Dramatic and Prose Miscellanies: Biographical notice of the author. Affectation; a comedy, in five acts. Lavinia; a tragedy, in three acts. The genii; a masque (2d ed.) Socrates; a dramatic poem (3d ed.) Theodosius to Constantia; a poetical epistle (2d ed.)

G. Virtue, 1838


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第xxii页 - Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty: For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo The means of weakness and debility; Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly: let me go with you; I'll do the service of a younger man In all your business and necessities.
第xxi页 - A mirthful man he was— the snows of age' Fell, but they did not chill him. Gaiety, Even In life's closing, touch'd his teeming brain With such wild visions as the setting sun Raises in front of some hoar glacier, Painting the bleak ice with a thousand hues.
第38页 - IN Cupid's school whoe'er would take degree, Must learn his rudiments, by reading me. Seamen with sailing arts their vessels move ; Art guides the chariot, art instructs to love.
第217页 - There is nothing that requires so much serenity and chearfulness of spirit ; it must not be either overwhelmed with the cares of life, or overcast with the clouds of melancholy and sorrow, or shaken and disturbed with the storms of injurious fortune ; it must, like the halcyon, have fair weather to breed in. The soul must be filled with bright and delightful ideas, when it undertakes to communicate delight to others ; which is the main end of poesy.
第89页 - ... my master have so many of these affairs upon our hands already that — Lucy. You, and your master — Rob. Yes, I and my master, Madam. Why I dare say now, on a moderate computation, he may have at this present time twenty or thirty mistresses, and I, much about the same number. So that we haven't much time to spare.
第219页 - Ce qui fait la poésie , n'est pas le nombre fixe et la cadence réglée des syllabes; mais le sentiment qui anime tout , la fiction vive , les figures hardies , la beauté et la variété des images.
第5页 - II n'est pas necessaire de vous avcrtir qu'il ya beaucoup de choses qui dependent de 1'action [ie, the performance]: on sail bien que les comedies ne sont faites que pour etre jouees; et je ne conseille de lire celle-ci qu'aux personnes qui ont des yeux pour decouvrir dans la lecture tout le jeu du theatre...
第100页 - Mr. Belville, Madam, a particular friend of mine, whom I have brought, (aside) He seems perfectly petrified, struck dumb by her beauty: I have felt it myself. She's a lovely rogue, that's certain. This amour will do me infinite credit, egad. He surveys her very attentively though : faith, I dont altogether like that. Ara. Mr. Witling, I am glad to see you. I began to think you had deserted us. Wit. O not for the world, Ma'am ; but really I have so many Ara. OI understand you ; the ladies Wit. (aside)...
第219页 - ... l'empire Romain. Ces peuples du Nord glaçoient tout, comme leur climat, par une froide régularité de syntaxe. Ils ne comprenoient point cette belle variété de longues et de...
第8页 - Why, your virtuosi, your civil persons, your drolls: fellows that scorn to imitate nature, but are given altogether to elevate and surprise.