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Página 21 - For, to speak truth, men act, that are between Forty and fifty, wenches of fifteen; With bone so large, and nerve so incompliant, When you call DESDEMONA, enter GIANT.
Página 25 - ... the polished parian, though dumb the marble, yet it tells her that it was placed to guard the remains of as fine a form, and as fair a face as her own. They show besides how anxious we are to extend our loves and friendships beyond the grave, and to snatch as much as we can from oblivion — such is our natural love...
Página 20 - I come, unknown to any of the rest, To tell you news; I saw the lady drest: The woman plays to-day: mistake me not, No man in gown, or page in petticoat: A woman to my knowledge; yet I can't, If I should die, make affidavit on't.
Página 37 - tis so with me; — For every step I tread, methinks some fiend Knocks at my breast, and bids it not be quiet: I've heard, how desperate wretches, like myself, Have...
Página 25 - I don't think so. What useful lessons of morality and sound philosophy do they not exhibit ! When the high-born beauty surveys her face in the polished Parian, though dumb the marble, yet it tells her that it was placed to guard the remains of as fine a form and as fair a face as her own. They show, besides, how anxious we are to extend our loves and friendships beyond the grave, and to snatch as much as we can from oblivion ; such is our natural love of immortality.
Página 8 - Are we not here now;" continued the corporal, "and are we not" — (dropping his hat plumb upon the ground — and pausing before he pronounced the word) — "gone! in a moment?" The descent of the hat was as if a heavy lump of clay had been kneaded into the crown of it. Nothing could have expressed the sentiment of mortality, of which it was the type and forerunner, like...
Página 30 - ... scenes of action. To recur, as the learned sometimes do, to the mythology and fables of other ages, and other countries, has ever a poor effect: Jupiter, Minerva, and Apollo, only embellish a modern story, as a print from their statues adorns the frontispiece. - We admire indeed the art of the sculptors who give their images with grace and majesty; but no devotion is excited, no enthusiasm kindled, by the representations of characters...
Página 21 - d think they were fome of the Guard difguiz'd ; For (to fpeak truth) men aft, that are between Forty and fifty, wenches of fifteen ; With bone fo large, and nerve fo incomplyant, When you call Defdemona, enter Giant.
Página 21 - damn me, your most humble servant, lady ;' She knows these things as well as you, it may be ; Not a bit there, dear gallants, she doth know Her own deserts, — and your temptations too. But to the point :— in this reforming age We have intents to civilize the stage.
Página 10 - Tis twice three years since that great man (Great let me call him, for he conquered me) Made me the captive of his arm in fight. He slew my father, and threw chains o'er me, While I with pious rage pursued revenge. I then was young ; he placed me near his person, And thought me not dishonoured by his service.

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