Shifting Scenes in Theatrical Life

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T. Hailes Lacy, 1864 - 295 pages
 

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Page 116 - Although thy breath be rude. Heigh, ho ! sing, heigh, ho ! unto the green holly : Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly Then, heigh, ho, the holly ! This life is most jolly. Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky, That dost not bite so nigh As benefits forgot : Though thou the waters warp, Thy sting is not so sharp As friend remember'd not Heigh, ho ! sing, heigh, ho ! &c.
Page 236 - tis slander; Whose edge is sharper than the sword ; whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile; whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world : kings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave This viperous slander enters.
Page 89 - The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together: our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not ; and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues.
Page 179 - From seventeen years till now almost fourscore Here lived I, but now live here no more. At seventeen years many their fortunes seek, But at fourscore it is too late a week: Yet fortune cannot recompense me better Than to die well and not my master's debtor.
Page 115 - Irons formed at one end like a barbed arrow, and having a rope at the other, for the purpose of spearing the whale. HARPSICHORD. A stringed and keyed instrument in a mahogany case. HARPY. A fabulous monster, with the head of a woman, the wings of a bird, and the tail of a beast. HARRIER. A hunting dog who pursues hares.
Page 298 - COMIC DRAMAS for College, Camp, or Cabin : a collection of Humorous Plays, for Male Characters only, Part I. 10 COMIC DRAMAS for College, Camp, or Cabin ; a collection of Humorous Plays, for Male Characters only, Part II. 11 DRAMAS for College, Camp, or Cabin: a collection of Serious and Serio.Comic Plays, for Male Characters only.
Page iv - Maviad" exercised like justice upon the degradation of the drama, without even a pretence " to hold the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her own feature, and scorn her own image.
Page 298 - An inexhaustible source of harmless amusement, occupation and interest, adapted for all Stations and Localities, to any age, to either sex. IN VOLUMES, ONE SHILLING EACH.— POST FREE.
Page 37 - You have it in your power to do me a. great favour,
Page 77 - Before I proceed further, it is necessary that I should give a short description of Joyful Jessy's somewhat remarkable appearance.

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