by broad spreading, it disperse to nought.
Page 165 - I'd dry the mourner's tears, And to the pallid lip recall the smile of happier years ; And hearts that had been long estranged, and friends that had grown cold, Should meet again, like parted streams, and mingle as of old.
Page 109 - Linguet believed this reflection to be quite new. * !..-•"! coneernant let amiatenrs, pp. 36, 37. It is to be hoped that a time will come when the same liberal spirit will govern maritime warfare ; that naval engagements will take place without entailing confiscation of merchant vessels, or the making prisoners of plain sailors, or other than military passengers. Commerce could then be carried on at sea as it is on land, in...
Page 153 - ... examiner of plays to Drury Lane, with his report upon their merits and demerits. Certain of the items may be here reproduced : — ' Paired Off — The plan, characters, and dialogue of the piece are by no means objectionable, but I fear it is not up to the mark as to the breadth necessary for a one-act piece. The part intended for Mrs. Glover is tame, and what she could or would do nothing with. ' Nicolas Pedrossa— Sad stuff — to be returned.
Page 99 - To impress more strongly on the auditor, and render more palpable those portions of the story which have not the advantage of action, and still are requisite to the drama's completeness, the narrative and descriptive poetry spoken by the Chorus is accompanied with pictorial illustrations from the pencil of Mr. Stanfield.

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