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Page 265 - But hark ! the portals sound, and pacing forth With solemn steps and slow, High potentates, and dames of royal birth, And mitred fathers in long order go : Great Edward, with the lilies on his brow From haughty Gallia torn...
Page 265 - What is grandeur, what is power ? Heavier toil, superior pain. What the bright reward we gain ? The grateful memory of the good. Sweet is the breath of vernal shower, The bee's collected treasures sweet, Sweet music's melting fall, but sweeter yet The still small voice of Gratitude.
Page 543 - Yet this is true of them all, that in all the several shapes of his Style there is still very much of the likeness and impression of the same mind : the same unaffected modesty, and natural freedom, and easie vigour, and chearful passions, and innocent mirth, which appear'd in all his 30 Manners.
Page 265 - Saint, and the majestic Lord, That broke the bonds of Rome: (Their tears, their little triumphs o'er, Their human passions now no more, Save Charity, that glows beyond the tomb...
Page 60 - Puff. To be sure it will — but what the plague ! a play is not to show occurrences that happen every day, but things just so strange, that though they never did, they might happen.
Page 543 - I am lord of the fowl and the brute. 0 solitude! where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face ? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place. 1 am out of humanity's reach, I must finish my journey alone, Never hear the sweet music of speech, I start at the sound of my own.
Page 53 - That it is the right and duty of the lords spiritual and temporal and commons of Great Britain now assembled, and lawfully, fully, and freely representing all the estates of the people of this realm, to provide the means of supplying the defect of the personal exercise of the royal authority, arising from his majesty's said indisposition, in such manner as the exigency of the case may appear to require.
Page 85 - I have hitherto followed it, and have no reason to complain that my obedience to it has been even a temporal sacrifice. I have found it, on the contrary, the road to prosperity and wealth ; and I shall point it out as such to my children.
Page 549 - Ere another such grove shall arise in its stead. The change both my heart and my fancy employs, I reflect on the frailty of man and his joys ; Shortlived as we are, yet our pleasures, we see. Have a still shorter date, and die sooner than we.
Page 468 - Shrewsbury, Chester, and other places where the company usually performed. At length, by the kindness of Mr. Younger, the manager, she obtained a letter of introduction to the elder Colman, at whose theatre in the Haymarket she appeared in the summer of 1777, in the character of Miss Hardcastle, in Goldsmith's comedy of